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PureEnergySystems.com > News > April 22, 2015; 22:15 GMT

GAIA demonstrating 5 kW home power Rosch KPP prototype in Germany; taking orders

From April 25 - May 6, GAIA will be demonstrating a 5 kilowatt version of Rosch' technology that harnesses power of rising floats using pressurized air, which then descend after the air escapes above the water chamber. They will be making 500 units in their first round, half of which are already sold.


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by Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News

Here's another great Earth Day present!

This is the second of a two-part, major announcement pertaining to Rosch Innovations AG. The first article is:

  • 100 MW total Rosch Thrust Kinetic Generators in operation - Technology harnesses power of rising floats using pressurized air, which then descend after the air escapes above the water chamber. 5 MW, 40 MW and 100 MW power plant designs targeted for utilities. Media, industry, and public demonstrations scheduled for May. Energy price is 2x better than solar or wind. (PESN; April 22, 2015)

Rather than bury this present piece within that article, I wanted to give it a separate page, to give it the attention it deserves. From a world-impacting point of view, I personally favor the distributed energy solutions that provide home and small business power at the point of use, so I'm itching to push these guys into #1 position in our Top 5 Exotic Free Energy Technologies listing at http://Top5Energy.com. One of the things I love about this technology is its simplicity. We're talking principles that are based on what Archimedes came up with 2200 years ago. This is not rocket science.

5 MW, which is what Rosch is focusing on, for utilities, is a lot of power -- enough to run up to 5000 homes (average power, not peak). A small train locomotive is around one megawatt.

Last September, we reported that GAIA in Germany/Austria has been working with Rosch to develop a home power version of their technology.

Today, I was able to speak with GAIA CEO, Roberto Reuter to get an update on where they are at; and like with the Rosch Innovations AG announcement, I was pleasantly surprised.

Since this last Saturday, they have had their first "serial series" 5 kW (home power) prototype running, continuously. As of this morning (MDT), it has now produced more than 200 kW-h of power. They have had no glitches in its operation so far.

They call it the AUKW, short for AuftriebsKraftwerk; translated, that means: buoyancy power plant. It stands 5 meters tall with a base of one square meter. (See photo gallery below.)

Starting this next Saturday, April 25 until May 6, GAIA will be doing a public demonstration of the AUKW prototype at Brόssler Strasse 15, 53841 Troisdorf (next to Cologne airport), Germany. You can sign up to attend via their website. Prior registration is required, due to limited capacity. They can handle up to 120 visitors per day.

They also plan to have a live stream video available for people to observe via the web. Here's a promotional video about their upcoming demonstration:

The production prototype is self-sustaining (no input power), with 4.8 kW net output.

I would like to attend this historic free energy event, so below you will see a fund-drive for my travel, which looks like it could be less than $2,000.

In this first batch, of which their AUKW demonstrator is the first system, they plan on making 500 units, over half of which have already been purchased. These will be available for delivery within two months. They will come as kits requiring assembly, arriving on one or two pallets with the tube shipping separately. If a person wants a fully operational system, then they'll need to pay extra for someone to do the assembly for them.

Home hook-up will need to be done by a licensed electrician. Assembly and installation of the units is expected to take around 40 man hours. GAIA is providing training for those who would like to become installers. Training will take 1-2 days. Though they are presently wanting to stay under the radar and focus on the European market, they will ship internationally, though the conversion of the system to comply with local power parameter (110V vs 220V; 50 Hz vs 60 Hz, single-phase vs 3-phase, etc, see table) and pass required safety certifications will be up to the customer / potential licensee.

The European 5 kW AUKW system output is 400 V, 50 Hz, 3-phase. The load on each of the three phases needs to be consistent, so these are fed to an inverter, which provides the external power and manages the power. It can adjust its output for a changing load.

The cost for the 5 kW system is € 14,160.00 EUR gross including standard local VAT. The costs include the workshop and the complete material of construction of the plant. 

As of present, GAIA is not yet looking to license the manufacture and distribution of these systems. They want to first complete the building of their first 500 units, to see how the market reacts, to gauge the customer's satisfaction, work through any bugs, etc. Roberto didn't expect that there would be any technical problems, which would be very fortunate; but I'm sure customers are going to have suggestions about how to improve the design. Roberto recommended that for now, individuals/companies interested in licensing should get a system and run it, so they have first-hand experience with it.

The AUKW kit includes a 4.5-meter, waterproof tank in which the apparatus runs. There are 26 floats, that connect to a chain assembly made of chrome steel so it won't rust. It also comes with a air compressor pump, generator, pre-assembled control units including an inverter. The net weight of the components is less than 250 kg, and with water added, the total weight will be around one ton. The completed system will stand 5 M tall, requiring an extra half a meter clearance on the top for periodic servicing of the system, lifting the internal components half a meter above the opening to be able to access all the floats and chain components. 

The system is expected to last at least 20 years of continuous running, minus any brief downtime for servicing. Roberto said the design of the tank is such that no water leakage problems can be expected, since it is a contiguous, sealed system, with access only from the top.

Roberto doesn't anticipate that water freezing will be a problem, because 1) the operating system keeps the water in steady flow and turbulence, 2) heating pads could be used where needed to keep the system from getting too cold. I would imagine that at least at first most installations will not be "indoors" due to its height and the noise it makes. It's not much, like a washing machine. You can hear an audio of it running in a brief video in their April 21 blog posting showing a cumulative Watt meter.

At present, there are around 10 people working on the Gaia team, several of them full-time. As these AUKW systems begin to roll out, they will be looking to bring in more full-time staff.

They do not yet have a brochure worked up for the AUKW.

Compare the AUKW to other renewable energy systems. Solar requires the sun to be shining, wind requires the wind to be blowing, biomass requires replenishing the hopper. The AUKW system is a 24/7, baseload power system that provides continuous power anywhere there is gravity to create the buoyancy effect of air versus water, with now fuel supply chain required. And it adjusts per the load demands. If you only need 500 watts, it will adjust to produce 500 W. If you suddenly need the full 5 kW, it will adjust up, though it takes ~4 seconds to make such an adjustment, so it requires capacitors and other power conditioning methods to handle such changes. It produces no pollution.

And it's not only affordable, but competitive enough that the return on investment is about 2-3 years, depending on usage. So in two to three years, from the savings of what you would have had to pay the grid for your power, you will pay off the purchase of the AUKW system, and from then on, your power is free! minus some periodic servicing.

Five kilowatts is far more than enough to handle the average power usage of the typical home. The problem is that "average" is around 5% of peak. In my home in Ephraim, when we had six people living there, our average was 1 kW, so our peak would have been 20 kW -- when we have the air conditioner running, the dryer running, along with the fridge, computers, lights, etc.  So if you want to be completely off-grid and live "normally," without having to budget your power usage, you'll need more than one of these systems, or you'll need a battery array, with inverter, which gets very expensive. But if you're hooked to the grid with net metering, then the power company will most likely be sending you money each month for all the excess energy you are sending their way. Do the math. If you average 1 kW, and you can produce 5 kW continuously, then they will be paying you four times what you presently pay for your electricity -- except most net metering arrangements pay you much less than what they charge you per kW-h, if they pay you at all. It's conceivable that if you budget your high-power device usage, you could get by with 5 kW as your sole energy source, but you wouldn't be able to include major heat or cooling in that system.

Roberto has high expectations for the future. "This could be the first wave of a great movement in clean, affordable electricity generation."

 

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Photo Gallery

AUKW chain assembly. The square brackets are for fastening to the floats.

 

On left is shown the naked AUKW chain assembly standing upright as it will be situated inside the tube. On the right is that same assembly with the floats attached.

 

The AUKW 5 kW tubes on the left, which are 4.5 meters long, look small in comparison to the 100 kW demonstration tube on the right.

 

Pallet of the 26 AUKW floats that attach to the chain assembly before that apparatus is inserted into the containing tube.

Floats attached. I think the image on the right shows the air infusion connection. I'll be curious to see how they attach and un-attach for an air-tight fitting on the fly. From what I understand, the holes on the top are the opening which vent when the floats rotate at the top of the cycle, then fill up with water as the float begins to descend.

 

Control panel array for public demonstration of the AUKW. On the left is a standard power meter showing total flow of electricity in kW-h.

Close-up of service panel next to cumulative power meter.

 

You can see from this image from their home page blog that GAIA is not afraid to use their stature to promote principles of standing up for freedom. Major kudos to them for this. This has to be one of my favorite photos I've ever seen. Love it. Can you see me doing that? You bet! That's like the theme of my life. Look how unafraid, peaceful, encouraging, and determined he is, to get the corrupt powerbroker to change his ways and become sovereign as well. Are you sovereign?

 

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Don't forget to see Part I, and I've added a Part III, too

  • Featured: Buoyancy > Rosch > GAIA >
    Blog: GAIA's AuKW Demo - To track the demonstration under way in Germany from April 25 to May 6 of GAIA's AuKW production prototype, which is the first of 500, as a self-sustaining system (no input power), producing 4.8 kW net output continuously. [Presently SEEKING: Visitor input.] (PESWiki)

Fundraiser for my trip to see this demo

You guys have been great to chip in for my past travels. I think you'll agree that this one would be worth it. This one seems obvious.

There are a couple of people considering financing the majority of the expenses for this trip. So we appreciate the smaller donations, too.

According to Expedia pricing today, it's actually much cheaper if I leave this Friday and come back Monday, than if I push back even a few days, saving $700. And if I wait 1.5 weeks to catch the tail end of the demonstration, the ticket is over $1000 more expensive. I save another $200 by flying to Frankfurt and taking the train. So I could make the trip for around $2,000. The sooner we raise this, the better chance I'll have of meeting that budget, as ticket prices usually climb rapidly the closer you get to departure. I'm not sure why this is so different in this case, but I'm guessing that the Friday departure price of present will increase significantly the closer we get to that date.

Click for donation page.

Note, if we don't raise enough, then I'll not be able to go; in which case I can refund what you have contributed for this trip, if you want. Given my present tight financial situation, I certainly would appreciate if you wouldn't mind this being transferred to serve as a donation for PES ongoing support. Let me know in a memo if you want the money refunded if I'm not able to raise enough for the trip. If we raise more than enough for the trip, then I'll be using the extra for PES ongoing support.

Memo: I just got a call from Wells Fargo regarding a credit card that is overdue $763. I was aware of this but was empty handed as to how to pay it. Given this present development, and the vindication it represents of 13 years of hard work on my part, I hope you guys will step up and help me cover that as part of this present initiative, going at least that much over the travel cost for this trip. I told WF to arrange to pull from my business account on April 26. I'm not going to stipulate that we have to raise this additional amount before I'll go on this trip. It will just be your much-appreciated bonus to us.

  • Alphabetics gives very positive omen for trip to Valencia and Cologne - In a query I did about whether I should try to travel to these exotic free energy demonstrations, the ASCII sum of the query gave a very positive read in both the Old and New Testament lexicons, including the words: "motion, abundance, borrowed" in the OT, pertaining to travel; and "well-times, opportune, to receive well, happily victorious" in the NT, pertaining to the propitious nature of the trip.  (GreaterThings; April 23, 2015)

# # #

Progress

Apr. 22; Frank S.; Australia: $35
Apr. 23; Zarwell E: $5 (monthly)
Apr. 23; Piotr K; Poland: $5
Apr. 23; Harold A; USA: $1 (monthly)
Apr. 23; William W; USA: $50
Apr. 24; Fred B; USA: $25 (monthly)
Apr. 24; QuidWare; Mexico: $10
Apr. 24; Suzanne H; USA: $10
Apr. 24; John B; USA: $40
Apr. 25; David S; USA: $50
Apr. 26; Robin L; USA: $1 (monthly)
Apr. 27; John T; USA: $5 (monthly)
Apr. 28; Eric V; Belgium: $5 (monthly)
Apr. 28; Peter S; Germany: $30
Apr. 30; Jose M. USA: $200
May 1; Ray O.; USA: $10
May 2; Murpy N; USA: $1 (monthly)
May 2; Coupon C; USA: $10
May 2; anon; USA: $150
May 3; H.G.; USA: $1 (monthly)
May 3; Greg C; USA: $5 (monthly)
May 3; Omid Y; USA: $1 (monthly)
May 4; Thomas H; USA: $5 (monthly)
May 4; websails; USA: $10 (monthly)
May 5; Philip S; USA: $10 (monthly)

etc. thanks everyone!!


Subtotal: $675
(This subtotal commenced April 22, 2015; not updated after May 5) 
Dates are per Mountain time [GMT-7].

 

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Last updated June 19, 2015
 
 

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