In recent years, there is a growing number of proposals to use a novel concept of energy harvesting using nanogenerators. This concept can be used for water wave energy harvesting, wind energy harvesting, but also for self-powered microdevices. This novel concept is based on the reality of Maxwell’s displacement current. On the other hand, it is known that Huygens’ Principle (HP) contains both the principle of action-at-proximity and the superposition principle. Although the propagation of sharp, non-spreading wave fronts is included in Huygens’ (1690) original formulation, it can be left out without touching those principles. HP for Maxwell’s equations is discussed in terms of the Helmholtz-decomposed fields and currents.
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