In This Issue
1) WIRELESS DEVICE CONVERTS ENERGY INTO ELECTRIC POWER
2) DARK ENERGY GETS INCONSISTENT
3) FIGHTING PARALYSIS WITH ELECTRICITY
4) SHOULD SOLAR PANELS FACE WEST?
5) PAVING THE WAY FOR ZERO EMISSIONS VEHICLES
Dear Future Energy Enthusiast: In case you didn't get the news on my public appearance last month in
Colorado, my 45-minute talk on the "Progress in Breakthrough Future
Energy Technologies" is still available online. It's
under "Friday Morning Talks Tent 1, Thomas Valone" on http://coldfusionnow.org/global-breakthrough-energy-movement-rising-up/, thanks to the Cold Fusion Now organization who have helped archive the videos from theBreakthrough Energy Movement (BEM)
conference. The presentation has the best and most condensed
information about our IRI latest energy advocacies and endeavors.
Speaking of our years of
efforts in volunteering to keep IRI afloat serving the public in energy
programs not presently addressed by ANY other organization, this month
is our annual IRI fund-raising drive. Please consider
helping us in some way so we may continue our future-oriented service
mission as a charitable 501(c)3 nonprofit. An IRI membership is well worth it.
If you join by December 7th, we can include you in the
end-of-the-year IRI Members' quarterly mailing which always includes a
surprise energy-related present for every IRI Member such as this year's
true, free energy flashlight that never needs batteries. You will also have an additional quarter bonus if
you join by midnight December 7th since our Membership Renewal is every
Spring but your membership will extend through all of 2014!
Our lead story this month is an exciting energy harvesting
discovery since it points the way for much of the future energy trends
today. Similar to the Moddel and Degenais rectennas you can see in my
BEM talk, the #1 story is closer to the Delft and Eindhoven
Universities' energy harvester from the August FE eNews with almost the same resonant frequency around 900 MHz. However, this metamaterial product advertises a whopping 37% efficiency, competing with solar PV, and can be ganged together in series for energy harvesting upgrade.
Every so often we get a question about dark energy and
its relation to the quantum vacuum. More and more physicists are buying
into the fundamental nature of dark energy based on quantum mechanics
zero point energy, rather than the speculative "dark" implications of
the unknown that cosmologists would have us believe. At the same time
that the most sensitive experimental measurement of dark matter at Sanford Underground Lab has
failed to find any WIMPs in our solar system, the simplest dark energy
hypothesis, that it has remained constant over time, is also coming into
question in Story #2. Our IRI position is that the dark energy
phenomena of the cosmological constant that is pushing the galaxies
apart in an accelerated fashion is a quantum vacuum variation of the Repulsive Casimir force,
which is known to depend heavily on geometry from the work of Dr.
Jordan Maclay who found the relation of negative and positive Casimir
forces with a NASA grant, as reported in Zero Point Energy, Fuel of the Future.
Our Story #3 reflects an emerging electrotherapy in bioenergetics that IRI is advocating. Fighting paralysis with electricity is an ongoing field of research involving neuronal stimulation as reported in New Scientist as far back as 2008 "Broken nerves are fixed in a flash". The more recent book on the subject, The Spark of Life, Electricity in the Human Body by Frances Ashcroft released in 2012 also touches on paralysis and electricity.
I just subscribed to another news service called GreenTechMedia.com that
has a wealth of information about solar and other green technologies.
How valuable can this be? Our Story #4 shows the result of a study
performed on West-facing vs. South-facing rooftop solar PV systems. The
surprise is that West-facing panels can produce about 50% more
electricity during peak demand, which can be monetarily valuable in some
Story #5 however probably could have been the lead story for many
reasons. The most important is that it displays a new trend of eight (8)
states in this country conspiring to boost the use of electric cars and other zero emission vehicles
(ZEV), including lower electricity rates for home charging stations and
more charging stations statewide. With electricity costs already about
2/3 less per mile than gasoline, there is a good incentive to consider
an electric car.
Sincerely, Thomas Valone, PhD, Editor