LaserMotive is developing wireless power delivery systems using laser beams to transmit electricity without wires, for applications where wires are either cost prohibitive or physically impractical.
The company was launced by winning the 2009 NASA Centennial Challenges Power Beaming Challenge and taking home the Level 1 prize.
LaserMotive believes wireless power is a “powerful” solution for a variety of applications, near-term and in the future, on Earth, and, especially, in space. Recent advances in commercial laser technology are bringing many exciting applications within the reach of economic and technical viability, from:
There are many places where electrical power lines are impractical (e.g., to an aerial vehicle), uneconomical (e.g., to distant, remote locations), or simply impossible to install (Earth to Moon).
Wireless power delivery requires physical installations at only the transmitting and receiving points, and nothing in between (an “invisible extension cord”). The receiver can be moved to a different location, closer or further away, without changing the cost of the system. Power can be available as soon as the elements are placed and turned on.
Category: Wireless Power delivery
Based in: Kent, WA
Founded in: 2008