Energy Harvesting Sources, Models, and Circuits

Mohammad Alhawari, Baker Mohammad, Hani Saleh, Mohammed Ismail

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

1 Scopus citations


In this chapter, common energy harvesting sources are discussed, namely thermoelectric generators, piezoelectric harvester, RF harvesting, and solar. The operating principle of each energy source is explained in detail, along with the electrical model for each which is essential for designing the interface circuits. Further, different power conversion circuits are presented that are commonly used in energy harvesting application. This includes linear drop out regulator, switch capacitor circuits, and inductor-based converters.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationAnalog Circuits and Signal Processing
Number of pages29
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameAnalog Circuits and Signal Processing
ISSN (Print)1872-082X
ISSN (Electronic)2197-1854


  • Energy Harvesting
  • Open Circuit Output Voltage
  • PE Harvester
  • Power Conversion Circuits
  • Thermoelectric Generators (TEG)


Dive into the research topics of 'Energy Harvesting Sources, Models, and Circuits'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this