Unplugging

Imagine entering a house where there is no electrical and gas system that, however, welcomes you with all appliances, lights, heating and air conditioning running continuously.

How is this possible?
With sustainable solar-powered stand-alone equipment, instruments, devices and machinery working continuously, autonomously and independently.

It starts with an idea already implemented and spread for small appliances (light bulbs, flashlights, calculators, thermo-hygrometers, barbecues and the like) and for partial applications to prototypes of means of transport, to extend it to any device in any sector, unplugging it from the power grid, or replacing its fossil fuel or nuclear engine, and making it autonomous in its operation in time and space.

The idea lies in the use of the solar energy to directly power, or indirectly through special batteries (solar batteries), any machine with the energy of the photons. One can imagine, for example, a hair dryer, a dishwasher, a television set, a helicopter, an airplane, a boat, the public lighting system and the public utilities, and even an entire steel mill working autonomously with the solar energy.

The basis of the proposal is the need to use a free source of energy accessible and available to all, promoting the collective economic growth and the industrial innovation.

The need is to go beyond the concept of energy saving, turning to the model of unlimited energy.

This idea, “Unlimited Energy”, has been submitted to the contest CNI “Scintille 2014” (Italian National Board of Engineers “Sparks 2014”) by Paola Morgese, PE, PMP.

Some practical daily advantages are the elimination of the costs of electrical and gas systems and bills, the uselessness of transformers, power strips, extension cords, cables and adapters, the opportunity to use the devices always and in every place, both indoors and outdoors, the comfort of traveling anywhere in the world with our own small appliances always working, the ease of moving without worrying about the connections.

Some global benefits include the disuse of fossil fuels, gas pipelines, oil pipelines, power plants and drilling, the reduction of air, water and soil pollution, of combustion, of greenhouse effect, of global warming and of disasters, both natural or manmade, connected with it, the economic, social and geographical independence in the use of energy, the positive, economic and social, effects on the overall health.

In addition, with the advent and spread of the three-dimensional (3-D) printers everyone could build customized equipment and operate it independently with the solar energy. We would buy the designs and the materials, and no more the products.

Why producing and distributing energy when there is already the sun that produces and distributes it to us? We could just pick up the smallest ray of light, store it and make it available for use.

Examples of possible applications and photos are available in this video.

Paola Morgese, PMP
Civil Hydraulic Engineer
M.S. Sanitary and Environmental Engineering
http://it.linkedin.com/in/ingpaolamorgese/en

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References:
Paola Morgese, Handbook for Sustainable Projects – Global Sustainability and Project Management, CreateSpace, 2014

Translation of the article: Paola Morgese “Stacchiamo la spina” published in the blog of Sostenibile.com

 

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Author: progettisostenibili Paola Morgese

Ingegnere, project manager, autrice. Convogliatrice di sostenibilità nelle aziende e nella vita. Engineer, project manager, author. Conveyer of sustainability in business and life

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