Powerco, the second largest distributor of gas and electricity in New Zealand, gave startup Emrod the opportunity to test an innovative way to transfer power wirelessly. Currently, only a prototype of such a transmitting station exists, and developers will need about six months of work in the laboratory before they start field experiments. Probably, by that time, Emrod will agree to explain the principle of operation of their device - now they do not disclose any details.
So how did Emrod get Powerco's attention? Broad prospects - in particular, the developers of the system declare that it has no fundamental restrictions on the amount of transmitted energy. The distance is completely limited only by the line-of-sight range - you just need to position the transmitting and receiving antennas opposite each other and you can work.
The technology uses microwave radiation for transmission, the installation works in a wide range of frequencies, agreed with the New Zealand authorities. The radiation of the antenna is non-ionizing, it does not harm the environment and does not cause interference. But, for greater safety, each session is accompanied by the operation of a low-power signal laser beam, which detects the presence of interference on the transmission line and automatically interrupts its operation.
The main area of application of their development in Emrod is called the field of green energy, since often the generating capacities are located far from the direct consumer. Wireless transmission of energy will help speed up and reduce the cost of delivering energy to customers. It is possible that this technology will revolutionize, and humanity will abandon the creation of bulky batteries of electricity in favor of lightweight wireless transmitters.