Renewable Energy Generation Just Got Personal

If you are on a mountain trail, walking to school or commuting to your job in LA City, you depend on your cell phone, MP3 player, GPS or other hand held electronic devices.

Now, I’m sure you have a simple solution for an extra boost of power to continue your talking, surfing the internet or you listening to music using nPower® PEG. This gadget gives you the opportunity to generate your own, personal renewable energy, and all you have to do is to place the “Personal Energy Generator” in your backpack, briefcase, or handbag and walk. As you move, the nPower® PEG harvests the kinetic energy that you’re already generating and converts it into usable power for recharging your cell phone, Mp3 player, or other device.

kinetic energy harvestingHow it works

The science behind this technology is based on the Faraday principle and Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity.  The patented nPower® technology is the world’s most advanced commercialized kinetic energy harvesting technology owned by Tremont Electric, LLC a sustainable company dedicated to providing renewable energy to consumers around the world.

When it is rigidly attached to an item with a surplus of kinetic (oscillatory) motion, it amplifies the motion internally with a tuned mass-spring system; when tuned correctly this is known as a mechanically resonant system. With nPower® technology, the mass-spring system is replaced with a magnetically-active mass designed to pass completely through a conductive loop, creating a power take out (PTO) system. Energy transfer through the PTO is a very complex process due to the variability of the mechanical and PTO systems and the need for consistent downstream power. nPower® encapsulates an integrated technological solution to these items which allows it to create Clean Energy from a previously wasted natural energy resource, oscillatory motions.

nPower® is scalable and it harvests oscillatory motion from a range of energy sources from human walking to ocean waves.

kinety energy harvestingAn average human walking up a set of stairs will expend around 200 Watts of power. When you recharge your cell phone (including iPhones) the most amount of power it will accept is 2.5 Watts. The nPower® PEG can harvest your walking power and deliver it to your phone to recharge the battery without you knowing that it is working.

Waves are 1000 times as dense as wind allowing nPower® WECs (Wave Energy Converters) to maintain a small footprint while generating utility scale electricity. nPower® WECs are good for the environment, not only because they produce green power, but because they act as artificial reefs protecting marine life and reducing erosion around the lakes perimeters.

Because the technology is so simple, the cost to build and maintain the nPower® WECs is relatively low in comparison to other alternative energy sources like wind and solar.

Several countries including Denmark, Portugal, Scotland, and the UK have seen the potential of wave energy and some have already built working wave farms on the oceans. In the United States, the states of Oregon, California, and Hawaii are working on capturing wave’s power for commercial use. And, it’s important that we turn to new alternative energy solutions as the world’s need for electricity increases. It’s estimated that we’ll need 60% more energy in 2030 than in 2002.

The Cleveland location next to Lake Erie is ideal for developing and testing nPower® WECs and Tremont Electric, LLC is currently working with The Ohio State University and the University of Akron to develop a 100kw test unit in that area and is seeking for government support and funding to make this project on Great Lakes a reality.

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