Scientists have developed a new device that can generate electricity from snowfall.
Called a snow-based triboelectric nanogenerator, the first of its kind device is small, thin and flexible. It is also quite inexpensive to produce and very practical.
The device takes advantage of the fact that snow is positively charged and silicone is negatively charged. When the falling snow comes into contact with the silicone, a charge is produced that can be used for electricity.
The device can work in remote areas because it provides its own power and does not need batteries.