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MicroGen Wins 2013 MEMS Technology Showcase® with piezo-MEMS Vibrational Energy Harvesting

MicroGen Systems, Inc. (MicroGen) has developed the first commercially available piezoelectric MicroElectroMechanical Systems (piezo-MEMS) based vibrational energy harvester, which is a micro-power generator (MPG). MicroGen has created a DC power source by integrating its MPG with electronics and energy storage. The result is the BOLT™ Power Cell (see Figure 1), which was one of two winners in the third annual MEMS Technology Showcase® at 2013 MEMS Executive Congress® in Napa, CA on November 8, 2013 (MEMS Industry Group 11/14 press release).  Read full press release