“This is a radical innovation in the field of ecologically clean generation of energy.”
—Prof. Hugo Tschirky, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
Nicola Tesla came up with the idea, but it’s taken a century to put it into motion. The principle is quite simple: take a hose with warmer water and a hose with colder water, plug them into this system of magnets and you’ve got energy production. How does it do it? By activating magnetic force and converting it into rotation energy which can fuel a generator.
Dr. Nicolaus Vida, an ophthalmologist and inventor has founded Swiss Blue Energy where they’re turning Tesla’s concept into reality. Their power units generate energy instantly by feeding water at two different temperatures, both below 100 degrees, which is considered low heat. The same warm water can be used several times, fed like a cascade into several different power units and then collected after each flow. If you start with water of nearly 100 degrees, that same water can be used up to 25 times producing energy the entire time.
So where does the heat for the water come from? Industrial and power plant waste heat as well as solar- and geothermal heat of low temperatures present the greatest renewable energy sources on the planet. As Markus Birchmeier, President of the Economic Forum Zurzibiet and CEO of Birchmeier Constructions in Döttingen put it:
I am convinced by this impressively simple, robust and highly-reliable system. Low temperature heat is a very large, but yet hardly used source of energy. Aargau in Switzerland and our Zurzibiet is a well-known energy region in Switzerland, i.e. the right place for the realization of this extraordinary new technology, and hopefully Swiss Blue Energy will create a lot of new jobs in our area.
Swiss Blue Energy can be used as a simple mobile system wherever a warmer and a 20 degree cooler source of water are provided, and that means pretty much anywhere on Earth. It’s anticipated that in 2019 the first containers with different capacities will be delivered, ranging from 200 kilowatts up to one megawatt.
Here’s a brief video to give you a better idea of just how water temperatures and magnetic force work together to generate energy.