Wireless energy transfer or wireless power is the transmission of electrical energy from a power source to an electric load without interconnecting man made conductors. This concept of transmitting power without using wires i.e., transmitting power as microwaves from one place to another is in order to reduce the transmission and distribution losses. This concept is known as Microwave Power transmission (MPT). The percentage of loss of power during transmission and distribution is approximated as 26%. The main reason for power loss during transmission and distribution is the resistance of wires used in grid. According to the World Resources Institute (WRI), India’s electricity grid has the highest transmission and distribution losses in the world – a whopping 27-40%. Tesla has proposed methods of transmission of electricity using electromagnetic induction. Wireless transmission is useful in cases where interconnecting wires are inconvenient, hazardous or impossible.
ABOUT THE ENTRANT
Name: Milan Patel
Type of entry: individual
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Milan is inspired by:
Nikola Tesla he is who invented radio and shown us he is indeed the “Father of Wireless”. Nikola Tesla is the one who first conceived the idea Wireless Power Transmission and demonstrated “the transmission of electrical energy without wires" that depends upon electrical conductivity as early as 1891. In 1893, Tesla demonstrated the illumination of vacuum bulbs without using wires for power transmission at the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The Wardenclyffe tower was designed and constructed by Tesla mainly for wireless transmission of electrical power rather than telegraphy. I think this is the best time to rebuilt that tower via following the great scientist named Nikola Tesla.
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