Milo Mcloughlin-Greening

Milo Mcloughlin-Greening

Industrial Design & Technology BA

The Universal Generator

A project to combat energy poverty

The Universal Generator project aims to provide remote locations within the developing world with the ability to create a clean energy supply. This has been achieved through the use of materials that are locally available, paired with some imported key components. The system will allow communities to reap the economic and social benefits of being connected to the mobile network. The project had three areas of development. Firstly, the electronic development stage involved experimentation to create a fixed magnet generator in its most basic form. Secondly, a mechanical system was designed that can be produced with an absolute minimum amount of equipment. The third stage of the project was to design a sustainable business model, to boost local economies while generating the revenue needed for continuous expansion.