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Magnetic Power Inc. is Nearing Pre-Production Stage with Zero Point Energy
Modules built with off-the-shelf components are expected to generate
electricity anywhere, any time, for less than 1 cent per kilowatt-hour.
One kW modules expected for market early next year.
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Copyright © 2005
Mark Goldes, Chairman and CEO of
Magnetic Power Inc. and its synergistic subsidiary company, Room
Temperature Superconductors Inc.
SEBASTOPOL, CALIFORNIA, USA -- At their present rate of progress, Magnetic
Power Inc. (MPI) says they could have 1 kW Magnetic Power Modules,
anticipated to generate electricity for less than one cent per kilowatt-hour,
ready for sale by strategic partners next year. "Nothing else would
come close," says Mark Goldes," chairman and CEO.
One kilowatt would power ten 100-Watt bulbs, for example. Homes can
operate on between 5 and 15 kW.
MPI has a number of designs under development, and has built a few working
prototypes including rotating as well as solid state, no-moving-parts devices.
Not Out of Thin Air
Goldes says that all of these operate by tapping into Zero Point Energy in one
way or another. In a treatise published
online June 16, he describes the various professional agencies, from governments
to universities, which are pursuing various avenues of Zero Point Energy.
Tapping the Zero Point field, the vast sea of energy that surrounds us, is also
referred to as extracting energy from the vacuum of space. In an atomic frame of
reference, this energy is everywhere. In more simplistic language, the process
is like pulling energy from the air around us. Goldes recoils at that
terminology, because the energy is not coming from the "air," so that
expression is scientifically incorrect.
He leaves the theoretical models to the scientists, and holds the technology
secrets tight to his chest. "We will not be discussing the specific
technology until our patents are secured," he said.
NASA data suggests there is far more than 20 times the Zero Point Energy
available anyplace on earth than solar energy at the peak of the day, and it is
The Magnetic Power Modules mentioned are not one particular modality, but
refer to any one of a number of various methods being developed by MPI, from
small, solid state versions, up to one-megawatt devices -- all of which use some
of the same general principles.
In the near-term, MPI is focusing on pre-production prototypes of Demonstration
Devices, which can be made available to schools and universities, as well as a 1
kW generator. MPI expects that these will be manufactured by strategic
partners under license next year. Another early application would be portable or
emergency generators. Additionally, early on, a few linked modules could
provide enough power for homes.
Goldes expects that many scientists will want to have one of the small
demonstration devices to set on their desk; and that kids will want to have them
built into toys to take apart and figure out how they work.
Unlike many generators that require special fabrication, early MPI production
prototypes might be made from converted off-the-shelf utility hardware.
In their early production runs, MPI licensees are likely to stick with this
approach, in large measure because of the added efficiency gained from not
needing to tool up, not to mention the cost of machining new molds and parts. In
fact, Goldes sees adapting existing parts as one of the best attributes of the
technology, both because it enables a more rapid deployment, and because of the
efficiencies represented in using what is already available. "We expect to
be able to successfully convert utility hardware into [ZPE] generators,"
As the 1 kW modular units prove themselves, and, with continuing research and
development, as larger modules are launched as well, on-site power will become
possible for apartment complexes and small businesses. Also, few large modules
linked together could supplement, or even replace, some small power plants, says
When MPI has a generator ready to use in a car, they see the Toyota Prius as
being the most suitable candidate for a retrofit at first, because its
engineering is the most conducive. Goldes would also like to see U.S.
automobile manufacturers get with the clean-energy program so they too could
benefit from these advances. Later, optimized designs might begin to
replace engines in every variety of vehicle, so that they would run no longer on
fossil fuel, but on free, zero point energy.
Initially, Goldes envisions putting a couple of the 1 kW modules in place of the
"plug-in" revisions that some people are beginning to make to their
hybrids, and which will probably become standard offering in the near
future. With this arrangement, rather than having to plug the car in at
night while it is not being driven, the car could be under continuous charge
from the MPI modules, and would never have to be plugged in to the grid. These
hybrids with MPI modules will still require fuel for highway driving, but they
will now get in the range of 100 to 150 mpg -- the same as what plug-in hybrids
are achieving, except without the need to plug in. The modules might be a little
large at first, but Goldes is confident that they will diminish in weight and
size with additional refinements that are sure to come.
On the other end of the scale, one firm has expressed interest in small units to
replace the batteries powering laptop computers.
Eventually, just about anything electric or electronic could have its own power
source. Medical devices, and remote outposts, would no longer need to
worry about battery replacements.
Plugging Your House Into Your Car
One interesting twist that people talk about is plugging a house into a hybrid
plug-in car, so that the car serves as a generator when its gas or hydrogen
engine is running. With the MPI-Module-fitted car, this becomes even more
feasible without needing to rely on combustion of any kind.
Goldes envisions a time not too long from now when parking garages will
advertise, "We pay more," as they try to woo you into their facility
to let your car provide power to the utility grid, and pay you in return.
One of the changes Goldes foresees in the components will be ultra-conducting
plastic wire in place of metal wire. Room Temperature Superconductors Inc.,
MPI's subsidiary, with numerous patents in place and pending, is in the process
of developing ultraconductors. "They will conduct electricity 100,000 times
better than copper, gold, or silver wire," said Goldes.
So, ironically, instead of being consumed as fuel, oil will be used to make
plastic wire; instead of polluting the planet, it will be contributing to the
cleaning up of the planet.
Angel Investors Wanted
MPI welcomes accredited Angel investors. Together with their subsidiary,
Room Temperature Superconductors Inc., MPI has raised more than $7.5 million
from Angel investors. The company anticipates multi-million dollar funding in
the near future.
Ultraconductors have been the subject of four completed government
contracts. Investment in the well-proven technology of the subsidiary is
not as high risk as the ZPE technology being developed by the parent company,
A Sense of Urgency
Goldes cites a number of reasons why he believes we do not have a lot of time as
a nation or world in terms of energy stability, and that the need for
alternative, clean energy is not just a matter of economics, but of grave
urgency. For example, he cites a number of extremely well qualified
experts who have stated that a shortage of natural gas may cause major shortages
of electricity in the United States as early as next year. Rapid reversal
change may prove unexpectedly urgent for human survival, as well as the
well-being of the planet, he says.
# # #
- Phone interview and email correspondence with Mark
Goldes, who reviewed the above text and corrected errors that he noticed in
- Article: Near-Term
Goals: MPI Fuel-Free Generators - Describes devices available, seeking
angel investors. (ZPEnergy; June 14, 2005)
- Article: New
Science and a Revolutionary Energy Breakthrough - Mark Goldes says his
firm is developing pre-commercial generators. These one kilowatt
Magnetic Power Modules are expected to be in production next year. (ZPEnergy;
June 16, 2005)
- Article: Direct
Energy Conversion - "MrFluxgate" theorizes about how to
practically tap Zero Point Energy. Mentions a device he's made, but
does not specify whether or not it works. Description parallels that
of Goldes'. (ZPEnergy; June 14, 2005)
Mark Goldes, Magnetic Power Inc.
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