Energy harvesting is increasingly being looked at as a valid source of power for a variety of devices and applications. Although wireless energy harvesting is earning wide industry support, it is still in the early stages of adoption. According to the report, "Energy Harvesting in Action," from Source IDTechEx, the main uses for energy harvesting are in the following application sectors:

Application
sector
Leading country or
continent of adoption
Leading country
of manufacture
Most popular
source of energy
Most popular harvesting
technology used in this sector
Military and aerospace US US Solar Photovoltaic
Marine US US Solar Photovoltaic
Buildings and
industrial
Germany Germany Hand pressure Electrodynamic
Automotive and railway Japan Japan Braking Electrodynamic
Consumer US China Solar Photovoltaic and
electrodynamic
Third world Africa South Africa, US Solar and hand cranking Photovoltaic and
electrodynamic