The SELC Innovation is based on a patent pending energy optimization system that Dr. James Stalker developed. This technology innovation makes computers (personal computers (PCs), cloud/server clusters, etc.) “green,” by enabling them to draw more than 90% of energy at the energy generation source (e.g., wind farms). For example, PCs are accessed via internet using a PC-specific connector box unique to each PC. PC owners have total control over their PCs, as they do now. For example, the owners can turn these PCs on/off, as if these PCs are in their homes/offices.
Although this innovation is applied to computers initially, the real impact of the innovation is in significantly boosting renewable energy growth. The innovation is expected to achieve such renewable energy growth by eliminating the following three major/challenging requirements:
1. the SELC technology will not require the power grid
2. project developers/investors will not require long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) with local utilities
3. the technology will pay for energy storage, without increasing the cost of energy production, by consolidating/eliminating redundant computer parts such power supply boxes.
One key benefit of the SELC innovation is that computer users are offered (fixed) low energy rates for the stable, clean energy, they receive from SELC Corp, for the life of the contract. The SELC innovation is expected to offer these low energy rates by increasing energy production efficiency and by eliminating several system redundancies.
In a nutshell, this technology will lead to the development of highly energy efficient, grid independent, and cost-effective utility scale renewable energy projects globally. Energy efficiency results from the ability to choose sites with abundant natural resources and the ability to avoid transmission/distribution infrastructure investments and energy losses in transmission/distribution. Grid independence results from the fact that these renewable projects no longer require the power grid as back up energy source. Cost effectiveness results from (fixed) low energy prices offered directly to the consumers.
With an estimated count of 2 billion PCs worldwide, the total energy required by these PCs may be on the order of a staggering 500GW of installed wind capacity at the 40% energy conversion efficiency.