Brilliant Light Power Releases New SunCell Video, Reports Technical Progress

There’s a page on the Brilliant Light Power website where the company is uploading a series of videos of their plasma SunCell in operation. The most recent video includes this caption:

“Controllable high power density events were achieved while avoiding electrode melting and vaporization. Video shows over two minutes out of a one-hour run.”

They had previously reported that in earlier demonstrations, their molybdenum-lined cell and tungsten electrodes had melted and vaporized in a few seconds. As far as I can find, however, they have not yet published reports providing calculations of energy in vs. energy out (COP) of the cells we are seeing in these videos, which would be important information to know as BLP is claiming their technology is a revolutionary new energy production technology.

 

Videos can be seen at this link: http://brilliantlightpower.com/plasma-video/

  • TVulgaris

    There’s no other instance (perhaps Easter Island, perhaps the Anasazi) of hard resource constraints actually driving depopulation, but plenty where it’s been the cover for those in power to exert and increase that power. Very large supplies of very cheap power will enable more of that if it’s concentrated under the same players’ control, and probably defuse much of it if it’s distributed well enough.

  • Zephir

    Two minute video of white spot – what kind of comedy is that…?

    • atanguy

      Main thing: Keep investors happy (sort of)…

  • tlp

    https://www.lenr-forum.com/forum/index.php/Thread/4387-Brilliant-Light-Power-USPTO-Patent-Application-Oct-6-2016/

    This patent application is released today, though patent images are not accessible (yet?).

    I’m not sure if there is any new information, this is filed 2014. Interesting that claims 1-105 are cancelled, and 106 is the first claim. That is describing an ICE motor using hydrino power, is there something new development in that area?

    Well, Oct 26th we should here about those latest developments:
    http://brilliantlightpower.com/

    FALL INDUSTRY DAY

    Invitational Public Presentation by Noted Speakers from Telecomm, Climate Change, Academic, and Market Strategy Fields with SunCell® Demonstration October 26th at BrLP’s Facility

  • doug marker

    This link about Mills hydrino discovery and thus is another worth reading HOWEVER, I wish the original author of this link had toned down his rhetoric on how great Mills is ! – sadly no matter how true or false the statements of Mills greatness may be, it immediately turns off a lot of readers who dislike superlatives of this order (over the top in fact). If you can ignore the greatness claims and just read the technical content, you will be picking up helpful information. The author has described the progress of Mills’ plans quite well even if his admiration of Mills is excessive.

    Doug Marker

    https://www.libertariannews.org/2016/07/12/randell-l-mills-a-living-legend-greater-than-einstein-and-tesla-combined/

  • cashmemorz

    Very Soon=1000 years in the solar system. Other space is too big to calculate the time when “we” will overcrowd that. What will we fight for when there is so much space. We have imagined all kinds of collateral and creative reasons for fighting. Is it based on just showing who has the power? To populate? So we are something like rabbits only with power. There is a cartoon in there somewhere.

  • cashmemorz

    Everyone who produces heat that is supposedly in excess of that available by chemical means always seems to assume that the excess must be from nuclear processes. But if Randell Mills claim of that excess is from a lower orbit of hydrogen then there could be routes that the heat is coming from, other than from nuclear action. If the route is always assumed to be only nuclear, when there are claims for at least one other route other than nuclear, than all of the theorizing based on overcoming the coulomb barrier could be all looking in the wrong place. With all of the hypotheses available, which the authors for some reason are wrongly calling them theories, it is obvious that nobody currently knows for sure of where the excess energy is coming from. It may be zero point of energy from the vacuum as much as any other place at this time.

    • doug marker

      Randall Mills does not claim the process generated ‘heat’ – he states it is a narrow spectrum of light with the strongest emissions in the EUV range. Also, Mills is *not* claiming it is a nuclear action. It is coming from a process where a catalyst triggers the release of light from the electron. Sorry but your comments don’t really relate to Mills claims or his process. ? – did you read any of the papers describing the demo ?. Cheers DSM.

    • doug marker

      In addition to the earlier post – here is a link to an explanation.The link should help explain the claimed hydrino catalyst chain of effect.
      AFAICT It explains it pretty well.

      http://rvanspaa.freehostia.com/Hydrinos_explained.html
      No Coulomb barrier to overcome, no fusion occurs, and, no transmutation or isotopic shifts.

      Cheers

      DSM

      • cashmemorz

        According to Randell Mills there is another component, the catalyst which is other than the water and conductor/silver to make the process turn on. One blogger has suggested “Diatomaceous earth” because of its fine granularity containing nano occlusions for the hydrogen to get trapped in (nuclear active environment: from Storms). Without that third ingredient the process does not produce excess light, basically is COP<1. Your reference may be accurate mathematically but it says too little about what the catalyst is or its structure.

        • doug marker

          Hi, This quote “What I see the NAE doing is squeezing the hydrogen atom re its lowest
          orbital with reference to the walls of the NAE while at the same time
          the walls of the NAE provide a Casimir effect to the energy of the
          quantum vacuum”
          .
          This clearly refers to hydrated metal lattices – Mills process does not use hydrated metal lattices. Ed Storms descriptions of NAEs is a reference to surface defects on hydrated metal lattices. Storms points out that this is where D + D fusion takes place. Storms describes a fusion event, Mills doesn’t. Mills process is from an electron releasing quantized packets of light taking the electrons below ground state, and triggered by particle collisions when a catalyst with a particular atomic structure (in the current tests it is silver) is introduced within his catalytic method.
          .
          As as been covered here earlier, the book by Brett Hovenstott about his time with Mills and his explanations of Mills work ($14 in kindle form) does an excellent job at explaining Mills process. I highly recommend the book and of course there is a multitude of good descriptions of Mills process at the BLP site.

          Cheers

          Doug Marker

        • doug marker

          Note:my rrefs to hydrated metal lattices should include deutrated metal lattices 😉

          Doug

  • US_Citizen71

    He needs to build one and have it operate as designed before you start counting the billions.

  • tlp

    New information also here:
    http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2016/09/readers-can-submit-questions-for.html

    Big event is coming Oct 26th:

    “The presentation on Oct 26th will be focus on commercial systems, timeline, and go to market. At least one validator will be a speaker to cover the power balance measurements. There will be a live demonstration of the commercial design of the SunCell and possibly some power measurements of a non-commercial system setup for thermal or optical power balance measurements. The power balance of the commercial design will require the integration of the PV converter which is scheduled to be initially delivered in January 2017. The engineering firm and PV manufacturer representatives will be speakers as well to cover the respective timelines.”

    • tlp

      Also on the home page brilliantlightpower.com:

      FALL INDUSTRY DAY

      Invitational Public Presentation by Noted Speakers from Telecomm, Climate Change, Academic, and Market Strategy Fields with SunCell® Demonstration October 26th at BrLP’s Facility [reservations, prior presentations available]

  • pelgrim108

    This one is from 16 september. Enjoy 🙂
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko4qWj-TmSg

    • tlp

      A new video every Friday! The process seems to get smoother every week.

  • Bob Greenyer

    Hi Hhiram,

    I have communicated with me356, most recently 2 days ago.

    https://www.facebook.com/MartinFleischmannMemorialProject/posts/1267631509934212

  • tlp

    Mills just hinted that they are getting 5 MW power with under 1V input. He didn’t say what current, but typically it has been about 10 kA, so around 10 kW input power.

    • artefact

      Randy Mills Today at 6:41 AM
      “I was referring to the EUV spectroscopic measurements corresponding to
      the current state of ignition using ~1 V versus the high voltage arc
      plasma discharge previously measured by Bykanov and
      spectroscopists at the Harvard Center for Astrophysics. We measure the
      ignition energy and power of single shot ignition using the exponential
      decaying current and measure the power and energy of the continuum EUV
      light having a cutoff at 10.1 nm (122.4 eV)
      using absolute spectroscopy. The power balance is typically 25 kW input
      and 2 to 5 MW EUV optical output.”

      • tlp

        Ok, so the COP is “only” about 100-200, but that is plenty enough fo closing the loop, and after that the COP in in practice infinite, as input power is no more needed because it can be extracted from the output electrical power.

  • tlp

    “Controllable” and “high power density” are the key things here. Earlier they have measured COP > 100 for those short duration tests, and this is essentially the same but longer duration. They may soon release some energy measurements for these tests also, but what is really going to convince people (I don’t know about skeptics) is closing the loop. Those CPV panels are probably quite soon ready (end of June estimation was 3 months) so integration of those could happen soon, and then it is possible to show a machine that generates all its input electricity and some (or lots of) more. Could be demonstrated by putting it in some flying drone that flies indefinitely.

    • tlp

      http://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/when-you-change-the-world-and-no-one-notices/

      First, no one’s heard of you.
      Then they’ve heard of you but think you’re nuts.
      Then they understand your product, but think it has no opportunity.
      Then they view your product as a toy.
      Then they see it as an amazing toy.
      Then they start using it.
      Then they couldn’t imagine life without it.

      • Michael W Wolf

        Then there are wars over it.

        • Bob Greenyer

          more than often, wars are waged or stopped with step changes in tech.

          • tlp

            Hydrino power could stop wars, as we are no more dependent on some small areas for energy supply.
            Lenr maybe also, but there might be some shortage of lithium.