According to an article on Inhabitat.com, Dutch start-up called Plant-e has developed a way to use living plants as a continuous source of clean energy – all that’s needed is a light source, carbon dioxide, water, and, of course, a field or patch of plants. The system works best in wetlands or watery fields like rice paddies, but it doesn’t matter if the water is brackish or polluted, so areas unsuitable for growing crops could be repurposed as a power source. There’s no complicated infrastructure to install, which makes it super easy to bring electricity to isolated regions that are currently without power.
Plant-e is a company that develops products that can generate electricity from living plants. Based on natural processes electrons are harvested from the soil and electricity is produced while plants keep growing! Too good to be true? NO WAY! See www.plant-e.com for more information.
The cost of solar power has declined dramatically over the past few decades, from $40 per watt in 1977 to $0.74 per watt in 2013. This trend is expected to accelerate as improvements in efficiency and new technologies come online. This is good news for citizens of developed countries who want to make the switch to a cleaner and increasingly cheaper energy source. The shift to solar may be most dramatic for those living in developing countries. Thanks to inexpensive printed solar cells, 1.3 billion people currently without electricity may be able to plug in for the first time.
Paper-thin solar cells require only an industrial printer to manufacture and are inexpensive to produce. Unlike traditional panels, the printed solar cells are flexible, which eases their transportation to rural locations. Printed solar cells have developed rapidly, rising from 3% efficiency to 20 percent in just a few years. “I’ve witnessed first-hand how the technology has enabled urban poor communities in India to access off-grid electricity,” says Scott Watkins of Korean firm Kyung-In Synthetic. “Its success is due to its cost effectiveness and simplicity. A 10×10 cm solar cell film is enough to generate as much as 10-50 watts per square meter.”
However, the mass production and distribution of printed solar cells is not without its obstacles. While the panels are inexpensive to produce, an industrial printer requires a substantial capital investment to acquire. The printed panels can be vulnerable to moisture and may lead to lead contamination if broken. Companies such as Kyung-In Synthetic are testing new coatings for the cells to alleviate these problems. A cooperative system in which community members contribute resources and maintain democratic management of the venture may ensure sufficient start-up capital as well as the establishment of a strong local distribution network. Despite the challenges, printed solar cells are a powerful anti-poverty tool and represent a major step towards a 100 percent renewable energy economy.
You’d be forgiven if the phrase “Portland goes green with innovative water pipes” doesn’t immediately call to mind thoughts of civil engineering and hydro-electric power. And yet, that’s exactly what Oregon’s largest city has done by partneringwith a company called Lucid Energy to generate clean electricity from the water already flowing under its streets and through its pipes.
Portland has replaced a section of its existing water supply network with Lucid Energy pipes containing four forty-two inch turbines. As water flows through the pipes, the turbines spin and power attached generators, which then feed energy back into the city’s electrical grid. Known as the “Conduit 3 Hydroelectric Project,” Portland’s new clean energy source is scheduled to be up and running at full capacity in March. According to a Lucid Energy FAQ detailing the partnership, this will be the “first project in the U.S. to secure a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for renewable energy produced by in-pipe hydropower in a municipal water pipeline.”
A short promotional video describes the technology and benefits involved in harnessing energy from municipal water pipelines:
Lucid Energy Overview with President and CEO Gregg Semler
As the video explains, Lucid Energy’s system isn’t affected by the sort of external conditions (namely: the weather) upon which other renewable energy sources–like solar and wind power– are reliant. Nor does the technology, completely ensconced within a pipe, have adverse effects on a surrounding environmental ecosystem, as an exposed hydroelectric dam might.
Fast Companypoints out that, in order to be cost and energy effective, Portland’s new power generators must be installed in pipes where water flows downhill, without having to be pumped, as the energy necessary to pump the water would negate the subsequent energy gleaned. However, Fast Company also notes that the system does more than simply provide electricity: It can monitor both the overall condition of a city’s water supply network as well as assess the drinking quality of the water flowing through it.
image via youtube screen capture
According to Lucid Energy’s FAQ, the partnership between the company and the city of Portland is currently finishing its “commissioning” phase, in which the system–particularly the aforementioned monitors and sensors–is put through rigorous final-stage testing. Once fully operational, the installation is expected to generate $2,000,000 worth of renewable energy capacity over twenty years, based on “an average of 1,100 megawatt hours of energy per year, enough electricity to power up to 150 homes.” The money generated will be split among the project’s investors, as well as will be used to recoup the cost of construction, and ongoing upkeep of the system. After 20 years the Portland Water Bureau will have the right to own the entire project and all subsequent energy and profit generated by it.
Using green tech to generate power and revenue from an existing municipal resource? Now all Portland needs to do is put a bird on it.
Scientists at the University of Southern California have developed a new type of battery that lasts five times longer than traditional lithium-ion batteries and contains no heavy metals. One catch, though — it’s not for your smartphone. The battery created by professor Sri Narayan and his team is intended to revolutionize the power grid by making renewable energy more viable.
The new battery is a so-called organic redox-flow design. It’s similar to a fuel cell in that it has two tanks of electro-active materials dissolved in water. These fluids are pumped into a reaction chamber with a thin membrane separating them, which allows for the transfer of electrons, and thus power generation. The real innovation here is that the USC team managed to build a functional redox-flow battery without the metals or toxic liquids needed for older versions. Not only is it safer, it’s much cheaper than even lithium-ion cells — at least one-tenth the cost.
Power generation with more efficient solar cells and wind turbines get most of the attention when talking about the future of energy, but the ability to store that power is perhaps even more important. The problem is capacity and reliability — it’s the same issue that’s been holding back batteries in phones, but it’s even more troublesome in the electrical grid.
Even if we develop a super-efficient solar panel, we need somewhere to park all those electrons when the sun is shining so there are some left for nighttime. It’s the same story for wind power, which isn’t constant. Without a cheap, efficient battery to store the power during peak generation, the whole concept falls apart. This one could last 15 years, which is super-impressive.
The team hopes to refine the battery’s components (including one that’s currently made from hydrocarbons) to make it ready for real-world testing. As you can tell from the image above, it’s not quite finished.
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Fifteen-year-old Angelo Casimiro from the Philippines has just invented a smart shoe insole that produces enough electricity when you walk to charge small USB devices. The gizmo consists of piezoelectric materials, which, as Angela explains, can generate an alternating current voltage when actuated. (Solid materials like certain ceramics and salts exhibit this effect, which was discovered in the late 1800s).
After subjecting his insole generator to tests, he discovered that he could charge a 400 mAH Li-ion battery in full by jogging for eight straight hours. It was also possible to charge a powerbank after playing two straight hours of basketball, although the output was a bit faint. Here’s a quick video of Angelo testing the insole generator: (It’s doing great!)
You can find step-by-step instructions for making electricity generating sneakers at Angelo’s Instructables site. Here are the materials you’ll need: generic USB powerbank, piezoelectric transducers, rectifier diodes, hookup wire, some adhesive, and an old pair of shoes.
There are other power-generating, in-shoe concepts. For example, SolePower stores the energy released in each of our steps as usable electrical power; the technology works like a hand-crank flashlight. Another idea relies on a technique called reverse electrowetting: converting the energy of metal droplets in the soles into an electrical current.
A small US-based company called Solar Roadways are developing a solar road surface that, if installed nationwide, has the potential to produce more renewable energy than the entire country uses. In fact, they’ve actually already developed a working prototype that’s been installed in a parking lot, and they’re now crowdsourcing funds in order to tweak the design and move towards production.
Solar Roadways, which was started by Scott and Julie Brusaw in 2006, designed and developed hexagonal glass solar panels studded with LED lights that could be installed on a variety of surfaces such as roads, pavements and playgrounds. These panels would more than pay for themselves and would benefit both businesses and homeowners as the energy generated from driveways and parking lots could be used to power buildings, and any excess can be sold back to the grid.
The panels also contain heating elements to melt ice and snow so are ideal in winter conditions, and LEDs to make road lines and signs which have been previously shown to reduce night time accidents. The surface could also be used to charge electric vehicles as oppose to fossil fuels, and future technology could even allow for charging whilst driving via mutual induction panels. Amazingly, the team also found that car headlights can produce energy in the panels, so cars driving around at night would be producing some electricity.
Snow test: the powered row of panels are free of snow/ice. Image credit: Solar Roadways.
A glass surface may sound fragile, but the prototypes have been extensively tested and were found to be able to withstand even the heaviest trucks. Recycled materials can also be used to produce the panels; the prototypes were constructed using 10% recycled glass.
All of the panels will be wired up, so faults can be easily detected and repaired. They team have also designed a place to stash power cables, called “Cable Corridors”, which would allow easy access by utility workers. Furthermore, they also believe that these corridors could be used to house fiber optic cables for high-speed internet.
The team have done some calculations; there’s approximately 31,000 square miles of usable surfaces in the US, and if all of these were covered the Solar Roadways system could produce over three times the electricity that is used by the entire country. That’s an incredible potential that could lead to a huge decrease in dependence on foreign oil. It would also cut CO2 emissions by a considerable amount.
Obviously, this project isn’t going to be cheap. Solar Roadways are hoping to raise $1 million on their indiegogo page so that they can hire engineers to make final modifications and move from prototype to production. They think that if they reach their target they should be able to begin installing projects at the end of the year, but a significantly larger amount of money would be required if they were to try to cover all the roads in the US!
Here’s a YouTube video from Solar Roadways if you’d like to find out more:
Watching this video was quite an experience. It’s perhaps because I’ve been following this topic for so many years now and amidst all the doubt and negativity from mainstream science, amazing scientists have put together devices that time and time again show that our current understandings of science and physics can use some updating.
To begin, I want to define what I mean when I say ‘free energy.’ I refer to it as getting more energy out than you put in and/or not requiring input and having energy be produced perpetually. To answer the question, yes this device will need part replacement, bearing, belts etc. at some point in its lifespan. Minimal costs involved there.
For a moment, forget about suppression of these technologies and simply focus on the fact that they are here, working and will eventually hit the mainstream for people to build and purchase themselves.
If you haven’t heard of the QEG (Quantum Energy Generator) then this is going to be a nice surprise for you. This device is based off of Tesla’s work where he built a resonance generator that required 1KW input to produce 10KW output. This device works in the same way and was built after his patents were released into the public domain. Years of testing and adjusting was done to make the device possible and available for others to build. This new device will require 1KW of input power to get the core resonance up and then after it is producing 10KW it can be unplugged and an inverter is attached so no input power will be required.
Yes, this means what it is saying, after a short period of input power, NO INPUT will be needed to supply 10KW of power. As stated by HopeGirl who released the plans open source to the public “The QEG belongs to humanity now. Many will make further improvements and we will all co-develop this practical bridge technology together.” Beautiful words as this world doesn’t need to be built off of money, greed, patents, ownership and power. These are archaic egoic concepts that we can evolve out of quite effortlessly.
Have a look at the moving video below as this community in Morocco built the working device in only 3 days. This video is of them turning on the device for the first time. You are seeing just the beginning of this device as more tweaks will be made in the coming days to increase the output power.
“ Message to the World: “If we can get a QEG up and running in Morocco, we can do it anywhere!”
— Tomas Qubeck – New Earth Heartbeat
This device has also been built in Taiwan and more teams are building them in other areas of the world.
Fossil fuel sources are quickly depleting, and energy companies are constantly on the search for new energy sources. Of course, part of their commitment for new sources of energy is the search for renewable sources that will bring an end to unsustainable energy, introducing green energy to the world. These green companies, however, rarely get the coverage they deserve from the media. But make no mistake, many of these green companies are on the verge of completing sustainable energy sources, and PlasmERG is one of them.
PlasmERG is a company that was established by revolutionist John Rohner. Rohner’s company designed a machine capable of producing horse power using only noble gases. The invention will be useful for green companies like Sulzer Ltd., a partner of oil & gas operations firm Unaoil in the middle east, who are constantly looking for ways to optimize their production process of reusable energy and energy efficiency services to a wide array of customers.
PlasmERG’s “Plasmic Transition Process” utilizes small charges of static, noble gases in order to create power. It is patterned after the Papp Engine, which is a machine created by inventor Joseph Papp. Joseph Papp desperately tried to market his invention during his lifetime but unfortunately, the world failed him. It’s a good thing that PlasmERG picked up his invention and improved it for the use of the masses.
The Plasmic Transition Process is a simple machine that works with only 5 moving parts. It also requires only 1/3 of the fuel needed to run today’s engines. Of course, its fuel cost is almost nil considering that most of its operation works through helium and other noble gases.
PlasmERG has successfully acquired a patent for their machine in 2009. There is no public launch date yet of their product but the company has already found partners that can produce the parts of their engine.
Two Brazilian inventors, Nilson Barbosa and Cleriston Leal, claim to have invented a free energy device and are now selling this device to the public. The device is called the Earth Electron Captor Generator, or “GERADOR CAPTOR DE ELÉTRONS DA TERRA” in Portuguese.
They are presently only offering the device to people who live in the city of Imperatriz. However, they are working to license production with several manufacturing firms that will allow for online sales. Their website says they will update their page with distributor information when it becomes available. The rumor mill says global distributors will come online in January of 2014.
The device requires a small amount of initial input power to initiate the movement of a sensor, which then produces over-unity power. The device is small, which means it can be used to power vehicles, homes, and businesses. The site claims the input power needed to run it is around 2% of its output power.
They have several sizes of the generator. The smallest prototype they built is capable of generating 12.1 kw of power, with a load of 6000 watts, using only 21 watts input energy. The prototype unit weighs 1.5 kg measuring 20x30x15 cm. The average home needs around 15 kw of power.
The product looks legit. If this is for real, it will replace Dark Wallet as the second most important creation in the history of man, behind Bitcoin of course. The petro-dollar will surely topple in the face of this invention.
Back in September, a Brazilian newspaper reported that the two inventors were arrested for supposedly receiving stolen goods. Apparently they had all of their equipment confiscated during the raid. The report says they were found to have two energy meters that belonged to a Brazilian energy cooperative.
The two said they were given the energy meters by an engineer of the cooperative. Their lawyers said they were going to file a corpus delicti motion, which means they don’t believe any crime has been committed because they were freely given the meters to use, and the engineer who gave them the meters had even published a report on the internet about it. The two were released on bail. The rumor mill says “that everything is fine now.” From the Peswiki notice, it appears that they are still in operation.
Here’s a video that apparently shows the device being used to power an industrial facility in Brazil. This video was published on October 3, 2013, not too long after the device went on sale. If this is a hoax, it’s a pretty damn elaborate one.
PESN is reporting that one of their people witnessed the Captor in operation first hand, stating that, “Fernando Lins, witnessed the Captor produce 169 kW (797 A at 212 V) while being powered from a 12-V battery through a 2,000-Watt inverter that was providing the Captor with just 1,650 W (7.5 A at 220 V) — a gain of more than a hundred times!”
Free energy is easily one of the hottest topics in the world within alternative news. While mainstream news continues to ignore the growing interest around the subject, alternative news outlets are providing new information about the inventions, science, mathematics and suppression of free energy technologies. Collective Evolution even covered the subject in their new documentary The Collective Evolution III: The Shift
The trouble with the advancement of free energy as it stands now lies in a couple clear areas.
1. The current corporate powers and systems of our world would lose mass amounts of profit and control over people if they no longer required them for their energy needs. We’re talking about using this technology in cars, homes and businesses. This leads to mass suppression of the technology.
2. Certain devices do in fact defy the currently understood “laws” of physics. Many are having a very tough time opening their minds up to the idea that what we once understood about something could have changed or is now updated. This same issue is prevalent in other areas of science as well.
3. Many inventors are either being killed or silenced and some are too concerned with credit, patents and profits for devices to really come into fruition more easily.
However, these hang ups are not stopping the spread of information surrounding not only the science but also the reality of these devices. In what could be one of the greatest discoveries of all time, Marko Rodin has created a 3-dimensional model of the mathematical language of nature.
“They say mathematics is the language of god, but until now nobody has been speaking god’s language”.
As stated by Marko Rodin and his volunteers, the Rodin Coil has the ability to completely transform our world given what it is capable of. The challenge is, regardless of the fact that his work has been peer-reviewed by some of greatest and most prestigious names in science, there is still a tremendous lack of attention being put toward their work. But there is a silver lining to this, one of the reasons why is because Marko and his team do not want to sell out to private interests and corporations who might suppress, change or think only about profit when it comes to this work.
Practical Implications Of This Technology
Inexhaustible free energy
An end to all disease
Produce unlimited food
Travel anywhere in the universe
Build the ultimate supercomputer
Obsolete all existing technology
“Our goal to create a grassroots energy and technology revolution by turning this knowledge over to the public in an open-source project. Science museum exhibits for kids, a simple book, a simple DVD, that’s all we’re looking to do. We want to turn it into the hands of the people to produce and save the whole world”. Marko Rodin http://www.markorodin.com/