The “Strawscaper” by Belatchew Arkitekter in Stockholm would use piezoelectric technology to turn the movement of air into electricity.
A system developed at MIT could combine power harvested from light, heat and vibrations to run mini-monitoring devices.
Twelve million footfalls on a footbridge to the Olympic Park in London are expected to generate 21 kilowatt-hours of power, lighting the walkway.
A temporary structure slated for Belgrade, Serbia, will generate a uniquely changing light display any time children play on it, via piezoelectric tech.
Government scientists say they have uncovered a way to produce electricity by harnessing the power from simple every day tasks, such as walking or shutting a door.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin developed a way to power medical nanotechnologies with the natural motions of the body, like blood flow and breath.
Tired of tablets and smart phones that lose charge after a day away from a plug? The Ecopad recharges every time you use it, harvesting energy via your fingers.