- There is an increase in the need of sustainable
energy harvesting sources as the world is on the verge of
exhausting all the non-renewable sources of energy.
Hence, there is developed focus on development of new
harvesting devices with the view of decreasing the
dependency of energy on non-renewable sources. One of
the methods is the development of energy using
triboelectric nanogenerator. It has gained significant
attention due to the high energy output, low cost, and ecofriendliness. Development and use of triboelectric
nanogenerator is in different forms, one of which is use of
it in tile form. The tile will harvest the waste mechanical
energy from various mechanical forces, vibrations or
pressure and convert it to electrical energy. In this paper
an attempt is made to develop and review the
performance of a low-cost , small scale triboelectric
nanogenerator tile which will harvest energy from the
pressure applied on it via different mechanical forces, for
example, walking, vibrating machines or rain drops.
There is also an attempt to integrate the tile with solar
panels to increase the efficiency of the device when there
is no mechanical force applicable on it. Materials using
are Kapton (C22H10N2O5), Aluminum (Al) for
electrodes and copper wires for the electrical
Keywords : Triboelectric Nanogenerator, Sustainable Energy, TENG, Mechanical Energy Conversion.