The process of generating electricity with this invention involves three stages as illustrated in the diagram.
The floaters, which are positioned at sea level, capture energy from incoming waves by moving up and down with the waves. Floater's up and down movement compresses and decompresses the attached pneumatic cylinders, which produces high-pressure air. The high-pressure air is then stored in tanks.
The hydraulic force is transformed into rotational motion through hydraulic motors, and electricity is produced by connecting an alternator to these hydraulic motors.
An intricately crafted buoy is constructed with an open bottom and mechanically controlled shutters on its top, enabling the retention or release of air. It will submerge in the water upon air release and regain buoyancy when the air is retained.
A pair of hydraulic cylinders are attached to the buoys and placed on top of the liquid chamber. Upon the infusion of the generated air into the submerged buoy, it will acquire buoyancy and commence its upward motion. The vertical force exerted by the ascending buoys results in the compression of the linked hydraulic piston, producing a high-pressure hydraulic force. Upon reaching the top, the buoy releases the contained air, causing it to submerge due to increased mass. The descent rate is regulated using the low-pressure hydraulic force generated by the pneumatic motors.
The synchronized upward and downward movement of the buoy creates a constant hydraulic force. The hydraulic flow can be increased by increasing the diameter of the hydraulic cylinder, and the pressure can be increased by increasing the volume of the buoy.
Amplifying the hydraulic force necessitates a significant air volume, which can be naturally extracted from ocean waves.
This invention generates green electricity simply using air and water. Unlike coal and other fossil fuel generation, it will not emit any CO2 gas. Also, this invention does not produce hazardous waste, unlike nuclear power.
Primarily, this innovation produces electricity harnessing the air created by ocean waves. Similar to solar and wind energy, sea waves display inconsistency. However, the innovation capitalizes on this by storing high-pressure air during high tides, subsequently employing it for power generation.
The potential of wave energy is immense. The Earth's oceans hold approximately 2 terawatts (TW) of wave energy, which is roughly double the current global electricity usage.
This innovation harnesses electricity by utilizing the compressed air produced from ocean waves without any associated cost. Additionally, the infrastructure expenses for this power generation method are significantly lower in comparison to conventional power plants, making it a contender for being labeled as cost-free energy.
Hailing from Chennai, India, Inventor Kalaimani of HYBO Power brings his physics expertise to the forefront. Driven by a resolute ambition to combat the pressing challenges of global warming and pollution, he has spent the past decade diligently exploring alternatives to the constrained and seasonal solar and windmill technologies for renewable energy.
Despite the failure of his early prototypes and the financial losses they incurred, the inventor never gave up on his dream of finding a solution to the global energy crisis. Eventually, Kalaimani Invented a simple Renewable energy source that generates Electricity from Air and Water. This new source of energy has the potential to overcome the problems we face with solar and wind energy, and it could become one of the best renewable energy sources available.