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Research Status of Wind Energy Piezoelectric Generator

DOI: 10.4236/epe.2018.1012031, PP. 487-507

Keywords: Wind Energy, Piezoelectric Effect, Micro Generator

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It is of great significance for developing self-powered micro-devices to explore the research of piezoelectric effect in conversion of wind energy into electricity. Based on the different excitation modes, the existing wind energy piezoelectric generators are firstly classified. The research status of wind piezoelectric generators is further analyzed, and characteristics of various types of wind energy piezoelectric generators are summarized. Finally, the future research direction and emphasis of wind energy piezoelectric generators is proposed to carry out its miniaturization, lightweight and integration.


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