Thanks to Lou Pagnucco on the LENR-Forum for posting a link to a new patent application filed by Brilliant Light Power with the US Patent and Trademark Office for “Photovotaic Power Generation Systems and Methods Regarding Same”. The link is here
A solid fuel power source that provides at least one of electrical and thermal power comprising (i) at least one reaction, cell for the catalysis of atomic hydrogen to form hydrinos, (ii) a chemical fuel mixture comprising at least two components chosen from: a source of H.sub.2O catalyst or H.sub.2O catalyst; a source of atomic hydrogen or atomic hydrogen; reactants to form the source of H.sub.2O catalyst or H.sub.2O catalyst and a source of atomic hydrogen or atomic hydrogen; one or more reactants to initiate the catalysis of atomic hydrogen; and a material to cause the fuel to be highly conductive, (iii) at least one set of electrodes that confine the fuel and an electrical power source that provides a short burst of low-voltage, high-current electrical energy to initiate rapid kinetics of the hydrino reaction and an energy gain due to forming hydrinos, (iv) a product recovery systems such as a vapor condenser, (v) a reloading system, (vi) at least one of hydration, thermal, chemical, and electrochemical systems to regenerate the fuel from the reaction products, (vii) a heat sink that accepts the heat from the power-producing reactions, (viii) a photovoltaic power converter comprising at least one of a concentrated solar power device, and at least one triple-junction photovoltaic cell, monocrystalline cell, polycrystalline cell, amorphous cell, string/ribbon silicon cell, multi-junction cell, homojunction cell, heterojunction cell, p-i-n device, thin-film cells, dye-sensitized cell, and an organic photovoltaic cell, and an antireflection coating, an optical impedance matching coating, and a protective coating.
As usual for BLP, this is a very extensive patent application which is far to complex for me to comment much on, but I do find it interesting that the patent mentions the need for atomic to form hydrinos. We have had some discussion here about the role that atomic hydrogen might play in the E-Cat, especially in the light of Sergio Focardi commenting that he believed that atomic hydrogen was necessary in the E-Cat because it would allow hydrogen to “penetrate into the nucleus”, and that a catalyst was needed to allow for the creation of atomic hydrogen.
Now in this patent we have Randell Mills stating that a source of atomic hydrogen and a catalyst are required in order to form hydrinos, which produce an energy gain. It makes me wonder about how similar principles might be operating in both systems.