Conversion of Low Speed Mechanical Energy into Electric Energy - New Electrostatic Generator
Keywords:Energy transformation, Displacement-type, Electric double-layer capacitor, Electrostatic generator, Wave/Tidal generation
In power generation from natural energy, especially such as wave and tidal energies, the velocity of the moving body or medium is very slow. In the traditional energy conversion, we are obliged to convert the slow speed motion into high speed motion, and this causes a big energy loss. Accordingly, an energy conversion suited for the low speed motion is required. Namely, the energy conversion of not velocity but displacement type is important in these cases. In the present discussion, we propose a new electrostatic generator based not on electromagnetic but on electrostatic phenomena. We use the charge storage effect of a capacitor. In the present discussion, we discuss not only on the principle but also on the application to wave and tidal generators. If we use electrical double-layer capacitors, the capacitance increase dramatically. This suggest us the possibility of an electrostatic generation using capacitors.
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