TEDxCLE 2010 - Aaron LeMieux

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TEDxCLE: Aaron LeMieux "Kinetic Energy Generation with nPower"

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  • Q: How can nPower address energy independence and climate change? Goal is to further magnify scale Now take one nPower WEC and multiply by ….and now you can produce…..power Operates in background-no hydraulics Can easily swap out buoy’s for maintenance w/o disrupting power output
  • Q: How can nPower address energy independence and climate change? Goal is to further magnify scale Now take one nPower WEC and multiply by ….and now you can produce…..power Operates in background-no hydraulics Can easily swap out buoy’s for maintenance w/o disrupting power output
  • Q: How can nPower address energy independence and climate change? Goal is to further magnify scale Now take one nPower WEC and multiply by ….and now you can produce…..power Operates in background-no hydraulics Can easily swap out buoy’s for maintenance w/o disrupting power output
  • Q: How can nPower address energy independence and climate change? Goal is to further magnify scale Now take one nPower WEC and multiply by ….and now you can produce…..power Operates in background-no hydraulics Can easily swap out buoy’s for maintenance w/o disrupting power output
  • Q: How can nPower address energy independence and climate change? Goal is to further magnify scale Now take one nPower WEC and multiply by ….and now you can produce…..power Operates in background-no hydraulics Can easily swap out buoy’s for maintenance w/o disrupting power output
  • Q: How did you come up with the idea for Tremont Electric? Goal is to introduce Aaron as genius inventor and engage audience in the story of nPower Appalachian Trail Ahh moment for immediate solution to problem of energy demand Change agent for manufacturing firm (size?) determined…Cortez burning the ships
  • Q: How can nPower address energy independence and climate change? Goal is to further magnify scale Now take one nPower WEC and multiply by ….and now you can produce…..power Operates in background-no hydraulics Can easily swap out buoy’s for maintenance w/o disrupting power output
  • Q: What’s the secret sauce? Q: Why hasn’t anyone come up with this before? Why you? (lightly on this one) Goal is to build confidence in patent and introduce concept of scalability As patent work began realized the increase energy potential by ……(I think its squaring diameter) Patent covers range of applications Potential for nPower, as an ingredient, to be branded (intel inside (chuck elude to this directly or not))  Doesn’t hurt, I think the central idea here is that it is a scalable technology with very broad applications.
  • Q: How can I get some nPower? What are you selling? Goal: is to demonstrate solution to energy need. The PEG is sophisticated but easy……… Operates in background 80% charge with an hour of walking Introduce target market commuters, students, backpackers. Market research indications NPR drop and # of pre-orders
  • Q: How did you come up with the idea for Tremont Electric? Goal is to introduce Aaron as genius inventor and engage audience in the story of nPower Appalachian Trail Ahh moment for immediate solution to problem of energy demand Change agent for manufacturing firm (size?) determined…Cortez burning the ships
  • Q: How can nPower address energy independence and climate change? Goal is to further magnify scale Now take one nPower WEC and multiply by ….and now you can produce…..power Operates in background-no hydraulics Can easily swap out buoy’s for maintenance w/o disrupting power output
  • Q: How can nPower address energy independence and climate change? Goal is to further magnify scale Now take one nPower WEC and multiply by ….and now you can produce…..power Operates in background-no hydraulics Can easily swap out buoy’s for maintenance w/o disrupting power output
  • Q: How can nPower address energy independence and climate change? Goal is to further magnify scale Now take one nPower WEC and multiply by ….and now you can produce…..power Operates in background-no hydraulics Can easily swap out buoy’s for maintenance w/o disrupting power output
  • Q: What other products are you planning? Goal is to demonstrate absolute need for alternative to heavy/toxic batteries: Weight of soldiers batteries, nPower as a solution Current RFP’s that address this crisis Special Operations inventory on 3:1 basis Conducting independent testing nPower is a proven solution….and its scalable
  • Q: How can nPower address energy independence and climate change? Goal is to further magnify scale Now take one nPower WEC and multiply by ….and now you can produce…..power Operates in background-no hydraulics Can easily swap out buoy’s for maintenance w/o disrupting power output
  • Q: How can nPower address energy independence and climate change? Goal is to further magnify scale Now take one nPower WEC and multiply by ….and now you can produce…..power Operates in background-no hydraulics Can easily swap out buoy’s for maintenance w/o disrupting power output
  • Q. How can nPower cross markets….scale? Goal is to define nPower as a BRAND nPower is a cross market brand. Vestas is one brand among many wind turbine generators. However, nPower is the only brand of internationally patented kinetic energy technology that is scalable. Our market is any vibration…rain or shine. As nPower is scalable when you square the x you multiply the power by y Now the 9 ounce PEG which puts out 4 watts of power can put out 50 kw of clean reliable power
  • Q: How can nPower address energy independence and climate change? Goal is to further magnify scale Now take one nPower WEC and multiply by ….and now you can produce…..power Operates in background-no hydraulics Can easily swap out buoy’s for maintenance w/o disrupting power output
  • Q: How can nPower address energy independence and climate change? Goal is to further magnify scale Now take one nPower WEC and multiply by ….and now you can produce…..power Operates in background-no hydraulics Can easily swap out buoy’s for maintenance w/o disrupting power output
  • Q: How can nPower address energy independence and climate change? Goal is to further magnify scale Now take one nPower WEC and multiply by ….and now you can produce…..power Operates in background-no hydraulics Can easily swap out buoy’s for maintenance w/o disrupting power output
  • Q: How can nPower address energy independence and climate change? Goal is to further magnify scale Now take one nPower WEC and multiply by ….and now you can produce…..power Operates in background-no hydraulics Can easily swap out buoy’s for maintenance w/o disrupting power output
  • Q: How can nPower address energy independence and climate change? Goal is to further magnify scale Now take one nPower WEC and multiply by ….and now you can produce…..power Operates in background-no hydraulics Can easily swap out buoy’s for maintenance w/o disrupting power output
  • Q: How can nPower address energy independence and climate change? Goal is to further magnify scale Now take one nPower WEC and multiply by ….and now you can produce…..power Operates in background-no hydraulics Can easily swap out buoy’s for maintenance w/o disrupting power output
  • TEDxCLE 2010 - Aaron LeMieux

    1. 2. The Beginning -April 1996
    2. 3. How Do You Convert Kinetic Energy Into Electrical Energy? Backpacking 1,500 miles on the Appalachian Trail gives you a lot of time to think….
    3. 4. <ul><li>1996 to 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>10 years of thought experiments </li></ul><ul><li>A unique combination of unconnected technologies </li></ul><ul><li>One purpose in mind: Mobile Power Generation </li></ul>
    4. 5. The Start of Tremont Electric -August 2006
    5. 6. First Laboratory -Basement
    6. 7. “ The idea for nPower ® kinetic energy harvesting technology hit me while I was backpacking on the Appalachian Trail. I got tired of stopping all the time to buy batteries…” – Inside Business, July 2009
    7. 8. First “Real” Office –May 2008
    8. 9. nPower ® PEG <ul><li>Recharges handheld electronic devices </li></ul><ul><li>Generates energy as the user walks. </li></ul><ul><li>Carried in a bag, backpack, purse, or on your hip. </li></ul><ul><li>Charges any USB 2.0 handheld device. </li></ul><ul><li>Charges at the same rate as a wall outlet. </li></ul><ul><li>Green-Energy Lifestyle Product </li></ul><ul><li>Clean, reliable, simple power source. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces your carbon footprint. </li></ul><ul><li>Zero emissions. </li></ul><ul><li>100% recyclable. </li></ul>
    9. 10. Military Applications–Special Operations
    10. 11. Clean Energy Technology
    11. 12. General Model
    12. 13. <ul><li>Alternative Energy is </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Harvesting </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wind Power -Turbines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Solar Power –Photovoltaics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wave Power –nPower ® </li></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 14. <ul><li>What if… </li></ul><ul><li>We found a natural power source? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lake Erie </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We could scale up the technology to create grid-scale clean energy? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WE CAN! </li></ul></ul>
    14. 15. nPower ® Wave Energy Converter
    15. 16. <ul><li>Great Lakes Wave Energy Converter Project </li></ul><ul><li>50 kW per WEC </li></ul><ul><li>40 nPower® WEC’s = 2 Megawatt Wave Energy Farm </li></ul><ul><li>2,000 Households powered by Lake Erie </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the price position of Coal </li></ul>
    16. 17. <ul><li>Advantages of Wave Energy Converters </li></ul><ul><li>Water is 1,000 times more dense than wind. </li></ul><ul><li>Waves are concentrated wind energy. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the most benign ways to generate </li></ul><ul><li>electricity. </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of electricity is lower than wind. </li></ul>
    17. 18. nPower ® Wave Farm –Clean Power for the Grid
    18. 19. We Know That This May Be Difficult -Disruptive Technologies usually are. We know that there are critics, but then there is the telephone…
    19. 20. What text messaging was at the time People prefer to receive text messages It took over 100 years for the critics to be validated…
    20. 22. It’s not polite to say Appalachian Trail during a press conference with a Governor!
    21. 23. The End
    22. 24. THE POWER IS IN YOU ® Aaron LeMieux Inventor of nPower ® Founder of Tremont Electric

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