The Kvasir I Sustainable Energy Project
Developing Sustainable Energy Solutions
The Kvasir Project’s aim is to create a localized, clean, alternative, and sustainable energy solution by utilizing the force of gravity via rainwater in storm drainpipes. Storm drains are an excellent medium for clean electricity production for areas with moderate to extremely wet climates, as storm drains currently serve as just a means for transferring rainwater to the sewer system.
Currently, the Kvasir I, is the first prototype that has been designed to illustrate the concept that electricity generation via rain water is a commercially viable option. The Kvasir I is designed to generate roughly 100 watts of electricity when the turbine is spinning at roughly 100-120 rotations per minute (RPM). The amount of electricity generated from a single Kvasir I device is enough to power a laptop and a small lamp. Successors to the Kvasir I will generate more electricity as the design becomes more efficient and optimized.
The Kvasir I and its successors are designed to be implemented into any existing building structure, whether it be residential, commercial, or industrial structures. The beauty of the Kvasir’s design is that, if a structure is more than one story tall, multiple devices can be implemented along the same storm drainpipe, which greatly increases the amount of energy produced and increases the efficiency at which the energy is produced.
The Kvasir I consists of a vertical hydro-turbine, a 200 watt low RPM permanent rare earth metal magnet alternator, and a metal housing. The prototype is designed to transfer the electricity generated to either a power storage source or directly to the electrical grid.
When implemented at a large scale, the Kvasir I and its successors could generate a portion of either the structure’s or the area’s energy needs in a greehouse gas emission free manner, as well as producing sustainable energy at an economically competitive price. The Kvasir Project’s potential is enormous, as the devices can be implemented and function in developed and developing countries, as well as areas that are not connected to a central electrical grid.
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The Kvasir Project relies heavily on donations. Support the Kvasir Project by submitting your donation today!