Photograph courtesy of Witt Energy
Witt Energy, a Plymouth-based developer behind the technology that converts motional energy into electricity, has released the first images of the 200-Watt Marine WITT.
The 200-Watt Marine WITT is expected to provide autonomous power for marine applications, such as large-scale survival units, desalination, offshore fish farms and a range of products that need a constant power source, by harnessing the power from seas, rivers or tides.
The assembly of the component parts of the 200-Watt WITT onto a frame made by AC Haines has begun late in August at Gibbs Gears facility, ahead of the announced tests.
The WITT will travel to Southampton University on September 12 for a one week initial testing program, which will be followed by full testing starting from September 19.
The body of work will include fitting and testing different generators followed by putting the WITT through a series of X Y & Z motions from very small to 500 rpm, Witt Energy informed.
Contained within a sealed unit, WITT’s technology utilizes a 3D pendulum which drives the transmission system, converting all motion, in any combination of the six degrees of freedom, into a single unidirectional rotation of a flywheel, to produce electricity.
The technology is patented and has the backing of global partners Schaeffler, Ricardo, and Gibbs Gears, in addition to support of the Universities of Bristol, Plymouth and Southampton.
To remind, Witt Energy completed an equity raise campaign earlier this year having raised over £2.4 million from 1,600 investors to accelerate the WITT technology manufacturing.