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/

  • 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.

          • Michael W Wolf

            The comment was more or less, tongue in cheek. It was just a thought I had when reading the list. Not that I actually believe it. I feel like the others really. LENR is more likely to prevent wars.

          • Otto1923

            Then you don’t understand the repro rate of the tropical human animal, and you don’t understand how todays religions have survived by maximizing this rate for the purposes of outgrowing and overrunning their now-extinct adversaries.

            ‘Give no thought for the morrow’ say the books. Faith will provide. And when they begin to suffer and their children begin to starve, they know just who to blame.

            And it’s certainly not their god.

            And faith will have provided them with a grand new source of power for filling up the earth with more of them and fewer of everybody else.

          • Michael W Wolf

            Wars are caused by over population? You sound like one of those who wants the population down to 500 million. more population makes conflicts more prevalent, which may lead to more wars. But in my opinion it is the lack of faith that leads to hopelessness, that leads to people being susceptible to being controlled by the few who believe we are overpopulated and use that hopelessness to bring war and thin the herds.

          • 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.

          • otto1923

            Wars are caused by overpopulation. Technology has only ever made it worse. So will this.

            This will allow wholesale immigration into space but then space will very soon be overcrowded as well.

          • 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.

          • Hhiram

            Hi Bob, it’s been a while since we’ve had any update on the replication efforts by folks like e346 and Engineer48. Any news?

          • 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.

  • Bob Greenyer

    Hi Hhiram,

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

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

    • 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

    • 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.

  • 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.

  • I think you’ll find its circa 8KW for the ignition, heating of the silver and electromagnetic pumps with power density of 11 MW per m2 at 10,000 suns radiance for the blackbody radiator which is tungsten. Initially they are going to run at a lower power density and use 2,000 sun CPV’s. Game over for everyone else and Dr Mills vindicated. Who needs Nobel prizes when you have billions in the bank but he certainly deserves one.

    • 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]

  • 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=NAE: 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.

        My personal understanding of how the hydrino forms is in reference to the balance of forces between the orbital of the electron and the quantum fluctuations that act as the balancer of forces that prohibit the orbital from going lower than what is usually accepted as the lowest orbital. 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. The effect is to lower the total energy of the vacuum in the NAE to be lower than outside the NAE. Since the distance between the walls of the NAE are at the correct measurement to allow the Casimir effect to occur then the hydrogen atom trapped in the NAE experiences less of the balancing force that normally keeps the lowest orbital at its usually found distance from the nucleus. The electron, not feeling the usual balancing force to stay away from the nucleus is able to fall towards the nucleus until it settles to a lower orbital that is at another, lower balance of forces between what the nucleus allows and what the now lower energy of the vacuum allows. Therefore the newer orbital characterized by Randell as the orbital of the hydrino.

        Edit: this effect, as Randell has provided, can also be used as a gateway to the negative energy required for the Warp Drive of Harold G. "Sonny" White and Miguel Alcubierre Moya at NASA

        • 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 deutrated (and can be hydrated) metal lattices – Mills process does not use deutrated or hydrated metal lattices. Ed Storms descriptions of NAEs is a reference to surface defects on deutrated metal lattices, he also argues it applies to the hydrated metal lattices used in NiH LENR. Storms points out that it is in the NAEs in *deutrated* metal lattices where D + D fusion takes place (Larson argues it is a neutron capture process) . >>BUT either way, Storms describes a fusion event<<, Mills doesn't. Mills process is from electrons, of free monatomic hydrogen atoms, releasing quantized packets of light taking the electrons below ground state and triggered by particle collisions with these H electrons when a catalyst with a particular atomic structure (in the current tests it is silver) is used within his catalysis process. This process causes energy from the electron to be picked up by a catalyst atom which very quickly releases that energy *as light* and the catalyst (silver) then returns to its natural state. No Casmir effect needed and none involved. No NAE (because there is *no* metal lattice in Mills process).
          .
          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 a good job at explaining the Mills processes. 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

    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/

  • 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/

  • 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

  • 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

  • Zephir

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

    • atanguy

      Main thing: Keep investors happy (sort of)…