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Tesla’s New Powerwall

We all know who Tesla are don’t we, you know, the Electric Car, people and the New Batteries that power them.

Well it seems that Tesla has been making all kinds of wonderfull things happen in the new homes market. They have been working with the Aussies on the energy storage market, but they are now being left behind by a new project that will see them install Solar Arrays and Powerwalls on 50,000 new homes to create the biggest virtual power plant in the world.

The company’s main project until the Powerwall had been the

The Tesla Powerpack Their Brilliant Electricity Storage Solution

Powerpack project a 100 MW/129MWh project in South Australia which completed last year.  It was hailed as the largest in the world until this one.

But now instead of being a large centralized battery system using Tesla’s Powerpacks, the new project will be using Tesla’s Residential battery system, named The Powerwall, to create decentralized energy storage, which basically results in creating a massive virtual power plant.

The 50,000 homes in the state will be fitted with 5 kW solar arrays and 13.5 kWh Tesla Powerwall 2 battery systems. This is thought to be the biggest development of it kind to date.

It will result in at least 650 MWh of additional energy storage capacity distributed in the state. The families in South Australia are almost in dire straights with the sky high electricity prices being the highest they have ever been and families struggling to keep up. Plus the Electricity companies are still struggling to meet the current demand.

This is quite a chunk of additional electricity and putting some great scientific know how to some really good use combining Tesla’s expertise together with Solar Panels.

The idea is that it will function much like Tesla’s giant Powerpack system, which charges when demand and electricity rates are low and discharges when demand and prices are highest.

The new project is funded mainly through the Renewable Technology Fund plus a Thirty Million Dollar Loan and a Two Million Dollar Grant from the Aussie Government plus there will eventually be the power sales as they come online .

They have already started installations for a trial using over a thousand Housing Trust properties, which is esigned for the lower-income households.

Assuming things go as planned Tesla will gear up the deployment over the next few years with the aim of finishing the complete project by 2022.

Last year,  Tesla installed a 100MW/ 129MWh Powerpack project in South Australia during an interview Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave an interview during which he was informed of the pressures that Autralian families were under due to high electricity prices. He vowed to work closely with the Government and all concerned to find a solution that would work for everyone.

The only potential glitch on the horizon could be with Tesla being comitted to working on these huge orders, how would other customer’s of Tesla’s Powerpack System fayre in successfully completing on therem own purchases.

Tesla is now fully contracted to send over 50,000 units to Australia over the next 4 years, possibly making it more difficult to obtaining them and that’s not counting new customer orders. Tesla will have to seriously ramp up production to meet these demands.

New Sources Of Energy

Breaking News Regarding New Sources Of Energy


Radiant Energy

Radiant energy is basically using the energy of electromagnetic waves.

Examples of such work include Nikola Tesla’s Magnifying Transmitter, T. Henry Moray’s Radiant Energy Device, Edwin Gray’s EMA Motor, and Paul Baumann’s Testatika Machine all run on Radiant Energy.

It is interesting to note that Radiant Energy is a natural energy and can produce the same energy as electricity but at a much lower cost.  It doesn’t behave in the same way as electricity which has lead to many taking a cautious approach to this for of energy. Interestingly it can be produced from the environment which would make it an ideal form of energy for the future.

The Methernitha Community in Switzerland currently has 5 or 6 working models of fuel-less, self-running devices that tap this energy.

The Swiss ML Testatika/Testatica DIAGRAM

The reasons why we are not pursuing these free energy sources vary and often stray into the territory of conspiracy theories. But feel free to check them out for yourself for you to decide.

Permanent Magnets

A permanent magnet is an item made from a substance which is magnetised and creates its own persistent magnetic field. An example of this would be something like a fridge magnet. Our example today comes from Dr. Tom Bearden he has two working models of a permanent magnet powered electrical transformer. It uses a 6-watt electrical input to control the path of a magnetic field coming out of a magnet. By channeling the magnetic field, first to one output coil then a second repeatedly and rapidly, the device can produce a 96-watt electrical output with no moving parts. Multiple inventors have working mechanisms that produce torque from permanent magnets alone.

Super-Efficient Electrolysis

Super-Efficient Electrolysis occurs when water is broken down into hydrogen and oxygen using electricity. When water is hit with its own molecular resonant frequency, it collapses into hydrogen and oxygen gas with very little electrical input. Hydrogen fuel can drive engines (like in your car) for only the cost of water which can only be great news for motorists throughout the world.

Only four per cent of all hydrogen produced worldwide is the result of water electrolysis. The electrodes used in the process are not yet efficient enough, large-scale application is not profitable. “To date, hydrogen has been mainly obtained from fossil fuels, with large CO2 volumes being released in the process,” says Wolfgang Schuhmann. “If we succeeded in obtaining hydrogen by using electrolysis instead, it would be a huge step towards climate-friendly energy conversion. For this purpose, we could utilise surplus electricity, for example generated by wind power.”

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Even more amazing is the fact that a special metal alloy was patented by Freedman (USA) in 1957 that spontaneously breaks water into hydrogen and oxygen with no outside electrical input and without causing any chemical changes in the metal itself. This means that this special metal alloy can make hydrogen from water for free, forever.

Cold Fusion

Cold Fusion or alternatively known as Heat Effect AHE, was initially thought to be little more than a gimmick, but over time it has been proven that cold fusion is real and is here to stay. Not only has excess heat production been repeatedly documented, but also low energy atomic element transmutation has been catalogued, involving dozens of different reactions.

The Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. On Earth, hydrogen is found in water. An energy source from hydrogen is clean, with no carbon-dioxide CO2 emissions. In LENR reactions, only tiny amounts of the hydrogen are consumed and the metal is recyclable when spent.

Cold Fusion Is Hot Again statesCBS News

“Scientists today like to call it a nuclear effect rather than cold fusion. At least 20 labs working independently have published reports of excess heat – heat up to 25 times greater than the electricity going in. And we’ve found that the Pentagon is saying it too. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as DARPA, did its own analysis and 60 Minutes obtained an internal memo that concludes there is ‘no doubt that anomalous excess heat is produced in these experiments.'”
This technology does appear to have some merit and may soon produce low cost energy and scores of other important industrial processes. Looking ahead there does exist various free or low cost energy sources and surely it is only a matter of time before we can reign back our current form of energy.

Kinetic Energy

Kinetic Energy is the Energy developed by its own movement and although any moving object whether vertical or horizontal, will contain this energy there are a number of differing types.

Vibrational – The Energy produced by the vibrating of an object.

Rotational – The energy produced by a rotating object.

Transational – The energy resulting in the movement of an object from one place to the next.

There are even more examples including Thermal, Sound, Electrical and Radiant.

In most instances however when we are talking about Kinetic Energy we are usually meaning the energy produced by the movement of an object from one location to another (Transational Energy). In this example we are using two variables t mass of the object and the speed of it.

The equation of Kinetic Energy (KE)

KE = 0.5 • m • v2

m = mass of object & v = speed of object

I came across another great post about how we can harness the power from various examples of each of the above examples which you can see using this link from It gives some really good ‘real world examples’ of how these energies can work.

When taking renewable energies into account it is also interesting to see how Kinetic Energy is currently being used constantly because we always see motion all around us, so in order to harness this energy for our advantage we just need to consider how to do so in a clean and safe environment.

When any item accelerates or decelerates, the energy from its motion can be used or even stored up for future use. The automotive industry have being doing just  that for a number of years, the excess energy given by slowing down or stopping is stored in additional banks of batteries, these hybrid cars as they are termed used both the engine and the batteries to power the vehicles.

Another example is radiant energy, which is simply energy that travels in waves. It’s the energy given off by electromagnetic radiation and is a form of kinetic energy, since the particles are moving as they carry light, heat, and radiation from one source to another. It can be released as normal light and it is the result of a change in the arrangement of electrons.

Electromagnetic radiation is really just a stream of photons moving around which creates heat or light can be seen as photons in the form of radiant energy.

There are plenty more examples of Kinetic Energy being used by home and industry, you just need to look around you.

Big Expectations For Offshore Wind Power

Offshore Wind Power means building Wind Farms out in the ocean, the reason is obvious, we need to add to our growing numbers of reliable alternative power source and we know that there is often a breeze at the very least when you get onto the open

This image shows the Alpha Ventus Wind Turbines and the Electrical Substation in the North Sea

sea and clear of hills and buildings which can often obstruct wind thereby reducing its power.

So while the electricity supply is likely to be higher from Offshore Wind Farms due to its unobstructed placement the cost of building them at sea along with other associated problems is more likely to be higher. Another factor in favor of placing these wind farms at sea is that the opposition to their planning applications is much reduced when compared to their land based rivals, there are still the occasional protests where people object when there is concern from fishermen if they are fishing in the area or from groups concerned about their existence affecting sea life etc.

The North Sea
The North Sea and Surrounding Countries

At the moment Europe is the leading provider of electricity coming from wind farms and they cover many areas around the North Sea, with the very first farm being built in Denmark in 1991.

But in just a short time 23 years later there were 69 offshore wind farms in existence throughout the seas around Europe with an average annual rated capacity of 482 Mega Watts (MW). However by early 2014 the United Kingdom had the largest number of offshore wind farms with 3,681 MW, followed by Denmark, then Germany, Holland, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Spain, Norway and Portugal giving European production a total capacity of 6,562 MW as at January 2014 and this figure continues to grow year on year.

I subscribe to The Alternative Energy Mag ( and occasionally I like to share what I have heard or read from them so below you can click on a link to hear an interesting presentation into what goes on when building one of the largest wind farms in Europe.

Wind Turbines On The Ocean
Wind Turbines On The Ocean
Hear the CEO of Gemini Wind Power – Lessons in Construction and Installation of the World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm


Discover what lessons can be learned when constructing one of the world’s largest offshore wind parks?

Last month Gemini’s CEO Matthias Haag shared crucial lessons in construction and installation, which led to the successful completion of the first construction phase of the € 2.8 billion Gemini Wind Park project.

Find out more about the key lessons learned during the construction and installation of the OHVS platforms, export cable and 150 transition pieces; and how these unique lessons can be applied to save crucial time and money on future offshore wind projects: 

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Speaker: Matthias Haag, Chief Executive Officer, Gemini Wind Park

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The Hydrogen Fuel Cell

The Hydrogen Fuel Cell

With global warming once again in the news, general pollution on the rise and some of the most severe and dramatic storms this past year, it is no

The Hydrogen Fuel Cell

wonder that our future energy requirements are once again a hot topic. So what of Fuel cells and may they represent a solution? or not, and if so, will it be coming sooner rather than later?

The Hydrogen Fuel Cell

So What Is A Fuel Cell? By all accounts it is a general phrase which is used by many in the Renewable Energy Circles. But regardless of the design, a fuel cell is essentially a cell possibly like a battery (maybe a bit larger) in which a chemical process occurs to produce electricity. In this example, the fuel is hydrogen. The basic idea is to combine hydrogen with oxygen in a process that produces electricity. This electricity is then used as we would normally use it in our homes or for much larger cells, the car or possibly in the workplace.

But if you read the papers or watch the television, you could be forgiven for thinking that the concept of hydrogen fuels is a new one, but I can assure you, that it isn’t. The first one was created in 1839. The problem, of course, was that it was inefficient, the call was too heavy and the hydrogen too expensive, plus there wasn’t much interest at that time since fossil fuels like coal and gas were being used in bulk and the need at that time just wasn’t there.
It wasn’t until the 1960s that much interest was shown in the energy platform.

The Hydrogen Fuel Cell In Detail

We we’re just starting to hear the first little reports of our energy usage was starting to show signs that it would soon begin to exceed its production. But at that time including the 1970’s through to the 1990’s we continued using more and more energy as every household had at least one television, a washing machine, a drier and more and more until our houses were full of energy hungry devices and of course a car or two in the family. But still we were not really bothering about the odd reports filtering through about climate change or our energy resources starting to run short. We were gadget hungry and we all bought into the consumer fury and desire to have each new gadget that was introduced throughout this period and beyond.
NASA was leading the field when it came down to new energy technologies and it was they who decided to use fuel cells to power the Gemini and Apollo spacecrafts. Unfortunately, the trick has been translating this limited use to wide spread applications in daily our everyday world.

A common misconception is that a fuel cell represents renewable energy. But that is very clearly not the case. It does not, it is a device only and not an energy platform. It is like saying a hydroelectric dam is a renewable energy. The dam is a creation or a tool which has been made to harness a particular renewable energy resource, but definitely not an energy source in itself. The fuel cell can be viewed in the same way. It is a tool made for harnessing energy from hydrogen. The method itself can be clean or dirty depending on whether water or coal is used as the base material. Obviously, coal is not much help.

Theoretically fuel cells can run on any material which contains Hydrogen but the primary goal would preferably water and other sources of renewable type fuels, but as water is generally free, clean and readily available to most areas. Especially when you see the clean by product which results from Hydrogen being used in the process as there is no other pollution to be had that could add to the “green house gas effect”

There are a few hurdles that must be overcome before hydrogen fuel cells become a really viable energy source. First, the fuel cells are far too large and heavy to be used for practical purposes. This is the main reason why the hydrogen car is not currently shown to be a viable option because of the overall weight is too much, having said that the engineers from Germany are still evaluating their own hydrogen fuelled cars.
The second problem is one of cost, the overall cost of trying to run a car on a Hydrogen fuel cell is far too high. Currently, fuel cells are producing energy at a minimum cost of about ten times that of fossil fuels, making it far too expensive at this time.

While this is the present situation we know from our history that situation like these often result in last minute breakthroughs, often from some back yard engineers tinkering away in his garage. He may simply think of a simple solution one day and come up with a real viable solution.
If a Hydrogen bomb can be built, then surely we can build a hydrogen fuel cell at a reasonable cost at a reasonable weight.

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