An energy or power crisis often forces people to buy a generator to protect themselves from the effects of untimely load-shedding.
But a generator requires fuel such as gasoline or gas, which can increase monthly costs significantly, but would you prefer to have a generator that delivers even more electricity than a drop of water? Enough to light the bulbs?
At least scientists have succeeded in generating a generator that can produce surprisingly high-voltage electricity from water droplets through the field-effect of a transistor style structure.
For example, a single drop could produce 140 watts of electricity, enough to illuminate a hundred small LEDs.
According to the scientists, the generators did not have such a structure before, and in this new design, the aluminium electrode has a layer of tin oxide electrode with a material that produces an electric current.
When a drop of water hits the surface, it forms a closed-loop circuit by bridging the 2 electrodes.
It helps the complete release of any kind of protected charges, this technology is also capable of handling rainwater and gradually accumulates the charge when falling drops and touches the point.
Scientists say more work is still needed to make this generator workable.
It is easy to get energy for a while, but collecting it for continuous power is another matter.
But potential customers will still be able to use such generators in places where rain (or water splashes) can hit the surface.