An ultra-small mobile generator designed in Japan, it operates in shallow and slow currents. Ideal for people who live in the most remote areas of the world and want to generate their own energy. If you have a stream of water you have green energy.
The world needs energy and we cannot miss any opportunity to generate clean energy. One of the options is to use tap water for hydroelectric power generation. But building dams is not recommended for the environment.
In Gifu (Japan), the engineer Masaya Sumino has developed a hydroelectric generator. This ultra small hydraulic generator has a 1 meter by 28 centimeter housing.
All flowing water has energy and I always thought it was a shame that we weren’t fully utilizing this resource, which is what inspired me to come up with this concept to use nature’s unused energy.
The weight of this generator is only 18 kg. According to its designer, it is the first generator of its kind that can be easily carried by one person.
The turbine is already being used to power the streetlights. It uses the force of the water from the road ditches (clean drainage) to run the turbine blade. The turbine can easily replace solar street lights, wherever it is possible to install it. It is more economical and ecological than solar street lights.
The most interesting quality is that it can easily generate electricity from a gentle stream of water.
Its construction is very simple. It consists of an iron casing inside which the turbine blade is mounted as in the figure. The generator is attached to one end of the housing. What facilitates the direct production of electricity and facilitates the work. The front of the housing is 15 cm higher than the bottom, which generates enough current in the water to power the turbine blades.
There are some remote areas of the world where individuals or entire areas do not have access to electricity, if we can provide them with the means to generate their own energy they will be able to change their lives, that is my hope, an ultra small generator that could provide green electricity for any place off the ground where there is a slight flow of water.
More information: www.unido.or.jp