The Australian marine biologist Lloyd Godson is going to start a spectacular attempt to set a new world record in the Bavarian LEGOLAND® theme park in Germany today. For a fortnight, the adventurer will stay in a 4m² under water home without coming up to surface. With 2.500 watt hours, Godson will try to generate the largest amount of electricity ever produced by under water cycling, surrounded by approx. 1.300 fish and before the very eyes of the LEGOLAND visitors. An official Guinness World Records referee will confirm the world record by April 13.
Godson has asked for the support of Off-Grid Specialist Phaesun GmbH to develop an optimum design and cabling for his autonomous power supply system. Convinced by the project, the enterprise which is situated in Memmingen has sponsored the underwater project with an energy storage system and an innovative lighting project including four solar lamps. “We have tested Gordon’s bicycle in our company and designed the power supply for the lighting and the operation of a note book”, Phaesun Managing Director Tobias Zwirner explains. The Off-Grid specialist from Memmingen has connected a solar module directly with four extremely economic and efficient Sundaya Ulitium LED lamps over a junction box. Eight kilojoule energy per hour are sufficient to achieve 240 lumen of light output for six hours. The electronic system and a lithium-ion storage battery are already integrated in the lamps.
The energy generated by cycling is therefore transferred over an energy storage system to Godson’s note book, his medium to communicate with the outside world.
It was particularly the scientific aspect to the project that piqued our interest”, Tobias Zwirner explains. Phaesun e.g. also sponsors solar systems to convey Off-Grid power supply to students in their physics lessons. While a NASA bioengineer hopes that the LEGOLAND park world record attempt is useful to gain new insights for the construction of underwater colonies, the international organisation of diving medicine physicians Divers Alert Network will examine the effects of long-time diving on the flow characteristics of blood.
More information under www.LEGOLAND-Unterwasserrekord.de
Phaesun GmbH, headquartered in Memmingen has been specialising in the sales, service and installation of Off-Grid photovoltaics and wind energy systems since it was founded in 2001. As one of the leading system integrators of Off-Grid energy systems on an international scale, Phaesun offers products of all renowned manufacturers in this trade. International project management, systematic customer training and technical support complete the services offered. Phaesun has subsidiaries in Eritrea and Panama and falls back on a worldwide network of partners and distribution channels.