The future of sustainable energy.

Exploring new forms of sustainable energy for the urban environment

An external battery recharged by the owners day to day movement. Conventional sustainable energy is inefficient for an urban landscape. As efforts to move into a more sustainable world increase, new forms of energy generation need to be developed.  Efforts need to be made to move away from the centralized energy grid and explore the idea of a network of smaller individual energy producers. Unique forms of energy generation need to be tailored for certain environments and specific scenarios. The SC1 is a way to charge small personal devices indefinitely by using the Faraday Effect.


The "sc1."

As we progress as a species and consume greater and greater amounts of energy we need to explore new forms of sustainable energy. The sc1 attempts to explore the possibilities of what sustainable energy might be in the urban environment. 

traditional sustainable energy such as solar does not work well in densely populated urban areas so alternative methods utilising the unique qualities of urban spaces need to be explored. This is not a new idea, many people have tried it with different levels of success. for example Pavegen, Solar roadways, and Stockholm central station, but unlike centralized energy no single source of sustainable energy is enough to power everything. Instead small individual energy generators need to work within a mesh-work to support each other and generate the amount of energy we use. The sc1 harnesses the power of city commuters to generate electricity.

The sc1 is a pendulum which attaches to a bag, bike, or person to generate energy through movement using the Faraday effect. The energy produced is then stored inside a battery which can then be used like an external battery to charge small devices such as phones removing the need for mains power to charge the device.