News Article | May 19, 2017
But because these devices are placed inside the heart—as opposed to a cavity in the chest—tissue grows around them. As a result, retrieving these devices for a battery replacement might not always be possible. Instead, doctors may allow old pacemakers to pile up inside the heart while inserting new devices as needed. There is no known danger associated with this practice, but Hooman Ansari, a PhD candidate at the University at Buffalo's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is working on a tidy solution. Working under the supervision of M. Amin Karami, assistant professor in UB's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and director of the Intelligent Dynamic Energy and Sensing Systems Lab (IDEAS Lab), Ansari and colleagues are developing a piezoelectric system that converts the heart's vibrational energy into electricity to power pacemakers. The advancement, which would eliminate the need for pacemaker batteries, is described in papers published in the journals Smart Materials and Structures (May 2) and Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (May 17). "What we're proposing would make receiving a pacemaker a one-and-done type procedure that could take as a little as 15 minutes," says Ansari. "In the United States alone, about 200,000 people receive battery replacements for their pacemakers every year. We could eliminate these procedures, saving the health care system untold amounts of money and limiting patient risk that occurs with these procedures." Unlike conventional pacemakers, leadless pacemakers are about the size of an AAA battery. They are delivered via a catheter through the leg to the heart, where they regulate the heart beat and blood flow. An initial device that the IDEAS Lab built and tested is roughly 1 centimeter cubed and shaped like the letter S. Results show it produces sufficient power (at least 10 microwatts) for heart rates from 20 to 100 beats per minute. It does not use magnetics, making it compatible with MRI machines. A new device they are working on is even smaller. It's a piezoelectric strip, about a half-centimeter long, that's designed to buckle as it absorbs vibrational energy from the heart. Simulations suggest it will be capable of generating enough energy to power a heart rate up to 150 beats per minute. The researcher's next step is to conduct physical experiments on the new device, and to develop a way to attach a backup power source to the device. Explore further: Next-gen pacemakers may be powered by unlikely source: the heart More information: MH Ansari et al. A sub-cc nonlinear piezoelectric energy harvester for powering leadless pacemakers, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (2017). DOI: 10.1177/1045389X17708344 M H Ansari et al. Experimental investigation of fan-folded piezoelectric energy harvesters for powering pacemakers, Smart Materials and Structures (2017). DOI: 10.1088/1361-665X/aa6cfd
News Article | May 24, 2017
PENNSAUKEN, N.J., May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dynamic Energy completed the installation of a 271 kW roof mount solar energy system at the Keystone Cap Company' facility in Pennsauken, New Jersey. Keystone Cap Company is a leading New Jersey manufacturer of disposable paper caps. The...
News Article | November 28, 2016
A leader in manufactured parts for medical device, healthcare and aerospace applications. Now they are also hosting a state of the art 1.12MW solar array at their 95,000 square foot Berlin, Connecticut location. The power produced by the system both reduces their carbon footprint and significantly lowers their operating costs. TOMZ owns and operates the system, which was developed and built by Dynamic Energy. TOMZ offers services that range from in-house product design to turnkey product manufacturing. “As a high-tech company, it didn’t make sense for us to be relying on higher cost, low-tech traditional fossil fuels,” said Gary Labbe, IT Manager, TOMZ Corporation, “this installation responds to our need to be environmentally responsible and has the added benefit of reducing energy costs which will help us remain competitive in the marketplace.” said Michael Perillo, CEO of Dynamic Energy, “the final design included two rooftop and one ground mounted solar field. We maintained TOMZ operations on-site through construction and interconnection, adopting our deployment strategy to work around their core business.” About TOMZ Corporation TOMZ Corporation of Berlin Connecticut was founded in 1988 and is a leader in the manufacture of parts for major medical device, healthcare, laboratory diagnostic and aerospace industries. Their 95,000 square foot facility houses state of the art CNC machines, inspection equipment, marking, cleaning, assembly and shipping. With approximately 120 exceptional employees, they produce the highest quality parts, accurately and on time. About Dynamic Energy Solutions, LLC Dynamic Energy is a turnkey energy solutions provider that develops, finances, engineers, constructs and operates projects for corporate, industrial and institutional customers. Dynamic builds energy projects that reduce customer expenses, improve operating efficiency, provide an attractive return on investment and achieve sustainability goals. For more information please visit http://www.dynamicenergyusa.com or call 1-877-809-8884.
News Article | October 29, 2016
Ce De Candy, Inc. (dba Smarties Candy Company), maker of the iconic Smarties candy, and Dynamic Energy Solutions, LLC, a turnkey solar project builder, have completed construction on a 674kW solar project on the roof of Smarties’ Union, NJ facility. The project will be supported by the New Jersey SREC solar incentive program. “This project will help Smarties to operate more sustainably. With over 2,100 solar panels on our roof, we expect to generate nearly half of our candy factory’s energy usage from the sun. New Jersey has been very supportive of solar, making the economics attractive, as well,” said Liz Dee, Executive Vice President of Smarties Candy Company, and granddaughter of founder Edward Dee, who founded the company in 1949. “We chose Dynamic to get these projects built because of their strong execution record and experience with companies like ours, particularly in the state of New Jersey.” “Dynamic Energy congratulates the Smarties team on the completion of this exciting solar project. We were thrilled to help Smarties advance their sustainable efforts and build a cleaner future for the State of New Jersey and us all,” said Mike Perillo, CEO of Dynamic. About Smarties Candy Company Smarties Candy Company is a family owned and operated New Jersey based candy company. Founded in 1949, by Edward Dee, the company now produces and sells over 2 billion candy rolls per year. Smarties are made 24 hours per day in two candy factories located in Union, New Jersey and Newmarket, Ontario. Smarties can be found nearly everywhere candy is sold. About Dynamic Energy Solutions, LLC Dynamic Energy, founded in 2007, is a turnkey energy solutions provider that develops, finances, engineers, constructs and operates projects for corporate, industrial and institutional customers. Dynamic builds energy projects that reduce customer expenses, improve operating efficiency, provide an attractive return on investment and achieve sustainability goals. For more information please visit http://www.dynamicenergyusa.com or call 1-877-809-8884.
News Article | December 1, 2016
Brookfield Wire, established in 1947, is a leading supplier of high quality cold drawn metals whose 40 acre campus is now powered by the sun. Brookfield has always put its customers first, and lowering costs while greening its operations is just another way of executing the company’s mission. “Brookfield Wire has been a long-time supporter of the local community, and is always seeking ways to improve its customers experience. Using clean power and dramatically reducing our operating costs is therefore a win-win for us,” said Wayne Lussier, General Sales Manager of Brookfield Wire. “Massachusetts is a leading supporter of the solar industry, helping its companies hedge against rising energy costs. Brookfield Wire saw the advantages of on-site solar, and has worked with Dynamic to deploy one of the larger industrial solar assets in the state,” said Mike Perillo, CEO of Dynamic Energy, “this 40+ year asset will be generating value for them for decades to come.” The 2 megawatt solar array is large enough to provide power to over 300 homes. Dynamic Energy provided all development and construction services, helping to maximize the project’s long-term value through value-engineering and incentive capture. About Brookfield Wire Brookfield Wire is a leading supplier of cold drawn stainless steel, nickel and nickel alloy wire. Brookfield Wire's stainless steel and nickel alloy products are manufactured to the highest industry standards in a broad range of chemistries, sizes, tempers, and finishes. In addition to the standard products outlined below, Brookfield Wire can produce special products meeting rigid individual customer requirements. The plant, located on a 40 acre site in Brookfield, Massachusetts, was founded in 1947, and contains approximately 70,000 square feet of manufacturing area. About Dynamic Energy Solutions, LLC Dynamic Energy is a turnkey energy solutions provider that develops, finances, engineers, constructs and operates projects for corporate, industrial and institutional customers. Dynamic builds energy projects that reduce customer expenses, improve operating efficiency, provide an attractive return on investment and achieve sustainability goals. For more information please visit http://www.dynamicenergyusa.com or call 1-877-809-8884.
News Article | December 6, 2016
Bartlett’s Farm is the oldest and largest farm on Nantucket, and will soon be the host of the island’s largest solar installation. Energy is particularly expensive on the island, and the reduced operating expenses will help the farm further serve its customers and the community. This is not the farm’s first foray into renewable energy, having participated in wind energy projects as early as the 1980s. The solar project will be 595 kilowatts, on roughly three acres. The installation will offset 100% of the farm’s consumption, making it one of the only farms of its size in Massachusetts that is run entirely with sustainable energy. “As a seventh-generation business, we are keenly focused on the sustainability of the farm,” said John Bartlett, “and renewable energy helps ensure not only stable and low operating expenses, but also promotes cleaner air and water.” “When you work in solar, it is particularly rewarding when your projects help organizations that are actively supporting their communities and the health of the planet. With an increasing number of acres in organic production and a long history on Nantucket, Bartlett’s Farm is a community leader and has been very exciting for us to work with,” said Andreas Schmid, Vice President of Business Development at Dynamic. About Bartlett’s Farm Bartlett's Farm is Nantucket Island's oldest and largest family-owned farm. Seven generations of Bartletts have been farming the same land since William Bartlett arrived on Nantucket in the early 1800's. Bartlett’s Farm Market is synonymous with quality and variety in all that is offered: prepared foods, groceries, gifts, wine. A few steps out the doors and you will find their full service garden center that houses a vast collection of plants to keep your garden flowering all summer long. For more information, please visit: https://www.bartlettsfarm.com/ About Dynamic Energy Dynamic Energy, founded in 2007, is a turnkey energy solutions provider that develops, finances, engineers, constructs and operates projects for corporate, industrial and institutional customers. Dynamic builds energy projects that reduce customer expenses, improve operating efficiency, provide an attractive return on investment and achieve sustainability goals. For more information, please visit http://www.dynamicenergyusa.com or call 1-877-809-8884.
Dynamic Energy | Date: 2013-06-04
An energy conversion system for converting between one form of input energy selected from a mechanical energy and electrical energy, and an output energy selected from a mechanical energy and electrical energy using a linearly displaced magnetic component interacting with an orbitally displaced magnetic component.
Dynamic Energy | Date: 2014-11-17
A vehicle kinetic energy management system includes a first main body having a passive magnetic component movable therewith and a second main body movably attached to the first main body for reciprocal movement there between. The second main body includes an active magnetic component movable therewith and magnetically communicating with the passive magnetic component. One of the first and second main bodies being adapted for engagement with a vehicular component that experiences irregularities of a surface on which the vehicle travels, and the other main body engaging a load-bearing portion of the vehicle for which isolation from vibrations is desired. Interaction of the active and passive magnetic components in response to relative movement of the first and second main bodies translates between reciprocating kinetic energy associated with the vehicle motion over the surface irregularities and electrical energy associated with the active magnetic component.
Dynamic Energy | Date: 2014-05-22
The invention provides a boiler control system based on delayed cycle control, in which the control is implemented by interrupting a heating device enable signal (such as a BMS enable signal). This means the system can be used with electronic boilers without the boiler being aware (in terms of generating error codes) of the control taking place.
Dynamic Energy | Date: 2014-02-25
A rotational kinetic energy conversion system includes a magnetic piston with an associated winding and an actuating magnet. Relative motion between the actuating magnet and the magnetic piston causes the magnetic piston to induce a current and voltage in the winding creating electrical energy. The amount of electrical energy induced in the winding is varied by adjusting a spacing between the magnetic piston and the actuating magnet. The spacing may be based on a relative speed between the magnetic piston and the actuating magnet. Maximum energy output may be increased by including additional sets of magnetic pistons and actuating magnets. The spacing between each individual set of magnetic pistons and actuating magnets may be changed to control the energy output.