SOLAR POWER IS EXPECTED TO OUTPACE ALL OTHER ENERGY FORMS BY 2040, BUT ITS DOWNSIDE IS THAT IT CAN’T WORK WHEN THE SUN ISN’T SHINING. ENTER NEUTRINO ENERGY AND ITS NEUTRINOVOLTAIC POWER CUBES, ABLE TO HARNESS THE POWER OF COSMIC RADIATION EVEN IN TOTAL DARKNESS.
Ground was broken in the field of neutrino power in 2015 when two independent scientists, Takaaki Kajita in Japan and canadian Arthur Mcdonald, proved that neutrinos – tiny rays of cosmic particles that permeate almost everything in the universe – did in fact have mass. And, as Einstein’s relativity theory goes, e=mc2, or everything with mass also contains energy. For their discovery, the two scientists were each bestowed the prestigious nobel prize in physics.
The next step, and one that Neutrino Energy has embarked on, was to develop what was previously thought to be impossible at that time – harnessing that energy for power generation.
In principle, harvesting neutrinos as an energy source is similar to that of a traditional photovoltaic (PV) solar cell. Neutrinos are not captured; instead a portion of their kinetic energy is taken and converted by a special quantum mechanical tool into electricity.The Neutrino Power Cell is made of layers of doped silicon and carbon, which are applied to a metallic substrate with surgical 2 D precision so that when neutrinos and other invisible radiation hit them, it results in a atomic vibration at nano materials reinforced in resonances.
Thermal energy also can be converted to electrical energy with the Neutrinovoltaic technology and an electric field can be converted to a magnetic field using transductional materials. The following are some of the many applications for devices made from such meta or matrix materials:
For energy harvesting, thermal management, and refrigeration, thermoelectric domains (thermoelectrics) are used.
Micromotors, adjustable radio frequency (RF) and microwave components, sensors, antennas, actuators, multiferroics (magnetic/electric domains), and phase change materials (different domains) are only some of the applications for these materials.
There has been tremendous advancement in transductional material performance for some applications, but this has not necessarily translated into new devices and capabilities. Research and development of the NEUTRINO ENERGY GROUP scientists around the world aims to extend materials advances to the device and system level, by bringing together a variety of modeling, design and fabrication communities to address applications that span both the material and device domains. Neutrinovoltaic technology adoption can be accelerated by multiscale, multimodal design and engineering tool development.
It is anticipated that the Neutrinovoltaic initiative will produce new transduction capabilities with performance, noise, and size, weight, and power that will be far superior to present state-of-the-art technologies.
Neutrino Energy scientists discovered and patented how to build such a cell that could convert the optimal level of resonance into resonating frequency on an electrical conductor, and then convert this into DC energy. A crucial advantage is that the process requires no sunlight. For 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, Neutrinovoltaic can transform portions of energy into power, anywhere in the world.
“Most important to understand is that with this technology – you can compare it with the solar cell – and you can have a little solar cell in any electrical device, and the same of course you can have at the same way a little light independent Neutrinovoltaic cell directly implanted in any electrical device at the near future“ says Neutrino Energy CEO Holger Thorsten Schubart.
NEUTRINOVOLTAIC WILL REPLACE THE OLD, INEFFICIENT INFRASTRUCTURE IN A COUPLE OF DECADES
One of the key challenges to implementing Neutrino Energy will be overhauling the current system of energy generation and transmission, which was designed to supply high-capacity electricity across large areas.
“With neutrino energy we will have to change the system. At the moment, we have a central system. Somewhere out in the landscape there are large power plants and energy is transported via AC [alternating current] across hundreds of kilometres with a lot of losses and finally it is transferred to the individual device via DC [direct current],” Schubart explains.
“This is a system that was established 150 years ago. When the century of neutrinos starts, we will also change the system. It does not need such strong energy because the electrical devices of today need less and less energy. It makes much more sense to convert this energy directly where the electricity is needed.”
But what about the costs of using neutrino power compared to existing forms of energy?
Schubart says: “It will surprise you really. We have calculated the costs to be less than 50% of solar. And it’s much cheaper than the energy we are using at the moment.”
A GREENER SOURCE OF ENERGY
The new technology may help future generations meet their energy needs without requiring inefficient infrastructure, competition for scarce natural resources and environmental burden, which requires immediate action to stop it from becoming a climate catastrophe.
“It is absolutely better for the environment because it removes all the bad things that happen when you burn fossil fuels, such as the negative effects on climate change,” he adds.
“The problem is most people in their wrong minds still want a system that generates large amounts of energy. But why ? We don’t need it in the future. In the future, for your television, for example, you don’t need 220V like we have here in Germany, or 110V in the US. You don’t need it.”
Today’s science is tomorrow’s technology
– NEUTRINO ENERGY CEO, HOLGER THORSTEN SCHUBART
And it is not just consumers but also energy producers that will reap the benefits of lower energy consumption, according to Schubart. “Any energy producers will be happy when the system is changed and replaced by a low voltage system of 12/24/48V DC, which are totally sufficient for nearly any kind of electrical equipment. It’s much easier for them and it’s much better to have this kind of management over energy,” he says.
“Around 100 years ago we had all these industrial machines that needed very strong electricity. Maybe 220V is good for that, but electrical devices have developed a lot in the last 20 to 30 years and we still use the old system. Neutrinovoltaic is the power of the future.”