Electricity from snow?

July 2019—We get energy from the sun, wind and water (hydro). Why not snow? Snow has a positive charge and silicone has a negative one. So these scientists have found a way to create energy from those two materials interacting. They’re not expecting to have huge snow energy farms; it’s more on the order of static electricity. Instead, skiers could generate power to warm their boots, measure their distance traveled (which wearable health devices can’t do well on skis) or keep avalanche beacons going longer. Weather stations could charge themselves on snowy days and report real time snowfall.


Darcy Hitchcock