A new patent application pointsus to another key product been prepared for early distribution. Not too surprising when one considers thelikely testing and special geometry demanded for automotive devices before actualshipping. A box in a home is way lessproblematic. It still needs to beinterfaced properly with the grid, but plenty of work has already gone intothat in the past decade.
We now understand what hasdelayed actual product production. Unsurprising actually. Had thisgone of without a hitch, it would have been a first. At some point the pilot line will be made towork and product will be delivered to the first adopters standing by.
As I have posted in the past, theenergy storage protocol is as simple as the protocol shown in high school. The trick is in achieving nanoscale scalesand that was well answered through the independent lab work. Making the devices after that can be firstsimulated with a handful of marbles and that was surely done years ago.
Thus what they propose to deliverappears plausible and what is left is Murphy’s Law who will interfere for awhile.
That they could design a pilot production line also tells us there is a lotless fuss in the manufacturing than any outsider would imagine.
Otherwise, we get to play hurryup and wait and remember that this is possible. Last week Rossi brought out and demonstrated the first over unity heatengine (twenty times) inspired by the cold fusion paradigm that got folks tothink about the very real forces existing in crystals.
We already now have a heat engineand an energy storage device matching the EEStor promise is due from eitherEEStor or a competitor. Globalcivilization will soon be flooded with cheap storable energy.
Put these two together, and coal,uranium, gas, and oil not only become totally obsolete but then even therenewables become so. We enter a newworld of cheap grid energy and distributed energy storage. You house and car store energy in the offtimes.
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Thursday, January 20, 2011
Yet Another EEStor Patent Application: Power Averaging
Due to an inadvertent misconfiguration early in the process, the EEStorpilot production line under construction in their Cedar Park, TX facility hasbeen producing patent applications instead of capacitor components for the pastcouple years. No word on when that mightget corrected. In the meantime, the latest EEStor patent application, published today, January 20, 2011 hasto do with power averaging. Theabstract indicates the following:
A system is disclosed for providing power averaging for the utilitygrids and more specifically to utilizing a unique EESU unit with the capabilityto store electrical energy over 24 hour periods each day and provide poweraveraging to homes, commercial, and industrial sites to reduce the peak powerrequirements. charging such power averaging units during the non-peak times anddelivering the energy during the peak demands times provides for more efficientutilization of utility-grid power-generating plants and the already existingcapability of isolating the users from utility grid power failures, transientsand AC noise.
According to unnamed sources, this patent has caused a few concernedindividuals over at American Power Conversion to clean out their desk andupdate their linkedin profile. Not sofast folks. You can always license your existence from EEStor. Good luck. Oh, I almost forgot, that is....IF Dick Weir's battery works. So many geniuses make it clear to us thatactually testing dielectrics and components for energy density may be somethingWeir shelved a long time ago. Brilliantinsight.
Furthermore, the patent reveals what EEStor thinks a home EESU mightcost: $4000-$5000. It would save the enduser approximately $1000/yr in situations where off peak electricity is cheaperthan during peak. (assuming more variables than I or EEStor care to list).