Lasted edited by Andrew Munsey, updated on June 15, 2016 at 1:09 am.
Compiled by Congress:Founder:Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News
May 25, 2015
Anthony brought this press release to our attention with this preface statement (edited):
: "I caught this news about Sunvault, a Canadian company which recently announced a next-to-market, new, 10,000 farads graphene-based supercapacitor. With a size described as a paperback novel, which should be a real breakthrough energy storage technology with multiple applications from off-the-grid to EVs."
For those of you not familiar with capacitor sizes, I did a quick Google image search for 1 Farad capacitors (wide range of voltages), where you'll see sizes ranging from a large water drinking bottle to 1/3 of a D-cell battery. 10,000 of the smallest of these is going to take up much more space than a paperback novel.
While we typically only cover exotic free energy technologies in our news, the more I looked into this company, the more excited I got about what they have. They don't just have an affordable energy storage solution, their technology also serves as a solar energy harvesting technology -- in the same cell. Imagine that! Furthermore, it can charge from any light source.
Sunvault has designed a way of making graphene by pouring a liquid mixture of graphite oxide, which is a water-dispersible material, then coating (pouring) it onto plastic (CD) then treating it with laser light (in a computer) to oxygenate it to turn it into graphene, using off-the shelf components (in parenthesis).
In a GE Focus Award video, they talk about charging a 1 Farad supercapacitor the size of a postage stamp for 2-3 seconds, then lighting an LED bulb for over 5 minutes. The energy density is an astonishing 500 Farads per gram (voltage not mentioned).
A supercapacitor is like a battery in its ability (duration) to store energy, but it can charge and discharge 100 to 1000 times faster than a battery.
On their home page, they talk about being able to have a smart phone that never has to be charged. I would guess that this is a function of the solar harvesting and storage and power density all in the same technology.
As far as being "clean," graphene is biodegradable, so at the end of life you can put it in your compost and use it in your garden (minus the electrical portion -- wires, etc.)
But in talking about disposal, I should mention that the life cycle is expected to be indefinite, with no components that deteriorate over time: hundreds of thousands of cycles expected to be possible.
The present best pricing for batteries and supercapacitors is $500/kW-h (for Lithium-ion). At their entry to the market in the third quarter 2015, they expect to have a price point of $100/kW-h that exceeds what Tesla (Motor Co) was expecting in a few (~5) years ($150/kW-h), and by the end of 2015, Sunvault expects to get down to less than half that price: $40/kW-h.
As a business, they are being very wise by diversifying their portfolio so that they have involvement in the gamut of relevant ventures: Electrical audits, Utility Build, Installations, Build outs, Commercial, and Residential.
: "Whether you have a Commercial, Residential, Utility or Industrial need for energy storage we have the answer." https://www.supervaultenergy.com
Bill Richardson, former Democrat Governor of New Mexico, and former US Department of Energy Director, is a Sunvault director.
https://www.supervaultenergy.com - The larger body
Ric Kaner set out to find a new way to make graphene, the thinnest and strongest material on earth. What he found was a new way to power the world. (YouTube September 3, 2013)
Business presentation Part I
Gary Monaghan - CEO for Sunvault Energy presents at Wall Street Conference in Miami Florida. (Vimeo March, 2015)
Business presentation Part II
Former US Secretary of Energy - Gov. Bill Richardson and Director of Sunvault Energy Inc. - presents at Wall Street Conference in Miami Florida. Sunvault Energy has developed technology that can replace the Lithium Battery at a fraction of the cost! (Vimeo March, 2015)
Business PowerPoint 50 mins.
(Vimeo December 8, 2014)
The Sunvault system is much more compact, easier to install and maintain -- and afford.
Two awarded, and two pending.
Owns several companies. Stock symbol: otcqb:SVLT
Google News > Sunvault (75 results as of May 25, 2015 mostly reprints of press releases)
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Free Energy Blog:2015:10:24 - (Free Energy Blog October 24, 2015)(The hyperlink is missing because this points to the present page)Latest: Directory:Solar > Directory:Solar PhotoVoltaics / Directory:Storage > Directory:Capacitors > Directory:Graphene > Directory:Sunvault Energy Inc. Graphene Generator and Supercapacitor Technology - Coming up with a clever way to make graphene that both collects solar energy and stores it, Sunvault expects that after roll-out in Q3, their storage device price point to get down to $40/kW-h by year end. Applications include phones that never have to be recharged. (PESWiki May 25, 2015) Latest: Directory:Solar > Directory:Solar PhotoVoltaics / Directory:Storage > Directory:Capacitors > Directory:Sunvault Energy Inc. Graphene Generator and Supercapacitor Technology > Sunvault Energy and Edison Power Company Create Massive 10,000 Farad Graphene Supercapacitor - "At 10,000 Farads, a Graphene Supercapacitor / Battery is powerful enough to power up a Semi Truck while being the size of a paperback novel at this point." The price point is expected to start lower ($100/kW-h) in Q3 roll-out to the market than where Tesla expects to be in 5 years and will be half that ($40/kW-h) by year end. (PESN May 25, 2015)
Graphene solar could be a game-changer - Canadian company says UCLA graphene supercapacitor will enable generation, transfer and storage of solar energy in one device. Technology would also boast superfast charging in product free of toxic metals. (PV-Magazine 13. March 2015)
Sunvault Energy Graphene based Supercapacitor Will Compete with Tesla Battery Plans - At the conference, the Company presented a 1000 farad graphene supercapacitor – the largest graphene supercapacitor developed to date and a technology that will in short order compete with, if not potentially replace the lithium battery in the future. (Stockhouse April 7, 2015)
Self-storing Solar Power Possible with Graphene, says Sunvault Energy - Graphene-based supercapacitor will revolutionize renewable energy and energy storage, says Sunvault Energy (Green Optimistic March 18, 2015
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