Community / home micro-power grids & solar fuels for transport :

Stephen Zorbas with community / home micro-power grid model -prototype (2008)


Community / home micro-power grids & solar fuels for transport in year 2014:

Is a 2013/14 initiative highlighting how imperative education must embrace what will be available over the next 3-7 years in the world around us. The prototype above highlights a home micro-power grid, which needs the currently available compact electrolyser from Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, and low pressure hydrogen storage metal hydride canisters.

It is the solar electric panels which are becoming cheap and will further decrease in price to year 2020, along with significant efficiency improvement due to new materials being discovered. With panels becoming 30%-50% efficient and being quite affordable, our average rooftop collecting capacity will rise sharply. By year 2025 our electricity grid suppliers may approach a "tipping point" of redundancy, as more and more micro-power-grids get established. Surplus electricity becomes an issue as micro-power grid owners seek to store the surplus solar energy as a simple solar fuel. Here we see a real sustainable equation being developed in light of "federal bastardry", by where renewable energy will become the norm for home/community micro-power-grids, and the significant surplus for solar fuel storage can be stored in the form of simple hydrogen for transportation purposes; other solar fuels are as well being worked on.

Toyota, Honda and Hyundai will commercially launch their own hydrogen fuel cell electric cars in year 2015, each capable of ~500kls per tank of hydrogen, and can be refueled in 3-5 minutes; other car makers will follow in years 2017 and 2020.In 2003/4 I wrote The "Smart House" report for NSW State Minister Diane Beamer-DEUS, and it warned of power and water issues coming to NSW. I soon received a commendation from NSW State Minister Frank Sartor for a solar power initiative in Blacktown NSW before Blacktown became a "SolarCity". De-centralizing power generation was a main theme very early on.

Fuel cell technologies more generally have continued to expand over the last 3-5 years in the areas of stationary power supply, forklift, shipping , rail , portable and educational.

The schools that have received a complimentary pen & paperwork from The F.C.I.A. Pty Limited are as follows; Fairvale High School 2165 NSW, Doonside Technology High School 2767 NSW, Miller Technology High School 2168 NSW, Hurlstone Park Agricultural High School 2167 NSW, Sydney Technology High School 2007 NSW, Bonnyrigg High School 2177 NSW, Cabramatta High School 2166 NSW, Fairfield High School 2165 NSW, Condell Park High School 2200 NSW, Prairiewood High School 2164 NSW, Bossley Park High School 2176 NSW, Casula High School 2170 NSW, St Johns Park High School 2176 NSW, Hoxton Park High School 2168 NSW, Oxford College 2010 NSW, Emanuel School Randwick 2031 NSW, The King's School 2124 NSW, The Scots College 2023 NSW, All Saints Grammar 2195 NSW, Anglican Technology College 2148 NSW.

Brisbane State High School 4101 QLD, Trinity College 4207 QLD, St Laurance's College 4101 QLD, John Paul College 4127 QLD.