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Keith BurnettBy Keith Burnett
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Keith BurnettBy Keith Burnett
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$87
pledged of $75,000pledged of $75,000 goal
4
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, January 15 2018 5:00 PM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

SunDancer began with a simple question. What would happen if power from clean energy equipment were a lot cheaper than buying power from the power company?

SunDancer is based on four key technical advances that have been demonstrated with the prototype pictured here.

SunDancer Prototype
SunDancer Prototype

1) An efficient small turbine, 2) An inexpensive small turbine, 3) An effective low pressure, low-temperature boiler - turbine - feed pump system, 4) Optimized Reinjection of the spent steam coming off of the turbine

These four advances (Patent Pending) allow for the development of a new type of clean energy system., A solar/biomass/trash hybrid that uses the sun whenever the sun is available. When it is not the system switches to synthetic natural gas produced from biomass or household trash. We have prototyped these four advances. What we have not done is build full-scale demonstration units that include parabolic trough solar and solid hydrocarbon gasification. The solar and gasification technology is well known and numerous systems utilizing these technologies are in existence. Our project is to incorporate the technical advances shown here with the existing technologies and build full-scale demonstration units.

The result will be the least expensive form of electric power available. This means that the total cost to operate SunDancer including the monthly payment will be LESS than what the consumer is paying the electric company now!!! The power companies will hate this, but honestly, don't they need some real competition?

For more info, you can go to Facebook and search "Sundancer hybrid solar."

We will be able to use all of the money we can raise. The more we raise, the more demo units we will be able to build!!!

SunDancer began with a simple question. What would happen if power from clean energy equipment were a lot cheaper than buying power from the power company?

SunDancer is based on four key technical advances that have been demonstrated with the prototype pictured here.

1) An efficient small turbine, 2) An inexpensive small turbine, 3) An effective low pressure, low-temperature boiler - turbine - feed pump system, 4) Optimized Reinjection of the spent steam coming off of the turbine

These four advances (Patent Pending) allow for the development of a new type of clean energy system. A solar/biomass/trash hybrid that uses the sun whenever the sun is available. When it is not the system switches to synthetic natural gas produced from biomass or household trash. We have prototyped these four advances. What we have not done is build full-scale demonstration units that include parabolic trough solar and solid hydrocarbon gasification. The solar and gasification technology is well known and numerous systems utilizing these technologies are in existence. Our project is to incorporate the technical advances shown here with the existing technologies and build full-scale demonstration units.

The result will be the least expensive form of electric power available. This means that the total cost to operate SunDancer including the monthly payment will be LESS than what the consumer is paying the electric company now!!! The power companies will hate this, but honestly, don't they need some real competition?

For more info, you can go to Facebook and search "Sundancer hybrid solar."

We will be able to use all of the money we can raise. The more we raise, the more demo units we will be able to build!!!       

Risks and challenges

Anytime you incorporate new technology with existing, there are things to figure out. The principal risk here is that we won't be able to "figure them out." There are two parts to this. One is know-how.I am an experienced engineer and own an engineering company that was started in 2004 and have a long successful history of "figuring things out." I don't believe that will be the problem. The other part is having the money it takes to "figure it out." That, quite frankly, is why we are here. There is no risk that we will not be able to deliver the bumper stickers, photos, tee shirts, hoodies and the weekly SunDancer Reality Show.

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    SunDancer - Initial Level

    1) A printable pdf letter thanking you for your support.
    2) An electronic gallery of the hysterical animal pictures we used in our Facebook posts.
    3) Access to the SunDancer Reality Show. This will be a weekly progress video giving you an inside look at the process of R & D. You will see the "Good", the "Bad", and the "Ugly." Incorporating the "Good", fixing the "Bad" and killing the the Ugly" is what R&D is all about and this weekly video will be extremely educational for anyone with an interest in R & D.
    4) Access to a weekly Ask Me Anything chat. Crowdfunders will be able to ask questions about the :SunDancer Reality Show." Between the show itself, and the AMA, this will be extremely helpful to anyone contemplating a career on the R & D field.

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    SunDancer Level 1

    All of SunDancer Initial Level plus a Bumper Sticker with our motto:
    "It is better to light one small candle
    than to curse the darkness."
    John f. Kennedy

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    SunDancer Level 2A

    1) All of Level 1, plus
    2) Grey Tee Shirt with our logo on the front and our motto on the back. (See Gallery for photo)
    Note for all shirts, After your name in parenthesis please put the sex and size you want. Example: John Smith (ML), Jane Doe (FM) Sixes available are S - XXXL

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    SunDancer Level 2B

    1) all of Level 1
    2) a dark blue Sweatshirt with our logo on the front and our motto on the back (See Gallery for photo)

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    SunDancer Level 2C

    1) all of Level 1
    2) a green hoodie with our logo on the front and our motto on the back (see Gallery for photo)

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    SunDancer Level 3

    1) all of Level 1
    2) all of Level 2A, B, and C
    3) Free Dealership and Small Business Course. Upon completion, the opportunity to be a Dealer

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Funding period

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