Over a century ago, Albert Einstein’s equation E = mc2 which related the mass of an object to its energy, unwittingly gave birth to the atom bomb. Two scientists Japanese scientist Takaaki Kajita and Canadian physicist Arthur McDonald, winners of the Nobel Prize in 2015 for their pioneering research have unlocked a new source of energy – the neutrino. Wars have been fought on many fronts as humankind struggled with sources of clean, renewable energy, globally. Today, instead of building a weapon of mass destruction, science has now figured a way to solve the impending energy crisis.
What is a neutrino and why has it generated a lot of hype? There are basically 3 kinds or flavors of neutrinos, subatomic particles that have no charge and are practically weightless. They move faster than the speed of light and can go through matter without being altered.
These high-energy particles coming from the radioactive decay light and other sources hit the earth from all points in a continuous stream – unseen, unfelt, but constantly changing in flight. Can this massive and free source of energy be harnessed, making it the “energy source of the future”? If we go by Einstein’s Theory of Relativity then anything that has mass, no matter how minute contains energy. While the idea of utilizing this free source commercially has been scoffed at, the Nobel Prize Award was a game-changer. What was thought of as non-existent in the past was proven to be real – can the possibility of it being utilized not be far behind?
“Neutrinos originate from a variety of places, such as the Earth’s atmosphere, inside the Sun and other stars, supernovas, and the beginning of space, the Big Bang.
Neutrinos can also be artificially made by using a particle accelerator.”
University of Tokyo
(Nobel 2015 winners in the photo)
The technology for harnessing neutrino is becoming a reality as researchers begin to unravel its secrets. In the foreseeable future, neutrino transformers may do what solar cells are capable of doing with one big difference – since it is not dependent on sunlight, it can generate energy even in the dark. Imagine the possibilities of an energy source that:
- is not mined,
- is not exhaustible,
- need not be transported,
- does not emit pollutants,
- does not contribute to global warming,
- operating 24/7 throughout the year,
- at any point on the surface of the earth.
While it may read as science fiction, a team headed by Holger Thorsten Schubart from NEUTRINO Germany (a subsidiary of NEUTRINO USA) is now working on the technology that will convert neutrino energy from the cosmos to electrical power for consumers.
First in line is the development of gadgets that can charge mobile phones. And since big things come from small beginnings, research is ongoing to develop electric cars running on neutrino power, with the penultimate goal of replacing conventional electricity for homes.
The ambitious project, NEUTRINO Power-Cubes will provide heating and all energy requirements of households. This will replace environmentally harmful ways of sourcing and producing electricity from coal and oil. Furthermore, it does this without distribution loss, because energy does not travel long lengths from the source to the destination.
It is time to develop methods of converting the unlimited cosmic energy around us into electricity. This energy is by no means free of charge, but it is significantly “freer” than the energy we rely on today.”
– Holger Thorsten Schubart (CEO, Neutrino Group)
While the atom bomb sowed destruction and fear, we can look forward to harnessing free energy more economically, equitably, and responsibly with NEUTRINO’s innovative alternative technology.
Neutrino Energy – On the Freedom of “Free Energy“ and our Liberation from the present System, Holger Thorsten Schubart (CEO, Neutrino Group)