Electrical Energy is the key factor for mankind evolution and at the same time its Achilles heel, the demand of this precious resource keeps growing at exponential rates but our capacity to produce and transmit it is limited.
In the future, civilization will be forced to research and develop alternative energy sources. Our current rate of fossil fuel usage will lead to an energy crisis this century. In order to survive the energy crisis, our team is proposing new ways to extract energy from renewable and self-sustained sources.
The project develops as a way of finding a solution for this premise; inspired by tesla’s work and way of thinking we create a system based on four formulas that complement each other to achieve a renewable source of energy. This power grid is based on interrelated systems that support each other with different inputs and outputs as a balanced system.
The project is intended as a pilot based on its campus scale and location on Boston’s innovation district.
Formula 1 (Initial Push) – The purpose of this formula is to create enough energy for the initial push of our system. The two main aspects to consider is the height (min 40m) and the water mass that we need to power up the tesla turbine.
Formula 2 (Liquid Nitrogen Production) – The ideal way to distribute and store energy with a minimal loss is obtained by cryogenically cooled superconducting coil/cable.
Formula 3 (Electricity Generation) – Our infinite energy will be created through induction, where a magnet is constantly moving inside a coil. The energy is then stored in a Superconducting magnetic energy storage that requires liquid nitrogen.
Formula 4 (Hydrogen Production) – Since the amount of energy created is too much for our area, we will use the electricity to create Hydrogen by electrolysis.
Project by: Alejandro Carrillo, Borislav Schalev, Denis R. Li Read the rest of this entry »