Zero-point, vacuum or dark energy is collected in the WIN Method by the acceleration of an electron charge in a tank circuit. A square wave pulse is switched on using either MOSFETs or IGBTs in its switching system. Positive electron holes are formed in a cermet and act to change its polarity so that the tank accelerates a charge greater that that entering the circuit from the power supply. This results in an energy gain over and above that used to power the collector.
Dark energy, vacuum energy or zero-point energy is an important part of the natural universe in which we live and is badly needed as a source of electric power in the world today. One method for collecting this energy is in the process of being funded, and will be part of a humanitarian fund for developing countries.
This article is about a recently measured source of energy in the Universe, named by astronomers as dark energy. It was formerly called vacuum energy. Astronomers have been searching for an understanding of the expansion of the universe, and have only in the past few years arrived at a method for measuring this expansion. The present understanding is that our Universe is made up of only five-percent solid matter. Dark energy is in fact the major part of energy in the Universe, at 65-percent, followed by dark matter at 30 percent. This article is about the search for a method to collect this vacuum energy and convert it into useful electric power. It is about an important part of nature and, of course, it is needed.
I recently saw a NOVA television program about astronomers? telescopic studies, and how they planned to develop a better understanding of our Universe. In it was a small excerpt by a famous physicist, in which he explained that the energy is there, and added ?that it cannot be collected.? As an individual who has witnessed the collection of this energy, which is known in the field as zero-point energy, I was appalled. Why did the authors of that program find it necessary to add that disclaimer?
I have my suspicions about an anti-zero-point (ZPE) energy conspiracy, and have had warnings about reporting on my own research. Reports have been published about the travails of Paul Brown in being harassed by agents of the United States government. An associate of Tim Thrap phoned me and told about their problems in being assaulted and thrown into federal prison for their ZPE method announcement. At one time The Economist was the leading general news publication on ZPE. In recent years they have avoided the field, and only in the last year have they published, referring to it as ?dark energy.?
President Bush has announced a $1.5 billion program in hydrogen production for the automotive industry. This is in addition to the present $0.25 billion U.S. research and development program on the same subject. Our Department of Energy has developed a mission sharing agreement with the European Union for them to work on methods for producing the hydrogen from renewable sources while the US concentrates on reducing carbon dioxide emissions from burning coal to produce the energy needed for producing hydrogen from water.
The basic problem the automotive industry has in changing from gasoline engines to fuel cell power supplies is that there are no hydrogen supply filling stations available.
As Jeffrey Ball put it in his Wall Street Journal article of March 7th, ?Which should come first? A clean car or the clean fuel?? He goes on to write that General Motors and Royal Dutch Shell Group will launch a fuel-cell demonstration project in the Washington area. I was told several years ago that the Royal Dutch/Shell Company had no interest in zero-point energy (ZPE). Instead, they had decided to concentrate their alternative energy resources on: photocells, wind energy and biofuels. The Ford Motor Company told me that they will not consider outside inventions.
We have decided to concentrate our efforts on developing a seven-kVa unit for home power supplies in developing nations. This same size unit should be adequate for service stations initially ? before the market gets large. The beauty of using ZPE power supplies is that there is no fuel cost. ZPE is free to everyone and has no pollution by-products. At the present time, I pay two cents a kilowatt-hour as a fuel surcharge from Florida Power and Light. A converter can separate hydrogen from oxygen 24 hours a day and 365 days a year at only the cost of the collector, separator and storage system. The ZPE collector has no moving parts to wear, and should last 100 years or more.
If the electric power industry elects to stay with coal-powered generators, we can be of help there also. We are in the process of setting up a joint program with a turbine development company to design, test and build relatively small units. These will be suitable for locating in distribution stations to augment the electric power from coal with ZPE power so that a coal-power station can distribute twice the amount of power and burn half as much coal at little additional cost.
Our Secretary of Energy, Spencer Abraham, has announced a $1 billion coal-fired power station designed to test various means for capturing and storing carbon dioxide. The purpose will be to develop the technology for removing carbon dioxide from the combustion stream. This will make coal generation power stations non-competitive with nuclear even if the total nuclear costs are included. Our combined ZPE-turbine will drop coal costs by two-thirds.
When Secretary Abraham testified before Congress on February 25th, he was asked about his plans for tapping our emergency reserves. His response was ?Only if there are severe disruptions and only after consultation with other major energy consuming nations. We would consult with the International Energy Agency before we would make a decision. It?s a matter of process.? As of this writing, I pay $1.679 a non-leaded regular gallon at our local BP self-service station. I wonder what nation will tell our Secretary that it is now time to tap our reserves?
As we drove I-75 between Ellington, Florida and Lexington, Kentucky, I was struck by the countless cell-phone towers. I could not help but think that zero-point energy (ZPE) would be a better way of communicating, even across the United States. The purpose of this article is to share what I have learned about ZPE over the past 30 years as it might be applied to communications.
My research emphasis over these years has been on developing a solid-state, low-cost method of collecting ZPE and converting it into electric power. The method at which I arrived was described in a previous article in Explore ! For the Professional Journal, Published in January, 2003. The world electric power market is about $2 trillion a year. We have selected third-world nations as our market area, where one third of the people live without adequate electric power. They also have inadequate telephone and internet connections. This market is also estimated at $2 trillion.
About twenty-five years ago, I was contacted by a young electrical engineering student, Barry Bowser, to see if my method might also be used in communications. I furnished him with several E-dams (my name for the collection device) and he concluded that the devices could be used for signal transfer. He graduated, went to work in the patent office and found a patent that covered his idea. At that point he lost interest in the idea and I have since lost track of him.
Shortly after we moved to Florida in 1982, I was given the name of Henry Wallace to contact. It turned out that he lived about five miles from us. Henry was interested in using gravity waves as his communication method and was awarded a patent on his method. The force of gravity is one of the fundamentals of nature and is the weakest of the four forces. I visited Henry in his home and he gave me a copy of his patent. I could not see any reason to change from electromagnetic collection and dropped the contact. Now it is clear from what I have learned subsequent to our meeting that a combination of my method and the Wallace method will be the best way to go.
Astrophysicists have determined that our universe containing all of the observed galaxies, their stars and planets, is composed of two-thirds vacuum energy and one-third material energy. This vacuum energy is free, is available everywhere and is non-polluting. It is constantly exchanging energy with solid subatomic particles such as electrons and quarks. Quarks are sub-atomic particles that make up protons and neutrons. Vacuum energy is responsible for inertia and gravitation. The purpose of the research described in this paper has been to develop a low-cost, solid-state method for extracting useful electric power from the vacuum. It is based on the acceleration of a charge of electrons. The act of acceleration of these tiny but very dense particles allows them to collect kinetic energy from the vacuum, and that energy, in turn, may be discharged at a separate location and do useful work.
The purpose of this article is to explain in general terms how the method works. It is intended to give the uninformed reader some appreciation about how abundant electric power can soon be made available to everyone in the world?even the one-third of the population who do not have it today. Some details are withheld and will be included in a patent application to be filed later. A serendipitous break-through occurred on October 1, 2000, and resulted in a better understanding of the method, as well as a doubling of yields.