The Southern Hemisphere’s first off-grid, solar-powered wireless charging system could drastically reduce Victoria’s carbon footprint, saving the state up to $100,000 a year.
The charging source would operate exclusively wirelessly and on solar energy, eliminating carbon emissions.
Swinburne lecturer in Department of Computing Technologies Dr Pei-Wei Tsai has worked with Fusion Co. to develop an innovative solution prototype that could make a meaningful impact on Victoria’s decarbonisation goals.
“As the world faces the challenges of climate change, this innovation serves as a testament to the power of collaboration, innovation and commitment to environmental preservation.”
“Our solution offers a flexible and user-friendly experience, allowing individuals to easily subscribe to the wireless power bank from a station and return it at any station at their convenience.”
The new proposed solution would see Victorians subscribe to the service and receive a wireless power bank to start the charging journey immediately.
When the battery is drained, users could swap the depleted power bank at any charging station for a fully charged one. The power banks would continually rotate between charging stations and users to form a circular economy with pure green energy.
Tsai says he is excited to develop the prototype and hopefully launch the solution in 2024 with the help of an investor from either government or industry.
“Our overarching vision is to establish Victoria as a beacon of environmental sustainability, with plans for gradual expansion across Australia and eventual global reach.”
“Beyond its environmental benefits, it also serves as a valuable educational tool, allowing children to directly experience the benefits of incorporating green energy sources into their daily lives.”