A 26 year old Nigerian dared a dream and has eventually made it into reality.
Emeka Nelson is not a certified engineer but keen on solving problems. Born under a tree in a village. Struggled to read during elementary school. Worked as a house helper at the age of 5. Has no university education yet he dreams of making a positive world impact. For 16 years Nelson has committed himself to making his dream become a reality.
He wanted to make a generator that runs on water.
His first prototype exploded when it was tested. This brought a sense of doubt on his project.
“I’ve never dreamed this is possible, honestly I couldn’t believe myself seriously, until today I am still wondering actually, if a did this.” he was quoted responding to GistnegeriaTV reporter.
“I just believed that this is possible, I can get it done. I am almost there that’s what has kept me going. And each day I see these generators, there are still there, so I just needed an answer. I needed to do something”
Nelson says his generator has maximum output capacity up to 1000 watts and has voltage which fluctuates between 220 and 240(V).
The generator is connected to a battery where energy comes from first. As a starting point. Once the machine starts. It brings out another power that recharges the battery. The machine needs to rest after 6 hours to cool off.
He says a Littre of clean water would power it for 6 hours. Meaning it would supply power to an entire home or even several different households. The power is enough for lighting and household entertainment.
A 26-year-old Nigerian man, Emeka Nelson made a generator that is powered by water. pic.twitter.com/t64cpKs0c9
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Nelson might just have provided an alternative to fossil engines which contributes to global warming.
He said he dreams to solving the problems which his community has been facing. “They are a lot of homes here that needs clean and affordable power. But they don’t have power, that’s clean and affordable power. My ultimate goal is seeing this project in people’s homes, solving their problems” he added.
Analyst says that nelson has brought up this project using a principal of electro-magnetic induction. In 2018 his min hydro power project won him a place at the Anambra state talent exhibition program.
As of now the prototype has passed its taste and evaluation. But Nelson says the project is still on the taste run. After that they will find some faults and try to improve on the limitations of the machine.