Electric Cars can be Charged Off-Grid

Pioneers who have been trying to make the electric car compete against their internal combustion engine counterparts have followed a path that won’t succeed. The assumption is that an electric car must be recharged via our existing electrical power grid.  David Heron, in his Torque News article, discusses that the ideal situation will be that people recharge their electric vehicles overnight when power demand is lowest and the costs are lowest. The real challenge for electric vehicles, however, is that recharging via the grid, which in the United States comes predominately from coal fired power plants, is not very green at all. The premise that electric cars need to also rely on a centralized, distributed source not the best solution.  A better solution is to make the electric car independent from fossil fuels completely. This can be done by 1.) improve the motor drive system in an electric car to use less energy; resulting in A.) smaller and/or lighter batteries, and B.) increased range/performance and 2.) A battery recharging system that does not rely on the grid and utilizes green technologies. 3.) Smaller/lighter batteries. One reason solar and wind power is not considered a viable recharging system today is that both are inconsistent and both require a significant array to be at the appropriate size to provide the high voltage/amperage that can rapidly recharge an electric vehicle. The solution lies in a new ultra efficient drive motor that uses significantly less input energy (extended range and allowing smaller/lighter batteries) without compromising performance. Second, the electric car must use an ultra-high efficiency motor/generator that can recharge the electric car without the grid, from only “green” sources. The Independent Energy P6G motor/generator will enable a relatively small solar array in combination with a relatively small wind turbine to provide more than enough energy to rapidly recharge an electric vehicle, 24/7, year round, even after the sun sets or when the wind is calm. The P6G motor/generator approaches the generation of energy in a new, patent pending method which is far more efficient and will allow small home based and independent solar and wind arrays to be the only source for rapid electric vehicle recharging. 

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Distributed Energy

People resist change. Even those that are trying to to do the right thing with new alternative energy initiatives tend to try to solve the problem using what they are familiar with.  The idea that energy needs to be created at some centralized location and redistributed is not true. If one questions the basic assumptions and asks “is that the best way?and why?”  We might change our thinking about energy and what the best way to create and deliver it would be.  I believe that producing what is needed on site is a better solution?

John Farrell in his blog post titled “Community Solar Shouldn’t Be this Hard” discusses the issues and challenges in trying to build community solar energy projects. The community or centralized distributed network is subject to many disruptions and inefficiencies. It’s not the best solution for traditional energy and its not the best for green energy as well. Independent Energy LLC has a technology concept that has great potential to outperform any current distributed energy technology in any comparison category. It will allow for the independent production and control of your own energy, on site… applications will include powering your home, factory or office to your electric car or electric aircraft.

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Thermodynamics

The world has been using varied forms of thermodynamics for such a long time that many simply  and falsely assume that thermodynamics is the only method that can be used. Many also assume the laws of thermodynamics can and must be applied to any and all other processes as well. When trying to discuss a new and revolutionary process for energy creation I often hear the argument…”Don’t you realize that your process violates the laws of thermodynamics?” The truth of the matter is.. the laws of thermodynamics have a set and finite definition.. just because everything else you are familiar with is a thermodynamic process, it doesn’t mean that someone else hasn’t been able to figure a better way.campfire

Hello world!

This is my first blog post. I hope to discuss my experiences, the challenges and the opportunities in my attempt to try to change the traditional ways in which the world creates, distributes and consumes energy.