UK-based developer Witt Energy will exhibit its energy harvesting technology with potential applications in wave energy sector at the Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX) event next week.
The event, hosted by the Abu Dhabi government, takes place as part of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) set up to promote renewable energy and clean technology.
This year’s event is the eleventh WFES and will from January 15-18, 2018, showcase solutions and innovations with the potential to transform how energy is created, stored, and consumed around the world.
Witt Energy’s solution is said to be the only device in the world that can capture energy from all movement and turn it into electricity, which can be stored and called upon when needed.
WITT devices can harvest power from water (sea, river or tidal), wind, human, or animal motion. They can be built from centimeters to meters and could be used in range of applications, not only in marine but in all areas where there is motional energy, according to Witt Energy.
Ron Cowley, WITT Energy’s CEO, said: “WITT has gone from strength to strength since the record-breaking crowdfund raise in 2016, where we attracted almost £2.4 million of investment and became the biggest ever crowdfunded equity raise by a clean tech company.
“WITT has been granted patents in the USA, China, Europe and other core countries, prototype products are being manufactured and our 15-Watt product will be ocean tested early this year, with a smaller 5-Watt device undergoing testing in a backpack. This will be followed by a trial of a 200-Watt +WITT later in the year.”
Witt Energy’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 company manufactured and tested a 200-Watt Marine WITT prototype at the Southampton University back in 2016.
The 200-Watt Marine WITT is expected to provide autonomous power for 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.