‘No maintenance’ long-term reliable power for satellites, and vehicles in space and lunar applications.
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GenX is a beta-voltaic power generator meaning it converts energy from beta radiation emissions into power without the need for an external fuel supply – the ‘fuel’ is the inherent energy in the beta-emitter.
In recent proof of concept experiments GenX’s unique semiconductor-metal electrode configuration has been shown to effectively harvest power from the semiconductor layer when excited.
A demonstration unit is currently under construction with a prototype unit planned to follow which will be tested in a space equivalent environment to allow commercial demonstration.