Solar Energy on the Frontlines and Old-Fashioned Clotheslines, by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
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January 4, 2022

Solar energy comes to Earthlings in many ways. Ancient Persians used passive solar architecture. East Africans about the same time funneled cool ocean wind through tunnels to cool themselves.

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Mother Energy and Hemp: Part 1 by Rand Clifford

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July 12, 2012

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An all-pervasive energy is fundamental to the Cosmos. Not “empty”, vacuum space itself is an ocean of energy, the essence of nature.

Tesla called this universal force, “Free energy”. Inventors who have also found the key have added the names: “Zero-point energy”; “Energy from the vacuum”; “Background energy”; “Radiant energy”; “Cosmic energy”; “Aether”…many others.

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It’s Time To Go To Work For The Solar Initiative by Steve Windisch

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April 8, 2011

The below is a possible Letter to an elected official. We would urge you to please write one and send it, letting them know this subject is both important to us all, and to our planet. Sadly, due to terrible events, NOW is the best time for doing this. Despite the BP Gulf Disaster one year ago, despite the Fukushima fission nuclear disaster… These topics are STILL not being seriously discussed in Congress… Major incentives for PV Solar energy is not even a serious topic, if that bizarre fact can be believed. And these topics will not be discussed, and only the ones that the energy lobbyists want will be discussed… as long as we do not work together. It is time for ALL in the environmental movements, all who seek positive change, to work together now. Continue reading

There is Something Wrong with the Independent Media By Steve Windisch

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December 9, 2010

There is something very wrong with the independent media. It is unclear if this is somewhat about a failure to understand “priorities”… or if it is mainly something “darker” related to deliberate suppression and misdirection. We do know, that several important and vital stories very damning and damaging to the “status quo” are now not only suppressed by the corporate owned mainstream media (an old story for decades, but a phenomena that greatly increased after the events of “9/11” ); but are also now virtually ignored in the so-called “Independent” Internet media as well: The very people whom we trust to bring us information that the mainstream refuses to. This is a highly disturbing trend that appears to be growing; and what it causes as a result (for whatever reason), is to help maintain the “status quo” and the “hear-no, see-no-evil” mainstream media aura of : “No important questions ever asked, nor answered.”

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The Age of Space-Solar Energy: Innovation in the Public Interest by William John Cox

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May 17, 2010

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The industrial revolution has been driven for the past two centuries by the burning of hydrocarbons, first by coal in the Age of Steam, and then by oil and natural gas in the Age of Petroleum; however, as the flow of these fossil fuels slows down as demand goes up, ever-more-intrusive and massive extraction efforts increasingly threaten the progress of industrialization and the civilization it has produced.

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2009: The Year that “Perpetual Motion” Ended By Steve Windisch

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January 5, 2010

Looking back over the year 2009, we can see many important changes. Interestingly enough, the major changes soon to be related here were mostly not publicized in the Mainstream… Yet they certainly happened nonetheless. This interesting dichotomy comes from how the mainstream scientific community has viewed the topic “Free Energy”; and how their former attitudes on this subject appear to have embarrassingly painted them into a corner; from which there is no extraction without loss of face… and even worse, requiring at least tacit admission of a serious failure in the past to view the science objectively; and pursue the study of many varied energy-related technologies which could, “coincidentally” very favorably compete with the use of Coal and Oil as fuels.

They are not likely to tell us they were “wrong”, so we must point this out for ourselves. The information related here can be easily checked; and if we look at the data objectively, there is little doubt that most will come to similar conclusions. Yet the point is not to place blame; but to move forward, and get the errors and suppressions behind us… so real progress can be made in the genre of alternative energy research: Something that has not happened on this planet in a serious way (with the lone exception of “Nuclear Fission”, inextricably linked to weapons research), for over a hundred years and counting.

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The Strange Case of the Rosemary Ainslie Circuit By Steve Windisch

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December 24, 2009

Recently the Overunity and Energetics online forums (the largest virtual meeting places and “home” for many in the Open Source / “Free Energy”communities), and several other similar Internet sites have been featuring and discussing an amazing phenomena popularly known as: “The Rosemary Ainslie Circuit“. The name comes from the South African woman who first noted the predicted effects while testing a circuit designed to verify her unique Unifying Theory of Physics. Rosemary had written a new and interesting model for electro-magnetism that she was convinced could be proved empirically by building a circuit that manifested energy efficiencies which defied “conventional” theory… And that is essentially what has happened: The anomalous energy readings that have been recorded with this circuit defy conventional explanation.

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Poll: Does “Free Energy” Exist? By Steve Windisch

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March 11, 2009

There are many controversial alternative energy technologies out there today that have been touted as being direct and highly competitive replacements to coal and oil. Many are listed in the series of articles “Free Energy and the Open Source Energy Movement” (Parts 1-4), and hundreds of other places around the Internet… These describe devices that produce no pollution, require no fuel, and are safe. The are not really “free”, in that they produce “cheap” energy (and of course the devices will not be given away). They are also not “free” in that many concerned and educated people all over the world believe they are being “held captive”; in that these technologies important to us all have been hidden and suppressed for many years… Due in varying degrees to the below factors of:

> The Trillions in easy profits from fossil fuels (and the hierarchical monopoly-like control therein from having a society based on “scarcity”). When “following the money” and using the lessons of History, human nature, and group psychology; one could predict with near 100% accuracy that suppressions and worse would happen to defend the current system against competing energy sources that would greatly change society.

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It’s Time to Make Free Energy our Next Grass Roots Victory By Steve Windisch

By Steve Windisch (jibbguy)
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March 3, 2009

In the 1950’s and 1960’s ; the Civil Rights movement vastly grew and was ultimately successful because of Grass Roots Activism. In the 1970’s and 1980’s ; the Woman’s Rights and Ecology movements also had many great successes… All because of the grass roots pressure put on by millions of every-day Americans standing up and having their voices heard collectively.

In this new Century…. We can also be likewise victorious in the quest to end oil and coal as fuels: Through the use of new and thoroughly viable and safe technologies that are now being held secret and suppressed by our governments, that are not being studied by our Universities, and that are languishing on the dusty and hidden shelves of corporate giants. These technologies will provide the world with cheap, utterly clean, safe, and abundant energy…. Ending the control and vast power of the energy cartels forever; and changing our society and planet for the better.

Nothing we could possibly do right now would help this planet more: Without fossil fuels dominating the landscape and atmosphere, we can start to repair the deep damage to our sacred home that the long decades of unbridled pollution have caused. Without the corrupting influence of the energy cartels and their allies, the international banks… Wars would no longer be profitable; thus no longer funded. Without the draconian, wholly regressive secret tax set on us by the energy corporations (larger than any tax ever complained about by politicians), we will have much more money in our pockets for reviving the economy and for education, infrastructure, and building a new future based on peace and prosperity for all… This will become possible with the new independence of thought that will come from no longer being in thrall to the electrical grid and the corner gas stations: For we will now be Free Citizens of a society based on abundance… And not scarcity.

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Free Energy and the Open Source Energy Movement (Part 4)

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Part one of the series:

Free Energy and the Open Source Energy Movement (Part 1)

Part Two of the series:

Free Energy and the Open Source Energy Movement (Part 2)

Part Three of the series:

Free Energy and the Open Source Energy Movement (Part 3)

By Steve Windisch (jibbguy) 8-2008

Free Energy may indeed be the key To solving many serious problems that confront our society today. So what does the term free energy mean, anyway? In the previous articles, the definition has been given as cheap, abundant, and clean energy from sources not yet accepted by the mainstream of science. Despite the many proofs we have seen so far that would clearly call for more study. So it can also refer to the free, unfettered, and open study of new technologies that provide these new fuels and power sources; performed by universities and private R& D organizations which receive grants to do so in good faith Well-funded studies by mainstream reputable institutions totally free from government or corporate interference; and not hampered by old scientific dogmatic thought patterns that resist change.

What is meant by government interference: Why would the government try to stop scientific research that would obviously benefit Humanity from being performed? This is a very good question, for which there are yet no sure answers available to the public. However; there is little doubt that suppression of free energy technologies by the military has been a fact for many years, and there are proofs of this. It would seem that the U.S., and other militaries believe (or claim at any rate), that these technologies should remain secret… Some of them still buried under a pall of secrecy 30 years or more after the first patent requests were filed…. So that the military industrial complex may have full use of them while the populace remains utterly ignorant of their very existence. But many of these declared-secret patents or devices are  never pursued seriously by the military… Simply and silently shelved…. Forever.

Government Suppression?

There are persons working in the U.S. Patent office, who have come forward with information regarding how free energy devices are often stolen or suppressed by the government…. This has been reported on by long-time Patent Office employee Thomas Valone, PhD, to have happened to over 4,000 patent filings. Once a patent request is filed in the United States, it is automatically and immediately studied carefully by scientists and engineers working within the Pentagon. If it meets certain criteria, then the patent request, and anything pertaining to the device mentioned, is declared Classified … Secret. The inventor is then informed of this, and has an opportunity to convince the Pentagon people that his or her device is not really worthy of the secret tag. If the inventor fails to do this… Then this is essentially the end of that inventors dream. They may be offered a job to secretly continue the development of the technology, or possibly grant money via a University to work on unrelated things, or they may not. They may be offered a small licensing fee or a stipend for the device (usually a tiny fraction of the devices true commercial worth), or may not be offered anything at all. One thing they will always be told, in no uncertain terms, is to never talk about it publicly again…. Under penalty of imprisonment. Imagine working for many years; putting all your energy and money into building a new device that would revolutionize the use of energy, ending our dependence on foreign oil… Then just as you have reached success… The government seizes your devices, your test gear, your notes… The entire fruits of your labor…. And then threatens you with prison. All in a land of supposed free enterprise. There is clear evidence that this is going on, and has been for a very long time. And there is also evidence that this happens disproportionally to technologies and devices which could coincidentally also threaten the hegemony of oil or coal.

The reasons why this happens can only be conjectured on. Are there good reasons to stop people from powering their vehicles from nothing but water…? Can a motor that runs on no external source or fuel, powered by the motive force of magnets alone, be considered a danger to the nation? Perhaps some of these questions are worthy of debate. But however, one sure thing is that there will be no public debate on this topic; as long as the mainstream media refuses to discuss anything concerning free energy devices. For if they did, a free lance journalist such as the author would not be reporting on these things, heard by many here for the first time, as the reader would already be well aware of them… And we would have free energy devices available in the marketplace already by the score. Because, good people, please note that these amazing devices and technologies do indeed exist; some of them for many years, and that they will end the use of petroleum and coal as fuel within only a few years of being widely introduced.

Many Congresspersons and their staff know the above statements regarding the widespread theft via secretization of patents by the government are warranted; because they have received complaints from constituents who have been victimized in this manner, and the law makers have looked into this issue for themselves. Many have come to the same conclusion: Perhaps it is time to overhaul the Patent Laws… And insure that the military industrial complex does not have unchecked and unmonitored carte blanch control over the release of new energy technology… And any future stealing and suppressing of patents must have the expressed approval of a diverse Congressional panel first, using time-sealed public records. This move will help insure that the true security needs of the nation are still met… And that the suppression of free energy devices by the government is not in reality a matter of energy cartel security. And such laws will insure that inventors who have worked for years, investing their own savings and all they have into a project, will not be robbed by the barons of the corporate military industrial complex… Hiding behind a false banner of National Security to kill-off competition and insure continued monopoly.

These proposed changes in Patent laws would also regulate and legitimize a practice that is in essence Constitutionally illegal to begin with… Restoring the Rule of Law to our Patent Office and the Pentagon. It would insure no corporation working with the military could benefit from these stolen patents. And that the inventors were properly compensated…. This is very important: it goes well beyond the welfare of a single inventor and their family; it reaches deep into the heart of the American inventive dream to insure we will have great inventors continue to come forward, continuing to strive against long odds and years of setbacks and near-poverty to bring new scientific discoveries to market in our country… Instead of losing this important edge to foreign competitors… Which is exactly what is happening to us today.

The Answer to Suppression: Open Source It!

Enter the Open Source Energy Movement. Herein lies the answer to the above roadblocks to bringing new energy devices into the mainstream; at least until the patent laws change. The answer is simple: Dont attempt to patent your device: Open Source it with full disclosure and documentation. Make all the information available freely on the Internet, and it can hardly then be declared secret. You cannot be imprisoned after the fact of the device being open sourced before you receive an illegal-to-begin-with gag order. This changes the paradigm to one that allows free energy devices to be built, studied, replicated, proven via independent testing, promoted, reported on, marketed… And eventually through grass-roots multiple examples and proofs, forces the mainstream media and scientific community to accept rather then simply ignore and deride…. As they can do now to lone and secretive inventors with contemptible ease.

Inventors who Open Source their device will still gain monetary rewards. But beyond that, they could gain the immortality of history; as well as the gratitude of billions of people world-wide whose lives would be vastly improved. In an ideal world, the old way of procuring patents and then lining-up the most lucrative manufacturing deals is perfectly fine; inventors certainly deserve to be compensated for their work. But when you look at all the people who have tried this over the years; NONE have succeeded when it comes to new energy technologies that would seriously compete with oil and coal. Clearly something else is needed….. Something that changes the rules, and something that gives the free energy inventors, and the people of the world, a fair chance of getting these devices out into the marketplace.

The Open Source Energy Movement provides that edge. It gives a free energy device inventor the power of many: Added security from suppression, free R & D help for the technology, and the very important advantages of having the work replicated and proven by others all around the world. Thus the concepts are proven, the device improved, the skeptics silenced, and the way for success left open. THIS is the only current answer to getting free energy devices into our homes and vehicles: By doing it ourselves. And this is exactly what is happening today, as we read this… All over the world by the tens of thousands of people actively working in the Open Source Energy movement…. In a way that is effective and unstoppable.

The Open Source Energy community is recruiting… If you have technical knowledge, mechanical skills, an electrical or electronics background, a keen and inquisitive mind, or just a strong desire to end the use of oil and coal as fuels: Humankind could use your talents; and perhaps it could be argued that they are needed more now than ever before in our history. There are very few things most of us can do as individuals to change the world for the better: This is one of them. There are many ways to contribute, not all of them by performing experiments, building new devices, and replicating designs at home. Simply taking the time to study these technologies, to judge their validity for yourselves; and then telling your all friends, family, and coworkers about them; is doing an important service.  If 10,000 of us tell ten people about them… And they tell 10; that is a million people who now know there are cheap, clean, and available alternatives. Then soon there will be ten million… And a hundred million… And that will spell the end of our using fossil fuels for energy… The end of most forms of pollution, the eventual end of hunger and end of fighting wars for energy. The deserts will be turned into farmland via cheap desalinization of water. Third-world countries will become able to develop safely without polluting the planet, to feed and educate their people, which is a proven means of controlling population via increased education and prosperity.… Until that Third term is no longer even valid. But what it will do for a society presently based on scarcity and highly-centralized and hierarchical control of energy is perhaps even more dramatic… It could change the way we all think.

Plasma: An Important Potential Energy Source, in Many Ways

Plasma can be described as a unique state of matter; similar to but not exactly gaseous, in which excited gasses will freely emit large amounts of electrons (and have several other unusual characteristics); that could not otherwise be seen or extracted. In the Earths atmosphere Lightening is a form of plasma arc, as are the related strange and less common phenomena called Sprites, Jets, and St. Elmos Fire. Other examples of plasma include its use in fluorescent lighting and computer/TV video screens. Matter in a plasma state often does not have any significant electrical resistance, and its conductivity can approach infinite. It also does not adhere to many Maxwellian laws, and very unique waves and energy potentials can be generated which can be seen nowhere else in science. When in a plasma state, ionized gasses will emit photons (light), and have a much larger percentage of their electrons available for use or manipulation… These are the reasons it has become an important subject for study, and why it has very great potential for producing usable free energy.

M.I.T. has a large and well-funded program studying various aspects of plasma, as do several other universities. Recently M.I.T. has announced success with converting hydrocarbon fuels with plasma, to disassociate them into constituent elements in order for Carbon-based fuels to burn with much greater efficiency (… Something already well-known for nearly 90 years before). But again, as we see so often with free energy type devices; individuals and groups not working within the scientific mainstream are doing the really groundbreaking research when it comes to inventing new energy-producing technologies… While the scientific mainstream community may work on the periphery but not directly tackle the politically dangerous subjects smacking of perpetual motion… Which coincidentally also compete with the use of coal and oil as fuels.

One highly-respected scientist outside of the mainstream who has had great success creating energy from plasma in recent years is Dr. Kiril Chukanov. In his vacuum plasma chambers, he has been able to create perpetually-sustained balls of plasma as big as a mans head which are then bombarded with microwave and other forms of energy. This system produces direct electricity, as well as large amounts of heat and Hydrogen which can also be converted to usable energy. His latest systems can generate over 1 Megawatts of output for 100 Kilowatts input (COP > 8; or eight times energy input-to-output efficiency once 130kW is fed back in to make the system self-sustaining); and Dr. Chukanov claims that eventually over-unity figures in the thousands are possible. He is apparently currently working with Canadian energy concerns in a project shrouded in secrecy to cheaply process heavy oil from the Alberta Oil Sands fields; on a project using his plasma generators to extract the oil in a much more energy efficient and environmentally-friendly way (the heat and Hydrogen creation by-products are especially useful for this). He is also said to be working towards commercializing the technology to create mid-sized self-powered electrical generators to power neighborhoods or factories. Dr. Chukanov believes that in the near term, his system can also be used along with coal to create synthetic oil fuels and methane as a short-term answer  (similar to what Germany did in the later part of World War Two, but in a much cheaper and more energy-efficient way).

Dr. Chukovs website, with photos, videos, and extensive and detailed audio interviews of the scientist:

Other successful examples of generating energy from plasma can be seen by the PAGD Pulsed Abnormal Glow Discharge experiments of Dr.s Paulo and Alexandra Correa, the Blacklight Corporations work in this field (which has commercialized it for production of highly specialized molecular compounds as well as energy); and the Papp Engine, a unique invention by Josef Papp. All three of these devices/technologies were embraced by Dr. Eugene Mallove for being very worthy of further study and development by the mainstream, before his murder over four years ago (see article #3 of this series for further details).

The history of the Papp invention tells a strange and fascinating tale. Josef Papp fled Communist Hungary in 1957; coming first to Canada and the then the U.S. where he worked on a very unique device that used noble (inert) gasses in a closed system and ignited with plasma spark to power a reciprocating piston engine. In the mid 1960s he first announced his discovery (along with some bizarre claims of it powering a super-fast submarine that could cross the Atlantic in less than a day), and had got some press coverage as well as much scientific interest. Over the years, many witnesses saw the Papp engine run… Self-powered and producing large amounts of torque (the last version producing over 100 horsepower); using a mix of purified noble gasses locked inside the engine that were continually recycled; supposedly being able to last for years without needing to be renewed or changed. Also, there have been working replications, most notably by a former associate of Papp; James Jimmy Sabori. Shortly before Mr. Saboris death, he claimed that besides the large amounts of horsepower torque, huge amounts of electricity were also directly generated from his noble gas–plasma engine. With the successful replications, media coverage, many witnesses, government and academic involvement….There really is no doubt that the Papp Engine was a real and working device.

By 1968, enough interest was generated for the government and several military contractors to become involved, and it was being tested successfully by independent sources…. Running without any fuel other than the constantly re-used noble gasses in the piston cylinders, operating at full power indoors for many hours at a time with no pollution output (proving there was no hidden source of chemical fuel). However, there was a tragedy: While being tested in the California desert under the auspices of California Institute of Technology (Caltech). on October 27th 1968; the engine suddenly exploded as it was turned on, killing one person and injuring several others. The amount of inert gas that was injected into the cylinder of the device prior to the event was only a few cubic centimeters… And the device was sealed and witnessed by Naval Research Lab personnel who were there to observe and insure there was no other motive power or energy source involved except the usual high-voltage plasma spark ignition powered by a starting battery. Yet the converted Volvo engine exploded with much more violence than any internal combustion engine ever should have… Proving there was indeed huge power being created by the plasma ignition of noble gasses. After this evenp, and a subsequent court battle where Caltech settled out of court for liability, there was mainly silence about the device.

Josef Papp died in 1983, without ever seeing his engine make it into commercial production despite its successes. Yet there was no question that the device, and the concept of using inert gas exploded by plasma spark, certainly did work as promised. The Papp Engine is perhaps one of the most striking and interesting examples of free energy suppression that have happened in the last 40 years: Because it did have significant press coverage and successful independent testing overseen openly by universities, defense contractors, and government agencies prior to the accident.

An article by Dr. Eugene Mallove on the Papp Engine (from his magazine Infinite Energy):

The use of plasma to create energy in an internal combustion engine is now being rigorously studied again outside of the mainstream: But this time in combination with water as a fuel… And not by a lone inventor; but by a whole host of independent researchers in the Open Source Energy movement.

Plasma Spark Explosion of Water: Could This End Oil as a Fuel?

What is currently happening in the Open Source world is generating a great excitement and buzz of interest. It has to do with the fact that water can be exploded using a big enough radiant spark… A spark large enough that it is plasma in nature, and similar to the strange phenomena known as ball lighting.  In fact, the phenomena has been described as Thunder and Lightning… Happening on a tiny scale inside of an internal combustion engine: The violent explosion of water droplets when pulsed with high voltage arc.

For nearly three years, many people have been working on this after reading on Open Source Energy forums about a person who claimed to run his V-8 car on water, using nothing but large High Voltage-boosted spark to explode tap water in the cylinders of an internal combustion engine. Many researchers did not believe this claim, and the proof offered was scant; although block diagram schematics and information on how to replicate the effect were offered. The inventor was very worried about his anonymity (possibly with very good reason), and wished to not be in the limelight at all…. Thus every little bit of information on this amazing claim was shrouded by mystery; only broken occasionally by Internet posts further explaining and detailing how he did it (… But containing very little in the way of verifiable proof). However, last month some additional proofs of concept came to light that showed beyond any doubt that it was indeed possible to create a large enough spark that would explode water with considerable force… Thus proving the concept and possibility of the Water Car, if not the actual existence of one.

In a parallel related item, two years ago an inventor by the name of Robert Krupa announced something that rocked the automotive world; which he called the FireStorm Sparkplug. It was a highly uniquely design that was much different than a regular plug: The electrode (cathode) is a spherical ball, and the anodes were hemispherical thick steel wires that arch over this sphere in an X configuration (although Mr. Krupa has since improved and changed the basic design somewhat). The result is a vastly larger and more powerful plasma ball of spark; that explodes gasoline much more efficiently than a regular spark does. In fact, if the car using FireStorm plugs can generate the large enough spark (many vehicles may need minor modifications to the ignition coil system to produce the one Joule of energy needed for the big sparks); then gasoline mileage increases of 40% or more are possible! Just from using a different, higher-powered spark and leaning-out the cars fuel-air ratio (increasing the air vs. gasoline, to an amazing 30:1 or higher). Oddly enough, when using this high AFR gasoline mix ignited by FireStorms, the temperature of the exhaust drops by 100 degrees F; and the horsepower as measured by Dynameter increases dramatically.

Mr. Krupa has had the FireStorm independently tested, and also tested by spark plug manufacturers who were interested in buying it from him. The results were very positive in that it does all it is claimed to, but there was a problem: Because of the inherent design, the plug would not foul or wear-out over time like other designs. This stopped it from consideration by the plug makers, who have no interest in building a product that never needs replacement; cutting their own throat for future sales. Robert Krupa is currently lining-up manufacturing of his own for the product internationally, and may offer it for retail sale by the end of 2008  if all goes well. Let us hope he is successful in this; as the savings in gasoline and pollution this product alone will bring would be tremendous.

An automotive industry news report about the FireStorm Spark Plug:

Internal combustion engines, even brand new in 2008,  are notoriously inefficient…. Anywhere from 20% to 35% efficiency is the norm. That means that a very large amount of fuel is wasted… Unburned and sent out of the exhaust because of the relatively slow-burning nature of petroleum-based fuels which have large, complex molecules. In fact this unburned fuel is the reason gasoline-powered cars in the U.S. must have a catalytic converter installed to trap it and partially combust it further before sending it out of the tail pipe. The FireStorm increases the burn rate of the fuel, vastly improving the efficiency; and lowering emissions greatly as well. It does a similar thing to what using Hydroxy does (HHO/Browns Gas; using Hydrogen and Oxygen monatomic and diatomic gasses disassociated from water as a fuel booster for gasoline and Diesel), but without the need for an electrolyzer system to crack the water into the hydroxy gas first. So the average car could have instant mileage increases simply by switching to FireStorm plugs, and if the vehicles coil ignition system was slightly modified to increase the voltage (if required), and the fuel-air ratio leaned-out, the savings could be the very dramatic 40% or more figure, which has been seen via independent testing. But modern computers in cars will require some re-programming or fooling of the Oxygen Sensor before allowing leaner burns: So this will also need to be performed if the full gas savings are to be seen… However these minor modifications would certainly be worth it if 40% increases in mileage could be realized, not to mention vastly decreased pollution emissions (and the hydroxy community has already come up with several solutions for this oxygen sensor and computer re-programming problems, since they are commonly seen when using hydroxy HHO boosters as well).

What the FireStorm does is also similar to what many have tried to do over the last 90 years, but have been constantly stymied from doing by the oil companies: Turn gasoline into a vapor before injecting it into an engine.  There is clear proof that vaporized pure gasoline (without certain additives) burns much more efficiently, and mileage figures of up to 200 MPG have been seen using vaporized fuel with very lean air-fuel ratios (150% to 250% mileage increases are more common). But for widespread use the problem for many years has been the special additives that are put into the fuel by the oil corporations: These gasoline additives fight vaporization and make it much less effective. Also, the best way to vaporize the fuel is by using the heat of the exhaust to do so: And any tampering of  the exhaust system is prohibited by U.S. Federal law (….Ever since the advent of the catalytic converter in the late 1970s). Ironically, vaporized gas burns so completely and cleanly, there is no longer any need for the cat-box. The FireStorms big plasma ball of spark helps provide the same positive feature of what vaporization does: Vastly improves the efficiency of the burn; allowing the fuel-air ratio to grow significantly leaner. So when implemented, this invention will be an immediate Godsend to those of the middle class, working poor, and small businesses who are being broken by the ever-rising high prices at the pumps.

So when people saw what was possible with the FireStorm; and read about the mysterious person who ran his car on nothing but tap water using large plasma sparks, it began to become evident to many that large plasma-like sparks may be the answer to the Holy Grail dream of running our cars on nothing but water… So earlier this year, an experimenter in the Open Source Energy movement created a simple circuit that proves the concept that this large plasma spark can explode water. This intrepid home engineer and inventor, using the internet name Gotoluc, opened new threads in the Overunity and Energetic Forums Open Source Energy sites (linked at the end of this article), and showed well-made and comprehensive You-Tube videos detailing the event along with circuit schematics for all to see. In these threads, one can see how a mixed high-voltage and low voltage/ high-current boosted spark is generated across a standard spark plug… Then water is sprayed onto the spark gap, and the large plasma sparks induced again. And with the advent of the water, the results are dramatic: There is a loud BANG and a bright flash as the plain tap water in the spark area explodes.. The effects are loud enough over time to deafen; and the flashes bright enough with a large infra-red element to require dark glasses to keep it from damaging the eyes (… The thunder and lightening effect). Gotolucs video is below, and in the thread many other videos from several people (including luminaries of the free energy movement such as Dr. Peter Lindemann), who have successfully replicated the basic experiment and have added their own twists to the circuits and effects, can also be seen:

Gotolucs vid which started it all:

Ossies exploding salt water:

Jetijs plasma spark (using steam/vapor):

Dr. Peter Lindemanns replication of the plasma spark phenomena:

Some astonishing water plasma spark effects from Mdbreedi:

One of Capacitor 70s many replications working outside an engine

The main thread covering this subject at Overunity forums, with many more videos:

The main thread for this subject at Energetic Forums: also with many more videos and photos:

Now these experiment designs by Gotoluc, Ossie, Capacitor70, Aaron, Jetijs, Dr. Peter Lindemann, Xbox Hacker, Allcanadian, Mdbreedi, and many others are mostly outside of an engine, showing how the spark is generated and the explosion of water happens. But the concept is clear: With a large enough radiant spark, water will release significant energy in what appears to be an explosion. Exactly what is going on here scientifically speaking, is yet unproven either way: It could be the breaking of molecular inter-acting bonds, as proposed by Dr. Peter Graneaus experiments with water fogging; explained as energy being released when water turns from a compact liquid into a fine mist (..but still molecularly bonded as H2O)…. Or rather it may be caused by the disassociation of water into Hydrogen and Oxygen, such as in hydroxy…. Except done instantaneously and not via use of an electrolyzer cell as usually done. In this case the water is disassociated, the Hydrogen combusted with an explosion/implosion mixed effect, and the result being that the HHO is combined near-instantaneously back into water again (the implosion effect is caused by the H and O recombining). No one can say for sure yet exactly what the scientific explanation is. Apparently there is some energy that can be released simply by turning liquid water quickly into a fog (as Dr. Graneaus theory states). Yet this is thought to be a cold reaction, which actually lowers ambient temperature rather than raises it.

The explosion of water inside of an engine has been reported to be done recently by the same person who claimed to run the car on water (with a detailed video showing it this time); inside of an 16 H.P. single-cylinder Briggs & Stratton engine. In this case, using only tap water injected into the cylinder, the motor will turn over and run (abet poorly, but run it does). The exhaust is reported to be cooler than standard gasoline operation, yet still hot (which could not be easily explained by the Graneau theory of  energy released by the fogging of water, and points more to the hydroxy disassociation into H and O). Capacitor70 has also provided a video showing it running in a small motor-bike engine (also running poorly and sporadically, but operating). So the jury is still out on the scientific explanation for what is causing this weird and wonderful reaction. However.. This lack of sure theory is not stopping further experimentation and it is  proceeding at a fast pace.

Video of the Brigs & Stratton running on tap water via plasma spark:

Capacitor70s motorbike engine video (we can only imagine he wishes he had electric start)!

When watching these videos of the small engines being run on nothing but water and plasma spark, one can get the feel for what it must have been like to be on hand to watch the Wright Brothers on a beach at Kittyhawk.

In any case, this bizarre and surprising phenomena of water being exploded by a large plasma spark is readily reproducible outside of an engine; as dozens of people working in the Open Source Energy movement all over the world have already proven (…With more every day replicating the basic spark circuits and over 30 You-Tube videos from different people showing the effect). The circuits for doing so are being refined and simplified nearly daily by experimenters, all working together, playing off one anothers designs to improve the circuits… With the clear goal of eventually moving this proof-of-concept phase over to having it work reliably within small engines (as is being attempted now by many people at the time of publication, 8-2008).

One answer to furthering this technology may lie in the patents of the American Hero of modern hydroxy: Stanley Meyer. Meyer was an inventor in Ohio, who was one of the first to build a car that ran on nothing but water in the early 1990s. Meyers system used a very efficient electrolyzer cell producing hydroxy gas,  plus a special spark plug that was really both a water injector and complex electrode that would squirt small amounts of water treated with RF wave energy into the cylinder, then explode it all via high voltage. This combination of plasma explosion of water, plus hydroxy gas coming in through the air intake, was powerful enough to run Meyers famous Volkswagen dune buggy (… Of which there were many witnesses including scientists, engineers and Professors; and several videos from local TV news stories showing it running successfully on the road).

Local news report showing the Stanley Meyer water-powered dune buggy on the road:

Stanley Meyer tragically died in 1998 under mysterious circumstances; just after reportedly making a manufacturing agreement for his discoveries. Coming out of the restaurant where he had been meeting with Belgian businessmen, he collapsed and died; his last words spoken were reported to be: Ive been poisoned!.

Interesting enough, Stan Meyer by his own account narrowly avoided the Seizure in the Name of National Security of his patents by the U.S. Government, who were attempting to have his technology declared classified. Apparently, according to Meyer, he avoided this by use of a method of sending the information out in written form to another country before the government could act with a gag order (there is clear evidence Stan Meyer was working with the British Admiralty on pursuing some of his devices for powering ships). There has been much speculation about his death; but the Franklin County autopsy stated he died of a brain aneurysm. In any case, Stanley Meyers death was the end of his water car or electrolyzer units being marketed (the dune buggy and his electrolyzer units mysteriously disappeared soon after the tragic event). In June, 2007; many of his patents expired.

So we have the background: Dr. Kiril Chukanov, Josef Papp, and others have successfully created energy from using plasma. Stanley Meyer used both hydroxy and water exploded by HV plasma-like spark to power a vehicle; with many witnesses to back this. Mr. Robert Krupa designed a revolutionary new spark plug that utilizes plasma spark to ignite gasoline with greater efficiency inside an engine, greatly improving mileage and lowering emissions (Mr. Krupa has also observed the amazing plasma spark exploding water phenomena). And we have the recent experiments first reported by Gotoluc and then furthered by over 20 other experimenters in the Open Source Energy community that show beyond doubt that a plasma spark will explode water with significant energy being produced. And there is the unverified and mostly anecdotal information about the person who ran a V-8 engine of a car on nothing but water via plasma spark; plus the same persons more recent videos of single-cylinder small engines being run on nothing but tap water (but yet to be fully verified); as well as Capacitor 70s video of the motor-bike engine running on water. These items strongly point to pursuing the use of plasma as an important energy source, and for using plasma spark to explode water as a fuel for internal combustion engines. And thus has the great excitement and interest in the various Open Source forums regarding plasma been generated… And explains why many people have temporarily dropped other free energy projects they were working on and are now actively reproducing and furthering the effect.

What can we expect in the next few months from this? Many are now working on moving the experiments and replications to the small engine phase. But there will be several hurdles yet to overcome: Just how much water is needed in the cylinder, what engine timing to best use, how to inject the water into the cylinder for best results, exactly how much HV plasma spark is needed, how to best throttle the engine to control RPM … All these important questions and more must be answered by empirical testing of new ideas; failure after failure can be expected before good results finally start to happen. But since this is an Open Source project, the results will be shared, and thus much time saved. And once the answers come, all the information will be directly transferable for use with large multi-cylinder gasoline, and eventually Diesel engines…. So that we can start running our existing cars and trucks on nothing but water with some fairly minor modifications. Maybe one of the readers who are learning of this for the first time now today, and who then goes on to study this further, will be one of the first to announce their verifiable and successful replication of a working water car. There could possibly be several, perhaps dozens, who do so within the next year; sharing their schematics and plans so that others may do so as well. The more who replicate the better: This is the most effective way for this important, history-changing technology to breakout into the mainstream… Via multiple, even hundreds, of proofs announced simultaneously all over the world so it becomes very difficult to deny and suppress any further.

It could turn out, at least until all-new engine designs are created to best utilize the effect, that to best make an engine run smoothly and with well-metered throttle; HHO hydroxy will be needed for fuel as well… A system using both the simple tap water and hydroxy gas exploded together inside the cylinder by large plasma spark. This system would explain a question which has nagged hydroxy enthusiasts for several years: How did Stan Meyer create enough hydroxy gas to run a vehicle? Some tests have shown that vast quantities of hydroxy alone are needed to do this, more than the Meyer electrolyzer cell should have possibly generated (yet there is much evidence that his dune buggy indeed worked). When used as a mileage booster with gasoline, not much hydroxy is needed at all (as little as 3% by volume to get a significant result)… It would seem by the many years of study on this by the Open Source people as well as the many companies now producing boosting systems, that the hydroxy gas works most efficiently as a fuel when there is another fuel as catalyst. So it could be that the regular tap water exploded via plasma spark will act as this catalyst, cutting the amount of hydroxy gas needed way down from what would be required to run a vehicle by itself, and answering some of the problems associated with running the car on only the tap water being exploded by plasma spark (such as throttle/RPM control). Or, it is also quite possible that simply using the tap water exploded via plasma spark will suffice to run an engine without the need for a separate hydroxy electrolyzer system…. If proper methods of solving the above problems are found.

But there is one large problem that will likely remain a damper: That of the plasma arc not creating a wave front chain reaction of explosion with water. Only water that is touched by the plasma itself will react (just as lightening in a rain storm will not turn the entire sky into an inferno, but only affect the water touched by the strike)…. Which means that the sparks plasma ball lightening size needs to be large enough in diameter to explode enough water to move a piston, yet not be too large or powerful enough to burn or melt the metal surfaces of the engine. At this point it is too early to know these answers. Both the hydroxy and plasma exploding technologies come from water anyway; and testing has proved that the electrical power needed to produce them in both cases can be provided by a cars alternator and battery in a closed, self-powered system. But what is certainly known so far; is that something very important is going on here!

A commonly-heard question about the technology is: How will water, and especially salt water, affect a standard internal combustion engine? Well, as one would think, corrosion damage over time is a strong possibility. But when one considers that the engines used 100 years ago by the Wright Brothers as well as the first Curtiss and European aeroplane designs, were terrible by modern standards… Only lasting 60 hours in operation or less… This would be more than enough to prove the concept; as those sputtering, oil-leaking rattle-traps did back in the early days of powered flight (and would do so today with considerably more safety than those brave early pilots enjoyed). And as the plasma-spark exploding water technology becomes mainstream, the market will solve these problems as totally new engine designs best utilizing the technology will be designed, as well as corrosion-resistant after-market coatings that will allow existing motors to last longer… Allowing us to slowly segue over to new engine designs without prohibitive cost. After all, engine efficiency will now have another meaning: If a motor uses twice as much water fuel as it did before… This is not a horrible thing! Especially since the resultant exhaust is only water that can be captured and re-used.

The reader may ask:

How is it possible that these simple experiments proving that water can be exploded by plasma spark, have never been discovered before ?!

The answer is that this effect certainly has been discovered before… And likely many times by several different inventors. But if the person or persons who discovered it then tried to patent it… Then it is very likely that the public is unaware because the patents were declared secret in the name of National Security. Or it could be because the patents were bought by a corporation that shelved them, and the inventor(s) ordered to not talk about it as part of a multi-million Dollar deal (it would be interesting to see if a corporation would have the nerve to file patent violation complaints today if they had done this: Their public relations would certainly suffer greatly when the news got out)… Or it could be we havent heard about it because the inventor died before being able to market their discovery; such as in the tragic case of Stanley Meyer; who reportedly resisted selling-out several times in order to insure the technology would be made widely available by the buyer. At any rate, the only reason we are hearing about this now is because it is being done via Open Source and reported on via the alternative media of the Internet…

The people of the Open Source Energy movement who are replicating this and who want to move it to the next and then ultimate levels of powering vehicles or home electrical generators, are doing it not for money, but for the good of our society; as well as for themselves in enlightened self-interest. Patent infringement suits can only be filed realistically against those trying to market and prosper from a technology or device; not against those who build it for their own study or use and not for selling…. And the governments use of the Patent Office as a means of suppressing technology only affects those who file patents and who try to keep the technology known only to themselves. This is why the model of Open Source is so important, and why it will eventually provide us with the truly effective, clean, and low-cost alternatives to using oil and coal that this country, and this planet, so desperately need…. Despite those who would stop it from happening.

One very important note: Replicating these experiments with High Voltage plasma sparks of up to 80,000 Volts or more going from the ignition coil to the spark plug are dangerous and extreme caution is required… As with any High Voltage electrical work; be it in the free energy arena or in the mainstream. Those who try them at home should have a very good understanding of just how dangerous HV can be and realize that it could easily END your time here on Earth if the proper safety procedures are not ALWAYS remembered and taken. Write a safety procedure and check-off list, and put it on the wall of your work area where you can easily see it at all times as a reminder. Dont work alone without someone nearby who can help you in times of emergency. And insure your hand tools are properly insulated, inspect them for breaks in the insulation regularly. ALWAYS disconnect the power source before working on a circuit, and in the case of large capacitors, fully discharge them first as well (this can be done safely simply by putting a high-wattage resistor across the caps terminals for several seconds). We hope to have all of our Open Source Energy experimenters with us for a very long time, certainly long enough to enjoy and share the sweet victory of experiencing cheap, abundant, and clean energy coming into all of our lives… At long last!

Recommended Links:

The Panacea-BOCAF site… Dedicated to the Open Source Energy movement. A great resource with tons of useful info, Please sign the petition here:

The very extensive Overunity forums; where internet inventors and experimenters share their projects using the Open Source model. Fascinating reading! :

The Energetic Ministries/Energetic Forum: Wonderful forum with many Open Source free energy topics:

Dr. Peter Lindemanns site, great source of information and the place to buy his excellent DVDs, they are a requirement to truly understanding this subject:

The Pure Energy Systems main page; great source of general information and news:

Dr. Kiril Chukanovs website detailing his work with producing energy from Plasma:

Col. Tom Beardons excellent site; the most comprehensive available for the new physics theories explaining free energy principals, as well as listings of many inventions:

Inventor John Bedinis website, a major source for understanding magnetic motors, and his pulsing, de-sulfating battery chargers:

Rex Research. A top resource for free energy devices:

Keeleynet.. Interesting font of info for news and hundreds of inventions:

ZPEnergy. News and forum dedicated to researching and discussing news forms of energy:

Air Car Access, a great site for exploring the wonders of compressed air and the many inventions that have utilized it.. An often over-looked subject with great promise for free energy:

**~Imhotep~** The Inventors website. Featured in article #2 of this series, **~Imhotep~** has several great free energy devices that are easy to build, including his latest Radiant Pulse CFL Charger which uses modified, highly-efficient Compact Fluorescent Lamps in a nearly free-energy way of producing both light and self-sustaining battery charge:


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Free Energy and the Open Source Energy Movement (Part 3)

By Steve Windisch (jibbguy)
featured writer
Dandelion Salad

Part one of the series:

Free Energy and the Open Source Energy Movement (Part 1)

Part Two of the series:

Free Energy and the Open Source Energy Movement (Part 2)

This article, the two previous ones in this series, and those yet to come are dedicated to discussing the over one hundred year-old phenomena known as “Free Energy”; as well as the relatively new phenomena known as the Open Source Energy Movement. Continue reading

Free Energy and the Open Source Energy Movement (Part 2)

By Steve Windisch (jibbguy)
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
July 9, 2008

Part 2 of the series: This installment examines Dr. T. Henry Moray’s work, the important energy savings technology known as “Rotoverter”, and an Open Source free energy device that nearly anyone can build themselves.

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Free Energy and the Open Source Energy Movement Part One

By Steve Windisch (jibbguy)
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
June 27, 2008

Free Energy?

In this series of articles, we will attempt to examine several “Free Energy” devices, and explain their workings in a very simplified way; while discussing the proposed theories behind them. Also, we will take a look at the new inventors and researchers working within the Open Source Energy movement; and how Internet collaboration has changed the face of invention… With selected interviews with some of the most important players in the movement today.

The proposition here being that there are many new devices being developed using clean, cheap, and limitless forms of energy to power them: And that these devices may have the capability to change all our lives for the better. They are a new breed of electro-magnetic and magnetic motors and other devices that run on very little current, but which can provide both mechanical work and electrical output in excess to the energy that is put into them. Many of these fascinating inventions have been around for over 20 years now; and there are literally hundreds of patents on devices having such claims. A few, in 2008, are finally coming into the initial marketing, operational, and manufacturing stages. These highly varied inventions have three characteristics in common: They are all outside of the scientific mainstream, are rarely reported on by the media, and are lighting-rods for controversy and skepticism.

A word about “Free Energy”, a “buzz word” which will come up often: This is a highly controversial term, even amongst those who believe it is possible to extract large and useful amounts of energy by unconventional means. The word “Free” could imply there is no cost and is somehow “magical”. That is not correct, perhaps “cheap” is a better term; and the well-documented science behind many of them certainly is not “magic”. These devices will of course cost money, and there will be significant limitations to their efficiency and effectiveness; especially until they are developed further. “Free” also pertains to the fact that they are all “pollution free”, using no external chemical fuels and often requiring much less electricity to operate than they output (or least being much more efficient than “traditional” means). But perhaps the most accurate use of the word “Free” would relate to the change in society that these inventions would bring: Freedom from the electrical grid and filling stations… Freedom from an economy built on “scarcity”…. And freedom from the need to pollute our planet to maintain a high level of civilization.

These devices and principles may sound wildly optimistic, perhaps even too good to be true… And possibly they are. But please note, it is not the science behind them that is holding most of them back: It is the paradigm of the society in which we live that is stopping them from eventually becoming every-day home appliances, industrial processes, and utterly clean power sources.

A Brief Intro: Magnetic Motors and Related Solid-State Devices

Most of the new “magnetic motor” devices work by exploiting previously unexplored aspects of magnetism and/or inductance. By “thinking out of the box”, their inventors have managed to create devices that side-step, and even use for gain, the biggest problem that traditional electric motors face: What is commonly called “Back EMF” ; or more accurately, “Counter Electro-Magnetic Force”. CEMF is the counter-current that is produced by the rotation of a motor in a magnetic field, and is what has, up until now anyway, stopped motors from being truly efficient. The higher the rotation rate of the motor, the greater the CEMF opposing it: Creating a natural brake and barrier to true energy efficiency. What several inventors have done, is find clever ways to get around most or all of the CEMF; thereby greatly increasing the efficiency of the motor. As a bonus in some cases, excess electrical energy gained from the CEMF itself has been harnessed and taken out of the system as generated electrical power; besides the mechanical work being done by the turning motor shaft. For this reason, most of these devices would be more accurately termed “motor-generators”.

It has been seen with the designs of some of these devices, that a rotor can be made to move and do useful work using little more than carefully placed magnets (or combinations of permanent magnets and precisely-pulsed electro-magnets). Other, more traditional designs utilize the principals of “Variable Reluctance” (changing the magnetic “resistance” within a motor during operation), to lower current draw greatly: Creating motors with efficiencies undreamed of before (as developed by Dr. Peter Lindemann and others). Some designs are complex hybrids of these technologies or others, such as electro-static energy. When these turning motor shafts are used to generate electricity, the result can be more total power outputted than was put in. Some of these devices have been reportedly made to be “self-runners”: Powering themselves from their own electrical output; creating self-contained “fuelless” electrical and/or torque generating systems…. Motors with the capability to run as long as their mechanical parts can last, without any external input of energy.

Equally important and promising as the very high-efficiency or “free energy” magnetic motors; are new non-rotating devices that work via the interaction of inductance (specially designed coils and transformers), capacitance, and magnetism. Through clever manipulation of magnetic fields, useful electrical power can be extracted from these devices that exceeds the observed power that was put into them. Col. Tom Beardon’s device, the “M.E.G.”, is one such invention that is very well documented. It looks much like a transformer with large magnets attached… Yet it has been demonstrated successfully and repeatedly to produce more energy than it consumes. Perhaps another, much more controversial one, is now known famously in the Open Source Energy movement as the “TPU” (“Toroidal Power Unit”); a device shrouded in mystery which has become an urban legend due to the fantastic “You Tube” videos regarding it. The TPU is purported to be first developed by a California inventor named Steven Mark in the 1990’s; but Mr. Mark has since disappeared or gone into reclusion. Although the original TPU devices have all been lost, there is a large Internet cooperative project in the Open Source movement to reproduce it. The amazing thing about the TPU is, without any moving parts, a device weighing about 30 pounds could supposedly generate over 1,000 Watts of power; using only a small excitation circuit powered by a 9-volt battery (…this according to several witnesses, including reputable electronic engineers). Besides the impressive power output, the TPU was reported to have the very strange gyroscopic tendency of resisting physical movement of the device… It “pushed back” with resistance when moved; suggesting that a circular magnetic flux vortex was created within the toroidal (“doughnut”) shape when operating. It and the M.E.G. both appear to act as “motor-generators”; but with no moving parts. It is important to note that Col. Beardon’s M.E.G. is a verified working device; and the TPU is as yet unverified.

These systems, whether solid-state or motive, often have what is called “COP > 1” (a “Coefficient Of Performance greater than One” also often called “Overunity”)… Meaning that they produce more energy than is observably put into them. Well, this is of course “impossible” under current scientific dogma and by the “Laws of Thermodynamics”: Until one considers that the form of energy these devices may be tapping into is not traditional or observable by ordinary means. The motive force is most often thought to be that illusive and seemingly “magical” form which is known by many names: Zero Point Energy (“ZPE”), Etheric Energy, Ergone, Energy from the Vacuum, Radiant Energy, and many others. It is energy that comes from the surrounding “ether”, or residing within the “quantum sea” of n-space if you prefer. Others believe in the case of some devices, that it is energy coming from the Earth’s magnetic field. This highly controversial subject (even among its proponents) has caused some uproar in past years. We have sometimes heard about a few highly publicized frauds; and their inventors’ or promoters’ wild claims made without any real proof to back them or even a working device prototype, for that matter. But this is inevitable with any new and rarely studied technology. The hand-full of frauds and honest but deluded dreamers have the unfortunate effect of clouding and tarring the entire subject… And they are often covered by the media while other legitimate and serious alternative energy devices are not. But it is important to note that by far the majority of these alternative energy devices are not frauds or unrequited dreams… Many of them have been duplicated, proven, and observed to work as promised by respected members of the scientific community… Producing cheap and clean energy “from the air” so to speak. Amazing? Incredible (literally..)? Perhaps…. But hundreds of legitimate scientists have now observed operation of these devices, and are forced to admit that there is indeed something unique going on here… Something that traditional science cannot easily explain without embracing new theories in Physics. And because of the Open Source Energy movement on the Internet, many independent researchers (garage tinkerers and shade-tree mechanics, would-be inventors, and electronics hobbyists) have duplicated these devices themselves with widely differing results.

There are many, many designs for non-traditional “magnetic motors”; some that are simply more efficient than traditional types (but still with a COP <1), and some that exhibit “true overunity”. The Adams motor/generator is one such device; invented by the late brilliant New Zealand inventor Robert Adams. This fairly simple design lends itself well to reproduction, and is a favorite of home “Free Energy” electronic enthusiasts. Similar motor-generators using magnetism as the motive force were invented by Howard Johnson, Robert Teal, E.V. Gray, Joseph Newman, John Bedini, Paul Baumann, Bruce de Palma, Teruo Kawai, and Dr. Peter Lindemann. A few companies are now attempting to manufacture and market their overunity-claiming inventions, such as Lutec Ltd. of Australia, and the Steorn Group of Ireland. And in June 2008 ; a new 300 horse-power self-running magnetic engine using permanent magnet pistons called the “Magforce” was unveiled by a company in Korea; Shinyeon. Although very little is known of this device yet at the time of this writing, it appears to be on the fast-track for mass production… A true milestone in history if this happens. And there are many other inventors and their devices not mentioned here but which may be equally effective and valid.

One of the most unique of these working motor-generators is the Testatika device, which is being developed by the Methernitha religious community located near Berne, Switzerland. The now-deceased inventor and leader of the commune, Paul Baumann, created a device that can generate electricity without any external fuel. It works on a principal of high static electrical charge created by a “Wimshurst”-type electrostatic generator (counter-rotating metal disks creating huge static charges), which is then converted into useful power using a unique collection of coils, capacitors, magnets, and other components. The commune is very insular and has no wish to market or advertise the machine. However, many outside witnesses including scientists and University professors, have visited and studied it; and none have so far claimed the Testatika does not work.

Nearly all these magnetic motor devices share a design quirk: They are generally powered by a “Source” battery, and return energy into the system via one or more separate “Charge” batteries. This can make it a bit more difficult to measure the power in and out… Especially since the power coming out is unique and has strange effects on the batteries themselves. The energy generated from these devices is usually derived from DC pulses (“DC” meaning in this case unidirectional, positive-going only and not just “flat” direct current; as opposed to “AC” alternating current, which changes polarity each cycle). These DC fast “spikes” are usually of high frequency and voltage potentials.

When batteries are charged via this pulsing method, they exhibit strange tendencies… Such as after long periods of time, inexplicably charging to higher voltages and amp-hour figures that are much greater than their published rating (…or that was previously thought possible). 12V batteries have been reported to eventually over long periods of time safely reach charges of over 30 Volts. These DC pulses were also soon found to have the serendipitous effect of “rejuvenating” old batteries that were “sulfated”: Meaning; that ions of oxygen sulfate had gradually covering the electrodes and eventually made the battery nearly “dead”; because the coating had greatly lessened the charge potential between the positive and negative plates. This coating of sulfate SO4 ions is by far the most common fate of older lead-acid batteries. Charging using these sharp pulses “de-sulfates” the batteries, and will return them to nearly “like-new” condition again. However, it is important to note here for the would-be experimenter that this technique can also be dangerous if misused; as over-voltaging a battery with pulses of too-high a voltage and/or too fast a repetitive frequency can cause it to possibly explode, crack and leak, and fume poisonous gas into the air (one should always charge batteries in a well-ventilated space immune to acid leak damage, and wear eye protection and gloves when handling them).

Highly effective and very energy-efficient de-sulfating battery chargers (with safe, carefully limited spike potentials) are now hitting the market and will soon dominate the battery charging industry… As a direct result of the previous research done on free energy magnetic motors by inventor John Bedini and others. These “pulsers” can charge a battery at a fraction of the time and power used by traditional chargers, while “rejuvenating” it and greatly prolonging its life via de-sulfating. Also, oddly enough, batteries previously thought to be non-rechargeable such as disposable Alkaline types can often be successfully recharged when pulsed. De-sulfating is an important technology for Wind or Solar renewable energy systems; where the large and expensive deep-cycle battery banks needed for “off-grid” operation benefit greatly. So far de-sulfating chargers are one of the very few inventions from the free energy sector to successfully make it into the mainstream… But it won’t be the last to do so; if the Open Source Energy movement has any say in the matter.

The “spike” pulses coming off of these unique motors have other interesting effects and characteristics besides battery charging. They are often termed what is known as “cold electricity” or exhibiting “Negative Resistance”…. Meaning that this form of power does not act as “normal” electron charge-sourced electricity does. Devices utilizing it will typically not heat-up as usual; and if arcing occurs via shorting or spark-gaps, the sparks appear long and tenuous, bright in the infra-red spectrum and somewhat like lightening…. Totally different than “normal” electricity arcs. Plus, the current path of this energy does not always conform to regular electrical laws and formulas: “Counter-currents” can reside within the same wire… power flowing in two or more directions simultaneously. In fact, this “cold energy” has been termed as not actually flowing through the wire; but rather traveling along its surface. The voltage spikes, created either as electronically-generated pulses or as artifacts from mechanical switching (“noisy” transient spikes generated by a mechanical switch’s movement across the contacts), are thought to act as the triggering and receiving mechanism for “zero-point” or “cold” energy. It appears that most free energy electrical devices share this characteristic: The “excess” energy seen in the system is caused by the near-instantaneous collapsing field of the large DC spike pulses. It is as if the pulse opens a fleeting window (only microseconds in duration), where “free energy” is then allowed to enter the circuit. These oddities are also why batteries or very large capacitors are so often used to collect the pulse energy; to more easily convert it into a useful form.

The phenomenon of high-frequency pulses supplying excess energy into a circuit was first observed by Nikola Tesla in the 1890’s. Tesla is the undisputed “Godfather” and beloved hero of the Open Source energy movement, and was the inspiration for many inventors. He had several hundred patents to his name, and while working for Westinghouse, was the prime inventor of the AC power generation and transmission system that is still being used today by all our electric companies. But once Tesla began studying radiant energy, he left behind all work in AC generation; convinced that “energy from the ether” (radiant energy) was the proper answer for society’s energy needs. By 1905, Tesla had built a giant antenna tower array at Wardenclyffe on Long Island, NY… Which was reported to be designed to conduit, transform, and transmit radiant energy power to millions of people through the air and ground… Without any wires. When his main financer, J.P. Morgan, realized what Tesla intended to do with the huge tower, he quickly closed the project down, famously asking: “Where do we put the meter?” To Morgan’s way of thinking, radiant energy was not commercially viable because the supplier could not reliably bill the customer. Whether Tesla’s Wardenclyffe system would have actually worked or not, we may never know. However, Tesla did do other related experiments in the countryside near Colorado Springs, CO; and according to reliable witnesses, transmitted power through the ground: Lighting incandescent light bulbs from simple grounding stakes miles away from the power source…. Again, without any wires. Although Wardenclyffe was thought to be for transmitting electromagnetic waves, it was likely really using another principal altogether: Under the huge structure, there was an extensive network of buried antenna. Between the tower and these ground antenna, power was supposed to be sent out as a “pressure” front that Tesla likened to a water pump. He imagined receiving receptacles all around the planet in homes and businesses acting like “pressure gauges”; reacting to this electrical “pressure” and receiving power without significantly lessening it. He also stated that these pressure waves were instantaneous, and not governed by the speed of light. Was he right? He certainly was about hundreds of other devices he invented. J.P. Morgan’s influence helped insure that the world may never know this answer.

The Strange Case of the Destroyed Dipole

An important concept to understanding certain aspects of free energy is the theory of “The Destroyed Dipole”. This school of thought states that all traditional circuits are designed incorrectly…. That the energy used in them is wasted to Ground in a closed loop (“destroying the dipole”), instead of being “reused” efficiently over and over again by use of an “open-loop” circuit where there is very little traditional current flow: Powered by voltage potential and zero-point/radiant energy alone. A “Dipole” could be described as two opposite-charged poles with a voltage potential between them. Batteries are a prime example of a dipole device; or the two leads of a charged capacitor in a DC circuit (but note, capacitors act much differently in an AC-powered circuit than in DC).

Imagine a capacitor in a DC circuit: It charges up without using any significant power; like a short-term “battery”, but without the current usage needed to charge it because it is essentially an open circuit with no current flow. Then, this “cap” will hold the charge (equal to the source voltage of the circuit), without using any significant power. There may be micro-amperes of loss caused by leaks in the cap’s dielectric, but it is insignificant. In a constant-voltage DC circuit, the charging of a capacitor is essentially “free” energy… It is the voltage potential rising within the cap to match its circuit’s potential… Without electrical current actually flowing through it. It will just sit there, holding voltage potential without spending any significant power. Yet, that potential charge can do work: One can take the charged capacitor physically out of the circuit, and discharge it by shorting it across the leads and creating a big spark (often hot enough to melt the metal tip of a screw driver), or use it to run a small load for a few seconds as it rapidly discharges. Then, when the capacitor is replaced back into the circuit and charged again “for free”, the cycle can continue: All without spending any significant amounts of energy. The original voltage potential remains the same, and since there was no current flow to ground, there was no power “Wattage” used. This is very much a rough simplification of the complex theory behind the Destroyed Dipole concept: That we could, like the charged capacitor taken momentarily out of a circuit and discharged, use energy to do work… Yet not lose that same source’s potential to do more work. It is an eye-opening and revolutionary concept… And it could prove to be the most important scientific leap of… The early 1900’s.

For one of Nikola Tesla’s greatest yet least-known discoveries was that there is no need to have a closed-loop circuit, shunting all the power to ground… That motors and other devices can be run essentially like a charging capacitor: Powered by the “pressure” of the voltage potential; without the wasteful need to shunt flowing current to ground and “destroying the dipole”. The energy potential of the voltage source could be re-used, over and over again: Meaning that every major electrical system in use to day may be hopelessly flawed, and tragically inefficient!

Ask an electronics college professor: “Why does a capacitor work the way it does?” They cannot give you a meaningful answer; regarding a common device used in virtually every electrical and electronic circuit. They can fully describe and predict their characteristics under nearly any circumstance (coming from over 200 years of empirical observation and using mathematics), but there are no laws or theories accepted by mainstream science fully describing why a capacitor does what it is observed to do.

The “Mutable” Laws of Thermodynamics and Electron Charge

It is interesting to note that up until the 1970’s; electricity was thought and talked about using the term “Electron Charge Theory”. Since then, the “Theory” part was mostly dropped: It is now generally assumed to be “law”. And this comes with all the dogma and rigid thought patterns associated with the term “law”, be it religious or social. However, their “laws”, certainly including the “first commandment of the religion of physical science” (the First Law of Thermodynamics), have been found to be conspicuously flawed… And they are being “bent’ or broken every day by familiar household devices.

The first Law of Thermodynamics, cornerstone of the Conservation of Energy Theory, states that “energy cannot be created or destroyed”. And this is taught to mean that there is no way to get more energy out of a system than is observably put in to it. Although there may be much truth in it, the 140-year old law does not take into account other sources of energy that are not observable (or even the existence of atoms, for that matter). However, even when viewing traditional “observable” energy sources; the First Law may be still regularly broken.

Heat Pumps (…refrigerators and air conditioners are “heat pump” devices that use the energy created by temperature differentials) can exhibit a COP of “3” or more (300% energy efficiency). If the temperature differentials were greater, such as utilizing the static 55-degree F heat 10 feet underground beneath a house, and/or solar water heating panels mounted on roof-tops… Then this COP number could be much higher, and these devices could then be designed to be self-powered (thus eliminating the greatest single user of electrical grid power for home and office). It could be argued, that although the energy coming from the heat differential is “free”, it is still “solar-generated”; in that the air has been ultimately heated by the sun and thus observable energy added into the system. But there is another device, often found in the home garage, that is a more striking and less arguable “scoff law”: The air compressor.

Inventors discovered back in the late 1800’s that compressing air, and then using the heat that is generated by the compressing to help self-run the compressor (as well as the potential energy of the compressed air itself), will give a COP of well over 1 . When air is compressed, heat is always generated… And this has nothing to do with solar action. In common use this heat is just wasted: But it still exists as fact…. And when the energy of the heat is added to the potential energy of the compressed air, the First Law is flaunted. Also, when the compressed air is used to power a device such as an air wrench, the dispersed air that is released is cooler than the ambient temperature. This thermal imbalance is also added energy to the system. Whether the heated or cooled air is easily utilized energy or not is a moot issue when considering the validity of the First Law. In the case of the scoff-law air compressor; it is the Law that is “busted”, not the law-breaker.

Several fascinating devices and vehicles have used this concept, going back to the 1880’s. Railway locomotives powered by compressed air and using sophisticated double- and triple expansion engines were used in mines and cities. Many automobiles powered by compressed air have been built throughout the years; some with specialized motors, others using converted internal combustion engines. Perhaps the most interesting thing about these devices is that there are several intriguing ways to help compress air while under motion, making the air supply last much longer. The dream is to make them completely self-powered…. In theory at least, this appears possible.

The point being that the First Law of Thermodynamics appears wrong in some circumstances… But once a law has been broken; good scientific practice dictates that the theory behind it must be re-evaluated. This is just not happening in modern mainstream science. Perhaps because if it was, then other forms of energy not currently accepted, and the inventions that operate by them, would be more difficult to deny and ridicule.

The Internet and the New Open Source Energy Movement

All across the world, people are now using the Internet to collaborate and share information on their free energy inventions in ways Nikola Tesla could have only dreamed of. In some of the sites linked at the end of this article, one can explore many free energy devices, and read detailed reports from those who have actually built them.

Below is a recent interview with Stefan Hartmann, owner of the website, which is dedicated to furthering the development of free energy devices through the Open Source model. On the Overunity forums as well as several other similar sites on the Internet, would-be inventors and hobbyists can exchange helpful information and work together to design and build free energy devices (as well as more traditional highly energy-efficient ones). has offered a large cash prize for the first inventor to provide a working prototype of a device with COP >1 (greater than 100% energy efficiency)…. So far with no successful takers. Mr. Hartmann is a graduate of the Technical University of Berlin, Germany; and a resident of that city.


jibbguy: What made you start the Overunity site, and how did you get interested in this subject ?

Stefan Hartmann: Well, it all started in 1981 when the Sinclair ZX-81 computer came out and I bought one, and then came the Commodore C-64, Amiga, Atari ST computer, where I developed the successfully-selling OverScan graphics extension card with a few university friends, and of course the birth of the Internet during this timeframe..

As I had already studied “alternative energy production systems” during my time at the University, I had a pretty good background about new energy technologies. When I read Dr. Nieper´s books in the 1980’s about Tachyon Energy; I became hooked on this research subject called “free energy”.

I bought many books about new free energy technologies at this time and when I found the Joe Newman book, I did a study project of a self-build Newman machine. I even visited Joe Newman and Bruce de Palma during my USA vacation in summer 1987.

As I could not really get my Newman machine to self-run without batteries and did not understand the main effects at this time, I quit working on it and began studying other free energy topics.

I worked in the PC graphics card business during the 90s; and then later started my own Internet business. Now I am working almost full-time to keep my site running as we already have over 12,000 members.

jibbguy: Please give us your opinions on the Open Source Energy movement and the role of the Internet: What do you think the Open Source Energy movement is accomplishing?

Stefan Hartmann: Well, it is the same as with the Open Source Software development and the Linux system. The more people freely work with it, the more will be done, that will be the benefit for all people of the world to share and help each other.

The problem with inventors was until now, that they tried to patent their work, so they could benefit from it. As a patent does not automatically give you money but you sometimes have to defend it in court, and versus big companies you as the small inventor do not have the money to do it; patents are mostly useless for a breakthrough technology. So we try to get the best minds from all over the world together and work together on this breakthrough technology freely without any patents; to lift up the living conditions over here on earth for the whole of humanity. I will try to accomplish this goal by helping with my computer knowledge to bring this research to a new level, and finally find a free energy device that will bring us the new freedom of unlimited access to non-polluting energy.

jibbguy: Regarding the Overunity Prize, where is the money for the prize coming from?

Stefan Hartmann: I am donating part of it. There are a few other people who have also said that they would donate money when a free energy device is found. So far, I and a few others will donate a bit over $5,000 U.S. to the inventor who sends in a working free energy device. I have not collected the money from the other guys; it is just a promise that they will then pay the inventor too, if I announce that the device is working after my testing. So I don’t collect and I don’t hold any money from others. They have to send it themselves to the inventor.

jibbguy: What in your opinion, can would-be inventors of “free energy” devices do to increase their legitimacy, prove their claims, and gain the highest level of credibility?

Stefan Hartmann: Just post all the schematics, blueprints, pictures, and videos; and show the device in public.

jibbguy: Why do you think so many of the free energy inventions, despite early promise, have failed to ever make it to market or into the mainstream?

Stefan Hartmann: Well, there are the people who have working units, like Methernitha from Switzerland, who say the world is not ready for such a product. Then there are others, who first want to patent it all and don’t tell us how it works, so mainly it is the greed of the inventors or their psychological view; or their habit of control over other people which prevents the wide release of the technology. Also some oil industry interests and government taxing of energy sales is surely also involved… It is only still a question of “politics” I guess… Not so much a technology question anymore.

jibbguy: What “new” scientific principals do you believe are responsible for the overunity that many devices are reported to have shown?

Stefan Hartmann: Well, the main effect is the negative resistance we can find for instance in the Moray and Methernitha / Testatika devices; and also some carbon (graphite)-arc units which directly convert excited radioactive decay into electrical output. The excited radioactive decay generates free beta electrons that are generated in these units and come into the circuit; and this way it acts like a “passive” amplifier that is generating “free” amplification for the circuit signal; and thus more power comes out of it than is put into it.

As you cannot see these effects directly very well, many inventors are often mis-led and do not understand their own devices.

There are surely other effects like tapping other energy sources and converting this to electrical or mechanical output; where you don’t directly see which source you are tapping. I still believe that the First Law of Thermodynamics is correct, but not the Second Law; as there are cases where you can cool a body and extract electrical energy from it. Also the 2nd Law is no real law, as it was just based on experience, and this experience has been broken with new experiments. Carnot is dead…

jibbguy: Thank you for your time, and for all the great work you do… And let’s hope someone successfully claims the Prize this year!


The Open Source Energy movement is certainly not a perfect solution… That would be more along the lines of universities and independent laboratories openly studying these devices and developing them much sooner than the resource-limited internet researchers can. However, this is not happening. So the slow, painful, and sometimes even blundering methods used by the home inventors will have to suffice for now. Yet, despite setbacks, some important work is being done by these unnamed, unsung heroes of the free energy cause. And one never knows: Tomorrow could bring the significant breakthrough.

Perhaps if our political leaders embraced the idea of the possibility of cheap and abundant energy, then something positive will happen in the future…. But when one “follows the money” and examines who will lose greatly from the widespread use of free energy, this is unlikely to happen any time soon unless major political change happens first. So perhaps the Open Source Energy movement will prove to be our best chance to gain new hope for the planet: Where cheap, clean, and abundant energy will one day slay the three-headed demon of poverty, war, and hunger… Once and for all.

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Suggested links:

The Overunity forums; where internet inventors share their projects.

Dr. Peter Lindemann’s site, great source of information and the place to buy his excellent DVD’s and books on new motor design and free energy: They are a requirement to truly understanding this subject!

The Panacea-BOCAF site… Dedicated to the Open Source Energy movement. A great resource with tons of useful info:

Col. Tom Beardon’s excellent site; the most comprehensive available for the new physics theories explaining free energy principals, as well as listings of many inventions:

The Pure Energy Systems main page; great source of general information and news. Video of the new Korean “Magforce” magnetic piston engine can be seen here:

Inventor John Bedini’s website, a major source for understanding magnetic motors, and his pulsing, de-sulfating battery chargers:

Rex Research. A top resource for free energy devices:

Keeleynet.. Interesting font of info for news and hundreds of inventions:

Air Car Access, a great site for exploring the wonders of compressed air and the many inventions that have utilized it. An often over-looked subject that has great promise for free energy:


Free Energy and the Open Source Energy Movement (Part 2)

Free Energy and the Open Source Energy Movement (Part 3)

Free Energy and the Open Source Energy Movement (Part 4)

Japanese Water Powered Car!!

Free Energy Home Generator – Zero Point Energy – Off the Grid

Compressed Air Cars (video)

Free Energy Home Generator – Zero Point Energy – Off the Grid

Dandelion Salad

[Note: this is a clip from an Australian News channel.  DS has no information about these generators. ~DS]

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