Economic setbacks always have the potential to act as a powerful stimulus for new levels of development. This is particularly true in the current energy crisis. This time, too, economists predict that the global economy will reach a new technological level and be in a stronger position afterwards. Holger Thorsten Schubart, CEO of Neutrino Energy Group, predicts a breakthrough after the current crisis, especially in the energy sector: “Because neither a crisis nor a recession can stop progress.”
At the moment, the attention of the international community is focused on the conflict in Ukraine and many other geopolitical tensions around the globe. The fragility of peaceful human coexistence in a world full of conflicts, but especially the dependence on fossil resources, forces us to rethink in the short term.
Holger Thorsten Schubart, CEO of the internationally active research company Neutrino Energy Group, says: “Today, we are facing a situation that we could never have imagined. We realize how dependent we actually are. It is imperative to seize every opportunity to make the state’s economic structures self-sufficient, especially in systemically important areas. One of the most important prerequisites for survival in a crisis is an uninterrupted power supply. At the moment, we are still seeing too much dependence in this regard on other countries or else in the vulnerability of central structures such as large power plants and their grids.”
The current situation raises the question of fundamental reform of the system of centralized power generation and supply in emergency situations such as epidemics, earthquakes, or even military conflicts, Schubart said. Densely populated megacities would not be able to survive even a day without a reliable power supply. “Therefore, in the future, we will need absolutely reliable autonomous power sources for every house and every single apartment that can provide electrical power without fossil fuels. The Neutrinovoltaic technology of our company, Neutrino Energy Group, fulfills these requirements and is expected to gradually replace electricity generation from fossil fuels in the coming years. The Neutrino Energy Group will launch its first series of models into the commercial market over the coming years. These devices will operate somewhat like solar cells without light, operating 24/7 even in complete darkness.
Since it cannot produce the complete line of such power sources itself, manufacturers of electric vehicles, household appliances, or other electrical products can also acquire licenses and integrate the Neutrinovoltaic DC technology directly into their products, or, as is currently being prepared, the new 5 kw Neutrino Power Cube, which will be able to supply a small single-family home with electricity and heat completely autonomously. The start of a smaller series is planned for 2024 at the latest in Switzerland, and a first large-scale production is agreed with a consortium in South Korea for the following years. On an equity investment of one billion euros by the Neutrino Energy Group, the consortium from South Korea will invest at least 20 billion euros locally in order to become the leading manufacturer of autonomous energy suppliers in the field of neutrinovoltaic technologies by 2029.
“The most important aspect of this is the autonomy of the energy sources. Our neutrinovoltaic converters, together with supercapacitors as storage devices, allow electrical appliances to operate completely independently of power outlets and power cables.” Holger Thorsten Schubart explains how this works: “Based on recent advances in graphene research, our scientists have developed a metamaterial based on doped carbon and silicon derivatives (graphene sandwiches in optimal geometry), which collects energies from the environment, which can be ‘harvested and stored” and converted as direct current. This technology works under the influence of various radiations from the non-visible radiation spectrum, including cosmic or solar neutrinos, temperature differences, but also artificial sources such as electrosmog. ”
“These and other cutting-edge technologies for the future cannot be halted by the current crisis or the current economic recession. Nothing will return to normal following the current crisis because this time the wounds are too severe,” “Schubart emphasizes. After the crisis, the CEO expects a fundamentally new level of recognition of scientific and technological advances and a transformation of the energy system towards significantly more autonomy, even if it takes years. He urges setting the right course now, also politically, to use the crisis, grow with it, and emerge stronger.
Text by Klaus Wieland and Kerstin Heise
This is a translation from German; the original article can be found here: Autonome dezentrale Energieversorgung 24/7