Published: 29 August 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/xxhpfmvtwn.1


The present Article , a plant base Miccell (PBMC) has been proposed as a new electrical energy source to power low power consumption devices such as a transmitter. The PBMC constitutes of a power management system that is connected to Cu-Zn electrode pairs which are embedded into the leaves of the Aloe Vera plants. The proposed power management system can perform a fully autonomous operation to harvest the electrical energy from the Aloe Vera plants to trigger a transmitter load to send signal periodically to the temperature and humidity sensor. This has been confirmed by performing the experiment under a real-life condition. The designed power management circuit, which consists of an energy storage system and a voltage regulation system, can store the minute energy harvested from the Aloe Vera plants and boost them into sufficient energy to power a transmitter load. The transmitter load is proven to be in operation as it sends an intermittent signal to the receiver circuit to activate a remote sensor to measure the surrounding temperature and humidity. Thus, it is experimentally proven in this paper that Aloe Vera plants can be used as an energy source to provide electrical energy and its combination with the proposed power management circuit can act as a plant base cell. The idea of the proposed plant as a battery source can provide significant benefits in IoT application especially in remote areas or dense forest where replacing battery or recharging battery is impossible. The proposed cell can also be employed for precision farming and environmental monitoring where plants are available in abundant. Proposes a design of a power management circuit that can harness, store and manage the electrical energy which is harvested from the leaves of (Aloe Vera) plants to trigger a transmitter load to power a remote sensor. In the present paper, we have proposed a power management circuit, which can harvest the electrical energy from the Aloe Vera plants and converts the plants into a plant-based cell (PBC) to activate a remote sensor via a wireless transmission. The power management circuit consists of two sections namely; an energy storage system that acts as an energy storage reservoir to store the energy harvested from the plants as well as a voltage regulation system which is used to boost and manage the energy in accordance to a load operation.



Universite Hassan 1er de Settat


Energy Engineering, Energy Application, Building, Energy Storage, Energy Saving in Building, Renewables for Zero Energy Building, Battery Energy Storage