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Wireless Electricity: From Tesla's Dreams to Reality

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New wireless Technologies have the potential to Re-shape the Landscape of the electricity market


By Zviya Baron, Energy-Tech Business Partnerships - August 20, 2023

Ever since I first learned about Nikola Tesla's visionary ideas on wireless electricity and his groundbreaking invention, the Tesla coil, I've been captivated by the concept. The notion of transmitting energy through the air without the need for physical connections seemed like something out of science fiction. Yet, here we are, witnessing the transformation of Tesla's dreams into a tangible reality.

Tesla's fascination with wireless electricity was exemplified through the Tesla coil, which demonstrated the transmission of energy through the air. Despite facing skepticism in his era, his legacy inspired modern innovators to overcome the very challenges that once deemed wireless power unrealistic.

Revolutionizing Modern Energy Transfer

Leading companies are turning Tesla's dream into reality:

Wi-Charge specializes in long-range charging solutions using infrared energy. Their technology enables devices to charge remotely, even at a distance, making it ideal for a wide range of applications, from smart homes to industrial settings. Check them out at .

Ossia's revolutionary Cota technology transforms spaces into power zones, allowing devices to charge without the need for cords or mats. Multiple devices can be charged simultaneously using the Cota system. Discover more about their technology at .

Energous Corporation's WattUp technology employs radio frequency energy to transmit power over the air to various devices, including smartphones and wearables. This technology holds the potential to create wireless charging ecosystems in homes, offices, and public spaces. Explore their innovation at .

Promising pilot projects by companies like Emrod underscore the feasibility of wireless power transmission. Emrod, based in New Zealand, successfully transmitted power over a distance of several kilometers using their innovative technology. These pilots serve as real-world tests, providing invaluable insights into practical applications. As the technology matures, these insights will play a pivotal role in refining its efficiency and effectiveness. More details at: .

Challenges and Breakthroughs

The path to wireless electricity is not without its hurdles. Ensuring efficient power transfer and addressing safety and interference concerns are paramount. However, through advancements in resonant inductive coupling and radio frequency technology, companies are overcoming these obstacles, propelling wireless power transmission toward viability.

A Sustainable Energy Paradigm Shift

Beyond convenience, wireless electricity has a profound potential for sustainability. At the beginning of the 21st century, the cellular revolution created a substantial change in the communication map of Africa. The opening of the cellular market allowed the continent to skip a stage and move from a situation where there was almost no penetration of telephones to a situation where tens of millions of people have a cellular phone. In parallel, what would happen if instead of setting up expensive infrastructure, we will need to erect several communication poles through which electricity will pass? A wireless solution in the Western world, suffering from an increasingly severe shortage of transmission capacity for renewable energies, will provide sustainable solutions relatively quickly and at reasonable costs.

As my personal interest in this subject continues to grow, I am excited to witness the ongoing wireless electricity revolution. What once seemed unattainable is now within our reach. As we embrace this electrifying future, let's honor the pioneers and visionaries who transformed the inconceivable into reality. 🌟🔌⚡

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