In 1959 NASA built a 150 ft diameter mylar balloon and shot it into space. Using the same technology, MÖKENERGY builds a 66 ft diameter clear polyester balloon within balloon. The inner balloon is bisected by a reflective film. That film is inflated on either side by different pressures to create a concave surface that focuses light onto an 11 inch window that drives a thermochemical reaction that converts solar energy to chemical energy with over 60% efficiency!
After fifteen years of experimental work, MÖKENERGY is now ready to produce 500 solar hydrogen gas units in the USA. These units use thin film concentrators that focus sunlight on to thermo-chemical reactors driven by sunlight. This is absolutely the least cost approach to getting into production.
These units consist of two transparent balls that are nested together. A 66 foot diameter ball rotates inside a 66.5 foot diameter stationary ball both made of clear boPET material. The smaller ball is driven by two small motors into any direction desired, much the same way a computer mouse operates - just on a far larger scale. Since the rotation occurs around the center of gravity, the motors are very tiny and this takes very little energy.
Cutting through the center of the smaller transparent ball is a sheet of highly reflective film. The front of the film has a slightly higher gas pressure than the back side of the film. This causes the film to bow toward the back, creating a 66 foot diameter concentrator. Pressure differences are maintained automatically so that the film stays in focus. This concentrates light onto an 11 inch diameter cylinder of silica impregnated with iron, nickel, cobalt and other metals.
The silica 'targets' consist of two cylinders, the smaller 11 inch cylinder rotates inside a larger 20 inch cylinder, driven by steam, when the sun shines. The steam reacts with the metals in the inner 'target' producing oxides, and releasing hydrogen gas from the water. Hot hydrogen passes through a recuperator structure (think of an intercooler in your car engine) that recovers over 80% of the heat, cooling the hydrogen and heating the water to steam.
Meanwhile the oxides are transported by rotation of the inner cylinder to a 'hot spot' formed by the concentrator. The hot spot reduces the oxides back to base metals, releasing hot oxygen here. Hot oxygen passes through a recuperator again, that recovers 80% of the heat, cooling the oxygen, heating the water coming into the system which passes to the hydrogen section.
A 66 foot diameter concentrator processes 1 gallon of water in 4.3 minutes when the sun is shining. That gallon of water is converted into 7.1 pounds of oxygen and 0.9 pounds of hydrogen every 4.3 minutes. Hydrogen is worth 20x more than oxygen and dominates the income picture.
In Ohio each unit will produce over 1,500 pounds of hydrogen gas per month.
To fund each unit we build, we are offering the sale 180,000 pounds of hydrogen gas produced over 20 years of operation of these units for a one time charge of $10,000. This is half the hydrogen the unit produces. This gas is delivered from the first 750 pounds of hydrogen gas each month over a 240 month period. So, weather variations and seasonal variations of output are taken out of the investment equation. The balance of gases produced are retained by us to pay for operating costs, cover cost over-runs during production, replacement units as needed and to earn a profit. So, we make money after you do!
This structure is very much like gas wells you might develop. So, let's think about gas wells for a minute.
A gas field sponsor has a deed to a property, a geology report that says there might be gas on that property, and an engineering report that says what it might cost to develop and produce gas there once its found. Investors are then sold output from wells that the sponsor builds owns and operates. This early-stage sale is offered at a discount to reflect the uncertainty of production - the 'discovery risk' - which is generally 80% - with only 1 in 5 wells actually producing profits. The sponsor retains ownership of land, equipment, and so forth, unless the operation is liquidated.
Here we are operating as an energy company, not a technology company. Yes MÖKENERGY is using new technology, but we're not selling technology. We're selling ENERGY PRODUCTS! The simplest cleanest energy product we can sell is HYDROGEN. We use our technology to sponsor energy projects that produce hydrogen and offer a portion of that hydrogen at a substantial discount to provide investors to place initial money at risk to develop this new source of energy.