Solution for sustainable energy development found in Montreal, Canada
Gravity Powered Generator transforms force of gravity into electric power
This image will help you to visualise the prototype work cycle:
- weight of the balance (blue circle, 10 kg) is equal to the weight of two counterbalances (red circles, 5 kg)
- lengths of brown and blue parts of the levers are equal
- black points in the middle of the circles show their centers of mass
- black points separating brown and blue lines stand for fulcrums (pivoting points)
- shifting connection is in place between the balance (blue circle) and the levers
When the blue circle is in extreme upper or low position, the counter balances are also on their extremities, at this moment entire system is in its equilibrium and can freely rotate around the horizontal axis
For simplicity reason, let’s assume that friction is negligible. When the blue circle is at the bottom we slightly kick it upwards. As shown on the picture, leverage ratio is not equal anymore, red circles are lifting the blue one until the system regains its equilibrium but this time the blue circle gets on the top.
Because of regained equilibrium the energy required to flip the system is much lesser than the energy collected from its move, as well, we do not need induced current to do it. Let the blue circle gain some momentum and pass over equilibrium point - the system flips on its own. How to do it with minimal losses is not in the scope of this page.
Replacing the balance (middle piece) with a Linear Generator allows gravity-into-electricity conversion.
What the difference between this invention and existing power suppliers?
Wind and Solar generators dependant on weather, they will never become reliable. Hydro Energy contrary is extremely reliable but reached its limit – we can not build more dams. Nuclear Energy - first thing comes to mind - Time Bomb.
Au contraire, Gravity Powered Generator does not produce any harmful emission; it can be installed in your basement, no need for ugly transmission lines. It works on Earth will work on Mars; gravitational field on the moon probably is not strong enough.
Do we have a prototype?
Yes we do, located on premises in Montréal, Canada. Due to lack of resources the prototype is not impressive enough for potential manufacturers, nevertheless it proves - the concept works.
Can you buy this generator for your home?
Since Canadian government refused to patent this invention further development stopped - it will take some more nuclear disasters like Chornobyl's or Fukushima's before you will install it in your basement to power and heat your home.
Can it be used on road vehicles?
Yes, after a slight modification the invention will replace internal combustion engines. It will not cause CO2 (carbon dioxide aka greenhouse gas) emission or any environmental hazards. Unlike electric vehicles it will not require lengthy recharging or battery disposal.
Multiple tests run on the prototype have shown that machine does not work if at the positions of equilibrium angle between lever and horizontal (rotation) axis surpasses 30°. The heavier is the machine - the more power it produces, its efficiency varies between 17.3 % and 7.9 % (at 30° and 20° respectively). Efficiency was calculated using Newton-Leibniz formula. Theoretically the highest net efficiency of 36.3% can be reached at 45°