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“Why sometimes, I’ve believed in six impossible things before breakfast.”
- Lewis Carroll
Rapid rebirth of the automotive industry is now a matter of worldwide urgency. To the surprise of almost everyone, as unlikely as it may seem, revolutionary energy technology can change that goal from fantasy to reality.
|Historical Industrial Revolutions|
|Automation / Computers||1946|
Several renewable new energy systems are in development throughout the world – as they reach the market, demand for fossil fuels will drop. However, few of these innovations have the potential to catalyze changes in the entire energy picture. Even fewer can substantially wind down carbon dioxide production fast enough to avoid the most drastic, life threatening, impacts caused by Global Warming.
The earth is immersed in an extremely dense sea of energy. In 1926, inventor Hans Coler, in Germany, demonstrated what he termed “Space Energy.” His first generator delivered a few watts of electricity. During 1937, Coler showed a second, 6,000 watt, generator that became of interest to the German navy.
During WWII, a highly secret R&D project supported Coler, in attempts to achieve production in order to recharge submarine batteries without the need for a sub to surface. Late in the War, the Allies bombed the lab. After hostilities ended, Coler cooperated with British Intelligence, which published a Report in 1946, concluding the achievement was real. In 1979, the British Intelligence Report was declassified. Today, it can readily be found on the internet.
We are developing revolutionary new technology. Some of our generators may prove to be tapping the same, Space Energy resource. It is now often referred to as the Quantum Vacuum, or Zero Point Energy (ZPE). U.S. Patent, No. 7,379,286 (not directly connected with our work) is entitled: Quantum Vacuum Energy Extraction. It provides a comprehensive discussion of the Zero Point Field. The Patent is readily available on the web and provides scientists and skeptics with an excellent analysis.
Ambient heat surrounds us at all times. It is another huge untapped energy reservoir. When it is utilized on a very large scale, it can help resolve our energy problems. On earth, ambient heat is a secondary power source powered by the sun. Sunlight is conserved in matter, such as rocks, in the form of heat. A great deal of energy remains available after sunset. Matter acts as an energy storage system for heat and allows life to survive periods of darkness. The stored energy is released after sunset or if the energy has been absorbed. Absorption takes place whenever heat is converted into electricity cooling instead of heating the planet. Those who doubt this is possible may find the two papers dealing with Maxwell at this link of interest.
Unconventional energy conversion systems are under development in several countries. Those inventions that become practical products may prove to be tapping one or the other of these never previously commercialized, renewable, abundant sources of energy. Revolutionary new energy conversion devices can be manufactured in many of the world’s existing factories. They are likely to prove inherently cost-competitive. Not only can they be used to power homes and businesses of every variety, but eventually will make practical cars, trucks and buses that need no batteries or any variety of conventional fuel or recharge.
Advanced designs will soon be capable of producing torque and/or electricity on a self-sustaining basis. Devices without moving parts are comparable to an inexhaustible electric battery. One Proof-of-Concept prototype was evaluated by Lee Felsenstein, EE. He concluded it to be analogous to the early work on the transistor, which eventually led to a Nobel Prize and the creation of Silicon Valley.
Generators we are developing are expected to generate this much power and demonstrate replacement of the plug needed by a plug-in hybrid car, within a year. This will be a harbinger of automobiles that need no conventional fuel. With normal progress, prototype new energy conversion systems are anticipated to demonstrate hybrid engines that sip ordinary water as fuel within three years. That goal might be achieved more rapidly if development involves four teams of engineers and technicians working on a 24/7 basis. These prototypes will open a path to mass production of entirely new varieties of automotive power plants. Vehicles powered by these technologies will never require conventional fuel of any kind.
Cars can become a substantial source of electricity!
Vehicle to grid (V2G) power was demonstrated by Google and PG&E during 2007. It was recently estimated that selling power to the grid from future production hybrid electric cars might earn the vehicles’ owner $4,000 each year. This assumes that power will be drawn by utilities from the car’s batteries, by means of a two-way, plug.
In the future, cars powered by new energy conversion systems are expected to earn much more, as these generators are anticipated to replace both batteries and fossil fueled engines. Therefore, they are expected to produce far greater amounts of electricity. No plug will be required.
Hybrid engines and generators of the variety we are developing to power automobiles might be thought of as analogous to a fuel cell that needs no hydrogen. We can easily switch this cell on or off. When the car is driving the conversion device is switched on, providing energy to the electric motor that propels the car. When the vehicle is parked, the motor that drives the vehicle is turned ‘off’, but the hybrid engine or magnetic generator remains “on”, still producing energy, like a fuel cell that needs no fuel. In larger cars, trucks and buses, up to 150 kW, produced by the unit while the drive motor is off, can be transferred from the vehicle through a wireless technology requiring no physical connection to the parked vehicle, providing power to the utility grid. Instead of paying to park, the electric power utility may decide to pay vehicle owners, because their cars and trucks become a source of electricity, a clean alternative to any existing variety of power plant. Over a reasonable period of time, payments to the owner may be sufficient to reimburse the purchase price of many vehicles.
Once cars, trucks and buses become available that need no fuel and can earn their keep, it is logical to expect automotive manufacturers will sell every such vehicle they make. Plants that have been shut down will reopen. Auto workers who have been laid off could have the opportunity to be rehired. Large numbers of new manufacturing jobs will be created.
Revolutionary products this far-reaching have the potential to provide huge numbers of new jobs and opportunities for new enterprise. The economic impact of cars as power plants is likely to prove a surprising way to stimulate the global economy.
It can also provide distributed generation of electricity wherever the grid is lacking or unreliable. Moreover, cars can wirelessly power homes and businesses. Imagine the many advantages, such as the aftermath of storms and other disasters.
These technologies will rapidly reduce the need to import fuel and thereby accomplish a huge reduction in the balance of payments, a huge drain at present on our economy.
Auto manufacturers are already preparing to market plug-in hybrids and electric cars. However, present technology sharply limits projected production volumes. Substituting fuel burning engines and eliminating the need for batteries and recharge requirements will open huge new markets.
When jet engines were proposed for airliners, experts projected it would take 20 years for the changeover to take place. In fact, it took only 5 years!
When World War II began, auto makers rapidly shifted production to tanks and aircraft. These changes required massive reorganization. Shifting to new energy conversion systems that require no fuel or recharge is infinitely less difficult. It only requires the determination to adapt to rapid change that can insure not merely the survival, but the blossoming of the industry, instead of its destruction.
Energy consumption is at the core of human existence. We must sharply accelerate development of new, cost-effective, sustainable alternatives. The combination of the power and auto industries has the potential to catalyze, with a kick start, a global economic recovery.
For additional information, see the entries on this web site under MagGen™; Energy from Collapsing Hydrogen Orbits – ECHO™ and Self Powered Internal Combustion Engines – SPICE™.