Disrupting power generation for the future

Issue 2/3 2023 News & Events, Power Management

What if there was a viable alternative to internal combustion engines; one that can be quickly adapted for different applications, from maritime to agriculture, the motor industry and more? What if, instead of taking up 400 hectares to build a solar power plant, you could generate the same number of kilowatts on land the size of a basketball court? And, what if you could travel unlimited kilometres in electric cars because you didn’t need charging stations?

By applying the principles of electromagnetics, these goals, and many others, can apparently now be achieved.

Technology start-up V2Techs is disrupting the way that electricity has been produced and distributed for the last 140 years. The company has invented an electromagnetic combo motor that works as a prime mover for any electric power generator, and as a total substitute for hydro power, wind power, fossil fuels, etc., as an external rotating source.

Simple, scalable, and highly efficient, the motor has been named ‘Remora’ after the fish of the same name, which attaches itself to larger marine animals in a mutually beneficial relationship.

By applying it to electric power generators, it creates a new electricity utility provider technology, named ‘SpinG’ (spinning generators). Co-founded in the USA by a South African team, V2Techs wants to make a positive contribution to carbon footprint reduction by creating innovative technologies that harvest the power of electromagnetic energy via innovative designs and patented applications.

Electric ships, for example, can be retrofitted or newly developed, consistent with the UN’s International Maritime Organisation’s directive that greenhouse gas emissions be drastically reduced. The industry is the backbone of the global economy, transporting over 80% of the world’s goods.

By removing all systems associated with fuel-based power generators, a significant amount of cargo space can be freed up, resulting in a dramatic reduction of the cost per shipping container of between 50-60%.

“An independent market and IP valuation company report shows that this technology can generate over $283 billion for electric utilities and carbon credits fees in 20 years, based on 50 ships and at a cost of only $0.02 per kWh,” says Sasha Vlad, COT of V2Techs.

“Cruising companies can open new routes as they won’t need any shore-side support infrastructure. They can now also, operate in emissions-free zones.”

“Because our technology is scalable, we can convert any electric power generator to a micro grid power plant, with little impact on an existing installation,” says Vlad. “Imagine that we can run a wind turbine in a building’s basement without blades or wind. We don’t need to store energy, as we produce it on site, instantly, and on demand.”

This will get rid of large power lines and will simplify the national power grids. The new concept power plants can be operated by city authorities directly, on small non-polluting facilities, and via remote control technologies.

Power efficiency is key

In developing the technology, the V2Techs team wanted to find an alternative that has the same, or better, power efficiency as hydropower. At 90%, hydropower has a much higher power efficiency than wind at 59.6%, solar power at 15-20%, or coal at 33-40%. The power efficiency of a device indicates how much of the input energy is converted into useful work.

“Our technology has a 98% power efficiency, which we achieved by combining three different elements,” says Vlad.

The first is a brushless motor, the technology used in a power drill. To this, a flywheel was added, a technology that has been used for centuries for things as simple as a pottery wheel. It creates kinetic energy; the energy an object creates because of its motion.

Then, thirdly, induction. “Our technology has a battery as well as an induction power generator. We harvest energy through the flywheel, fed back to our own battery, and redirected again back to the brushless motor,” Vlad says.

In addition to maritime applications, the firm foresees electric farming, micro grip power plants, fully electric trains that don’t need overhead power infrastructure, and many others.

V2Techs received two fully WIPO patent certificates for its technologies, with three more patent applications pending. “We’re at the forefront of a new age of lower cost, low-emission power generation, that has the potential to contribute significantly to a better future across the globe,” Vlad concludes.

Find out more at https://v2techs.net/




Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page



Further reading:

Pentagon appointed as Milestone distributor
Elvey Security Technologies News & Events Surveillance
Milestone Systems appointed Pentagon Distribution (an Elvey Group company within the Hudaco Group of Companies) as a distributor. XProtect’s open architecture means no lock-in and the ability to customise the connected video solution that will accomplish the job.

Read more...
SMART Estate Security returns to KZN
Nemtek Electric Fencing Products Technews Publishing Axis Communications SA OneSpace Editor's Choice News & Events Integrated Solutions IoT & Automation
The second SMART Estate Security Conference of 2024 was held in May in KwaZulu-Natal at the Mount Edgecombe Estate Conference Centre, which is located on the Estate’s pristine golf course.

Read more...
From the editor's desk: Just gooi a cable
Technews Publishing News & Events
      Welcome to the 2024 edition of the SMART Estate Security Handbook. We focus on a host of topics, and this year’s issue also has a larger-than-normal Product Showcase section. Perhaps the vendors are ...

Read more...
Secutel wins OSPA Award for Outstanding New Security Product
Secutel Technologies News & Events Access Control & Identity Management
[Sponsored] Secutel Technologies’ NoKey Access Control solution won the Outstanding New Security Product category at the 2024 OSPAs in South Africa. The awards were presented at Securex 2024 where all category finalists were recognised for their contribution to the security industry.

Read more...
ONVIF launches new working groups for cloud, metadata and audio
News & Events Surveillance
ONVIF, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, is announcing the formation of three new working groups to tackle standardisation work in cloud connectivity, audio, and advanced metadata.

Read more...
Inaugural Gallagher Security Johannesburg networking roadshow
Gallagher News & Events
Held at Johannesburg’s Foghound Coffee Company in Midrand from 11 to 12 June, security industry professionals gather at the inaugural Gallagher Security Johannesburg Networking Roadshow.

Read more...
Trend Micro launches first security solutions for consumer AI PCs
Information Security News & Events
Trend Micro unveiled its first consumer security solutions tailored to safeguard against emerging threats in the era of AI PCs. Trend will bring these advanced capabilities to consumers in late 2024.

Read more...
Dallmeier receives ISO 27001 certification
Dallmeier Electronic Southern Africa Surveillance News & Events
Dallmeier has received ISO 27001 certification for its Information Security Management System (ISMS). The international standard for information security management ensures that companies meet the highest standards of data protection and data security.

Read more...
Local manufacturing is still on the rise
Hissco Editor's Choice News & Events Security Services & Risk Management
HISSCO International, Africa's largest manufacturer of security X-ray products, has recently secured a multi-continental contract to supply over 55 baggage X-ray screening systems in 10 countries.

Read more...
SAIDSA achieves ISO 9001 certification
SAIDSA(SA Intruder Detection Services Association) Associations News & Events Training & Education
The South African Intruder Detection Services Association (SAIDSA) has announced that it has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification. This milestone reflects its commitment to quality management and excellence in the security services industry.

Read more...