"That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next" --John Stuart Mill.
Several renewable new energy systems are in development throughout the world – as they reach the market, demand for fossil fuels will drop. However, although prices are declining, these systems are more costly than fossil fueled systems. As a result, 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, tapped what he termed "Space Energy". His first generator delivered a few watts of electricity. During 1937, Coler demonstrated a second, 6,000 watt, generator that was later shown 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 laboratory was bombed. After hostilities ended, Coler cooperated with British Intelligence, which published a Report in 1946 concluding his 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, 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) titled: Quantum Vacuum Energy Extraction. It provides a comprehensive discussion of the Zero Point Field. The Summary states: "A system is disclosed for converting part of the energy of the electromagnetic quantum vacuum available at any point in the universe to usable energy in the form of heat, electricity, mechanical energy or other forms of power. ...The disclosed devices are scalable in size and energy output for applications ranging from replacements for small batteries to power plant sized generators of electricity. Since the electromagnetic quantum vacuum is thought to permeate the entire Universe, devices drawing power from the electromagnetic quantum vacuum in the fashion claimed will be effectively inexhaustible sources of power." This Patent is readily available on the web and may interest scientists and skeptics.
Unconventional energy conversion systems are under development in several countries. Some of those inventions that become practical products may prove to be tapping this never previously commercialized, renewable, abundant source of energy. Revolutionary new energy conversion devices can be manufactured in many of the world's existing factories. Ours will prove inherently cost-competitive. Not only can they be used to power homes and businesses of every variety, but also to make practical cars, trucks and buses that need no engines, banks of 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 sufficient power to demonstrate replacement of the plug needed by a plug-in hybrid car. This will be a harbinger of automobiles that need no conventional fuel. With normal progress, prototype new energy conversion systems are anticipated to replace an automobile engine 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 or any external source of power for recharge.
Cars as a potential source of income
Vehicle to grid (V2G) power was demonstrated by Google and PG&E during 2007 and is now the subject of experiments by several utilities. A University of Delaware statement 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 car engines. Therefore, they are expected to produce far greater amounts of electricity. No plug will be required.
Generators of the variety we are developing to power electric 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 generator can remain "on", still producing energy, like a fuel cell that needs no fuel. In larger cars, trucks and buses, up to 150 kW might be produced by the unit while the motor is off. This electricity can be transferred to the utility grid through a wireless technology requiring no physical connection to the parked vehicle. Instead of paying to park, the electric power utility may find it cost-effective to pay vehicle owners, because their cars and trucks become a source of electricity, a clean alternative to any existing variety of central 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 or recharge automotive manufacturers will sell every such vehicle they make. Plants that have been shut down will reopen. Auto workers who have been laid off may have the opportunity to be rehired. Large numbers of new manufacturing jobs will be created. Later, when vehicles can earn income while parked, they will further stimulate the economy and help to reduce any demand to build coal fired and nuclear power plants.
A revolutionary product this far-reaching has 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, which has been a huge drain on our economy.