Single-Wire Resonant Electric Power Systems for Renewable-Based Electric Grid

Single-Wire Resonant Electric Power Systems for Renewable-Based Electric Grid

Dmitry Strebkov (Federal Scientific Agroengineering Center VIM, Russia), Alexey Nekrasov (Federal Scientific Agroengineering Center VIM, Russia), Vladimir Trubnikov (Federal Scientific Agroengineering Center VIM, Russia) and Anton Nekrasov (Federal Scientific Agroengineering Center VIM, Russia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3867-7.ch019


The results of comparison of parameters of a classical electric power supply system with an electric power supply system using single-wire wave-guide lines with high frequency, proposed by N. Tesla 100 years ago, are presented. The future world energy model based on direct solar energy conversion and transcontinental terawatt power transmission with the use of resonant wave-guide technology developed by N. Tesla is proposed. The trends of the future development of electric engineering and energy technologies for agriculture, space exploration, solar energy, hydrogen energy, and electric transport based on resonant wave-guide methods of electric power transmission and application are suggested. Substantiation of the use of resonant electric technologies for hydrogen generation by water electrolysis as well as the technical parameters of the plant and the experiment findings are given.
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At UPGrid-2012 forum Mikhail Kurbatov, RF Deputy Minister of Energy said that there exist in Russia over 2 million kilometers of overhead transmission lines more than half of which have already used their rated resource (Alexandrov G.N., Smolovic S.V. 1999). They have to be replaced in the coming 15 years. Oleg Budarin, the head of the Federal Grid Company of the Unified Energy System of Russia (UES FGC) stated: “We are expecting new materials and technologies of power transmission over long distances. However, speaking of breakthrough solutions for electric grids, none have been demonstrated in recent years” (Strebkov, D.S. 2014). In fact, breakthrough technologies for electric grids and systems already exist.

History of science demonstrates that very occasionally global inventions come to life that considerably change our perception of the outside world and the prospects of humanity development. As an example we can mention the discovery of electricity, the emergence of nuclear and solar energy, of aircraft and rocket engineering, computers and telecommunication technologies.

However, nowadays we witness and participate in the development of advanced technologies that change the world making it better, cleaner and safer. First and foremost we should mention technologies proposed by N. Tesla a hundred years ago. N. Tesla developed electric engineering solutions with the use of alternate current but he was not able to implement his major project of “The global system for electric power supply” for reasons described in his work (Tesla, N. 1956).: … “My project was retarded by laws of nature. The world was not prepared for it. It was too far ahead of time. But the same laws will prevail in the end and make it a triumphal success”.

Perhaps it is better in this present world of ours that a revolutionary idea or invention instead of being helped and patted be hampered and ill-treated in its adolescence - by want of means, by selfish interest, pedantry, stupidity and ignorance; that it be attacked and stifled; that it pass through bitter trials and tribulations, through the heartless strife of commercial existence. ... So all that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed - only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle.

It is so similar to the attitude to scientists in Russia since 1991.

N. Tesla left behind thousands of pages of his books describing the experiments results, articles and patents (Tesla, N. 1978, Tesla, N. 1999, Strebkov D.S. 2014).

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