Renewable Energy Sources
My name is Zoltán and allow me to introduce myself as an engineer and entrepreneur (early stage startup) with the aim to make the world a better place. I worked as a lighting designer and project manager for energy efficiency projects. Four years ago, I decided to create the new solution for a problem I had to solve in each lighting project – waste heat coming from LEDs luminaires (this made LEDs unusable in industries with warm to hot environments). I knew very well that the rate of return is key to success selling any (new) solution. I also knew that the usage of waste heat from LEDs can't repay the needed pipe infrastructure for active cooling. But without liquid medium we can't use and store waste heat from LEDs – free energy!
The only solution was to find a new device capable of more than just lighting. The only way how to ensure an acceptable return period for a higher investment was to use the necessary pipe infrastructure to support the heating and cooling infrastructure in the building (multifunctional solution). I quickly realized that the solution is bigger than I expected at the beginning. I went back to the Slovak University of Technology to write a dissertation work about the new solution – idea (PhD. thesis: “Utilization of waste heat from artificial light sources”). Later, I again found that the potential benefits of my invention are greater food and energy security in the world. I started working as a researcher at the same university to gain skills in this area and publish the idea – vision.