A DIFFERENCE ENGINE THAT COULD MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE
Sea Solar Power International of Baltimore, Maryland, a division of the Abell Foundation, is currently
evaluating Portland, Oregon resident, Richard M. Dickson’s U.S. patent pending ocean powered hydroelectric generator
invention for possible prototyping and eventual production. The invention is a new type of enclosed hydroelectric dam
that works off pressure differentials in sea or deep lake water at great depths. Mr. Dickson refers to his invention as
a “hydrosphere”, and claims it can generate up to 500 Megawatts of continuous, non-polluting, renewable energy out of
sight in oceans or deep lakes. The concept was previously validated by the German firm of Howaldsdeutschewerke (HDW AG)
of Kiel, Germany and Florida Hydro, Inc. of Palatka, Florida USA.
Mr. Dickson's "hydrosphere" represents breakthrough technology in electrical power generation by opening up
ocean and deep lake pressure as a new source of electrical power. Previously, only wave, tidal, thermal, salinity, and
ocean current energy were thought to be of practical use in ocean electrical power renewable energy schemes. However,
each of these energy sources has limitations on use due to geographical and other factors. On the other hand, Mr.
Dickson, claims the "hydrosphere" can be used to generate power in any ocean of the world and deep lakes, except the
extreme polar regions; and at various depths.
The "hydrosphere" could eventually become a tremendous source of new electrical energy for the world, benefiting
all nations with access to oceans or deep lakes; and dramatically lower the cost of generating electrical power
worldwide. This would not only help replace fossil fuel burning power plants, which contribute significantly to global
warming; but make electrical power cheap enough to make electrical vehicles extremely practical, thus reducing worldwide
dependence upon oil.