ENPIEZO is an M-era.Net supported project, which aims to develop piezoelectric-based energy-harvesting (EH) devices to provide a remote source of electricity from waste vibrations with countless applications. The project is coordinated by the Jožef Stefan Institute (JSI) from Slovenia and it brings together four partners (JSI, SINTEF, National Taiwan University and Cosylab) with expertise in a very diverse field of research and development.
The idea of the project is presented in the following video, courtesy of the National Taiwan University:
The module in the video makes use of lead zirconate – titanate (PZT), while the aim of the ENPIEZO project is to use a lead magnesium niobate – lead titanate (PMN-PT) piezoelectric layer in order to increase the power output of the harvester.
Duration of the project: 36 months (September 1, 2014 – August 31, 2017)