EGF and Solar

Solar panel farm combined with producing H2 and O2 provides a rock solid risk management strategy.

We use photovoltaic / solar panels for our DC energy input... Because

  • Excellent government subsides
  • ROI from 13-17 % as risk management
  • Use of cheap arid land anywhere in the world
  • DRAMATICALLY improved performance/efficiency
  • Long lasting (25 years)
  • Hugely reduced cost of manufacture


Solar power is experiencing a global explosion. Concerns over climate change and rising energy prices have driven billions of dollars into developing the efficiency and variety of technologies that capture energy from the sun. From new photovoltaic panels to advances in materials, manufacturing processes and solar tracking, the entire production chain is being reconfigured.

By converting a mere 2.5% of the 4,500+ quadrillion BTUs of solar radiation received annually by a 250,000-square mile area of non-arable, non-privately-owned land in the Southwestern United States into electricity, you would match the country’s total electrical consumption in 2006.

In addition to having access to the most inexpensive silicone-based solar panels on the market, Eco Global Fuels knows for a fact that 100% of the aforementioned 250,000-square-mile area is suitable for the construction of solar-powered synthetic renewable fuel plants. How would we convert solar power into fuel? By using photovoltaic solar cells as the energy input for the electrolysis of water to create hydrogen, which we then combine with atmospheric or normally vented carbon dioxide to create alcohol-based transportation fuel Solanol.

We project that the current rate of $4 per watt of solar energy will reduce to $1 per watt by 2015 or sooner (not including installation).

Current competitive Models

Listed below is a comparison of the construction costs per watt of various types of energy plants, including photovoltaic farms.
Construction cost of a nuclear reactor    = $1.6 per watt.
Construction cost of a coal-fired plant     = $1.5 per watt.
Current cconstruction cost photovoltaic farm  = $ 5.8 per watt
Projected cconstruction cost photovoltaic farm  = $ 2.8 per watt

Global photovoltaic manufacturing principals guarantee an operational life span of 25 years, and while photovoltaic-generated electricity is only available for approximately 11 hours per day, the invention overcomes this time impediment by storing the sun's energy in a carbon-neutral alcohol fuel matrix to be used as fuel at night and or any other time.

The current industrial-sized power plant is 2000MW, and will be used as a guide and reference as return on investment (ROI) for each model listed below.

Cost of construction of nuclear reactor at $1.60 per watt x 2000MW = $3.2 billion

Tariff rate of 7.5 cents per kW including maintenance equates to net yield of $600 million per year
$3.2 billion   = 5.3 years ROI
     $600 million

Cost of construction of coal-fired plant at $1.50 per watt x 2000MW = $3 billion

Tariff rate of 7.5 cents per kW including maintenance equates to net yield of $600 million per year
$3 billion    = 5 years ROI
     $600 million

The current cost of a solar photovoltaic farm including installation

$ 5.8 per watt x 2000MW = $11.6 billion
Tariff rate of 7.5 cents per kW including maintenance equates to net yield of $550 million per year
$11.6 billion    = 21 years ROI
   $550 million

The 2015 projected cost of solar photovoltaic farm includes installation

$2.8 per watt x 2000MW = $5.6 billion
Tariff rate of 7.5 cents per kW including maintenance equates to net yield of $550 million per year
$5.6 billion    = 10.2 years ROI
   $550 million

The 2015 projected cost of a photovoltaic farm including installation

With the electrolytic hydrogenation process at 2000MW is $7.4 billion. Therefore 2000MW will produce 132 million gallons of Solanol™ per year with 1.1 million tons per year of enviro-oxygen plus carbon credits including maintenance, which equates to an annual net yield of US$968 million.

$7.4 billion = 7.5 years ROI
     $968 million
100 x $968 million = 13% ROI
    $7.4 billion

This invention incorporates a synthetic Calvin Cycle that has been created by using recycled carbon dioxide to manufacture carbon neutral alcohol fuels. This 2000MW model will recycle atmospheric concentrated carbon dioxide to the amount of 1.02 million tons per year.  

Atmospheric air at sea level

Iin the year 1870, consisting of the following in percentages and weight

    CO2/ 0.0290gr = 0.0290%
    O2/ 20.953gr = 20.953%
    N2/ 78.084gr = 78.084%
    Ar/ 0.934gr = 0.934%
    Total/ 100gr = 100%

In the year 2008, consisting of the following in percentages and weight:

    CO2/ 0.0360gr = 0.0360%
    O2/ 20.946gr = 20.946%
    N2/ 78. 084gr = 78.084%
    Ar/ 0. 934gr = 0.934%
    Total/ 100gr = 100%

    Air volume per Litre @ S.T.P = 1.29gr
As calculated from the above, there has been a 0.007% reduction of oxygen in the atmosphere over the past 138 years. This amount will continue to diminish as excess carbon dioxide emission produced by fossil fuel combustion continues unabated.

What is the price comparison between solar-powered and coal-powered hydrogen production?

The invention has overcome the usual cost constraints of producing hydrogen by researching and developing the most cost-efficient electrolysis unit in the world. Our methodology for producing the necessary DC electrical energy to manufacture vast quantities of hydroxy gas is based on power derived from photovoltaic cells or any other form of renewable energy.

The current cost of photovoltaic cells is $4 per watt, but according to our projections these costs will be reduced to $1 per watt by 2015. Although the construction costs for a photovoltaic farm and a coal-based power station are not identical, the running costs of the former come out to be much less: $0.006 per kWh compared to $0.03 per kWh. Why? Because the coal-based power station requires continual coal as fuel to run, when compared with photovoltaic farms which run on sunlight – a free and now a renewable fuel source.

What are the politics involved?

The United States, Europe, Russia, India, China, Australia and THE WORLD all need a bold plan to free themselves from dependency on fossil fuels. Eco Global Fuels is convinced that a massive switch to solar, geothermal, wind, and hydropower combined with our hydroxy process is the only logical answer.

High prices for gasoline and heating oil are here to stay. The United States and its allies are at war in the Middle East at least in part to protect their foreign oil interests. As China, India, and other nations rapidly increase their demand for fossil fuels, fighting over oil interests will continue to loom large on the horizon. Meanwhile, the United States alone is responsible for 6.5 billion tons of greenhouse gases per year – the devastating result of not only 325 coal-based plants and 315 natural gas-based plants but a plethora of gasoline-powered vehicles.

Given the new political climate in the United States since the induction of President Barack Obama, all signs point to Congress investing in a variety of green energy initiatives, e.g., concentrated solar thermal plants in the Southwestern deserts, wind farms in the corridor stretching from Texas to the Dakotas, and advanced plants in geothermal hot spots that could produce large amounts of electricity.

Other projections indicate that the United States will put a price on carbon and spearhead an effort to replace the Kyoto treaty with a more effective agreement that would cap global carbon dioxide emissions and encourage all nations to invest efficiently in initiatives to reduce global warming as well as deforestation.

As more and more countries become industrialized and seek to improve their standard of living, the sun and wind are the only sources that will be able to meet future terawatt levels of power demand. It’s high time we employed natural, sustainable elements – i.e., sun, wind, air, and water – for all our future energy, fuel, and food needs. Only then will we be able to curtail the damaging effects of global climate change.