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16-01-2020, 22:02   #1
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Irish Company that Claimed to Have Discovered Free Energy?

Does anyone recall this? I seem to remember it causing a stir at the time and then nothing. Does anyone remember the details of this and who was behind it? It was around 15 years back.

Thanks in Advance.
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16-01-2020, 22:03   #2
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Oh yes, Steorn and their Orbo project. Defunct now, of course.
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Oh yes, Steorn and their Orbo project. Defunct now, of course.
They thought they were unstoppable though.
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They're now selling new clothes to the Emperor, I believe.
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Does anyone recall this? I seem to remember it causing a stir at the time and then nothing. Does anyone remember the details of this and who was behind it? It was around 15 years back.

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Steorn.
Unsurprisingly nothing came of it. This site has a track of all their antics from the beginning: http://dispatchesfromthefuture.com/




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Remember the lads who were going to pump water up a mountain during the day via solar and wind and create electricity during the night when the water flows back down. What happened to them?
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Remember the lads who were going to pump water up a mountain during the day via solar and wind and create electricity during the night when the water flows back down. What happened to them?
Would that not basically be a version of Poulaphuca Turlough Hill?

It isn't the most efficient means of power generation but it does give a means of storing excess power production from the grid and feeding it back.

A giant accumulator rather than a battery that feeds power back into grid at peak need?

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Here you go

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_of_Ireland


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Spirit of Ireland is a proposal to build pumped-storage hydroelectricity reservoirs in valleys in Ireland's west coast combined with large-scale on-shore and off-shore windfarms to reduce Ireland's dependence on imported energy and fossil fuels. It would initially involve identifying up to five coastal valleys from counties Donegal to Cork, building dams on their seaward side and flooding them with sea water. These would provide a hydro-power back-up for the wind farms. The proposal has been likened to the construction of the Ardnacrusha hydroelectric power scheme, which was Ireland's first large post-independence infrastructure project and required investment equivalent to 25% of the national budget at the time but met the majority of the state's electricity needs for 50 years.[1]

The project was first proposed by Igor Shvets, a physics professor at Trinity College Dublin during a 2008 talk entitled The Energy Options for Ireland.[2][3] Following the talk local engineers, scientists and businesspeople including Orbiscom co-founder Graham O'Donnell formed a foundation to further study the idea.[4]
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I wonder what their ESB bill were like.
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Remember the lads who were going to pump water up a mountain during the day via solar and wind and create electricity during the night when the water flows back down. What happened to them?
Spirit of Ireland.
Some well-meaning individuals and also some clowns involved as well who talked a load of guff.
Have a look though at Photonomi if you want a real laugh.
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Oh yes, Steorn and their Orbo project. Defunct now, of course.
Fell foul of the Petro-Chem, Military-Industrial, Chem trail spreading, Illuminati run Lizard people no doubt.

Reminds me of this lady who claimed she could get oil out of rocks


https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-...-on-rock-fuel/
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Spirit of Ireland.
Some well-meaning individuals and also some clowns involved as well who talked a load of guff.
We'd be competing with Norway who also sell hydro power into Europe.

But they are cheaper than us because they rely on rain and gravity and not on paying to pump water.

Mean while the DUP north have a cunning plan to run a set of jump leads to Iceland to piggy back on their Hydro. But that's more valuable for making aluminium and mining bitcoins.



How's the Silvermines pumped storage project going ?
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Was started by a guy called Hemholtz I think.
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Spirit of Ireland.
Some well-meaning individuals and also some clowns involved as well who talked a load of guff.
Have a look though at Photonomi if you want a real laugh.
That’s are the crowd behind Honeworld, isnt it? I was trying to find out more about their system, which claims to be super efficient at getting energy from daylight, compared to standard solar panels. I cant find anyone who actually installed their system. But from your comments I take it I should avoid.
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Does anyone recall this? I seem to remember it causing a stir at the time and then nothing. Does anyone remember the details of this and who was behind it? It was around 15 years back.

Thanks in Advance.



I think it would be described as "wire fraud" by the Americans.
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