Greg, George, Greg Kushner discussed on BBC World Service


Further aiming ultimately for 1.8 kilometers that will involve This antenna system that we're going to put some additional components in front, very large lenses and that actually, it was just to extend the range quite significantly. So that 1.8 kilometers will be a world record. Currently, the world record sits at one mile. But what sort of scenarios are they imagining their system could be used for if they can successfully extend the range. So with the electricity distribution network, we've had discussions with a number of power companies here. In the Zeeland and they pointed out some of the what they call the pinch points in the network where it's uneconomic to have traditional copper lines, so these can be right at the end of the distribution. Network where it's difficult to maintain or expensive to maintain lines, difficult terrain, hilly terrain, for example, and over bodies water across nature reserves where it's not a good idea to, uh, the forest thing. You're trying to protect power lines up. It's particularly well suited to Renewable energy sources such as solar farms, solar farms can often be in remote places where plenty of sunshine and energy generating capacity But the problem is getting that energy to where it's needed. That's often where our system can can assist also see a future where their system could be used to power drones, ships and Perhaps even airplanes. But for George and Ghana, who asked crowd science this question and wants to see wireless electricity where he is Emerald CEO Greg Kushner says developing nations like Georgia's were at the forefront of his mind when starting up the company. Many communities around the world don't have access to reliable, continuous power, and we know that this really suppresses prosperity. It's not just connecting your iPhone. It's uh, floodlights at school after dark. Greg adds that once they get it into the field, they can prove this is not science fiction. And hopefully, people like George and Ghana will reap its benefits. Thanks to reporter Stacy Not there and the road team. I'm wondering if any musicians listening to that wireless power demonstration might have had their ears prick up at the thought of being able to just pick up the amplifier or electric keyboard and have an impromptu.

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