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It isn’t alternative energy, because alternative energy—like wind farms, solar arrays and the like—actually need to create electricity from some other means. Instead, SEFE taps the source, capturing and converting naturally occurring static electricity in the atmosphere into a constant, abundant and decidedly green source of renewable energy.
We call it True Energy. Because it’s not an alternative to anything. It’s the source—unadulterated, carbon-free, always-on and without all the inherent issues—and often dangers—of nuclear, coal-fired, hydro-electric or other types of power.
SEFE has developed a proprietary technology which aims to harvest the constant and powerful static electricity that is continually formed in the earth’s atmosphere. Through a series of patented and patent-pending devices, SEFE’s Harmony system is designed to draw the static electricity in direct current form from the atmosphere, converting it to alternating current for immediate power consumption. And, the system can reconvert the alternating current back into direct current form for longer-term storage in banks of batteries. The system’s design employs an airborne carrier, which can be a high-altitude weather balloon or blimp, to send a conductive cable into the atmosphere, where it is suspended and tethered in constant contact with a ground unit. Attached to the conductive cable is a “black box” which converts the naturally occurring electricity into usable form. The electricity is sent down the conductive cable to a power generator, which, in turn, can send the power to an existing electric company’s infrastructure and grid for commercial and residential consumption. This platform generator also can convert the electricity for longer-term storage.
Other forms of energy collection, like solar, wind generation and hydro-electric, are dependent on expansive terrain or specific geography. But SEFE’s system takes advantage of the always-on around-the-world nature of atmospheric static electricity. There are no “good-better-best” locations around the globe—just “good-better-best” altitudes in every single given spot. So the SEFE system sniffs out the best altitude for unit suspension, in order to collect the optimal amount of energy. The units find the sweet spot. Everywhere. And, since the platform has an incredibly small footprint, units can be set up almost anywhere, on any terrain. The only restriction is based on FAA airspace clearances.
Wind farms take up the entire countryside and blot out the landscape. Wouldn’t that be true of balloons in the sky?
In a word, no. To maximize electricity collection, the SEFE system hoists the airborne device hundreds of feet into the atmosphere, well out of typical line of sight. Also, since each unit can generate an abundance of electricity, there are less units needed in collaboration with each other. So, fewer units dot the landscape. By contrast, solar or wind systems need a significant amount of space; hence, these “farms” take up real estate in the production of electricity. Instead, we harvest electricity, right from the source.
While we could deploy a SEFE system in every backyard—it’s that safe, simple and effective—we are focusing our efforts on commercial applications, targeting the utility/co-op sector for augmenting the industry’s electrical generation capabilities; heavy industry requiring on-site electrical generation, such as the mining industry, rural construction and heavy manufacturing; world relief organizations, which often distribute aid and emergency relief in very remote parts of the world lacking electricity; and the military, which needs electrical generation at forward or temporary bases.
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