Oyekunle is an Interlink Polytechnic graduate from Ijebu Jesa who studied computer science. He admitted to news reporters that he made more than 15 unsuccessful attempts until he finally succeeded in 2022.
The Oyo state native showed the operation of the generator in a video that was posted on Twitter in February by a social media influencer. It is said that it took him 13 years to build because of financial restrictions.
The creator discussed the generator’s power in a news crew interview. He claimed that it is powerful, simple to use, low maintenance, and eco-friendly.
“It’s very effective just like normal petrol and diesel generator. The one I built now has 900 watts capacity of the ‘I Better Pass My Neighbor’ gen and can power home appliances like TVs, fan bulbs, depending on size.
“I can build from 1kva up to 20kva to power a whole building and offices, with help and support.”
Michael also revealed what inspired him to build the fuelless generator. He said it all started about 13 years ago when his parents separated.
“it all started 13 years ago. My mum and dad got separated and things becomes hard for me and my mum. She had to send me to Ibadan to stay with my dad’s elder brother in a very remote area,” he said.
He added, “We trekked miles to go to school. No light, to read, iron clothes, watch movies and all. People that managed to on gen then, trek miles to get fuel. “I thought of building a generator that will work without fuel 247 so everyone can have a steady alternative power supply. I told my physics teacher about it and he said it’s possible if I can build my engine to drive the alternator.” He set to work afterwards. “I started working on it. I told my guardian and he liked the idea but there weren’t funds to assist me in making one as he is a civil servant and a farmer.
“From my earnings, I finance my ND in computer science and still saved money to build a prototype of the fuelless generator. I had over 15 failed experiments before I finally got it right last year 2022, and spent close to 250k to get it done aside from those failed experiments.”
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