Local man invents alternative energy source

B y Jaime Thomas

Nestled in the quiet, bucolic setting of Washington County is an inventor who’s been working on a pretty big idea.

Andrew Abolafia, who lives in the Granville area, recently finished a prototype of a static field converter. In layman’s terms, this device extracts and produces electrical energy from permanent magnets, which can then be applied just about anywhere.

“It’s a bold and out of the box attempt to solve the energy crises,” Abolafia said of his creation.

He said he [...]

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