Energy was Abundant?Accessible Everywhere?Empowered Everyone?
...but is $40-75k over 20-30 years the only option?onetherevolution
Why is this option promoted... ...while this is still hard to find? $41,000 -$65,590 $500 -$1500 Image Courtesy: GM Image Courtesy: bob hodgen
Or this?Did you know that you can now make solar poweredhydrogen fuel from biowaste in your backyard, orthe solution from Point Source Power, a startup ofBerkley National Labs that can take biomass andheat it over cooking ﬁre that generates the gasneeded to make a hydrogen fuel cell.Even the volatility of hydrogen fuel tanks have beenaddressed with nanoparticles of magnesiumsprinkled through a matrix of polymethylmethacrylate, which is a plexiglass polymer. Itbasically means that it can access the hydrogen atmodest temperatures without oxidizing the metal ofthe tank. You can shoot a bullet through it and all itwill do is smolder...It may solve the EV infrastructure problem now thatcan’t keep up with demand, but you don’t hear toomuch about this other than in rural areas wherepeople can’t afford the $5 gas! onetherevolution
Promise?$250 Billion+ Space Solar Program to capture photons from orbit and microwave them down with minimal loss
Image Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons Reality! Continue to spend billions to survey and prop up rotting poles installed over 100 years ago
Energy is Abundant Accessible Everywhere Empowering EveryoneImage Courtesy: Wallpapers.us
Energy is AbundantEveryday, 500,000+ self propelling, dynamic power plants come online...
Less is More Our hearts use only 0.2v to pump over 2000 gallons of blood through its 4 chambers daily. The only battery it needs is a biochemical reaction of Potassium, Sodium and a little bit of Calcium. No wires, no batteries, and no dirty energy plants. We now have the technology to mimic this process and much, much more... onetherevolutionSource: Banner Lassen Medical Center
Biochemistry, Heat, Pressure, Motion, Kinetics, Light, Friction, Electromagnetism, Nano Materials & More...A half degree temperature or pH differential between inner and outer cell walls are enough for most biochemicalprocesses to generate energy. For example, The pH differential between the soil and the tree generates enough energy to ﬁll a coconut 60-100 feet above with water. So how come our pumps don’t work this way? Image:Flickr
Penn State’s Bruce Logan and Younggy Kim, developed a microbial reverse electrodyalysis electrolysis fuel cellwith a nanoﬁlter that can take everyday wastewater and generate unlimited Hydrogen Fuel using less than 1% of the energy generated. Image: Bruce Logan | Penn State Biochemistry
Pressure We already know about wave powered ships, but have you thought about the ongoing pressure differential Tom Broadbent, Inventor of HydroPower in the between the water and the ship even when its docked. UK uses the pressure from existing plumbing inThere are thousands of ships docked worldwide, that can buildings to generate enough energy to power the not only generate its own power, but actually produce pump and then some. a surplus just by sitting on the water. Image: PopSci Image: Suntory
Simple motion can now capture energy for personal electronics and more. Image: Earthtechling Body heat can power electronics like the SkinnyPlayer here. KineticsHeat Image: PopSci Noise and sound can now generate enough energy to power buildings. Image: PopSci Vibrations
Rubber piezoelectric surfaces can generate energy from pressure. Image: ACS publica MotionFriction Motion from foot trafﬁc can power streetlights, escalators & more. Image: PopSci
Light Dan Nocera and his team at MIT have developed an artiﬁcial photosynthesis leaf that can generate 10X the storage within 1/100 of the volume of commercial fuel cell. A swimming pool full of water (3.2 million liters) for example can generate over 43TW (Terrawatts) per second using his solution. Image: MIT
Materials Organic photonics and nano electronics like these nano scale solar cells can be sprayed as dust on clothing or other porous surfaces to generate enough power for proximal appliances like lights and electronics.onetherevolution Image: Georgia Tech
From Namib beetle inspired nano-mesh technology that can collect waterfrom even the driest atmosphere on the planet, and help grow food in the desert and many other applications. Self-replicating nano materials that can help create the next breakthrough batteries and resilient materials for everything from computing to construction Image: MIT, Georgia Tech
Accessible EverywhereIf every place can be a living power station, is the centralized grid still necessary?
HALO IPT Induction Charging Unbounded Fujitsu Magnetic Resonance Transfer Wireless transfer via WiTricity is now real. From inductive charging becoming standard for electric cars to reapplying Tesla coil principles to distribute without wires at the last mile, the gridless grid is real and available now.Image Courtesy: Pop Sci Image: PopSci
Direct Nanophotonic glass can capture photons by an instant state change from clear to cloudy to power buildings and transfer line of sight to another. One of many nano innovations for energy from nanoholdings.comonetherevolution Image: Nanoholdings
Fantastic! Sean Elliot of Boston University, can use light sensitive pigments into certain heme proteins into darkness dwelling microbes to produce hydrogen fuel. Your body is now the power station. What would innovation like this do in developing nations if the tech was made available?onetherevolution Image: Pubmed
Empowering Everyone Ingenious people do amazing things with next to nothing. What if innovation could be shared for the common good?
Simple 2 Liter plastic bottles with bleach and water placed through holes in the roof can supply the light of a 50w bulb and last for upto 5 years! Access is about innovation with what is available. Innovation that can be accessible to many... Image: Cleantechnica onetherevolution
Resourceful Rural Africans are using discarded bike parts to make local wind energy. What would happen if the latest IP that is now shelved by big Oil and Gas could be made openly available to these innovators? Image: FastCoDesignonetherevolution
Self Powered Air CarFuel Cell for WaterPowered Car DesignWater Powered CarEngine (peswiki.com) Inventive A real Air Powered Perpetual Engine* (*generates energy from its own process) developed by a 15 yr old kid student from Uzbekistan in 2008! onetherevolution Image: Ecofriend
This is what we did with $300Image Courtesy: Ingersol Rand
This is what we do with 1/100 the water in 1/1000 the space! Local grow technologies that use 1/100th of the water, 3-5 times the weight of the plant to wattage used (most indoor growers can use 1/1000 of the space of mass agriculture) and a simple solar powerered LED bulb to generate enough yields to never pay for produce or a supply chain again! Images: Omega, Pods, & Aeroponic technologies via Treehugger
This is what we make with just an idea and the generosity of friends!
Localized manufacturing technology with 3D printingis starting to eliminate supply chains altogether and even print most of the replacement parts for these printers. Soon, buying a product will no longer mean shipping, but downloading the ﬁle to print where you are... Images: MIT Solar cells, Cornell 3D Labs, Origo Toy Printer and more This is what we can make without a supply chain or economies of scale!
...and even this! Up next, your entire house now printed with a 3D printer. Enrico Dini has not only envisioned the possibilities, but actually created the prototype of off-grid energy efﬁcient dwellings to come... Images: The Man Who Prints Houses
So what’s keeping us from true abundance?Not the extrapolation of the past paradigm of infinite growth on a finite ecology, but true abundance where we each have more than enough to live the highest quality of life...
The reserve value ofmoney is based on theprice of oil.Oil is priced mostly in dollars, and has more direct effecton the value of currency and the direction of investmentthan any other resource. The dollar is inextricably linkedto crude oil. What will cap and trade really do, if the realvalue of money is tied to oil?What’s the point in investing in solutions that will makeoil obsolete, if it can also make your money obsolete?Which investor will actually opt for that?Is it any wonder why real value on human terms isoverlooked in favor of market valuation?
Devastating Living Lands! There are over 6,000,000 abandoned drill sites in the U.S. alone, not to mention the tar sands, fracking pools (like this one in Canada) and the growing numbers of decimated ecosystems and most of the arable land mass of the planet in the name of big oil and gas proﬁts!onetherevolution Image: Screen shot from Garth Lenz from TEDx Vicroria
Killing Our Future!!! “At present there is a preponderance of evidence that there is no threshhold dose of ionizing radiation so low that it is safe or such that the risk of damage (even serious damage such as leukimia) is zero” —Karl Z. Morgan Manhattan Project Scientist and Anti Nuclear ActivistFukushima Reactor Fire: BBC.co.uk http://www.ratical.org/radiation/NRBE/NRadBioEffects.html
Dazzling the Debt Photovoltaics are most effective in distributed contexts like solar ﬁlm and solar thermal for homes and businesses. Generating utility scale power with solar is actually more expensive than current dirty energy methods. Today, solar investments are already tied to dated tech that makes for a great show for investors, but not so much beneﬁt for the rest of us. China’s 54 percent share of the global panel-making market will grow, and we’ll remain locked into older technology.Image Courtesy: Flickr
Hiding the Real Cost2.4 million tons of manufacturing CO2 21.6 billion gallons/year from Sierra Nevada Mountains in a dumping in India & China region experiencing years of ongoing drought
Dazzle 7.4 times the size of the Empire State building is used everyday to generate electricity! 2,714,140 tons/day. All “Clean” coal does is direct the poisons into the ground instead of the atmosphere!
Hide This is a picture of the mouth of a 7-year-old boy named Ryan Massey who has the misfortune of living in a coal mining area in West Virginia. [Ryans] entire family tries to avoid any contact with the water. [His brother] has scabs on his arms, legs and chest where the bathwater — polluted with lead, nickel and other heavy metals — caused painful rashes. [Ryans] teeth were capped to replace enamel that was eaten away. Neighbors apply special lotions after showering because their skin burns. Tests show that their tap water contains arsenic, barium, lead, manganese and other chemicals at concentrations federal regulators say could contribute to cancer and damage the kidneys and nervous system...