Harvesting the Energy in Sound


Today we live in noisy environments. Sound is energy or at least it is created by energy which may be recycled back as raw energy.

Think of the noise in your city and figure out how you may be able to recycle it.

I think this type of energy harvesting is more efficient when you extract it from naturally occurring phenomena or from necessary man-made systems. (e.g. airplanes in an airport ? )

In other words I’m not suggesting the emergence of “Sound farms” or “Noise Farms” 🙂
Daniel Montano
Keyword: Daniel Montano, Dan Montano, user experience design, information architect

3 thoughts on “Harvesting the Energy in Sound

  1. Canaan

    I am with you on this. It would make sense to harvest sound in a small area with high sound density. Airports, subway stations and night clubs are places that could benefit from sound harvesting systems.

    The idea of harvesting sound from traffic and other city noise seems absurd since the sound is spread out over such a large area. It would be like trying to harvest hydro power in the middle of a lake.

  2. lodie

    maybe we should start harvesting within hydro aquatic sounds may have barriers aswell but produce, as well as within bridges, etc. but how do we store sound energy? or should it be automatically given to to the grid?

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