Jagath Wijesekara is a researcher, developer, author and founder of Premier Ceylon. He has initiated and contributed several innovative research projects and concepts in diversified fields and industries namely hotels & hospitality, business management, tea and spice industries and is a versatile and promising personality living in Sri Lanka at present
At a time Sri Lanka’s energy industry is focusing on low-cost energy sources, especially renewable energy sources such as wind power and solar power for electricity generation, an invention that generates electricity at a zero cost could immensely contribute to the power generation in Sri Lanka and to the global power demand. In this context, the free electricity generation system developed by researcher and developer Jagath Wijesekara is an invention that could provide a solution for the increasing electricity demand in Sri Lanka and other parts of the world. His invention is all about generating free electricity by converting road traffic energy into electricity.
“I have been researching and developing several projects. This energy project is the latest and the most important project I have done”, said Mr Wijesakara.
According to him the engineering terminology of the free energy generation system is the “gravity” and the “acceleration” of the moving road traffic converted into electricity by designing and developing the specialized electricity-generating mechanism by transferring the energy of road vehicles’ “gravity and acceleration” into turning of electrical turbines.
“This has a specially designed arm laid across roads. The gravity and the acceleration of the vehicles are captured by this special arm. Then it is connected to the turbine engine. So that the energy is transferred to the turbine engine which makes the turbine spin.
Spinning the turbine engine generates electricity. The specialized system catches up the gravity of such moving vehicles, which means weight and the acceleration, which means the speed, and transfer gravity and acceleration energy into the turbine which makes the turbine spin,” he said.
Further explaining the project, Mr Wijesekara pointed out that there were millions of road vehicles moving all over the world daily.
"Spinning the turbine engine generates electricity. The specialized system catches up the gravity of such moving vehicles, which means weight and the acceleration, which means the speed, and transfer gravity and acceleration energy into the turbine which makes the turbine spin,” he said"
“Therefore, as the engineering mechanism captures the energy of the moving road vehicles into static electricity,
the research objective of achieving cost minimization is well achieved as there is no cost in the generation of electrical power other than the initial installation cost and thereby, the electricity generation for the rest of the project life is free of charge,” he said.
“Further, the prototype electricity generating engine is made and tested with a simplified application methodology. There is no deep excavation on roadways and high ways or there will be no bridging requirement and over-complicated engineering mechanism inculcated into the invented system. In turn, the simplification of the engineering system represents the minimization of the manufacturing cost of such machine and the ease and simplification of installation on the roadways and highways with the minimum employment of time and resources”.
According to Mr Wijesekara, the energy capturing arm laid across roadways will be with minimum digging into the roadways and will be connected to the turbine engine by the left side of roadways anywhere in the world and in any numbers that will produce free energy as the vehicles run over by the energy capturing arm.
“The size and capacity of the electricity generation will depend on the number of road vehicles on each roadway and the size of the turbines. The system units can be installed in every hundred-meter intervals on the roadways and high ways. The generated electricity could be well transferred directly into the national grids and can be stored in a storage device to be utilized when necessary. Therefore, the type of energy transmission and the capacity and the frequency of road installation will depend on specific requirements of the local area and the country.
“The system utilizes no fuel or any direct materialistic energy source for the generation of electricity and therefore, emits no gases and or any production of waste. Therefore, the system guarantees a totally environmental-friendly mechanism with guaranteed zero environmental impact in its full life cycle in operation,” he added.
The research provides the total solution for the global electricity demand and has been published and presented at the Power and Energy Ministry in the presence of the subject minister Dullas Alahapperuma. Besides, the research has also been presented at the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. In recognition of research and development projects initiated and research papers published, Mr. Jagath Wijesekara has been appointed as an external board member of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.
"The engineering terminology of the free energy generation system is the “gravity” and the “acceleration” of the moving road traffic converted into electricity by designing and developing the specialized electricity-generating mechanism by transferring the energy of road vehicles into turning electrical turbines"
“This research is a combination of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and kinetic engineering and thereby prototype working engine is made and tested for the working application for the researched concepts and the new invention is registered for patent right under the registration No 21480 with the National Intellectual Property Office of Sri Lanka”.
He noted at present energy production is a widely spoken and decisive governing factor in the development process in Sri Lanka and the global environment alike. “Conventional electricity production involves consumption of mineral resources, be it petroleum or coal.
Apart from hydropower generation, solar and wind-powered electricity generation as the major power generation platforms is available at present. The increasing global demand for energy, in its move towards the future and collective global development, will be one of the most critical problems to be addressed in the future. “It is important to focus on the diminishing natural mineral resources and be responsible in conserving the environment from the related negative impacts,” he added.
This self-containing free electricity generating system is developed and integrated into five basic engineering divisions to simplify the operation, minimization of cost of production and ease of installation on the applied roadways anywhere in the world. According to Mr Wijesekara, the engineering mechanism comprises the following operational elements.
A – The road arm
The road arm is the engineering device that will be laid over any roadway all around the world, across the roadways.
This device shall have two components as the “U” shaped housing and a “T” shaped leaver laid across the road with a spring system to compress as a vehicle passes and to release up as the tires move out.
The arm receives the gravity and acceleration energy from moving road vehicles and thereby moves down as the tires pass over and stand us after the tires are passed with the spring system.
With this system, the road excavation is limited only to the fixing of the arm, only with minimum road excavation limited to only a few inches as the electricity-generating turbine is fixed on the left side of the road as always .
B – The transfering leaver
The transferring leaver connected to the “Road Arm” from the left side of the road, receives the energy with the road thrust and transfers it to the turning mechanism.
C – Turning mechanism
The turning mechanism will receive the road thrust from the transferring leaver and shall duly re-transfer to the turning device to turn the electricity-generating turbine stationed connected to the turning mechanism.
D – The turbine
The turbine is spinning and generating free electricity as the vehicles pass over the roadway continuously.
E - Storage battery or grid connection
The generated electricity will be stored in a storage battery to be used later or will be directly connected to the main grid through a regulator.
Free Electricity Generating Sequence
01 - A specially designed spring arm laid across the roadways which has a spring system to go down & up as vehicles pass by.
02 – When the vehicles pass, the arm goes down with the gravity and acceleration of such vehicles with a force and stands up as the vehicles pass.
03 - The arm is connected to the energy transferring leaver by the left side of the roadways.
04 – The transferring leaver receives energy from the road arm and moves up & down.
05 - The leaver transfers the vehicle gravity & acceleration energy to the turning mechanism.
06 – The turning mechanism spins the turbine engine.
07 - Generated free electricity is directly transferred to the main grid or stored in a battery.
Mr Wijesekara further said, “The generation of electricity is free because the vehicles are moving for some other purposes. Therefore, there is no production cost and only the installation of new devices at a marginally lesser cost. It can be made very economically as a commercial product.
“In fact, I am looking for a commercial developer who can make this a viable and a feasible project. This invention can be an electricity solution for the whole world including Sri Lanka.”
Jagath Wijesekara can be contacted on 0094 77 4219836 or [email protected]
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