Midé's Volture™ Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters convert otherwise wasted energy from mechanical vibrations into useable electrical energy. The Volture™ accomplishes this by utilizing normally brittle piezoelectric materials. The Midé Volture™ energy harvester is unique amongst other piezo based energy harvesters because it incorporates Midé's patented piezoelectric transducer packaging technology. Through a proprietary manufacturing process, the Volture™ packages piezoelectric materials in a protective skin with pre-attached electrical leads, producing a robust component with no soldered wires. The Volture's™ protective skin also provides electrical insulation and defense against humidity and harsh contaminants.