Industrial Innovations

An Efficient Low-carbon Transport Solution through electric generation on moving vehicles

The present invention relates to generation of electricity during movement of passenger vehicles/trains by converting the experienced air impact into rotation of an alternator. This has been achieved by installing an alternator on the top of the vehicle in its front portion and attaching an angular fan blade on the alternator shaft so that it can move freely. During movement of the vehicle, the air impact on the blades enables rotation of the alternator and results in generation of electricity which can meet the electrical needs of the moving passenger vehicles/trains coaches as well as increase the efficiency of electrical driven vehicles. The technique is able to generate electricity with the help of surrounding air which is a renewable source with abundant supply. So, the technique provides huge economic and environmental benefits and also opens the doors for many researches relating to its future uses.

Area: Engineering Sciences

Funding agency: Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India

Implementing institute: National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Govt. of India

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