posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 10:00 AM
It's almost an irrelevance as to whether this works or not, the power companies, governments, seedy power brokers, and the MSM will all come together
to make sure this sort of thing never actually reaches the public domain in a workable fashion.
Suicides, unexplained deaths, patents denied, seized by governments, etc, will all come to the fore to make sure this sort of things never ever
happens for the majority.
That said I do have a mad scientist friend, honest weird crazy white hair, lab coat, all he lacks is an Igor, is working on a permanent magnet motor,
and a Tesla Switch, all with the idea of creating an emergency home power generator in case the electric goes out. His idea being to build boxes that
would sit alongside the power grid, then allow you to failover in the event of a major power outage. His plan was to allow a system that would power
a circuit of LED lighting, power the freezer, and ideally enough oomph to keep the electrical feed for my wood pellet heating system. That way with
light and heat I could keep civilization going in our house while the power comes back on. Any longer outage living in a major city in the UK it
would be pointless, as the sort of disaster faced then would negate the use of a freezer and central heating, but you get the idea.
Sadly the main problems faced tend to be in the amount of expense in engineering everything to a fine enough tolerance, so you need either friends
with all the equipment, or the ability to call on the resources of a large education establishment with a good and well equipped engineering facility.