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Free Energy Generation using Neodymium Magnets: An Off-Grid Sustainable Energy Solution for Sub-Saharan Africa

Adoghe, A. U. and Oyinlola, Ifeoluwa O. and Popoola, Segun I. and Atayero, A. A. (2017) Free Energy Generation using Neodymium Magnets: An Off-Grid Sustainable Energy Solution for Sub-Saharan Africa. In: World Congress on Engineering 2017 , July 5-7, 2017, London, U.K..

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Abstract

Energy is pivotal to almost all of the challenges and opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa. However, the grid-based power generation capacity is grossly insufficient and unreliable to meet the increasingly growing energy demands in the region. Low incomes and exorbitant cost of energy make energy unaffordable for citizens, despite the availability of renewable resources. Low-income countries can readily harness the cost-effectiveness and the availability advantages offered by free energy option to meet the continuously growing energy demand in the region, without any adverse effect on the environment. In this paper, we designed and developed an affordable neodymium-based free energy generator that operates continuously without depending on any external source. The repulsive force between the neodymium magnets produce a torque which serves as a prime mover for rotor blades. The energy generated is transferred to a charge controller connected to the battery bank. The battery supplies the inverter with a direct current (DC) input voltage for electricity generation in alternating current (AC) form. The generated electrical power is distributed to consumers. The results of prototype testing shows that this energy option is affordable and it is not subject to climatic conditions. Therefore, this alternative energy source is a potential off-grid solution to the energy challenge in sub-Saharan Africa.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: free energy generator, renewable energy, sustainable development, neodymium magnets, inverter
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2017 09:47
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017 09:47
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/8663

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