1. Windmills @unsplash/Jean Gerber Wind doesn’t just make your hair or cape look epic. It can also provide electricity for us to live by. From huge wind turbines to small little pin wheels, windmills have been used for energy harvesting
1. Turn your water heater down! @pixabay/tiburi Many water heaters are set at scalding 140° F (60° C) by their manufacturer–while most households only need to be set a respectable 120°. Turning your water heater down these twenty or so
1. No more batteries (Kind of) If it can be worn, carried, or even implanted, it can be charged by energy harvesters. Batteries may not be eliminated entirely, at least not right away, but cell phones, watches, and health monitors
1. Energy harvesters turn the energy that surrounds us into electricity usable in our daily lives. @Freeimages/Crystal Fithen Energy is everywhere, and all of it is usable. The First Law of Thermodynamics states that “Energy cannot be created or destroyed.