Best Ideas 2021 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Air Thermal Energy Converter
Published on June 1, 2021 um 12:02
Explain your idea in details:
The idea is about a new kind of machine capable of extracting atmospheric heat and converting that into useful power/electricity. This machine would be a combination of special kind of wind turbine that has been known as concentrated wind turbine in combination with a blower. The shape of the power generating section i.e. the wind turbine would cylindrical from outside and inside it would be fitted the blades that will rotate and the axis of machine would be connected to an alternator which would generate electricity and/or can supply necessary power to a machine for doing work. As it has already been said that power generation unit will be cylindrical shaped i.e. the entry of machine has circular cross-section. The blower too will have circular cross-section and that diameter would be the same or higher than that of the inlet of turbine. The blower will create the necessary flow of air that will rotate the power generating unit and will generate power. The output from machine would be a few times than the input to the blower. Some little other accessories are needed to ensure that all the flow coming from the blower would enter the power generating unit. One big advantage of the machine is that it can be switched on and off easily.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
1. Consumption of fossil fuel like coal, oil will be reduced greatly as those wouldn't needed for electricity generation any more and with those, greenhouse gas emission will be reduced greatly, maybe upto 70%. 2. Power plants can be built closer to cities and at a much less cost and that means reduction in the cost of making the infrastructure needed for electricity supply. 3. Electricity will be become cheaper and that means more people can afford that.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Plan would be to make a working prototype first and then licensing the technology to electric utility companies.
I am an Indian physics graduate and a person having lot of innovative ideas. From my college days, my hobby was to do personal research on alternative energy and a new kind of source of power that is very low grade heat including atmospheric heat. At present, I am in service but I want to consider myself as an inventor/innovator. And for a long time, I have been studying physical phenomenons from which a new technology can built that can harness low grade heat that is unusable with present day technologies and considered as waste, can be used to generate useful power/electricity. In this document, I want to present such an idea (though the basic parts are already built and tested) that can harness low grade heat (including atmospheric heat) and convert that into useful power/electricity.
Stage of Idea
start-up stage, idea offered for implementation by others