Milestones and Trends in Renewable Energy -- 2005 and 2006
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The Soap-Opera Fringe
The shenanigans that go on in the field of cutting-edge energy technology
have a certain entertainment value as well. What is the shyster going to
dream of next to keep the money coming in and to keep the investors
hoodwinked? They only thing perpetual about their technology is their
ability to keep the cash churning in. Which
billion-dollar corporation is Carl
Tilley going to claim next to be courting him for his car that allegedly
runs without having to stop for fuel? (Ref.)
We've exposed the fact that neither GE nor GM had any relationship with him. (Ref.)
Who is it going to be this year?
Then there are the melodramatic scenes created where the inventor becomes his
own worst enemy, and the progress of his idea is stymied because of his
impossible personality. Just think of the energy we could generate if we
could harvest the power of paranoia! Can anyone get close enough to Jack
Carrey this year to find out if he really has something worth pursuing?
Will Paul Pantone get out of his court-forced psychological care before the
treatment drugs diminish his brain capacity? -- no, wait, update: will he get
sprung from jail again? (Ref.)
Low-Tech, Low-Cost Interim Options
terms of volume, our biggest story this year was about getting improved mileage
and performance in most vehicles by adding around 2 ounces of acetone for each
10 gallons of gasoline. (Ref.)
Hundreds of discussion forums picked up the story. We've had over sixty
individuals report their results at PESWiki. (Ref.)
Now a company is commercializing a product that will automatically add the
acetone for you, in precise ratios. (Ref ) The inventor has a U.S. Patent and is in the
process of obtaining patents in other countries.
Converting diesels to run on veggie oil gained momentum in 2005, and will likely
gain many more advances in 2005; but our highways will probably never smell like
French fries, due to the infeasibility of wide-scale implementation and the
stress that would put on the environment. (Ref.)
related page that has received a lot of attention and effort is the index of
fuel efficiency technologies. (Ref.)
Somender Singh's approach of cutting grooves in combustion chambers to create a
vortex effect is gradually catching on (ref.),
but is not nearly as easy as adding a few drops of acetone to the fuel.
Inserting Brown's gas (H & O from electrolysis) into the air intake is
another idea that seems to be taking off. (Ref.,
Robert Patterson enter the Tour de Sol this year with his ram implosion wing,
which allegedly turns air drag into propulsion? (Ref.)
NEC: A Court of Educated Opinion and Review
considering these many technology claims, and the wide range of credibility
levels and feasibility behind them, perhaps one of the best things to happen
this past year was the formation of the New
Energy Congress. This group of interested, informed individuals has
assembled to review the most promising up-and-coming energy technologies. After
assessing claims as to what extent each is actually environmentally clean,
renewable, affordable, and reliable, NEC will be issuing a weighted list of
recommendations of the most promising technologies.
In the coming year, NEC reviews are likely to be helpful in raising awareness
of, and especially directing resources into, those concepts and inventions which
are most likely to facilitate the energy revolution. PES Network plans to be
there, reporting on the fostering of renewable energy technologies of greatest
promise, and of installations and pilot projects based on these.
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Haliburton for extensive editorial input.
PESN Stories from 2005
Highlights, in reverse chronological sequence.
December 31, 2005
Installs Fuel Vaporizer on GMC CrewCab - System uses 200-degree
engine coolant to vaporize the lighter chemicals out of the gasoline into an
isolated chamber system. Inventor is working on a way to crack the
heavier part of the gasoline.
December 30, 2005
December 29, 2005
to the Zero Point - Bearden gives credit to the courage that
researchers such as Haisch and Puthoff have shown in pushing to the
zero-point. Academically it was a huge risk to them, to their careers and to
December 23, 2005
December 14, 2005
December 4, 2005
Earth's Buffers to the Breaking Point - The Earth is extremely
resilient, but there are limits to how much she can take, and when her
buffering capacity is saturated, catastrophic ecosystem breakdown results.
We are beginning to see some more rapid changes now, indicating that we are
on the edge of the buffer.
November 25, 2005
November 21, 2005
November 18, 2005
embrittlement not a substantial threat - Hydrogen-conversion expert,
and clean-fuel specialist, Tai Robinson, responds to assertion that when
hydrogen gas dissolves into the structure of certain metals such as aluminum
& steels, it can cause cracking and failure of metal components.
November 16, 2005
contractor reticent on anti-gravity discovery - A fabled top secret
World War II technology, never fully developed by the Nazis, although many
individuals were allegedly killed in the process of its testing, apparently
has been replicated in part by a mainstream Californian defense contractor,
SARA, showing anti-gravity and propulsion effects.
November 7, 2005
vertical axis wind turbine introduces competitive advantage - Design
creates pull on the back side contributing to 40%+ wind conversion
efficiencies, doesn't kill birds, runs more quietly, doesn't need to be
installed as high, blends better with landscape. Generating costs estimated
at 2.5 cents per kilowatt-hour, surpassing conventional energy sources.
November 3, 2005
power project floating out to North Sea - Norwegian utility
envisions a floating 660-foot-tall tower, tethered to sea floor, supporting
95-foot-long blades. Scaled-down 3 MW demo with 14-foot blades expected
in 2007. If the concept works, Norsk Hydro envisions parks of perhaps 200
windmills, in waters 700-2,200 feet deep.
November 2, 2005
Fusion poses overwhelming competition to Tokamak - Purports to be a
far more feasible and profoundly less expensive approach to hot fusion, in
contrast to what the international project (ITER) in France is pursuing.
Lawrenceville Plasma Physics is currently researching and developing the
Plasma Focus Device for hydrogen-boron nuclear fusion.
October 31, 2005
October 27, 2005
October 22, 2005
Launches Site for Open-Sourcing Clean Energy - Website launch
provides inventors and users with tools of collaboration for shared
advancement of clean, free, and renewable energy technology solutions.
Believes that open sourcing, which has been such a boon to the software
community, can be just as much so, if not more for the energy world.
makes cannon-ball splash opening with release of disclosure testimonial
videos - Earth-shattering never-before-seen video testimonials
released for the first time, featuring seven energy inventors.
Affidavit witnesses implore the halting of suppression of new energy
technologies that could eliminate our dependence on fossil fuel.
October 21, 2005
Water Heaters are Brutal on the Grid When Popularized - Tankless
water heaters draw energy on demand, and do not have a thermal energy
storage aspect. Multiplied by many customers' hot-water usage patterns,
these surges of energy amount to a significantly higher peak load for
utilities, resulting in increased costs and, more significantly, in
increased waste during non-peak times.
the Super Storm and Energy from the Vacuum - Reflections on the
dynamics of this record-breaking hurricane, principles of physics and
atmosphere, and ramifications for unlimited energy from the vacuum of space.
(PESN; Oct. 21, 2005)
October 20, 2005
October 18, 2005
October 13, 2005
To Improve Turbulence In Combustion Chambers by Creating a Vortex -
Somender Singh says a radical design change in the face of combustion
chambers, by forming grooves, channels or passages through the squish areas,
will further enhance in-cylinder turbulence followed by multi flame front
combustion, as contained in his US Patent 6237579. Do-it-yourselfers might
consider cutting some grooves to approach the effect.
October 6, 2005
October 5, 2005
Launches - New site launched with intent to be the pre-eminent
online resource linking consumers to solar professionals. Nearly 400 solar
energy system installers and other solar pros from around the U.S. are
September 29, 2005
September 26, 2005
Energy Movement" Posts New Website - New non-profit
organization aims to foster awareness and activity among the mainstream.
First conference was held last year. Site presently features a few
essays from prominent individuals in the field of new
September 22, 2005
September 21, 2005
Propulsion: Brief History and Remedy - French and Russian proponents
of harnessing sea wave energy provide a short history, identifying why the
approach has been abandoned by major entities, and suggesting how to revive
this yet-to-be-fully-actualized approach.
Sea Wave Energy Propulsion Technology - Francois Kneider has build
numerous proofs of concept of wave energy propulsion systems, and believes
it could be a feasible system commercially for water craft. Offers
intriguing directions for home experimenters.
September 19, 2005
Legal Battles - GEET inventor, Paul Pantone, is publishing a
"legal battles" index on his website. PESWiki has published
a page to allow named parties to respond if they feel they are
September 17, 2005
Are Getting Stronger - The number of Category 4 and 5 hurricanes
worldwide has nearly doubled over the past 35 years, even though the total
number of hurricanes has dropped since the 1990s. The shift has occurred as
global sea surface temperatures have increased over the same period.
September 16, 2005
Wood Waste Creates Biomass Opportunity - Green Energy Resources is
offering to pay the government to release the wood normally sent to a
landfill or burned. GER says the harvested destruction from weather events
in general could power as much as 10% of U.S. energy needs.
Says They've Not Heard of Tilley - Carl Tilley shows the Pontiac
Bonneville on his site and calls it a "Tilley Electric Vehicle"
saying it will go for sale this year. General Motors says they have never
heard of Tilley.
September 14, 2005
September 10, 2005
Demo Video Alleges Over Unity - Video shows 4.25 Watts rectified DC
going into the spinning device, which meanwhile is producing 15.4 Watts AC,
for an efficiency of 362%.
September 8, 2005
biologists invent power-generating backpack - The
"Suspended-load Backpack" converts mechanical energy from walking
into electricity -- up to 7.4 Watts -- more than enough energy to power
portable electronic devices for soldiers, field researchers or disaster
September 6, 2005
September 2, 2005
Oil Disruption Likely to Cripple U.S. and World Economy - The damage
done to the Gulf oil and gas infrastructure is tremendous. Gas is in
short supply in the region, further hampering restorative efforts.
Snowball effect of this aorta of U.S. commerce is likely to be felt
worldwide. Long overdue time to look at alternatives to oil.
August 31, 2005
Announces Hydrogen from Water, Organic Material - Purdue researchers
have developed a novel technique for producing hydrogen from water. It
requires only water, a catalyst based on the metal rhenium (REE-nee-um) and
an organic liquid called an organosilane, which can be stored and
August 19, 2005
EV Gray's Nephew Wants to Resurrect Famed Free Energy Motor - The
Gray motor was the first market-ready prototype replication of Nikola
Tesla's radiant energy phenomenon, but never made it to market for reasons
that his nephew described as paranoia, secrecy, and greed. He took his
invention with him to the grave -- or did he?
August 16, 2005
Battery - Singapore physicists create first paper battery that
generates electricity from urine. Technology is an ideal match for cheap,
disposable healthcare test-kits.
August 11, 2005
August 10, 2005
August 5, 2005
trouble removing oil from water - A simple tank-and-siphon system
for removing oil from oily water and protecting the environment is about to
be launched internationally by an engineering team from the University of
New South Wales.
August 4, 2005
August 2, 2005
to Push Solar to Within Competitive Range of Grid Power - Thermal
solar panels coming into production in September will produce electricity at
3-5 cents per kilowatt-hour. Highly-efficient bladeless turbine has wide
range of waste-heat-harnessing applications. Methanol production
technique will draw CO2 out of the environment, reversing global warming.
July 28, 2005
July 27, 2005
July 24, 2005
'Energy from the Vacuum' is Just a Drop in the Ocean - Tom Beardens
correspondence with L.R. Pastor purports that our current energy systems tap
the 'vacuum' in a deliberately inefficient manner that disturbs equilibrium.
The nature of the 'ZPE - Energy From The Vacuum' and Tesla's
"wheelworks of nature."
July 20, 2005
July 18, 2005
July 14, 2005
Bubbling to Mainstream - Considering the recent media fawning of the
Purdue bench top fusion results, Leslie R. Pastor points out other
sonofusion research as well as other energy alternatives that are being
overlooked, similar to the AC v DC controversy of Edison's time.
July 13, 2005
July 11, 2005
and Irrationality in the Oil Patch - Profit-taking and stock prices
rise and fall, but fears seem to be unfounded. Is the oil shortage real?
Facts are hard to come by, and philosophical arguments rage.
July 10, 2005
Power from Lightning - Having demonstrated a smaller prototype using
artificial lightning, Todd Livingstone is now waiting for the next lightning
storm to test his full-scale prototype for harnessing the energy of a
lightning strike. Technology is a reverse of directed energy weapons.
July 7, 2005
July 1, 2005
June 26, 2005
June 24, 2005
Grail Evades Lutec 1000 - Progress report on the Australian company
that has claimed for years to have a commercially ready free energy device.
June 21, 2005
June 17, 2005
June 13, 2005
June 12, 2005
June 11, 2005
June 10, 2005
June 9, 2005
June 3, 2005
June 2, 2005
Murder Suspect Arrested - Gary McAvoy arrested for felony
murder. Eugene Mallove, champion of Cold Fusion, brutally murdered
more than 1 year ago in Norwich Connecticut.
May 28, 2005
Aims to Maximize Bang for the Buck - A pinpoint technology
eliminates a limitation of internal combustion engines with minimal
intervention. Patented fuel-injector collar heats incoming fuel so it burns
more completely. First product delivered Monday.
May 27, 2005
Maglev Rail System Conceived - Interstate maglev rail system would
include solar panels along the tracks, which would generate hydrogen to run
the transport vehicles, which would travel at 250 mph, carrying cars and
people between metropolitan areas. 3x excess energy anticipated. (PESN;
May 27, 2005)
May 24, 2005
May 22, 2005
Tour de Sol skirts 100 mpg - Over 60 hybrid, electric and biofuel
vehicles from throughout the U.S. and Canada demonstrated that we have the
technology today to power our transportation system with zero-oil
consumption and zero climate-change emissions.
May 21, 2005
Monopole Project Update - List moderator, Rick Friedrich, says
several people are claiming to have achieved over unity in their replication
of Bedini's designs; says he is in process of documenting the design
specifics as well as the results.
May 18, 2005
May 16, 2005
May 14, 2005
of Energy Sources in China vs Pollution - An overview of the present
energy generation methods and their pollution load, as well as up-coming
installations, many of which are green energy modalities; but also talk of
re-starting older, less efficient plants, in order to handle mushrooming
May 1, 2005
April 29, 2005
Methane Generation in Retired Oil Fields - Naturally-occurring
bacteriological process may provide opportunity to convert finite oil
resource to long-term generation of natural gas. Luca Technologies
scientists provide proof of present-day conversion of oil to gas.
April 28, 2005
April 25, 2005
Vortex Engine Supported by U.S. Navy - 25 kW prototype shown to have
strong torque, using half the energy, with half the emissions. $1 million
grant awarded General Vortex Energy by the Navy to build 125-kW prototype.
Nine U.S. patents.
April 23, 2005
Website Downgraded - Touting an all-magnet magnet motor near market
readiness (for 3 years now), downgraded website now claims they are working
in association with the European space agency. PerenTech mothballed.
April 20, 2005
April 14, 2005
Mobile Demonstration Program Nears Completion - Alternate Energy
Corp.'s proprietary metallurgy technology permits a small-scale unit to
generate hydrogen from an aqueous solution through a "green"
system at a price competitive with the current fossil fuel kWh cost of
April 7, 2005
= Proton - Electron Fusion - Sub-excited Neutron Production and
subsequent energy release by stimulated K-electron capture. Paper regarding
the Vallee Synergetic Generator.
April 3, 2005
April 2, 2005
March 31, 2005
March 29, 2005
March 28, 2005
Energy' in 2005 - A survey by Sterling Allan of a very dynamic
field, from solar and wind to cold fusion and magnet motors. What PES
Network Inc is doing to promote alternative energy technologies. Pending
launch of Open Source Energy Network (OSEN).
March 27, 2005
March 17, 2005
In Fuel Said to Increase Mileage - Readily-available chemical added
to gas tank in small proportion improves the fuel's ability to vaporize
completely by eliminating the surface tension that inhibits full
vaporization of fuel droplets.
March 10, 2005
Griesel Drives His Diesel Bus on Grease - Ernest Griesel -- yes,
that is his birth name -- drives around in a diesel bus whose diesel engine
he has converted to run on grease from restaurants. It burns well and clean.
The exhaust smells like French fries. He shares easy-to-follow conversion
March 8, 2005
Implosion Wing Developments - Recent replications claim to
confirm effect in which special aerodynamic shape is alleged to create an
air vortex that increases vehicle mileage and decreases airflow disturbance.
March 1, 2005
Theory for Energy Extraction from Matter - Paul Lowrance proposes a
solid state method for extracting energy from the motion of atoms in matter,
resulting in cooling of the matter, to be regenerated from the ambient
surrounding temperature. Says model is based on existing laws of physics.
February 27, 2005
January 25, 2005
and Trends in Renewable Energy
Posted by Hemos
on Monday January 02, @07:00AM
from the slow-movement-forward dept.
Sterling D. Allan
writes "Some reflections
and projections: The year 2005 saw large wind power installments
come into a price range where they are now competitive with
traditional grid prices. 2006 could see several solar designs do the
same. Cold fusion was boosted with two, concurrent and independent
sonofusion breakthroughs, though the stigma in the name is still
deeply seated. 2006 could see floating wind turbines arrive on the
commercial scene -- floating in the water like oil rigs, or floating
high in the air, courtesy of helium. 2006 will see at least three
companies offering after-market kits for adding Brown's gas (H and O
from electrolysis, common ducted) to the air intake of vehicles for
enhanced mileage and performance. Many other fuel economizing systems
are slated to mature in the marketplace. Climate change evidence will
continue to mount. It will yet be years before we harness lightning,
but stable tornado systems prototypes that tap waste heat from power
plants could arrive this coming year. Will 2006 be the year that clean
energy becomes more the vogue than cool computer gadgets?"
Page composed by Sterling
D. Allan Dec. 31, 2005
Last updated December 28, 2006