Posts tagged ‘Energy converters’

First self-powered device with wireless data transmission

First self-powered device with wireless data transmission.

Quoting from the article

“Operate battery-free on minute amounts of electricity that can be harvested from the pulse of a blood vessel, a gentle breeze, or the motions of a person walking. It is entirely possible to drive the devices by scavenging energy from sources in the environment such as gentle airflow, vibration, sonic wave, solar, chemical, and/or thermal energy,”

 

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Energy Harvesting Module – Universal Generator

A design proposed by me had been accepted as one of the entries in the

Tech Briefs Create the Future, Design Contest 2010

Please check it out at

http://contest.techbriefs.com/component/content/article/333

In essence it is a modular device which can be mounted on any system to capture the actions of humans.

The device is capable of capturing energy from rotary, reciprocating and angular movement.

It consists of a friction wheel with an integral generator, modular electrical connectors and mounting holes for custom brackets which are application specific.

In short it can be used to harvest energy from home, office, recreational facilities and community areas.

Solar Steam Cooking – Evacuated Glass Tube Collector

My thoughts today on form of Solar Steam Cooking.

It forms the basis for a study on types of solar cooking available for setting up an easily transportable module to serve at least 50 to 100 people per day

One such system is with a Evacuated Glass Tube Collector

http://www.sun2steam.com.au/solarcooker/cooker.pdf

Quoting from the article the system

  • Does not require reflectors
  • No need to track the sun
  • Food up to 5 kg per day
  • Can be use as a split system
  • Can be used like conventional cooking

Other potential uses

  • Water distillation
  • Water pasteurization
  • Sterilization
  • Food drying
  • Weed control
  • Power generation

Using extreme conditions to the advantage of the world

We have extreme conditions in the world

  • Hurricanes
  • Excessive Rain
  • Storms
  • Fires
  • Excessive snow
  • Floods
  • Volcano’s
  • Earthquakes
  • Winds
  • Excessive heat

Our predictive technologies are extremely accurate at this point to pinpoint exact locations ahead of time

Can we use these natural extremes to benefit the world?

Can we have towable, floatable or air-liftable structure which can convert this extreme natural energy into storable usable energy?

A few thoughts on these

  • Flying, floating or wheeled ¬†wind farms
  • Ditto the same for Solar Farms
  • Floating tidal power generator barges?
  • Gigantic steam turbines powered off forest fires
  • Novel energy generators from the excessive snow

I am sure some, somewhere is already working on these to bring it to the world someday