The following post has been submitted by ECW reader EC.
The Concept of SKLep versus Solar
From my experience new technical inventions are often best explained by using already familiar analogies.
The last weeks I have been trying to prepare for December 9 by thinking about a good way to explain the concept of SKLep to individuals who never or only very briefly heard about it before. Now I would like to share with you my recent case of success.
Based on information published at ECW the last months I decided to explain the concept of SKLep to my wife
by using an analogy with the solar system that we recently received a quote on. I told her that, although not all details are yet confirmed, she could view an installation with SKLep as being similar to the solar system but with the solar panels replaced by “vacuum-panels” in the form of small boxes in the garage.
Here is a brief summary of what I told her:
The SKLep electricity unit could be seen as a “vacuum panel” collecting vacuum energy (Zero Point Energy) from our universe instead of light energy (photons) from our sun.
Similarities with solar systems:
– clean and renewable technology
– each production unit ( “panel”) generates some hundreds of watt
– unlimited units can be combined to achieve required kW power level
– generated DC voltage is converted to mains voltage by inverters
– practically no need of scheduled maintenance
Advantages compared to solar systems:
– SKLep generates electricity constantly 24/7
– no panels on the roof
– significantly lower installation cost
– significantly lower manufacturing cost/”panel”
– cheap EV night-charging
– substantial income from grid export of unused power
From the above it follows that the resulting cost/kWh produced with SKLep will be extremely competitive
with all other ways of making electricity.
Although she is still skeptical about if the Ecat really works, she reacted, not very surprisingly, quite positively the fact that no panels have to be installed on our roof.
Also, pragmatic as she usually is , her main concerns were, IF this really works, how big are the cost savings
compared to the solar system and when can SKLep be delivered?
Following her questions I have now made my own spreadsheet allowing cost simulations from varying conditions and
as expected the calculations point to quite dramatic reductions in electricity cost.
I intent to share my spreadsheet but as the results are spectacular I have decided to wait until actual specification and cost for the SKLep unit will be confirmed, hopefully already on December 9.
Finally, one obvious advantage with a wider use of the the solar panel analogy concept is that many companies already involved anywhere in the solar business infrastructure are likely to realize the possibilities rather quickly after December 9.
Some of them could also be expected to adapt their strategy sooner than others and turn into important pioneering vehicles in the anticipated rapid diffusion of the SKLep concept.