Proof of Concept: Originally, we used a 30lb weight and a a 15 lb tethered arm to power a 56 volt lighting system. The second proof of concept utilized multiple cylinders, with the flow of water coordinated so that each LPSM alternately rose and fell, showing a constant "always on system". Such a system could be deployed near a mountain river or stream with an incline so that the water can flow downwards, into the holding tanks, and then back into the original water source. The 3rd Proof of Concept was built at our San Rafael studio and was our most advanced, as it used air compression, a 400 lb mass, and a 6 ft long leveraged arm. This proof of concept gave us data and evidence to justify moving forward with our plans to construct full scale prototypes that demonstrate the land-locked and seaside application of the technology. .
Landlocked MICRODAM. We will test the feasibility of this system using a series of holding tanks, and an air compressor to lift the LPSM in each tank. This prototype will be constructed in a studio, and will be analyzed by independent 3rd party for data and energy generation readings. Potential applications include being used as a capacitor, for compressed air energy storage (CAES), and in homes.
Seaside Prototypes These will be located next to the sea or bay at existing ports and docks. The gearing system will rest an existing dock or harbor which will be reinforced to support the weight of the equipment. Numerous gearing systems can be attached to the ship depending on length and size. The natural rise and fall of the tide will activate a barge or ship, which will connect to a see saw system that system that allows for energy production with both the rising and falling tides. The prototypes will allow us to test various theories and observe the effects of a large scale system on the equipment, and will provide essential data for further larger projects.
Riverside Prototype: An inland microdam system will be built near a river or stream, with the diverted water channeled to a system of water cylnders, each containing LPSMs and able to generate electricity. Water diverted into cylinders will provide the reload of the LPSMs, and allow for continuous power production. This application can be used to supplement existing hydro dams or even replace dams.