Tilley Plans Week-Long Home Power Test for Free-Energy Generator
At least six qualified energy professionals will go to a remotely
located modular home and garage that are powered exclusively by the Tilley Home
Power system, to test the system for at least seven days, to verify that the
fuelless technology works as claimed.
|Note: Another person intimate to the Tilley goings on
contests most of these charges, saying they are either
exaggerations or false. He has provided a point-by-point
|Strike-out represents contested
statements. Paraphrased rebuttals given in red.
(Nov. 4, 2006)
Nov. 2, 2006
It has come to our attention that Carl Tilley skipped town
in Tennessee just after the following story was published,
and apparently used this story as a diversion. [Final
load, Sept 29. A move had been in process, and under
discussion for at least five weeks. (So Tilley lied to me when he
said he wasn't going anywhere.)] Following is a thumbnail report of recent developments,
according to a leading investor in the technology, who knows how to
replicate the technology, and has done so.
- No test was actually ready to be performed as described below.
- No sale of the technology to another entity was finalized.
- An 8 billion dollar deal with a Native American group
gone as far as transferring 6 billion before it was scrapped.
- The shareholders were wising up and honing in on Tilley at the
he moved suddenly, without notice.
- Discovery included hidden extension cords (to augment output)
[photos available], bogus contracts, many other
A street sign identifying the obscure turn-off to his
compound was torn down.
[Contester didn't see such]
Tilley moved to Perkins County Nebraska within hours
of the publication of the below story.
[Final, small load was on Sept. 29]
- The legal authorities in Perkins County have been notified.
Tilley is situated with a church group in a church
camp, in a double-wide trailer.
[Church group helped. One church member, who is less than
honorable, has been on the Tilley Foundation board of directors
since 2002, and has handled the website.]
Tilley took everything with him except for his wife's
hospital bed. [Questionable. (the
first informant saw it remaining)]
- Tilley's wife has said she would have left him long ago if she
had a place to go.
- Larry, the security guard, is residing on the compound,
- Tilley pulled in two $50,000 sales of stock just before
leaving, against court order to sell no more stocks.
[Not knowledgeable about this particular transaction, but is
aware the Tilley sold at least $100k in late 2005, early 2006,
after court order.]
- The shareholders, in general, are irate. None have
gotten anything in return for their investment.
Shareholders, headed by Bob Muller (KY), who invested
$200,000 in the technology, are preparing a legal case against
Tilley. [Name misspelled, wrong
state, wrong tense.]
As of two weeks ago, there is a court order issued by
a TN Federal Judge for Tilley to prove his technology or he goes
to jail. [Order two weeks ago was
for something else. Order to test was quite some time
The "proof" would require Tilley to power a
home with the device. [Order did
not stipulate that.]
No device exists at present that would power to that
scale. [Speculative until
Tilley has until the middle of November to comply with
the court order to prove his technology.
If he doesn't comply, US Marshals will go to NB to
bring Tilley back to TN. [No such
statements in legal system]
Tilley is armed with a machine gun and lots of
Because of the following story, the shareholders
thought I (Sterling Allan/PES Network) have been working will
Carl, which has held them somewhat at bay. Now they know
that is not the case. The last I heard from Carl was in
the conversation reported below. He didn't respond to my
emails and phone messages asking for a review of the story for
accuracy. [Story didn't hold
anything at bay; some things had been in motion since June.]
The core technology actually works, but is
inefficient, expensive, exaggerated, and was not invented by
Tilley, but has been around since about the 1960s.
[According to first source.]
The technology can be easily built from off-the-shelf
The "Tilley Charger" in the diagram
below is actually a GM 120-amp Alternator (built by Prestolite,
bought out Electro Systems) as used on a '94-'96 Chevrolet
pick-up truck. [First
source doesn't know "exactly".]
The motor that runs the alternator is in the range of
1 to 1.5 horsepower.
The system only self-runs if there is a direct drive
between the motor and the alternator. It doesn't work with
It needs to run at over 1500 rpm for the efficiency to
be high enough for self-running with energy left over.
[1500 is nothing to obtain.]
A self-running 22-amp output unit, powerful enough to
run four 100-Watt bulbs and a dorm refrigerator, would cost
around $5,000 in parts.
[contention not specified.]
There is a lot of cost in maintenance: brushes in DC
motors, water in batteries, etc.
Ramp up of the technology to a larger output would
cost much more, proportionately, and is not feasible.
[contention not specified.]
Some of the shareholders hope to pick up where Tilley
left off, and try and see that the shareholders get some kind of
return on their investment.
[those who do risk ....]
Pure Energy Systems News
Copyright © 2006
LEBANON, TENNESSEE, USA [September 30, 2006] -- Imagine a power device that can
continuously supply all of the energy needs of a home, 24-7-365, with no fuel
input, harnessing a free energy source that is independent of the wind and the
sun. The same technology could be used to power a vehicle, eliminating the
need to stop for fuel.
Carl Tilley, of Tennessee, claims to have just such a technology. He has been
making such a claim for several years. But due to the lack of a believable
demonstration, the new-energy-technology community has not believed this to be
Because of what has appeared to me to be substantial evidence of fraud, I have
been among those writing polemical and negative coverage of Tilleys work.
Indeed, it was my story in September of 2002 about Tilley's demonstration of a
DeLorean running on his technology at the Nashville Superspeedway that began for
me what has ended up becoming a full-time project in reporting news about
cutting-edge energy technologies. My coverage of the Tilley Foundation (ref,
comes up as the first or second item (ref,
in Google searches on the subject.
Reopening a Case, and Diplomatic Relations
When I recently noticed dialogue on a discussion list alleging that Tilley had
skipped town, I wanted to verify that such was the case before giving it any
coverage. So, I picked up the phone and gave him a call. Carl Tilley responded
that no, he has not gone anywhere. After he hung up on me a couple of times,
surprisingly, we ended up talking for about an hour.
He let me know about a pending test he is planning, and actually invited my
input on the 22-page document of protocols he has composed for those who will be
performing the testing. He agreed to let me forward it privately to the New
Energy Congress for their input; and further, agreed to allowing a story about
the pending test to appear on the web in advance.
Wanting to prove once and for all, unequivocally, that his generator performs as
he says it does, Tilley is putting the final touches on his experimental set-up
in a very remote location near Cheyenne, Wyoming. Certifying the results
whatever they turn out to be will call on the talents of at least six
qualified professionals from fields of work and research related to energy.
Tilley expects this verification experiment to take place within the next month.
The test will run at least seven days, and could go for as long as ten days. A
video crew will be on hand as well, shooting a documentary about the study.
Testing a Very Full House
Tilley's intent is to prove that the device can run a home, and not just a green
one with minimal load. This will be a home with a high load: during the testing,
all of these professionals and observers will be residing in this home and using
the appliances. For water, they will rely on a well pump. The overall load will
include use of all the normal electrical devices such as a TV, VCR, DVD,
lights, washer, dryer, a stove, and a dishwasher.
In addition, the Tilley generator itself continuously consumes 500 watts in the
process of generating the energy to run the home. The Tilley device
itself, therefore, draws a total of 12,000 watt-hours each day, which is half
the amount of the 24,000 watt-hours that Southwest Windpower says the average
high-energy home consumes. So in such a setting of an average and fairly
"typical" living scenario, the Tilley Home Device would need to be
producing a third more energy than the 12,000 watt-hours needed, in order for it
to be fed back into the machine to keep it going.
Isolated Setting Away from Power Grid
Before the professionals are brought onto the property for the test, the
home-power device will be run for a week, to make sure the system operates
properly and that it is ready for such a critical examination.
The location is 15 miles from the nearest town, the last eight miles being a
dirt road, and is two miles removed from any utilities. The conclusions of the
test will include statements from the local utility company certifying that
utilities have never been run closer than two miles from the test location. The
purpose of the remote location is to mitigate any claims that the energy might
be coming from a hidden extension cord, or being transmitted wirelessly from the
Tilley has purchased and installed a 2,500 square-foot modular home and 1,800
square-foot garage on the 200-acre property for the purpose of the test. Even
after this particular launch test, he intends to continue the studying the
technologys functionality and reliability.. The facility will also serve as a
demonstration facility for pre-qualified parties.
The Agreement and Protocols
For brevity, Tilley's document refers to all these testing individuals as
"professionals". The independent testers will include professors,
engineers, scientists, and electricians, one of whom has been with the local
utility company for thirty-five years. As professionals, they will be paid for
Each professional must agree up front to allow his/her name and qualifications
to be listed publicly with his/her conclusions. Each professional also agrees
that the purpose of the test is limited to certifying whether or not the
technology works. They are not to be determining how it works, which
might violate the non-disclosure agreement.
Those "professionals" and observers who participate in this first
major testing are being asked to not communicate with the outside during the
seven days that they will be running the test. All of the professionals, the
documentary crew, and a few observers, will be staying at the home, and in the
Upon arrival at the location, the professionals will walk the property with the
purpose of inspecting for possible hidden wires.
There are three conditions under which a contracted professional can withdraw
from the test prematurely, or leave the premises once it begins. One would be
that the system "produced such a superior power or maintained sufficient
electricity to the test home that extended testing is not warranted."
Another would be that "the system failed to power the test home," so
no further testing is warranted. The third would be in the case of equipment
problems, system breakdown, sickness or some other emergency.
The test set-up will involved a 120-volt AC inverter and a 240-volt AC inverter
to handle the heavier loads imposed by the number of appliances, the well pump
and the air conditioner. Combined, both inverters can supply 6,000 watts
continuous power for the home and garage, and up to 10,000 watts surge capacity.
The inverters will be powered by six twelve-volt batteries, wired in parallel,
that will receive continuous charge from the Tilley Home Device set-up, which
will entail three different charging systems of around 19 pounds each. Next in
the system after the batteries is a DC power system, followed by the inverters.
An AC breaker box will come after the inverters, to prevent overload of the
inverters. The Tilley devices are each run by a drive motor that is powered by
an AC outlet.
In other words, the system is a self-feeding system, with energy left over for
other appliances. As Tilley stated in his document: "It is basically like a
car alternator that when you turn your motor on it charges your car battery,
...the exception [being that] there is no fuel required."
My Added Recommendations for Verifying Test
The professionals will be manually collecting data in addition to checking on
the automated data collection that will be in place. I recommended that the
professionals measure each segment of the system, not just what is coming after
the inverters to the home. This includes regularly measuring the Battery
Capacity of each battery.
Tilley's document calls for the professionals to take three readings each day. I
recommended that he also have the professionals analyze each appliance in the
compound to see whether it is functioning normally, and that they would measure
how much energy it consumes while it is running. It would be good to also tally
how often and for how long each appliance is used during the week of the test. A
usage log should be posted next to each appliance, so that a record can be kept
of when it is turned on, and when it is turned off.
Combined with the protocol Tilley set forth, I recommend that once the test is
complete, the final report should include accurate numerical information on:
- how much energy the Tilley device put out, and how much it consumed;
- how much energy the batteries received, and how much came from them;
- how much energy went into the inverters, and how much came out;
- how much energy was consumed by the appliances in the house and garage,
showing peaks and valleys, itemized into a log of individual device's energy
- notation of any outages that occurred due to overloading the circuit
- the exact duration of the test.
When complete, the certification documents should include:
- certification signed by each professional that the results are accurate to
the best of his or her knowledge;
- certification by each professional that he found no other energy input
source, including details of search techniques;
- certification from the utility company that no utilities have been
installed within two miles from the test location;
- names and credentials of each professional.
Outcome, Marketing Plans, and Documentary Showing
If the test comes out positive, Carl Tilley anticipates that the Tilley Home
Device could be made commercially available within a year. However,
implementation of that plan is not directly in his hands anymore.
In 2004, with permission of the Tilley Foundation shareholders, he sold the
rights to the technology to another entity, which will be involved in the
licensing of the technology. That entity requested the removal of the
TilleyFoundation.com website a few months back. (See archive.)
This test will mark the last event in a long series of events that the video
documentary crew has been compiling. Tilley said that the agreement is that if
the technology works, then the documentary will help prove that to the world. If
it doesn't work, the party making the documentary is free to publish it as they
see fit, within the stipulations of the non-disclosure agreement that protects
the intellectual property. Tilley plans to sell rights to the documentary to a
major media concern such as a network TV station.
This test scenario was spurred in part by a recent situation that Tilley
described. He quoted a professor from Vanderbilt University, who had come to
test the device, as telling him, "Yes, it does what you say, but there
could be a magnetic field under the floor that could be powering this." To
eliminate this possibility, the unit was then taken to the professors
laboratory at Vanderbilt, but the 100 Watt inverter was inadequate and blew
under the load.
Finally the professor said, "Until I know how it works, I can't say that it
This present test plan will allow a representative cross section of experienced
and knowledgeable energy professionals an extended amount of time and full
freedom, in front of video cameras, to use any and all forms of detection and
data recording deemed necessary to examine every possible source of energy, and
to come to a scientifically solid conclusion, once and for all.
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