The New Fire
by Sean Capogreco
||I built most of what you posted...
||Old dish, new dish
August 5, 2006
Dear Ken and Pam,
I am tremendously excited by the developments caused by your web
exhibits in my life. It's something, when other people confirm what you
already believe. It kinda validates the premise and the effort is spent
towards the original cause. "The new fire". The oldest
advancement in Mankind.
I am noticing other confirmations too, also written by people much
smarter and experienced than me. I.E. "Arthur C. Clarke"
(Science Fiction/Fact writer. Patent holder of the communications
satellite. Author of 2001 – 65, A Space Odyssey and "The light of
other Days") . These words are his and somewhat recent:
"We're at a Turning point in History…"
"A complete Revolution in Human Affairs, with the discover of,
totally new energy sources."
"Many people are skeptical of this, but I think we might be
going through the 4 stages involved in ANY revolutionary
1. "That's nonsense, Don't Waste my Time."
2. "OH… That's interesting, but not important."
3. "I always said it was a good idea…"
4. "I thought of it first"
This presentation leads into the production of "Hydrogen and
Oxygen" from the electrolysis of water. Any chemist will tell you
that it is a rather simple process but requires electricity to make it
work. The result of burning hydrogen is water from water. It also runs
great, not only in an engine, but in a battery. It's where the majority
of the sun's energy comes from.
It seems our purpose is to capture and reformat that natural energy.
That truly is a historical cause.
August 10, 2006
Buying power, through a grid, is like Grandpa plowing a field with both
horses in the opposite direction.
Buying power from miles away, burnt from coal; nuclear, or other means is
definitely something Tesla would have overcome by now, I know it. Sure he
proposed it in the very beginning, at the time they were fighting for the
electric grid. AC is better from Miles away, IF YOU HAVE TO PIPE IT IN.
But now we really don’t. Personally I think the hold up with the largest
advances toward solar power and alternative energies is that it “eliminates
Tesla would be the first to say we’re doing it wrong. He would understand
the volume of energy placed on the home and the methods that we counter
them. He invented nearly all of them anyway. With Proper Insulation, foil
blue ½ inch foam in the attic ½ inch behind the shingles, to allow for
condensation drainage, will gain us an easy 40% efficiency. Eliminating the
Electric Hot water load will be an Easy 30% gain. We all understand the
value of passive hot water, So there is a 70% percent efficiency before you
have to produce 30% of the load I was drawing before.
Its just a matter of time before all this is reality. Fun to be on the tidal
cusp of all this new innovation.
BIG BIG solar engines work, and they are quite impressive. Unfortunately
the web “Govt Solar Compendium” links don’t work anymore. What I can tell
is that even though they work when they are built too big, and that is to
support a neighborhood instead of one home, a 60 foot dish is
susceptible to weather and elements... Something less than the size of your Pool will run the house just fine.
The grid will evaporate and lil blue lights take their place. “Let’s watch
for DC to resurface.”
I am glad to be chatting with people of like mind again. Arthur C. Clarke is
right on target with the 4 stages of development. Fortunately my neighbors
are open minded but I am working to detach from this grid. Now we are
chatting and that is truly the greatest advantage of our time. Had the
folks before us had the resources of communication at their disposal they
would have been done with this a long time ago.
Sean and Meigy Capogreco