Ion Harvesting Technology – the process of utilizing patented carbon nanomaterial to harvest the electric charge of naturally occurring ions in the atmosphere offers a way to produce clean supplemental high voltage electricity anywhere on Earth – day and night.
Experiments demonstrate that high voltage electricity harvested from airborne ions can power lights, motors or produce hydrogen & oxygen gas via water electrolysis or place a charge on lithium-iron (LiFePO4) batteries and be converted to 120VAC/60hZ ‘house style’ current. See ‘Concept Clips’ for videos.
“Physics-based modeling shows that an electron cloud forms around the ion collector material, and this electron cloud increases conductivity of the air around the collector. This causes electrical current to flow, driven by the atmospheric voltage, so that power is generated at the ground. The rate of this current is governed by complex physics in the boundary layer of the collector material, doubtless because of its very high surface area. Ionization can occur on this collector at extremely low voltages because of the sharp, needle-like protrusions on its surface. This understanding of the physics suggests that power generation can be scaled as surface area times voltage. This was incorporated into a simulation of the solar cycle with random storms, and power generation of photovoltaics (PV) and Ion Power were simulated as feeding into a smart grid. Because Ion Power collects the most energy at complementary times compared to PV, the energy storage requirements on the smart grid is greatly reduced. This causes the cost of electricity also to be greatly reduced compared to photovoltaics alone, resulting in energy costs for the overall smart grid of about 8.25 cents per kWh, which is less expensive than any other energy source other than some wind farms (which are only slightly less expensive and have limited geographic applicability). This analysis uses extremely conservative assumptions, so actual energy costs may be much less. The estimated value to the US economy is between $60 billion and $150 billion (annually) with proportionately large value to the global economy. Thus, it is recommended that further development of this energy source begin immediately.”
Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCRs) arriving from deep space bombard the Earth’s atmosphere around-the-clock creating trillions of naturally occurring electrically charged ions throughout the atmosphere. Ion Power Group utilizes patented carbon nanomaterials to couple to some of these electrically charged airborne ions resulting in the harvesting of clean renewable high voltage electricity day and night.
Galactic Cosmic Rays arriving from deep space impact electrically neutral oxygen and nitrogen atoms in the Earth’s atmosphere producing a particle shower (or particle cascade) creating electrically charged ions in the atmosphere day and night.
Very high-energy cosmic rays can generate huge showers of up to 10 billion secondary particles or more. The energies of the most energetic ultra-high-energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) have been observed to approach 3 × 1020 eV, about 40 million times the energy of particles accelerated by the Large Hadron Collider. Each of the trillions of atmospheric ions generated throughout the Earth’s atmosphere act as a charge carrier conveying a high voltage electric charge. The production of atmospheric ions is a natural process that occurs day and night across the entire Earth.
Watch the below video clip to see visual proof of cosmic rays bombarding the Earth’s atmosphere – particularly the beginning and near the end of the clip.