Thursday, January 20, 2011

Yet Another EEStor Patent Application: Power Averaging

Due to an inadvertent misconfiguration early in the process, the EEStor pilot production line under construction in their Cedar Park, TX facility has been producing patent applications instead of capacitor components for the past couple years.  No word on when that might get corrected. In the meantime, the    latest EEStor patent application, published today, January 20, 2011 has to do with with power averaging.   The abstract indicates the following:

A system is disclosed for providing power averaging for the utility grids and more specifically to utilizing a unique EESU unit with the capability to store electrical energy over 24 hour periods each day and provide power averaging to homes, commercial, and industrial sites to reduce the peak power requirements. charging such power averaging units during the non-peak times and delivering the energy during the peak demands times provides for more efficient utilization of utility-grid power-generating plants and the already existing capability of isolating the users from utility grid power failures, transients and AC noise. 

According to unnamed sources, this patent has caused a few concerned individuals over at American Power Conversion to clean out their desk and update their linkedin profile.  Not so fast folks. You can always license your existence from EEStor.  Good luck.  Oh, I almost forgot, that is....IF Dick Weir's battery works.  So many geniuses make it clear to us that actually testing dielectrics and components for energy density may be something Weir shelved a long time ago.  Brilliant insight.

Furthermore, the patent reveals what EEStor thinks a home EESU might cost:  $4000-$5000. It would save the end user approximately $1000/yr in situations where off peak electricity is cheaper than during peak. (assuming more variables than I or EEStor care to list).  



Discussion question:  when people are wrong about what is scientifically possible, is it more correct to refer to them as morons or neanderthals?  Oh, you're right, that's not polite.  They are simply in error.

2 comments:

Stephen Boulet said...

I don't know if it would end up saving $1000 a year. If everyone had one, I think electric companies would change their rates. A working EESU means that the concept of off-peak doesn't exist any more.

prometheusgonewild said...

Well, lets assume they have what they say they have (I know, a big leap).
It makes sense they would spend a great deal of time and effort to patent every facet of the technology.
A patent is a monopoly. Having a monopoly on something everyone will use is a license to print money....
I just wish they would get on with it already. Tired of waiting....
Every time I think of EEstor I think of that classic song. "I sooo tired, tired of waiting, tired of waiting for yoooooouuuu. But you just keepa me waiting, all of the time....."
Kinks?