by Desmond Elliott
There are interesting downward trends in the cost of alternative energy. The demand for photovoltaic panels and associated technologies are rewarding for consumers. The cost of Solar Electric installations are at an all time low. In the US installions cost US$2.50/Watt and US$4.50/Watt in Europe. Australia is slightly higher than the US with pricing around AU$2.50-2.80/Watt.
The gap between Grid and Solar is slowly reaching the collision point (expected between 2015-20). We can thank the Gillard government for the high cost of grid power when they introduced the Carbon Tax. The government continues to deny this, but Carbon Tax is contributing to the cost of energy beyond the sacred 10%, economists are reporting 14.5% and higher, you don’t have to be a mathematician to calculate the flow on affects of the tax. Unfortunately, public debate has been stifled by draconian ASIC laws preventing companies from stating the obvious. Freedom of speech under pressure here.
Photovoltaic technologies are gaining traction worldwide. Scientists and engineers are working feverishly on methods to replace silver with copper in the collector this will reduce costs by another 20%. At the current uptake, we would deplete the world of silver stocks in a few short years, but help is on the way. The science is currently being perfected and the testing phase is fast approaching. Of course the problem arises when a new technology is added, especially as profound as changing a major component. Banks finance the technology by providing the funds to buy a system, they must be convinced the product will continue to perform for the 25 year cycle as before. Loans on any product or infrastructure must be backed by proven scientific evidence to maintain confidence in longevity for the loan period. This process takes longer than the development of the technology.
From a consumer perspective the cost reductions are being passed on. Photovoltaics have been accepted unilaterally as the alternative energy source, government incentives will now disappear, while those who invested early will continue to be rewarded with higher prices for energy sold back to the grid. One would expect that over time governments are planning for solar to be universally installed (like hot water) it will become standard practice to push energy back in to the grid, there will be no compensation. Unless consumers invest in a battery bank to store off peak energy they will be further burdened with the high cost of energy during the domestic peaks – evening. Eventually the benefits of the solar investment diminish. The problem is not solved yet, we should seek another technology to provide relief during the darker moments in our life.
There are alternatives under development, the road to free energy appears to be the one least travelled and there are some amazing technologies developing. There is ever engaging interest and study in to Tesla’s stolen secrets, enthusiasts are slowly unwinding the puzzle, piece by piece. Permanent magnet generators are also showing promise, several groups are designing and testing these at the moment. The problem we face is not one of technology but the one of policy and economics.
Inventors developing energy saving and free energy solutions do not trave with safe passage, many have been murdered or have disappeared when they failed to comply with the will of the oil and energy barrons, but the search continues as these people believe that sense and sensibility will prevail. Of course, we must remain realistic and appreciate that the wealth and continuing wealth of energy companies is more important than the needs of the human race. After all is said and done our contribution to the wealth of these people is paramount and the reason we are allowed to exist.
Free Energy technology is available now, but the energy giants dictate there cannot be disruption to the system – the status quo. There are inventions waiting approval to build machines to produce free energy at every home, however the inventors are not allowed to patent the devices. The inventors are silenced by international governments and corporations. The reasoning is simple, the world economy is based on energy – oil, nuclear and gas. If inventors were allowed to introduce free energy the world financial system would collapse.
The energy giants must first find an alternative method of wealth generation before we can have free energy. The banking and financial system is not designed for our benefit, but for the perpetual wealth of the banking system. The dilemma is, how do we reduce the cost of energy for the end user whilst satisfying these people (is Robin Hood in the audience). My research was focused on identifying how far we are from Free Energy.
The astounding discovery was the level of corruption and evil polluting every step of the way. The control governments have over the introduction and development of new technology is astounding. Firstly, if an invention has military application it “disappears” until these avenues are researched and this can take many years. With no discussion or reasoning inventions for free energy are confiscated and the inventor is silenced, either threatened with loss of liberties or physically disappear when they choose to not to forget their ideas completely – imagine a life long project of 20 years or more, then reaching the pinnacle of success to be told – forget it ever existed, simply forget it. How many times are we are told that research money is the limiting factor, this is far from the truth, universities and research institutions are threatened with funding withdrawal if they choose to research technologies that governments do not want us to have.
Many say we become cynical in our mature years, this is untrue we gather knowledge and are wiser. The days of a free world are long gone, we should no longer see our governments as democracies (of the people for the people) but as our masters who control us through the power of lending us money. Everyone, including the Middle East oil barrons take orders and snap to attention when the bankers speak. For non-compliance, expect a smack from the US Military or jointly with the British forces who are controlled by these monoliths.
In the meantime, turn on those LED lamps and save as much energy you can using photovoltaics while we search for a technology to replace energy companies. Then we can use free energy in a debit free world. If only it was that simple?
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