Solar Energy Project Coming to Yellow...

Solar Energy Project Coming to Yellow Springs, OH

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Grove City, OH

#1 Apr 3, 2010
By David Yuang (C) HNNEWS 2010 (Redistribution Cleared with HNNEWS Credit)

According to sources in Springfield, Ohio, MokEnergy will be the supplier of technology components for a major solar power project in Yellow Springs, OH. The project will be a facility that will utilize advanced approaches, by producing energy through the use of towers that will focus sunlight down "on a field of CSPs" - Concentrated Solar Power units that are "spherical shaped solar energy collectors that feature a stationary outer sphere, a mobile inner sphere, and a mobile inner collector".

The towers will reflect sunlight on to the spheres that will collect and use the solar energy to power a 5 to 6 megawatt thermal generator operated at an average 3 MW rate that will produce oxygen and hydrogen. "The goal is to provide Yellow Springs with enough power to be the first town to ever be taken off of the energy grid".

This facility is being touted as the answer to the recent call of Microsoft founder and billionaire, Bill Gates, for energy miracles at the February TED conference. Energy miracles that will eventually drive CO2 emissions down to zero. MokEnergy founder and inventor, William Mook has stated that "Our solar hydrogen can be used today at utility scale, while infrastructure is built to deliver clean energy anytime".

Mook was referring to the two step process that results in multiple sources of energy. First the ultra low cost of his solar harvesting technology and second, the ability to flood depleted gas wells with hydrogen for storage as well as gas recovery. The hydrogen can also be used to power the air independent factory - air independent meaning 0 emissions into the air, which can then produce electricity and be a fuel source for hydrogen cell cars.

This technology would seem to be arriving none too soon as Australia's The Age reported recently that Sir David King, Britain's former chief scientist, claimed that "the world's oil reserves have been exaggerated by up to a third", warning of shortages and price spikes within years. This may have been what prompted President Obama to open up exploration on the US eastern seaboard, a move that many view as a broken campaign promise. Sir King and his colleagues argue that estimates of conventional reserves should be downgraded from between 1150 billion and 1350 billion barrels to between 850 billion and 900 billion, and that demand may outstrip supply as early as 2014.

The facility at Yellow Springs will be called Yellow Duc, LLC, and if successfully launched, will be a model for similar sites around the country that will produce energy, cheaper and faster, than what will come from drilling off the eastern seaboard. In any case, the overall effect will be an eventual drop in energy costs across the board.

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