9:37 am, December 18, 2013
A groundbreaking renewable energy device which will harvest energy from the motion of the sea is about to be tested at A&P Falmouth.
The nattily-titled Whatever Input to Torsion Transfer (WITT) transmission system collects “chaotic” movement in water, wind, human, animal or vehicle motion and turns it into useable power.
A&P is leading a project with a consortium of partners – WITT, Supacat, University of Exeter and Plymouth University, to demonstrate the capability of the WITT transmission system to supplement ship power generation systems.
Paul Weston, renewable energy technical manager for A&P Falmouth, said: “This is a very exciting and risky project that can take the six degrees of motion generated by the sea and transfer that wasted energy into usable power.
“The device can also be used in all types of movement whether on land or at sea, on a back pack, yacht or a ship. It is a pioneering project that transfers motion into energy and we are delighted to be involved with it.”