Electrostatic Device to Harness Wind/Tidal/Wave Energy

Electrostatic Device to Harness Wind/Tidal/Wave Energy

Technology relates to a novel device that converts wind or tidal or wave energy into electricity using an electrostatic generator, and more specifically, the electrostatic generator used is a Van De Graaff generator. Proposed device uses the principle of electrostatic generation of electricity, where motion is converted to electricity, by using an electrostatic generator and the source of motion could be wind, tides or waves. An electrostatic generator is used in the novel device as compared to turbines, liquid pumps, hydraulics, air compressors among other such technologies earlier used for the purpose of electricity generation from ocean sources or wind.

Status of Patent: Indian Patent Pending no.1293/DEL/2014