Press Releases

Contact: Inventive Research FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Phone: (800) 357-6290 August 26, 2010

New Invention From Indiana Is Candidate for General Electric’s Ecomagination
Challenge

Atlanta, Indiana – A Process to generate AC power directly from a solar cell without
using converter equipment is a candidate for General Electric’s Ecomagination
Challenge, a competition that awards funding to projects designed to improve energy
use.

Existing technology requires solar energy to be converted from direct current (DC) to
alternating current (AC) before it is compatible with the nations power grid. The AC
Solar Generator seeks to achieve the same result at a lower cost and with less
energy loss by producing alternating current directly instead of relying on additional
equipment.

The prototype device used to demonstrate the process consists of solar cells
arranged into a circular pattern mounted on a base. Above the solar cells is a
spinning disc with slots which controls each cell’s exposure to light and darkness.
The resulting voltage is AC that can be configured to three-phase power usable with
the national power grid.

The process was invented by Jason Oliver of Atlanta, Indiana. Oliver is a home
inventor with a background as an electrician and master mechanic who began to
experiment with electricity after developing an interest in the inventions and research
of Nikola Tesla.

“Just imagine the reduction in greenhouse gasses if there were AC Solar Generator
farms all over America generating supplemental power for the grid from the sun,”
said Oliver. “The reduction in fossil fuels used during peak daylight hours would be
enormous.”

Winners of the Ecomagination Challenge are chosen by public voting and a panel of
judges comprised of leading energy and technology experts. Public voting is open
until September 30, 2010. To vote for Oliver’s idea, visit
http://challenge.ecomagination.com and search for Jason Oliver.

Patents for the technology are pending. Oliver and partner Stan Widows of
Indiana-based Inventive Research anticipate receiving the final patents within the
year. For more information and a video demonstration of the technology, or to learn
about licensing and purchasing, visit http://www.acsolargenerator.com or call
800-357-6290.

Contact: Inventive Research FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Phone: (800) 357-6290 September 16, 2010

 

Inventive Research Demonstrates AC Solar Generator to Indiana Office of Energy
Development

Atlanta, Indiana – Jason Oliver and partner Stan Widows of Inventive Research
demonstrated the AC Solar Generator to Travis Murphy, Program Manager for
Renewables, Indiana Office of Energy Development.

Oliver is credited with developing the patent-pending process to obtain and generate
alternating current (AC) power directly from solar cells through the company’s AC Solar
Generator, which works on the same principle as existing generators. It is the AC Solar
Generator that has caught the interest of a number of companies who would like to
develop the product for large-scale use.

Murphy, who is responsible for promoting renewable “Green” energy in Indiana, stopped
by to view the invention first hand and meet Jason for the first time.
“Travis and the Indiana Office of Energy Development have been instrumental in
helping us find key industry contacts and resources available to help us develop our
idea into a marketable product,” said Oliver.

The Indiana Office of Energy Development, under the leadership of Lieutenant
Governor Becky Skillman, is responsible for Indiana’s energy policy. That policy is
outlined in the state’s strategic energy plan, Hoosier Homegrown Energy.

The AC Solar Generator is also a candidate for General Electric’s 2010 Ecomagination
Challenge, a competition that awards funding to projects designed to improve energy
use.

For more information on Inventive Research’s novel way to generate alternating current
from solar panels go to: www.acsolargenerator.com.

Inventive Research, a division of S.R. Widows Company, Inc., is a privately held company
dedicated to research and innovation in market-viable renewable energy solutions.

Contact: Inventive Research FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Phone: (800) 357-6290 September 28, 2010


AC Solar Generator – the Solar Power Solution

Atlanta, Ind. – From Hamilton County’s smallest community comes one of the biggest
solar-power solutions to light up the renewable energy industry in modern times thanks to
the Atlanta, Ind.-based Inventive Research Company.

Inventive Research’s Jason Oliver is credited with developing the patent-pending process to
obtain and generate alternating current (AC) power directly from solar cells through the
company’s AC Solar Generator, which works on the same principle as existing generators. It
is the AC Solar Generator that has caught the interest of a number of companies who would
like to develop the product for large-scale use.

When commercialized, the AC Solar Generator is expected to not only revolutionize how
solar power is generated but could make it practical to input solar power into the grid system
competitively and profitably.

Oliver’s patent-pending AC solar process is simple. He arrayed solar cells in a circular
pattern. Above them is a spinning disc with slots that alternatively allow light to shine on the
panels to produce an AC waveform. The resulting voltage produced is sinusoidal or AC that
can be configured to three-phase power usable with the national power grid.

Not only did the researchers figure out how to successfully and consistently generate AC
power, they also developed and patented a sensing technology to match the phase of the
power from the AC Solar Generator to the phase of the power grid.

“Practical, applicable and revolutionary, best describes our AC Solar Generator,” says
Researcher Jason Oliver, who believes this product can bring about enormous power
savings during peak daylight hours. “Many years of research, testing and ultimately,
successful application has brought about the very real possibility of affordable, clean and
renewable energy to our fingertips now.”

The AC Solar Generator is also a candidate for General Electric’s 2010 Ecomagination
Challenge, a competition that awards funding to projects designed to improve energy use.
For more information on Inventive Research’s novel way to generate alternating current from
solar panels go to: www.acsolargenerator.com.

Inventive Research, a division of S.R. Widows Company, Inc., is a privately held company
dedicated to research and innovation in market-viable renewable energy solutions.

Comments are closed.