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According to several sources, Randal Mills over at Brilliant Light Power is claiming they will have their Suncell design ready for market in 2018. Claiming to output a whopping 120kwh, These devices are claimed to more energy dense than any other source of energy. Well that’s what’s claimed anyway. Who knows what the future holds? I will remain skeptical until I see it hit the market and actually work.
Brilliant Light Power, previously Blacklight Power, has made such extravagant claims in the past that earned millions in investment. Randal does have some impressive education credentials and has had a paper recently accepted for Journal publication.
The SunCell® uses cheap, abundant, nontoxic, commodity chemicals, with no apparent long-term supply issues that might preclude commercial, high volume manufacturing.
Being greater than ten thousand times brighter than sunlight, the corresponding reduction in the area of the photovoltaic converter gives rise to a projected cost of the SunCell® of about $50 to $100/kW compared to over ten times that for conventional power sources of electricity. The absence of fuel cost for a fully distributed and mobile-capable power source, together with low capital costs that may be amortize over a projected lifetime of at least twenty years enables the generation and delivery of electricity for essentially all applications at a fraction of the cost of conventional power source, all of which have the further liability of pollution.
it's one incredible con-job if it turns out to be just a hoax to get investor money. Even if it is a hoax you have to hand to Mills for riding this dragon for so long!
In 1999, Princeton University's physics Nobel laureate Phillip Anderson said of it, "If you could # around with the hydrogen atom, you could # around with the energy process in the sun. You could # around with life itself." "Everything we know about everything would be a bunch of nonsense. That's why I'm so sure that it's a fraud." Wolfgang Ketterle, a professor of physics at MIT, said BLP's claims are "nonsense" and that "there is no state of hydrogen lower than the ground state". Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist based at City University of New York, adds that "the only law that this business with Mills is proving is that a fool and his money are easily parted." and that "There's a sucker born every minute
By 2008, Park continued to express his skepticism:
"BlackLight Power (BLP), founded 17 years ago as HydroCatalysis, announced last week that the company had successfully tested a prototype power system that would generate 50 KW of thermal power. BLP anticipates delivery of the new power system in 12 to 18 months. The BLP process, discovered by Randy Mills, is said to coax hydrogen atoms into a "state below the ground state", called the "hydrino." There is no independent scientific confirmation of the hydrino, and BLP has a patent problem. So they have nothing to sell but bull #. The company is therefore dependent on investors with deep pockets and shallow brains." – Park
In December 2013, BLP was one of 54 applicants to receive ~$1.1M in grant funding from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.
originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: GetHyped
I get the skepticism. Claiming to have a new standard model is a tough pill to swallow.
I would like it to be true but man it's a stretch. Look all press coverage lately:
Brilliant Light Power news page
In 2009, IEEE Spectrum magazine characterized it as a "loser" technology because "most experts don't believe such lower states exist, and they say the experiments don't present convincing evidence" and mentioned that Wolfgang Ketterle had said the claims are "nonsense". BLP has announced several times that it was about to deliver commercial products based on Mill's theories but has not delivered a working product.
originally posted by: dfnj2015
Randell Mills: "Everything will be powered by the SunCell. Solar, wind, bio fuels, and nuclear will all be replaced. The grid will be unnecessary. Utilities will be unnecessary. There would be no pollution and limited energy regulation. As the SunCell is fully autonomous, energy delivery becomes impervious to disruption from war, terror, and natural disaster. Importantly, underdeveloped countries will have the same potential lifestyle and productivity as the developed world. Each SunCell could also serve as a self-powered, autonomous node in a mesh network that could replace the Internet."
Very relevant; it shows they are scamming once again for funds, however your post is irrelevant because of your blind faith in a scam.
It does not matter either way, in less then a couple of months I will be able to show you in full when they do not provide AGAIN how wrong you are, then you can go ahead and deny it and trump up with false claims on how it works again, then it will go silent again and in another year another thread will be posted with the exact same claims and posts again.
It has happened before,and it will happen again...and again...and again....