James Ian Johnston
Introduction of realism into the capabilities of alternative energy proposals
08 May 2010
Faraday and Lenz gave us the equations enabling the practical means of generating electrical current. Thomas Edison made the leap of implementing a device used to power his “daylight lamp”. I think it is fair to say that the basic principles have remained the same to the present day. There would appear on the surface to be little need to add to these principles. For this, and other reasons, there is a fundamental challenge for anyone suggesting that the means of generating electricity could be improved dramatically. The experts suggest that if it could be done it would have been done before. Except that today there is a paramount need to improve efficiency and reduce the polluting effects of conventional fuels. These are perhaps things that were not a priority to the originators of electrical generators.
My only excuse for spending the last seven years before finding this is that I started my search from a position of ignorance in most matters “before the plug-socket” and have, I think, stumbled upon something that probably wouldn’t be found as a result of reading textbooks.