Virgin Power – Made by Zero-Amp Technology
Mon 26 Sep 2011 06:26 PM PDT – Article Reconstruction – changes were necessary due to pilfering of the Zero-Amp Technology website Feb. 25, 2018
Virgin Power – How virgin power eliminates the need for energy storage. Zero-Amp Technology produces virgin power so DARPA can stop looking for it.
“Energy storage is simply not necessary. And it will not play a prominent role in the present and future of generating electric power”
What is virgin power – this is new electric energy made right there for you, for your use at the moment. Virgin power is available at any time, at any place set up with the applicable technology. The power comes directly from the individual power production unit – unlimited electricity created without fuel, and no pollution.
This is the key issue – The public in general knows little about virgin power, and believes that energy comes only from a power plant, and must be transmitted to them. For some time, the search has been on for a way to make power, then collect and store it for later use. This is unnecessary. If you have access to virgin power, energy does not need to be stored.
Various companies have developed super batteries for energy storage – we know that. But batteries are old school, really old (thousands of years). This is like looking for an address in the wrong part of town. People want a new address, but all they’re given are variations of the same old answers. The picture shows a replica of a battery that was discovered in Baghdad, and believed to be 2,060 years old, some say the oldest battery in existence.
From the article, “Energy storage surprises,” August 4, 2011, SmartGrid News.com. http://www.smartgridnews.com/artman/publish/Technologies_Storage/Energy-storage-surprises-including-salt-zinc-liquid-metal-and-Bill-Gates-3888.html Managing editor, Liz Enbysk talks about the vagaries of intermittency with solar and wind power, factored into cost, reliability and scalability. She quickly reviews (a paragraph for each) 6 new variations on an old theme – batteries. For details, refer to the SmartGrid News article.
The “surprises” in the article’s title refer to the various operating chemicals used as battery components: salt; liquid metal (with funding from ARPA-e which is DARPA without the D & an “e” for DOE); zinc; nanaphosphate; semi-solid electrolytes; and vanadium (note how huge this battery is in the link).
In a quote from the first few words of the SmartGrid article, “Few would argue that energy storage is going to play a role in our energy future.”
I will be one of those sacred “few.” Yes, and bold to say…energy storage is simply not necessary. And it will not play a prominent role in the present and future of generating electric power.
Then there is the $1.7 million DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Agency) award for the first phase (up to $8M later) to Maxwell Technologies http://www.maxwell.com/ultracapacitors/ to produce an ultracapacitor battery pack powering portable electronics for the military – for smaller scale storage. Leave it to your imagination as to what those electronics are.
Whatever you do, take time to read: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/13/darpa_des/ This article describes DARPA’s plans for energy storage on a large scale, a project called Deployed Energy Storage or DES, with plans to use small nuclear reactors to power weapons. The article shows DARPA’s “plan isn’t viable.”
What we know now is that Peter Sumaruck’s invention, Zero-Amp Technology was sold to Brazil and is being used to power certain weapons. This makes DARPA’s claim to be many years out of date – old as the Baghdad battery, perchance. *
Now in 2012, Sumaruck’s technology has been licensed to 60 countries and growing. Pete would like his technology to be developed to power building, as well as mechanical functions which would all be applications of virgin power, but he says, “I’ve sold the rights. I can’t determine what those countries will do with my tech.”
No one wants to use the “W” word. Weapons, weapons, weapons…well at least, if many countries develop this technology for this application, Zero-Amp Technology will be the great equalizer, worldwide.
Pete’s tech is certainly safer than powering a battle with portable nuclear reactors – a very bad idea.
Big is not necessary – Another project from DARPA was the building of large lithium ion batteries that can hold 500kW hours and fit into a truck trailer. They contrast that to a single truck carrying a 150kW diesel generator, powered by 20,000 liters of diesel, “suffice to run that genny for more than 20 days” (demonstrating how much diesel fuel is needed for a generator), but still more efficient than batteries.
This concept is antique compared to Pete Sumaruck’s technology for powering the War in Iraq in 2002.
Battery storage is not necessary, nor is diesel needed for trucks – DARPA proves it.
In several ways, the research and development for DES was an unnecessary use of human energy, as well as a waste of the electrical power DARPA uses. It also shows a waste of funding for DARPA projects in general.
In 2004, inventor Pete Sumaruck had just completed the adaptation of his Zero-Amp Tech designs to the needs of the US Army. The concept was to power the ground operations for the war in Iraq with virgin power. Power not for weapons, but power for the electrical needs of battle as well a powering the city of Baghdad – even now, there are daily power outages in Baghdad. Our government has not made much progress.
Pete’s challenge was to power 50kW mobile gensets without diesel, thereby eliminating costly expenditures and hazardous fuel. From each master generator, there could be 200 or more slave generators, making it a simple task to power vast areas with virgin power, everything from offices to medic facilities, housing – virtually everything a large city needs.
The prototype was Army-beautiful, worked perfectly, ready for manufacturing. Then without warning, the project was shelved by two Texas politicians, saying they favored more nuclear power plants in Texas.
All those many mobile generators would have dispersed energy produced on the spot, anywhere. Virgin power is not transported from anywhere else, but is created where it’s needed – right there, right here, right now.
Liz Enbysk, editor of SmartGrid News, wasn’t wrong; she was just not informed about the actual possibilities, and the realities of virgin power as it makes energy storage unnecessary.
Instead of mobile generators for a war effort, Pete is now concentrating on powering individual homes with virgin electricity.
Mr. Sumaruck does not manufacture these power production units but he does offer seminars for individuals who want to build their own power production units. Pete says, “I make it as easy as changing a tire.”
Teaching seminars were taking place when this article was written. That was then. Now Mr. Sumaruck’s efforts are directed toward licensing rights around the world, so development of this technology will increase exponentially.
* The “Baghdad Battery” is believed to be from the Parthian period, perhaps 2,060 years old. It was found in Khujut Rabu near Baghdad and is “composed of a clay jar with a stopper made of asphalt. Sticking through the asphalt is an iron rod surrounded by a copper cylinder.” The jar would be filled with vinegar, or any other electrolytic solution – the jar produces about 1.1 volts.Scientists and archaeologists believe those batteries were used to electroplate one metal surface like silver, bonding a layer of gold on top. This method is still practiced in Iraq today.
How ironic that the Parthians developed this technology but couldn’t go any further – limited creative foresight.
This is also a comment on how Baghdad still experiences constant power outages – and how difficult it is for many people to break with traditions.
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