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Review Article

Recent Advances in Energy Harvesting Technologies for Structural Health Monitoring Applications

Table 1

Comparison of energy harvesting methods [15].

Power density (µW/cm3)
1-year lifetime
Power density (µW/cm3)
10-year lifetime

Solar (outdoors)15,000—direct sun
150—cloudy day
15,000—direct sun
150—cloudy day
Solar (indoors) 6—office desk6—office desk
Vibrations200200
Temperature gradient15 @ 10°C gradient15 @ 10°C gradient
Batteries (nonrecharg. lithium)453.5

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