Most people associate renewable energy with solar and wind power. While hydropower and geothermal are good carbon-free renewable energy sources, wind and solar are the only realistic options for large-scale renewable energy.
Wind and solar are free and abundant, and the technology needed to harness their energy is becoming increasingly inexpensive. But wind and solar have one drawback: they are unreliable. Solar panels do not produce electricity in the evening or on cloudy days. Similarly, wind turbines stop producing when the wind dies. A city, region or country, on the other hand, needs reliable electricity around the clock, regardless of the weather. Wind and solar power must be supported by other forms of electricity generation or storage that can seamlessly make up the electricity shortfall when renewables stop producing.
With renewables still accounting for a modest share of the energy mix, it was easy to supply the grid. However, use of the grid produces pollutant emissions. The majority of grid electricity comes from two reliable sources: Coal and natural gas. Contrary to popular belief, we cannot shut down polluting power plants by building wind and solar farms. These aging, fossil-fuel power plants must always be running to provide power to the grid at night when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing. And since solar and wind outages can last a week or more, these old power plants must remain in operation. But how can we rely on solar power when it has so many limitations and problems? Clearly, it’s time for us to shift our focus.
The Neutrino Energy Group has the answer
The Neutrino Energy Group has achieved the previously unthinkable: harnessing the invisible spectrum of radiation, including neutrinos, to generate energy. In 2015, Japanese Takaaki Kajita and Canadian Arthur McDonald proved that neutrinos have mass. Neutrinos and other non-visible radiation can be used as a source of energy, much like solar cells. Neutrino photovoltaics use a multilayer nanomaterial of graphene and doped silicon. Scientists have recently shown that graphene can absorb energy from its surroundings. Because of its low current and voltage per unit area, graphene cannot generate energy. Neutrino Energy Group has developed a multilayer nanomaterial that increases energy absorption per unit area. The technology does not require solar radiation. Neutrino photovoltaics can generate energy around the clock, anywhere on Earth.
Unlike solar energy, the neutrinovoltaic systems developed by Neutrino Energy Group are efficient and reliable. Because neutrinos can penetrate almost any substance, neutrinovoltaic cells do not require sunlight to function. They can be used indoors, outdoors and even underwater. Snow and other adverse weather conditions do not affect neutrinovoltaic systems because they are lightly insulated when generating electricity. And here is another cool fact about neutrinovoltaic technology: it’s an energy source that doesn’t require energy storage systems. Neutrinovoltaic technology offers the potential to alleviate the burden of renewable energy sources that rely on storage, even on a small scale. Even if neutrino energy satisfies just 10 percent of a renewable power grid’s entire energy demands, it still eliminates the need to store 10 percent of that system’s electricity in batteries.
The relevance of the emergence of Neutrinovoltaic technology is hard to overestimate. Neutrinovoltaic current sources have compact dimensions, generate direct electric current in the basic mode 24 hours a day regardless of weather conditions, in addition, they have no moving parts and require no operating costs. Such characteristics make it possible to place such nano-generators inside the bodies of devices and equipment, as well as inside the bodies of electric cars, ensuring their autonomous running and operation. For any invention, it is crucial to move quickly from the laboratory research itself to implementation or industrial production of finished products. The Neutrino Energy Group manages to complete this complex process as quickly as possible, in just a few years. In late 2023 or early 2024, the first facility for the production of Neutrino Power Cube 5–6 kW generators will start in Switzerland, however its annual production capacity of only 100,000 generators is incredibly low when compared to the market’s demands.
The real breakthrough is expected in Korea, where construction of a megafactory is starting. The company’s production plans are to start production in the second half of 2024, and by 2029 the annual output of Neutrinovoltaic power sources should reach up to 30 GW with a further increase in production volumes. By comparison, the capacity of power plants in South Korea is 130 GW, and the annual production of solar panels is about 10 GW. Finished products will be sold throughout Southeast Asia. The Neutrino Energy Group is allocating €1 billion for the construction of the mega-factory in Korea, while a consortium of investors from the Korean side is increasing the total investment and will allocate $20 billion.
There are also plans to build a large Neutrinovoltaic power source factory in China with Chinese investors. Given that the Neutrino Energy Group has sold licences for the production of fuel-free generators to a number of other countries, the mass launch of Neutrino Power Cubes into the international market could “shake up” the hydrocarbon market, and given that the Neutrino Energy Group has announced the arrival of a self-charging Pi electric car in three years’ time, we should expect major global changes in the energy sector.