Energy the background:
Starting at the Guenther’s Marina Complex, in
1986, including a Marine Dry Storage and repair which also also
included a Design and Build machining operation, Suncoast
Engineering the genesis for boat transportation began as they
designed an overhead boat carrying device
connecting salt and freshwater communities over several roads in
Hernando County, Florida, USA.
In 1994, after several engineering system improvements in
the marina, Suncoast Engineering desired
to verify its findings and engineering concepts for
transportation design. Armed with that task, Mr. Guenther made
appointments and took his concepts to several Universities.
Included were University of South Florida, Illinois Institute of
Technology and Florida Institute of Technology. As anticipated,
all three verified the validity of Mr. Guenther’s engineering
designs and concepts suggesting grants.
Subsequently, Mr. Guenther closed his
manufacturing and machine shop to expand his work and objectives
on pursuing the new Transportation Technology Concepts on a full
time basis. The company’s name was changed to
Corporation in 1995 to reflect the mission at that point.Today the firm is
also doing business as STC-International to
further embrace and describe the evolving Superior
Transportation Technology, some of which has been built as an
operating model and patented. The photo above was taken in
Silicon Valley after STC was Accepted as an Energy Conserving
System. The acceptance paper was published and is available
November 8- 9, 2006 Energy Venture Fair
VII, Incorporating Clean and Environmental
Technologies, Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA. Karl Gunther's
presentation was accepted as STC's Energy Saving submission for
approval allowing it to display information to investors.
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Our Vision Of Energy
The first rule in saving
energy is to reduce the weight of the transportation
system to its lowest value as this constant number is
accelerated and decelerated continuously. This is at the
forefront of our VOE and is best attained using
construction and other light materials.
The next important issue is
creating a vehicle that is light enough so that
energy reuse is feasible. Our model constructed in 2003 uses
regeneration, the reclamation of the energy of stopping. Devices
such as flywheels, capacitors and batteries
are limited as to
how much energy can be quickly saved. Present vehicles by
legislation are too heavy and only a portion of the savings can
be recycled at varying loss levels. Our lighter vehicles use
regeneration. Rule: the more stops per hour/day the greater
the savings, taxicabs, short distance rail and busses should be
a public focus reducing the community carbon footprint.
interface is a major problem in today's societies. While
rubber tires allow rough road construction they consume up to 10
times, 1000% more energy consumed even on smooth roads compared
to steel wheels on steel rails. This will always keep the US as
the greatest energy per capita consumer. Our VOE identifies the
steel rail wheel/track interface as a large bearing running on a
linear bearing race. It is also true that tires are
manufactured for specific surfaces as for race tracks.
Another large destroyer of
energy are the mechanical systems such as transmissions
and differential gearing. The electric motor's speed reducer on
a rail vehicle uses 5% to 7% of the transmitted energy over the
acceleration and energy recapture cycles. These deficits occur at
every start stop cycle and is a major issue. One solution is the
use of direct drive motors or motor wheels.
For high speed
transportation wind resistance becomes a consumer of
energy. Flight consumes two times the energy of slower speed rail
The use of
energy through means such as piston engines, micro or other
turbines each have efficiency ratings and can generally be
accomplished more efficiently at stationary power plants where
co-generation can occur.
A hidden consumer of energy
is transmission losses due to the conductors used. Long
transmission lines supplying cities loose about 10% of the
original power through resistance of conducting materials.
Subway vehicles using the steel tracks for both signaling and
power return see losses in sparking and poor conduction of steel
versus copper or aluminum. Superconducting electricity
transmission is a future solution.
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