The technologically innovative approaches presented here, give us significant price advantages over previously existing products (our advantage compared to competitors), and much less development work is required than for zero-point-energy technologies). Only technological adjustments and dimensioning are necessary, suitable materials have to be found, machines have to be optimally dimensioned, and so on . . . . (only developpment ist necessary, not research).
1. Thero-solar cells
Everybody knows photovoltaics, i.e. silicon semiconductor solar cells. With these, sunlight is the energy source, just like with our thermo-solar cells.
But the trick is: Our thermo-solar cells can be produced at half the price of what semiconductor solar cells cost - with robust "low tech", directly in Africa, Asia and Southern America even cheaper. That gives a nice market advantage.
2. Hydrogen as energy storage ("power to gas")
There are time-periods with overproduction of energy (hot lunchtime) and time-intervals with too little solar energy (at night). Surplus produced electricity can be stored and used later, when needed. Because accumulators are disproportionately much too expensive and reach the end of their life after only a few years, we need a cheap and robust system with unlimited durability. The generally known magic word is: "Hydrogen".
Corresponding projects are currently underway in Europe under the catchword "power to gas". This means that electrical power is converted stored (as chemical energy) in the form of gas (hydrogen gas). The process is very simple: Water is separated into hydrogen and oxygen by electrolysis. Typical today's modern research and development programs work with direct current electrolysis, that is, two electrodes (anode and cathode) are mounted in a container filled with water, and then the electric power is supplied in the form of direct current. The hydrogen gas which is formed, rises up in the water and is collected. In our project, we work with special electrical pulses, which improve the efficiency (COP = coefficient of performance) of the electrolysis and therefore make the production of the hydrogen gas much cheaper.
3. Hydropower: wave power plants
Everybody in the world knows about tidal power plants, but hardly anybody talks about wave power plants - although they are even discussed in textbooks in general education. Wave power plants use the waves of the oceans and work amazingly cheap. (Of course, they can only be used in coastal regions).
4. Improved windmills
The windmills commonly used today, which are touted as high-tech, still follow a technical
design with a spinning propeller as was known already in ancient Greece. The typical efficiency of
this is between 40 and 45%. In addition, the rotor blades of today's windmills have proven to be
extremely problematic hazardous waste at the end of their service life.
Innovation is needed, but it is NOT being implemented on a large scale. One would only have to fundamentally change the shape of the windmill blades (together with their material) - and we would quickly be able to produce very inexpensive and robust wind turbines with simple standard material (without disposal problems), which can be built anywhere on site with simple manufacturing technology.
5. Solar powered cooling units
The trick is again in the efficiency (the 'COP'). If we would first generate electrical energy with a thermo-solar cell plus a steam engine plus a power generator, and then finally drive a classical (compressor-)refrigerator with it, we would lose quite a lot of energy via the thermodynamic efficiency of the steam engine. We can save these losses by directly operating a so-called absorber-refrigerator. Basically, this is also classical technology, but it has been relatively little used so far:
Heat (i.e. thermal energy above the ambient temperature) is directly supplied to a refrigerator, powering the refrigerator !
By the way, no mechanical moving parts are needed, so the technology works wear-free.
6. Drinking water production by condensation from air
The principle is well known. The condensation energy of the water amounts (depending on the ambient temperature) to 0.3 ... 0.6 kWh per liter of water. What is still needed are suitable materials and surfaces to condense the water with as little energy as possible.
7. Energy storage
Classical energy supply always needs energy storage, because it uses energy carriers that are not permanently omnipresent everywhere. In combination with the clean energy utilization-methods presented above, it is therefore essential to offer storage methods. Which storage method works best in a particular application depends on the circumstances and the boundary conditions, and must be considered individually, depending on the application.