Brilliant Light Power Post Fourth Public Demonstration Video (Becktemba)

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Brilliant Light Power posted its fourth “Demonstration Days” Video (1hr. 55min.) on its new site today. (http://brilliantlightpower.com/demonstration-days/). Dr. Randall Mills starts the demonstration with discussing a new energy source called “Hydrinos” utilized by its Brilliant Light Power’s “SunCell”. Dr. Mills reviews the physics, mechanics and economic impact of the technology with a good amount of detail.

In the description of the demonstration it states:

“The SunCell® is expected to be available for commercial use in 2017. Dr. Mills expects commercial units at volume to have a capital cost around $100 per kilowatt capacity. The units will use water as hydrogen fuel, resulting in an on-site, total generation cost of electricity of less than a cent per kilowatt-hour. The BrLP business plan promotes a leasing model for units under power purchase agreements. BrLP anticipates that SunCells® can be used to replace all power sources, such as stationary and motive sources.”

Like all emerging energy technology inventors and disruptors Dr. Mill says that the market will decide whether or not the technology works.

Becktemba

  • http://www.portalfinancial.co.uk Andrew

    Mills is about a billion times more credible than Rossi and completely open. Any one with half a brain can follow what’s going on and double check basic science information on the internet.

    Mills also has the benefit of a sound theory, independent replication, serious financial backers and most of all the key metrics of power density, scaleability and low capital cost.

    My prediction is that we will see a working model in 2017 and a commercial model by 2018. There seems very little barrier to him moving forward quite quickly now.

  • Anon2012_2014

    BLP has 3 third party validations from 2014. They have flaws as did the Lugano test. Might work but waiting for better validation, preferably in public rather than secret so that all possible weaknesses can be addressed.

    • psi2u2

      But aren’t the third party tests all at Rowan University, which has close ties to BLP?

      • Anon2012_2014

        My recollection is that one of the investigators was from Rowan, and the other two were from other institutions or were unaffiliated (although they did earn their graduate degrees from respectable programs).

        My recollect was also that some of the testing occurred right at BLP, while another occurred at the Rowan investigator’s lab.

        As far as close ties, I have no way of knowing if these people are 20 year friends with Mills/BLP; or if they were hired more recently. No doubt that BLP paid them a consulting fee, and perhaps some incentive stock.

        I think the flaws are not in the investigators or their financial connections, but in the test setups as documented in the reports themselves. I felt that the flaws were not insurmountable, but that they deserved followup to rule out the flawed components so as to feel more confident than the Lugano test (which I thought was not convincing).

  • optiongeek

    Seems like Ed Storms has something interesting to say about this demo:

    http://www.zpenergy.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3683

    • http://magicmusicandmore.com/ Barry

      When it comes to BLP, Ed Storms and Brian Ahern sound as divided as Trump and Bernie.

  • Gerard McEk

    If Mill is lucky, he may be able to convert about 10% of the light into electricity with PV. The rest is heat. If he does indeed generate 200 kW continuously as he claims, most of the energy is being produced in evaporated silver that will condense at any cooler place inside the reactor chamber unless you heat the chamber up to 961 degrees C, where it liquifies and drops down again. I do not see the purpose of PV cells. The cloudy silver will make any efficient PV conversion impossible.
    Then the process itself. Would he really be able to prove that hydrinos are being made? All or most tests were in an atmosheric environment. Where is the water? This was again a very expensive show to prove nothing but a big spark and melting electrodes. I believe he is still many years from proving that his theories are correct.

    • tlp

      CPV efficiency is aroud 40%. Heat is very useful for the process, just need some control where is more and where is less heat.
      At startup some heating is needed, later just cooling.
      Hydrinos have been verified for years with multiple different kinds of experiments.

      • Andreas Moraitis

        There are indirect indications of the possible existence of hydrinos, but as far as I know no hydrino gas has been isolated yet. That would be the prerequisite for an unambiguous proof, IMHO.

        • Anon2012_2014

          I will take thermodynamic proof and let the physics/chemistry catch up. If he has a machine that makes much more energy than supplied as measured by conventional physics and chemistry, it works. I have read his website and I am waiting for proof.

  • optiongeek

    Uh – few things wrong with this post. First 10V x 1200A = 12kW. Second, I believe the numbers are actually more like 1V x 12kA but I don’t think those numbers are continuous. The numbers I’ve heard Mills use are 5J per ignition @ 1kHz or about 5kW.

  • Roland

    As the realizable price for currently selling power into the grid and emphatically not the cost of electricity produced by the a Sun Cell.

  • Roland

    You could try reading the extensive documentation on the website; including 6 different trials run by third party validators on an earlier iteration of the underlying technology of hydrino formation…

  • mike wolf

    It’ funny that BLP seems to be taking the route orbo is taking by contracting out the production parts.

    Mills was talking about only leasing to licensed power distribution companies. Which really made me angry. But knowing now because of engineering issues making the units very big and heavy, I see why that were cornered into doing it that way. Since they abandoned that magneto type, the units will be much smaller and it seems the consumer route is possible now. And judging by his tone, it was the way he wanted to go before but couldn’t because of size and weight issues. I see stability issues now and may hold it up some more.

  • Fyodor

    I thought that a lot of his answers were kind of evasive, though I can’t tell whether it was intentional. After he said that they hadn’t closed the loop someone asked a question about energy balance and he wouldn’t give any specifics. Someone asked how long it could run now and he just gave speculative answers about how the pumps could probably run for a long time.

    He also said that he doesn’t expect any trouble getting patents, but pretty much all of their patent applications on their hydrino energy generation have been rejected because the PTO doesn’t believe in hydrinos. Now maybe the patent office is under the thrall of mean mainstream scientists, but it’s pretty disingenuous for him to say that they won’t have trouble getting patents based on their previous experience.

    • tlp

      Energy ballance questions have been addressed earlier, it is no more an issue.
      Patents will get accepted once the SunCell is powering the world.

    • Roland

      The last time I checked this, about 18 months ago, BLP had 46 hydrino related patents and counting, thanks in no small measure to having a VP of the most powerful Washington DC based patent and IP oriented legal firm on BLP’s board of directors.

      It’s fascinating how many comments on BLP could easily be resolved by a modicum of due diligence…

      • Fyodor

        They have a bunch of published applications filed, most of which have been rejected. They a handful of patents on things unrelated to power generation.

  • Omega Z

    Those in attendance are potential investors. They are there only for the seminar. Whether they become involved is still open.

  • Omega Z

    You can mass produce a product and obtain economy of scale, yet still take decades to saturate the market.

    That said, prices will be determined by the market which involves many variables. The 1st products regardless will be expensive. There will be huge startup costs to recover and financing to repay.

    Beyond that, adaptation depends on the consumers ability to pay. At present, most of them can ill afford to take on new debt if at all. Add to that, most of the nations of the world & corporations are all in the same boat.

    Perhaps, Rossi & Mill’s technology will be handy to rebuild the world economy after the fall.

  • Omega Z

    Where did you obtain the 5MW input. Do you perhaps mean Joules.

    No Offense, but you should watch the video.
    He has made major changes to the setup. The reaction is now initiated by 4 capacitors. The welder is no longer used. The input is no longer continuous, but spark ignited by the capacitors…

    That said, There are many legitimate engineering issues to overcome.
    There is a tendency to over “simplithink” the issues. It will take many years to incorporate this technology into transportation.