Production work anticipated

The inventor of an electrical power producing unit hopes to move from building prototypes to manufacturing the units later this year.

Jai Zachary shows the seventh generation of his Revolution unit

Jai Zachary shows the seventh generation of his Revolution unit

The inventor of an electrical power producing unit hopes to move from building prototypes to manufacturing the units later this year.

Jai Zachary of ElectroMotion Energy said he is working on the seventh generation of his Revolution unit.

The Revolution is a freestanding unit. It replaces traditional heating, cooling and hot water systems with one complete unit that also generates electricity. This also provides backup heat and power to the home.

The Revolution unit was introduced in January, 2012 and since that time, there has been plenty of interest in the units.

“We have premiers and utilities visiting us,” he said. “Even the Mexicans are calling on us.”

Representatives from the Northwest Territories have met with Zachary, expressing interest in the concept.

In 2015, a prototype house, using ElectroMotion’s technology, was designed for the Northwest Territories. Zachary said the house could result in energy savings of 30 to 70 per cent.

Since the Revolution was introduced, Zachary has been working to improve the design and to get the patents necessary to protect the invention. Patents are already in place in the United States, Asia and the European Union.

He wants to have the unit in production by the end of this year. However, before production can begin, there are still several steps needed.

These include finalizing the design, acquiring a facility for the manufacturing and finding workers. He would like to produce the units in the Okanagan Valley, preferably in Summerland.

Production is expected to create hundreds of jobs, he said.