Turning Rain into Energy

Turning Rain into Energy
Christine Huang
  • 20 february 2008

Engineers in Grenoble, France, are finding energy in the most poetic of places: raindrops. At Research Institute CEA, energy from rain showers is being cultivated transformed into electricity with the help of a plastic called PVDF (polyvinylidene difluoride). PVDF is piezoelectric, which means it produces an electric charge when mechanically deformed.

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