EnergyCite

“We bring the world’s fuel gauge into every home in America and tell you how much you’re spending on energy every few seconds.”
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Tomer Tamarkin
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Carmichael, California
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We bring the world’s fuel gauge into every home in America and tell you how much you’re spending on energy every few seconds.”

The goal of EnergyCite® is to commercialize and distribute an in-home energy dashboard for people to see how much money they are spending on energy and reduce their energy expenses. Simply put, we bring the electric utility power meter inside the home to your fingertips and we convert those funny numbers on the power meter to dollars and cents and much, much more.

This video was produced in our design engineering and manufacturing partner’s facilities in late August, 2013 located in Xiamen & Zhangzhou, China. Tom Tamarkin of EnergyCite® & Charlie Chen of Lilliput take our backers on a tour of the product development and manufacturing facility. The products are in late stage design and test. We plan to produce the products including those offered as Perks, in the Lilliput facility.  All screens shown in product shots are real and indicate working software.  There are no simulations.

Lilliput may be evaluated by clicking here.



Our vision is to put the world’s energy dashboard in every home in America. This starts with how much electricity you are using every hour…every minute of the day, and how much you are paying for it. In other words we want to provide everyone with a real time electronic tabulation of their electricity bill. We know that by doing this, people will use electricity more wisely and save money as a result. And people will feel better about the fairness of their electric utility company. We will do this on a portable electronic display, PC, or smart phone and will integrate this into home energy management systems for people ready to take that step. 

We will also provide global fossil fuel and alternative energy reserve, energy production, and energy use information in real time. And we will provide science and energy information delivered to these displays in plain English that everyone can understand. We believe when we do this, an interest will be developed by people in science and energy and just how big a task it will be to solve energy for a worldwide population projected at over 9 billion by mid-century. As we all know our fossil fuel reserves are finite and when they are gone, there gone. Yet few people truly realize how close we are to that point and how this will affect the future of their children and grandchildren. 

We believe solving energy is the greatest challenge our young generation faces and yet hardly anyone is talking about it. Our vision is to be the catalyst to change that while at the same time giving people practical tools which allow them to save money by conserving energy in their homes today.

 

What led us to this vision/mission?

As a college physics major in the 1970s I was taught that energy would be solved by 1995 and that a new virtually inexhaustible cheap and very green source of power would be developed and put on line by 2000. Both electricity and synthetic liquid fuels would be produced for thousands of years to come. However our best scientists' efforts in this endeavor got bogged down in politics and big business interests. Click here to see the Act signed by President Carter in October 1980 which should have gotten this done.  The scientific projects needed to get this done came to a halt. Click here for a very authoritative article we wrote which explains how this happened. So here we are decades later and not much has happened except that our fossil fuel reserves have gotten lower and more people around the world in developing countries are demanding a better standard of living which takes more energy. So I thought it was high time to jump over the barriers and bring this critically important information directly to the people. It is such an important issue that we collaborated with Pat Boone and wrote an 8 article series on the science, and the politics that derailed the efforts and why we need to get back on track now.  Click on this line and then the lower line next to Pat's picture for a link to the complete set of 8 articles. Next, and perhaps, foremost we do that by concentrating on what everyone is concerned about today; their pocket book and their money. And in the process we will provide some important information and facts. 

Why do we need your backing?

As you go through our project presentation you will see we have been working on this crowd source funding project for one year. In fact the company due diligence  video section was done with veteran investigative news reporter, Kristen Simoes, the day before thanksgiving, 2012. Three or four days later we did the piece with singer and actor, Pat Boone, in his office. Click here for the complete and unedited discussion with Pat in his Hollywood office. Although long, the YouTube advance button can be used to move through boring sections.  A few days later we were in Israel working on our Perks package and shooting various video as linked in this presentation.  And recently we completed the engineering, product development, and manufacturing video in Xiamen, China.  All of this could make the average person think we have a big company and lots of money behind us. We don’t. As the CBS news reporter says in her story on us, “the man behind this works out of this house…in Carmichael, CA…and it’s a pretty good idea.” Click here for the CBS News story. 

The truth is we are a small family based company with an extended family of little investors who have chipped in a few dollars here and a few there. The key is “few.” Now we are in a critical window to launch our product and we need your help.

Why is our project success critical to America and our children and grandchildren?

There are two reasons. 

The first is that if we do not do this, the electrical utilities will follow the lead of the big companies who want to get government approval for new appliances based on their belief that people want the electric utilities and/or the government to remotely manage their use of electricity (and later natural gas and water) using remote computers connected to every home in America….and all the major appliances located inside your house. Over the years we have learned that this is not what most people want. People want to know how much energy they are using and what it costs. Then people can control it without the need for “big brother like” remote control. Today the big companies have the ear of the U.S. Department of Energy and their “Green Button” focuses. Here is our video explaining this very important issue.

And here is a very short video clip showing why it is important that we present this to large numbers of citizens.

 

The second reason is that if we do not do this our future generations will suffer greatly. There will be future wars and energy conflicts as fossil fuels dwindle and developing countries fight to maintain their citizens’ lives which require energy. Follow this link for a presentation we prepared on this major issue. If the introduction is too boring, advance to 4 minutes and 25 seconds. 

Most people do not understand energy and science. Therefore there is no interest by the politicians and government to work on long term projects like “solving energy” for our children and grandchildren. Over the course of the EMS-2020 product development I have met some very senior leaders. Harry Reid in the Senate for One. Eric Cantor, Majority Leader of the House for another. Last summer I flew to the East Coast to meet Mitt Romney in person who was running for president and I have communicated with the current White House on this issue as well as the previous White House. There is one common answer across all political party lines. Mr. Romney put it bluntly: “I have to answer the person who approaches me and asks what you can do for me over the next six months?” Or as former California Governor Schwarzenegger lectured me in his office one time: “My voters are concerned about the price of gasoline today. Don’t talk to me about something that will take 20 years to show any practical results.” A very important part of what we will do is to bring energy and science information into huge numbers of homes throughout the country and couple it to something everyone is concerned about. Their pocket book and household expenses. It is for that reason that we have designed a very special series of perks based on two very important works in energy we have commissioned.

Why we are uniquely qualified to get this project done?

As I said, we are a small group but we will grow very quickly. Jeremy mentioned Governor Schwarzenegger’s comment about “its time to return the power to the people.” That was made in Tel Aviv, Israel on May 1, 2004 and here is the official State of California photo of the Governor talking to Jeremy’s mother (my wife) along with the former Prime Minister of Israel, Ehud Olmert. 

And here a few years later is the Governor lecturing me not to talk about long term things. Note in this picture his eyes are closed to insure no photo opportunity this time around. 

One has to have a lot of patience and thick skin to take this on. And one also has to know what they are doing, where they are going and how to get there. Click here and see what we have done without big money and big company influence.

Each bullet line has an ending with a link to the supporting documents. And yes, I was the inventor of the “smart meter.” Click here to see its history and introduction in 1992 and scroll down and down to the “brochure pages on Peak Demand and TOU rates and Energy Management System in-home display.

As I said in our expanded full length project video Jeremy was there with his funny green bottom tennis shoes. Jeremy is pretty smart as well. At age 11 he made his first television appearance when CBS News affiliate Channel 2 in Reno Nevada came to our house to interview him. Click here for the KTVN story on Jeremy and how he upset his friends with his invention.

Watch an automated slide show of our progress from the time of California's now famous energy blackouts to present.

Finally, click here for our project YouTube Chanel and look for the 12 part Smart Meter School and the Smart Meter TV section.  And perhaps most importantly of all, see the USCL shareholder meeting sections. Our success will be insured by our full disclosure and straightforwardness with everyone including our future backers:

 

Click here for our letter to President Obama on our pioneering work with the smart meter and the future of Energy leading to his incorporation of the smart meter in his stump speeches in 2009 and 2010.

Why is this Indiegogo Project Really, Really Important?

Because we give you FREE STUFF!

And…click here and watch the three lines to scroll on the top of our Web page. Be sure to note the panel of country flags on the right side of the home page and click for your favorite country language.

Our project involves our hardware technology that will save you money when implemented.It will allow you to budget your electric power expenses and in time natural gas and water.

But…and perhaps more importantly our project will be a long term delivery system to get important energy facts and fun science lessons delivered to huge numbers of Americans.  Why is this important? Click on this link and look for the button located above Pat’s picture titled “The Future of Energy.” Then click on the first bullet and read the two paragraphs.Simple statements in plain English by a well-known scientist and author.

Next click on this link and scan down the first pages of opening statements.  Find this one:

“This is a must read for anyone who wants to help heal our world.”

Carol Atkinson

Chief Executive of BRE Global

We just gave you a very important book in its entirety which would cost you MONEY at your favorite book store.  More importantly, we are showing just how important what we are doing really is.  And, you will see this is not “hot air.”

For a bonus, click on this link. You will then receive your next free book. This book is the basis of one of our rewards.

That's right.  We have joined with two Ph.D. physicists who have popular followings to produce two books as part of our reward package.  More importantly these books are the beginning of our science media content to be delivered on our EMS-2020 displays and system in homes all around the country.  Click on this link, scroll down, and look for the links to the videos we did in Jerusalem and Rehovot, Israel with Dr. Schroeder and the Eliezer team in preparation for the launch of our project.

Now you have great reading material to explore while you wait for our rewards to be delivered.

More importantly, you will learn just HOW important this project really is and we don’t have to beat you over the head to explain the consequences of NOT BACKING US.

Our Team:

Pat Boone:  Pat has served as our official spokesperson since May 2011. Pat helps us take complicated concepts and put them into language non-scientists understand.  Pat also helps us with publicity, PR and media. Pat is a legendary Hollywood icon in the preforming arts who traces his ancestry to the American pioneer, Daniel Boone.  Pat has sold over 45 million albums, had 38 top 40 hits, and starred in more than 12 Hollywood motion pictures.  Pat graduated from Columbia University in New York City, magna cum laude in 1958.  Pat is well-known for his old-fashioned values, which contributed to his fame and popularity in the early days of the rock & roll era to the present. Today he is still active on television and in the motivational speaking circuit. Pat has spent the last few years writing columns and books and runs his own record label named Lion & Lamb.  Pat’s first book, “Twixt Twelve and Twenty,” Prentice Hall, was a number 1 Best Seller in America.  Pat lives with his wife of 60 years, Shirley, in Beverly Hills, California.

Charlie Chen:  Charlie received an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering followed by a MBA from a University in the UK.  Charlie is CEO and President of OWON/Lilliput and heads its Toronto Canada office as well.  He divides his time between Canada and China.  Because of Charlie’s international experience and UK education he serves as the principal interface between the R&D group and factory in China with USCL EnergyCite in the United States.  Charlie’s written and verbal English skills contribute to the successful integration of the multinational team.  Charlie enjoys international travel and photography when he is away from his team responsibilities.

Tomer Tamarkin:  Tomer is the founder and president of USCL/EnergyCite® and team leader.  Tomer has set up a time line from birth to present on Facebook with all achievements and a detailed resume.  See February 21, 2011 entry for the details of our relationship with Pat Boone leading to this project.  https://www.facebook.com/tomer.tamarkin

Gerald Schroeder, Ph.D.:  Dr. Schroder is the principal author of one of the first books EnergyCite has commissioned for electronic reading format in its EMS-2020 product. Gerald has over thirty years of experience in research and teaching. He earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This was followed by five years on the staff of the MIT physics department prior to moving to Israel, where he joined the Weizmann Institute of Science and then the Volcani Research Institute, while also having a laboratory at The Hebrew University. His Doctorate is in two fields: Earth sciences and physics.  Gerald is the author of four books; one was a non-fiction best seller.

Yaffa Eliezer:  Yaffa is working with her husband, Dr. Shalom Eliezer, on the second book EnergyCite has commissioned on science and energy for electronic reading format in is EMS-2020 product line.  Yaffa is a past department administrator at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel and the author of two fiction books as well as the co-author of a popular book in science titled “The Fourth State of Matter” along with her husband Dr. Shalom Eliezer.

Shalom Eliezer, Ph.D.:  Shalom is working with his wife, Yaffa, on the second book EnergyCite has commissioned on science and energy for electronic reading format in is EMS-2020 product line.  Shalom is a past Senior Researcher in the field of plasma science and nuclear physics at the Soreq Nuclear Research Center in Israel.  He is the author of many university level text books in the field of nuclear physics as well as the co-author of a popular book in science titled “The Fourth State of Matter” along with his wife Yaffa, Eliezer.  Shalom has served as a visiting professor in leading universities all around the world including Europe and the United States and he is the author of close to fifty scientific papers.

Kid Yound:  Kid is our mobile phone aps design engineer.  He works in the OWON office in Xiamen, China.  Kid has been developing mobile aps for over three years and is proficient in ios application and ios mobile game development.  He has much experience in Linux, OS X operating systems as well. Kid pursues free combat, tennis, skateboarding, and basketball in his spare time. 

Ben Wang:  Ben is our ZigBee Radio hardware and firmware engineer.  He has over 5 years experience designing ZigBee based energy control and home automation devices.  He is proficient in ZigBee HA (Home Automation profile) and ZigBee SE (Smart Energy profile) and is expert in the use of the Ember 35X ZigBee development platform.  He has successfully developed and put into production many ZigBee based products.  Ben is a big fan of science fiction books and movies and plans to write science fiction some time soon.

Peter Zhu:  Peter is our principal engineer responsible for the entire EMS-2020 product line.  He has 7 years’ experience with Linux based development environments and has been involved in various industry’s including GPS navigation product development, ink-jet printers, controller modules for PCs, RFID readers and various Web remote control systems.  Peter is an accomplished chess player and won many chess championships while in college and Peter is a well-known regional chess champion.

Woodie Wu:  Woodie is our lead software engineer.  Most of his professional post accademic experience has been with Windows CE operating system and he had developed user interfaces, communications interfaces, control interfaces, and CPUs.  Woodie is by far the most athelitic member of our team and is outstanding in Badminton, tennis, Jogging, mountaineering, and swimming.

Jeremy Tamarkin:  Jeremy is working his way up and now is the head customer service rep.  Jeremy has five years’ experience with one of the nation’s largest do it yourself home retailers and has experience working with customers in electrical and home building products.  Prior to his home product experience, Jeremy was a certified personal trainer in California.


Our Project:

We bring the world’s energy dash board and your home energy dash board to the tip of your fingers; literally, when our smart phone apps run our EMS-2020 on your iPhone or Android.  Our Unique Perks Package science books become the first media content for display on the EMS-2020, your PC, or EnergyCite enabled smart phone. 



Examples of the World Energy Dashboard Screens.  These update every few seconds in real time:

  • Alternative Energy Production

  • World Energy Production

  • World Energy Consumption

  • US Energy Consumption

  • CO2 Added to Atmosphere

  • Fossil Fuel Production


EMS-2020

Total Home Energy Management tools to help you save money

  • Icon driven menus that let you navigate quickly and effortlessly; a mere click shows you how much you are saving!

  • Supports manual, automatic, or remote load control

  • Wireless ZigBee enabled communications to power meter, programmable communicating thermostat, gateway, energy hubs, and smart plugs

  • Establish a budget and manage consumption at a glance with the Daily and Monthly Use. Dual bars display the percent of user defined budget from the beginning of the billing time cycle and the end of month projected amount of power used.by presenting these side by side comparisons, the home owner can quickly see whether the budget is on track or will be exceeded. .If the budget is in jeopardy of being exceeded the EMS-2020 sounds an audible alarm and also generates alarm messages routed to your EnergyCite® Mobil phone apps.

  • Supports all tiered, time of use, peak demand and real time pricing structures in use by U. S. utilities.

  • Over the air software downloads insure up to the minute tariff compatibility in all areas of the country

  • Supports EnergyCite e-books and media

    For more comprehensive technical information and data sheets click here to go to the web site and query through contact us.

PCT-2020-A THERMOSTAT

Main Features

Thermostat
• 3” LCD screen
• Backup li-ion battery
• Temperature remote control
• Temperature and humidity display
• Supports 7-day programming
• Multiple HOLD options
• Heating & cooling indicator
• Compatible with heating, cooling,
and heat pump systems

Home Energy Monitor
• ZigBee SEP1.x compatibility
• Smart Meter Interoperability: Trilliant, Silver Spring Network & Itron
• Real-time energy usage tracking
• Time-of-Use information display
• Energy usage trend forecasting
• History data display and exporting

Main Specifications
SOC Embedded Platform
• CPU: ARM Cortex-M3
• Flash ROM: 128 MB

Wireless Connectivity
• ZigBee 2.4GHz IEEE 802.15.4

Data Interfaces
• Mini USB port

Power
• Power adapter input: AC 100 ~ 240V
• Power adapter output: DC 5V
• Rated power consumption: 1W

LCD Screen
• 3” Monochrome LCD
• 128 x 64 pixels

Built-in Li-ion Battery
• 330 mAh

Dimensions
• 120 (W) x 22 (L)x 76 (H) mm

Weight
• 186 g

Thermostat
• Changeover: Auto/Manual Selectable
• Switch positions (System): HEAT-OFF-COOL-AUTO
• Switch positions (Fan): AUTO-ON-CIRC
• Power method: Hardwired
• Terminal Designations: R, RH, RC, W, Y, G, C
• Stages: Heat/ Cool
• Sensor element: Digital humidity / temperature sensors
• Setting temperature range: Heat: 4.5 C to 32 C; Cool: 10 C to 37 C

Compliance and Approvals
• ZigBee Alliance, CE, FCC, RoHS

SEG-2020-A Gateway

One of our engineering team members is working with the PCB and mechanical packaging of the gateway using CAD tools .This gateway is in the late development stage and under alpha level test now.

Main Features

Advanced Feature Highlights

• CEA-2045 (USNAP) Slots: Plug and Play ZigBee modules to freely switch among various AMI radio platforms including Trilliant, Silver Spring.

• Green Button Data: Allows the home owners to access to the universal energy database by connecting to the Internet.

• Remote software / firmware upgrade: Through ZigBee OTA / Internet / USB port / LAN port.

Smart Meter Interoperability

• ZigBee Connectivity: Compliant with ZigBee SEP 1.x.

• AMI Compatibility: Interfaces with AMI platforms and acquires high-resolution data from smart meter.

Home-Area-Network Integration

• Home Energy Management: Connects smart energy devices such as smart thermostat, smart power plug; in-home display, load controller, etc. using the ZigBee SE profile.

• Home Automation Integration: Connects home automation devices such as lighting, smart power plug, door sensors, smoke detectors, etc. using the ZigBee HA profile.

• Mobile Devices: Connects to smartphones and tablets via WiFi-to-gateway or Web portal to facilitate active user involvement.

Wide-Area-Network Accessibility

• Internet Accessibility: Connects the HAN to the Internet via Broadband.

• Cloud Server Interoperability: Connects the HAN with cloud server allowing two-way information sharing including downstream control command and upstream data.

Energy Information Display, Storage and Exporting

• Remotely Access to Real-Time Energy Data: Allows remotely monitor and manage real-time energy data using mobile devices from anywhere in the world.

• Real-time Indication: Uses lighting bar to indicate the TOU period and instantaneous power consumption level.

• Energy Data Exporting: Stores energy data locally in universal format and could be downloaded via Ethernet, wireless connectivity or USB port.

Main Specifications

SOC Embedded Platform

·CPU: S3C 2416 • NAND FLASH: 64M

·OS: Embedded Linux

Wireless Connectivity

·ZigBee HA/SE • 433 MHz

·WiFi

Data Interfaces

·CEA-2045 (USNAP) x 1 • Ethernet (LAN) x 1

·USB Host x 1 • Ethernet (WAN) x 1

·Mini USB Device x 1

ZigBee-based Wireless Smart Plug      

Main Features

• Controlled via ZigBee that is rapidly becoming the standard for energy management

• Measures the energy consumed by the appliance, allowing total energy management by the consumer

• Enables remote on-off control of lighting and other appliances

• Extends the range and strengthens ZigBee network communication

• Protects electronics from power disruptions and excess line voltage

Main Specifications

Wireless Transmission

• ZigBee

Operating g Voltage

• 120 V or 240 V AC

Max. Load Current

15 Amps @ 120VAC; 10 Amps @ 240 VAC

Operating power

• Load energized: < 0.50 Watts; Standby: < 0.2 Watts

Calibrated Metering Accuracy

• Better than 2% 2W-1800W

Surge protection

• MOV rated for 300V

Dimensions

• 102 (L) x 64(W) x 38 (H) mm

Weight

• 113g

Compliance and Approvals

• UL, CSA


EnergyCite® ZigBee to USB Energy Gateway


The USB Energy gate way allows your PC to become the EMS-2020. The USB adapter contains the ZigBee radio transceiver which communicates with your smart meter outside. The software allows the application to run on your PC under windows. The software also enables our worldwide energy dash board displays and transfers the information from your smart meter to the EnergyCite® network and to your smart phone anywhere in the world. These photos are of the prototype USB Energy gateway and an early basic software release used in our EnergyCite® trademark renewal application on file with the United States Patent and Trademark office.


GOALS:

We need tens of thousands – hundreds of thousands - of people to stand up and say they want their meter data whenever they want it and in real time. This is no different than going to the gas pump and paying for fuel. People are entitled to it.

By standing with us and backing us at the $30.00 level we file your “vote” with your utility company and the proper state or federal regulators governing your utility. Everyone can afford to do this. It is too important not to as explained in other sections. If we don’t do this the utility companies will simply ignore this technology, do a few small pilot projects in regional locations and forget about it. Then the big guys move in. Do a Google search on Meter Data Management companies. These are the companies who will profit based on their belief you do not care about how much energy you use and how much you pay for it. These are the companies who will tell the utility companies that they will manage your use by sending you a consumption report over the Internet a day after you used that power!

Our financial goal is to raise $540,000 as a minimum.

$540,000 allows us to complete the software development and tooling needed to release the EMS-2020, Smart Plug, Programmable Communicating Thermostat, Energy Hub and Energy Gateway and all the mobile apps as well as our reward package based on the very important work we are doing with Dr. Schroeder and Dr. Eliezer.

Click here to see us with ourengineering and manufacturing partner in Xiamen, China. We are inthe late stages of production engineering and commercialization. Workingpre-release product is shown. The video shows the R&D engineering,production engineering, injection plastic molding with on site hard steel tooldevelopment and state of the art SMT production with clean room.

We are committed to rolling out all the hardware products and software to support the PC and mobile apps within four months of the release of funds to us. As can be seen in the video, we have the resources in terms of people and equipment to do this.

Because this is a technology development program we will be posting progress updates as we go. We want to bring our backers inside the company so to speak to watch as we move forward.

Stretching our goal by a factor of two to the $1,080,000 level lets us reach more people. It will, among other things allow us to replace the funny and amateurish “space ship” scene in our very economically produced video with a new sci-fi like video meant to go viral to reach our one million Utility “voters” goal. Click here for a family shareholder with two of our members who are in the sci-fi television production writing and movie business (Hans Beimler and Eduardo Rossoff.) They just shook their heads and laughed at our space ship shot. And as everyone can tell we have no acting experience.

Stretching our goals by a factor of 4 or more allows us to complete the power line carrier interface needed in some cases to get the ZigBee radio signal from the meter to the in-home network or display, and get our Dr. Schroeder and Eliezer content out into audio book form, and video production begun for our EnergyCite distribution and launch the EnergyCite® consortium discussed with Pat Boone in the video and moves the company forward as a “going concern” in keeping with the EnergyCite® Roadmap.

The Perks:

Our perks have been very carefully thought out.  We have been working on them for well over a year.  Our perks are wholly consistent with the primary objective of our project which is the dissemination of information on science and energy and the provision to utility customers with tools to help them conserve energy and save money.  Our goal is to make you a part of building a new generation of curious young people interested in science and helping the world become a more rational and inhabitable place for our future generations.

Few people realize that energy will become the most serious problem the world faces.  Why?  Because most all of our energy today comes from fossil fuels and when they are depleted the world goes dark for the majority of people.  Sure everyone has heard the phrase “just go green,” but how many people know what that means and to what extent it is possible.  That is why we have developed the EMS-2020 product line and why an integral portion of it is the delivery of science and energy information. Our EnergyCite® network has the potential to deliver science and energy information and media content to every home in America.  Energy is fundamental to transportation, comfortable housing, industrial output, agriculture, and potable water.

To underscore the importance of conservation and an understanding of the science of energy, we have designed our EMS-2020 hardware product line to support “media delivery” including video and electronic books.

On April 28, 2009 we contacted President Obama regarding the energy situation.  Click here for our letter to him and note the paragraph highlighted in yellow on page 3. http://www.fusion4freedom.com/pdfs/President%20B%20H%20Obama%20Letter%20TT%20Rev%203.1-1.pdf  Note our call for the energy analysis. It was never done.  Six months later we hired well-known and well published scientists to conduct such an energy analysis.  It confirmed what we have always known; alternative energy as we know it today would provide only enough energy to meet 3.7% of 2050 worldwide energy demand.  Click here for that initial report: http://www.fusion4freedom.com/pdfs/Worldwide%20Energy%20Supply%20%26%20Demand%20Study%20USCL%20V1%20Rev%205.pdf

If that analysis peaks your interest please click here for a free copy of David MacKay’s book “Sustainable Energy-Without the hot air.”  We have posted the entire book as well as a short ten page synopsis.  http://www.fusion4freedom.com/pdfs/SustainEbook.pdf 

The problem we have run into over the years is that these stubborn facts don’t support “just go green.”  Yes you can run a house on solar cells.  With enough solar cells and batteries the house can be self-sufficient (except when the air conditioning is turned on.)  However, did you know that the average American uses well over 100 times more energy in their car per month than in their home?  Why?  One horse power =746 Watts.  A car with a 250 horse power engine takes 186,500 Watts or 186 kW at full engine load.  Your home electrical service only provides 24 kW.  Ok, you charge your electric car batteries over several hours, but how much energy do you really get in terms of how many miles your electric car can be driven?  And…did you know there is a relationship between energy, power, and period time?  Needless to say most people do not think about these things.  And they would look at the report linked above and find it dry, boring, and incomprehensible.  That is where we come in.

We have engaged two Ph.D. physicists’ s and authors in Israel to write two exciting and thought provoking books for us.  And they will be the beginning of the energy “reading and learning” material our EMS-2020 will present.

Shalom & Yaffa Eliezer Book Perk:

Dr. Shalom Eliezer, formerly of the Plasma Physics Department, Soreq Nuclear Research Center in Yavne, Israel, and his wife Yaffa, formerly with the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, are writing a new book for us which will make energy and the science of energy both accessible and fun for people who have no formal training in science.  Their book will treat the issue of “energy flux density” and will provide a detailed but plain English case for why the green alternatives as we know them today are good but totally insufficient to power the world when fossil fuels are gone. They will conclusively show how much time we have left.  And they will explain the only realistic solution to correctly solving energy without nuclear radioactivity and without greenhouse gases which may contribute to climate change.  Dr. Eliezer has written nearly a dozen scholarly graduate level books as well as one work for the scientifically lay titled “The Fourth State of Matter; An Introduction to Plasma Science” which NASA called a fun and important book.  Click on this link for a free copy of that work as a sample of what is to come: http://www.fusion4freedom.com/pdfs/FourthState.pdf

And a word about page 104 of that book.  It is very outdated. The curves shown from Lawrence Livermore National Labs are about 100 years further out than what is accepted today.  Why?  No one took into consideration the energy needs of the developing world then.  Remember the U.S. only has 4% of the world population.  Other people have to eat and be comfortable too.  Our new book will be totally updated.  And this will be used to get the word out to lots of people that we really do need to fix energy.  Otherwise future generations will be in jeopardy.

Click on this link and scroll down below the index of the 8 Pat Boone and Tom Tamarkin articles on energy as well as the Tom Tamarkin and Pat Boone video to the three part video discussion with Dr. Shalom and Yaffa Eliezer and Tom Tamarkin in Rehovot, Israel:  http://www.fusion4freedom.com/

Gerald Schroeder Book Perk:

Dr. Gerald Schroeder, a MIT Alumni, past associate with the United States Atomic Energy Commission, and bestselling non-fiction author of 4 well known books, is writing a new fifth book for us on the philosophy of energy and the moral imperative to solve energy correctly for our children’s and grandchildren’s sake.  Dr. Schroeder has a rich following around the world with his popular books.  Click here to learn more about Gerald Schroeder and his background: http://geraldschroeder.com/wordpress/?page_id=2#

Click on this link and scroll down to the two part video discussion with Dr. Gerald Schroeder and Tom Tamarkin in Jerusalem, Israel:  http://www.fusion4freedom.com/ 

Why have we chosen Israeli scholars to do this for us?  Simply put these issues are too politically hot to handle for most scientists in the United States.  No one wants to get cross with the people funding laboratories or universities, whatever that source is.  Israel being a very small country with few natural energy resources is immune from such influences and at the same time rich in scientific acumen.  It is for this reason that we have been working in Israel for many years with groups such as the Ariel University Center as described in a 2008 company brochure, section 05, Differentiation as has been posted to our team’s Web site for the last 5 years at:  http://www.usclcorp.com/investors/docs/Offering%20Brochure_Rev%209.0-1.pdf  (Remember what we said about the utility industry moving at the speed of a glacier.)

Workshop Perks:

Our most exciting set of perks are the opportunity to participate in our upcoming two day workshop in Israel with Dr. Schroeder and Dr. Eliezer on the content and organization of their books.  Our most prestigious reward is the opportunity to have this workshop named for you as a legacy for your family.  However, even in the event our higher cost rewards are not funded, this workshop will be held and video coverage will be available to all backers regardless of size.

Our intent is to make these books accessible to everyone and we full well know that in our busy world today, not everyone is going to take the time to read a book; especially one they think may be heavy or intimidating.  Our expanded goal plans will allow us to produce these in audio book format with professional readers, music, and studio work.

EMS-2020 Product Perks:

Personalized thank you certificate and project sticker which will commemorate our project.

Certificate to be filed with your utility company and your utility company regulatory agency.  I want my real time data!

EMS-2020  Portable energy display, energy controller, media player, and book reader

PCT-2020-A  Programmable Communicating Thermostat

SEG-2020-A  Wi-Fi, Z-Wave (USNAP), ZigBee, energy device gateway

ZSP-2020-A  Wireless ZigBee based smart plug

USB-2020-A  EnergyCite® ZigBee to USB/PC energy gateway

Energy project workshop conference naming opportunity

Dr. Eliezer book title Opportunity

Write the prolog to the Dr. Schroeder book opportunity

Write the prolog to the Dr. Eliezer book opportunity

Attendance at the 2 day energy project workshop

Book project sponsor

Polo shirt (fusion energy)

Polo shirt (keep my data private)

T shirt (fusion energy)

T shirt (keep my data private)

Coffee mug (fusion energy)

Coffee mug (keep my data private)

$10,000 Level (1)  Energy Interlocutor.  The EnergyCite conference in Israel will be named in your honor; all future press releases and articles regarding the conference will include this name, reference will be made in the prolog sections of both the Dr. Eliezer book and Dr. Schroeder book, attendance at the EnergyCite® 2 day fusion project seminar in Israel; all-expense paid trip from any city in the United States; business class domestic & international airfare, all hotel and daily per diem expenses paid, 3 additional days of first class touring in Israel including scientific labs and local sites, EMS-2020 system home and world energy dash board, 1 programmable communicating thermostat,1 smart plug, certificate and registration with your utility company and State PUC, Smart Meter HAN beta site logo polo shirt and signed paperback copy of Dr. Eliezer and Dr. Schroeder book with personal letter.  Your choice of T shirts and size.  Personalized thank you certificate and project sticker which will commemorate our project.  It is estimated that the Dr. Schroeder book will ship in July.  It is estimated that the Dr. Eliezer book will ship in September.  Other items will be shipped separately according to the estimated time.  The 2 day workshop schedule shall be organized and posted by December 15th.  The anticipated time window is January1 – February 1, 2014.

$9,000  Level (1) Energy Champion.  Name the Dr. Shalom and Yaffa Eliezer book, co-author a specific chapter of the book with the Eliezer team and/or Tom Tamarkin with your credit, attendance at the EnergyCite® 2 day fusion project seminar in Israel; all-expense paid trip from any city in the United States; business class domestic & international airfare, all hotel and daily per diem expenses paid, 3 additional days of first class touring in Israel including scientific labs and local sites, EMS-2020 system home and world energy dash board, 1 programmable communicating thermostat,1 smart plug, certificate and registration with your utility company and State PUC, Smart Meter HAN beta site logo polo shirt and signed paperback copy of Dr. Eliezer and Dr. Schroeder book with personal letter.  Your choice of T shirts and size.  Personalized thank you certificate and project sticker which will commemorate our project. It is estimated that the Dr. Schroeder book will ship in July.  It is estimated that the Dr. Eliezer book will ship in September.  Other items will be shipped separately according to the estimated time.  The 2 day workshop schedule shall be organized and posted by December 15th.  The anticipated time window is January1 – February 1, 2014.

$8,000 Level (2)  Energy Educator. Co-author with Tom Tamarkin the prolog of the Dr. Schroeder or Dr. Shalom and Yaffa book (first come first serve) and attendance at the EnergyCite® 2 day fusion project seminar in Israel; all-expense paid trip from any city in the United States; business class domestic & international airfare, all hotel and daily per diem expenses paid, 3 additional days of first class touring in Israel including scientific labs and local sites, EMS-2020 system home and world energy dash board, 1 programmable communicating thermostat,1 smart plug, certificate and registration with your utility company and State PUC, Smart Meter HAN beta site logo polo shirt and signed paperback copy of Dr. Eliezer and Dr. Schroeder book with personal letter.  Your choice of T shirts and size.  Personalized thank you certificate and project sticker which will commemorate our project.  It is estimated that the Dr. Schroeder book will ship in July.  It is estimated that the Dr. Eliezer book will ship in September.  Other items will be shipped separately according to the estimated time.  The 2 day workshop schedule shall be organized and posted by December 15th.  The anticipated time window is January1 – February 1, 2014.

$7,000 (The more the better) Future of Energy Expert.  Attendance at the EnergyCite 2 day seminar in Israel; all-expense paid trip from any city in the United States; economy class domestic & international airfare, all hotel and daily per diem expenses paid, EMS-2020 system home and world energy dash board, 1 programmable communicating thermostat, 1 smart plug, certificate and registration with your utility company and State PUC, Smart Meter HAN beta site logo polo shirt and signed paperback copy of Dr. Eliezer and Dr. Schroeder book with personal letter.  Your choice of T shirts and size.  Personalized thank you certificate and project sticker which will commemorate our project.  It is estimated that the Dr. Schroeder book will ship in July.  It is estimated that the Dr. Eliezer book will ship in September.  Other items will be shipped separately according to the estimated time.  The 2 day workshop schedule shall be organized and posted by December 15th.  The anticipated time window is January1 – February 1, 2014.

$1,000  Future of Energy Sponsor. Dr. Schroeder and Dr. Eliezer book sponsor with your name included in every book copy EMS-2020 system home and world energy dash board, 1 programmable communicating thermostat, 1 smart plug, certificate and registration with your utility company and State PUC, Smart Meter HAN beta site logo polo shirt and signed paperback copy of Dr. Eliezer and Dr. Schroeder book.  Your choice of T shirts and size.  Personalized thank you certificate and project sticker which will commemorate our project.  It is estimated that the Dr. Schroeder book will ship in July.  It is estimated that the Dr. Eliezer book will ship in September.  Other items will be shipped separately according to the estimated time.

$500  Energy Expert.  Dr. Schroeder and Dr. Eliezer book sponsor with your name included in every book copy, EMS-2020 system home and world energy dash board, 1 programmable communicating thermostat, 1 smart plug, certificate and registration with your utility company and State PUC, Smart Meter HAN beta site logo polo shirt and electronic copy of Dr. Eliezer and Dr. Schroeder book.  Your choice of T shirts and size.  Personalized thank you certificate and project sticker which will commemorate our project.  It is estimated that the Dr. Schroeder book will ship in July.  It is estimated that the Dr. Eliezer book will ship in September.  Other items will be shipped separately according to the estimated time.

$350  Energy Conservation Expert. EMS-2020 system home and world energy dash board, 1 programmable communicating thermostat, 1 smart plug, certificate and registration with your utility company and State PUC, Smart Meter HAN beta site logo polo shirt and electronic copy of Dr. Eliezer and Dr. Schroeder book.  Your choice of T shirts and size.  Personalized thank you certificate and project sticker which will commemorate our project.  It is estimated that the Dr. Schroeder book will ship in July.  It is estimated that the Dr. Eliezer book will ship in September.  Other items will be shipped separately according to the estimated time.

$250  Energy Conservation Pro.  EMS-2020 system home and world energy dash board, one smart plug, certificate and registration with your utility company and State PUC, Smart Meter HAN beta site logo polo shirt and electronic copy of Dr. Eliezer and Dr. Schroeder book.  Your choice of T shirts and size.  Personalized thank you certificate and project sticker which will commemorate our project.  It is estimated that the Dr. Schroeder book will ship in July.  It is estimated that the Dr. Eliezer book will ship in September.  Other items will be shipped separately according to the estimated time.

$100  Energy Conservation Advocate. EnergyCite® home and world energy dash board & smart meter hub certificate and registration with your utility company and State PUC, Smart Meter HAN beta site logo polo shirt and electronic copy of Dr. Eliezer and Dr. Schroeder book.  Your choice of T shirts and size. Personalized thank you certificate and project sticker which will commemorate our project.  It is estimated that the Dr. Schroeder book will ship in July.  It is estimated that the Dr. Eliezer book will ship in September.  Other items will be shipped separately according to the estimated time.

$85  Energy Conservationist. EnergyCite® home and world energy dash board & smart meter hub, certificate and registration with your utility company and State PUC and electronic copy of Dr. Eliezer and Dr. Schroeder book.  Your choice of T shirts and size. Personalized thank you certificate and project sticker which will commemorate our project.  It is estimated that the Dr. Schroeder book will ship in July.  It is estimated that the Dr. Eliezer book will ship in September.  Other items will be shipped separately according to the estimated time.

$50  Energy Pioneer.  Certificate and registration with your utility company and State PUC,  Coffee Mug and electronic copy of Dr. Eliezer and Dr. Schroeder book.  Personalized thank you certificate and project sticker which will commemorate our project.  It is estimated that the Dr. Schroeder book will ship in July.  It is estimated that the Dr. Eliezer book will ship in September.  Other items will be shipped separately according to the estimated time.

$30  Utility Customer Advocate.  Help us transform ratepayers into customers.  Certificate and registration with your utility company and State PUC.  Personalized thank you certificate and project sticker which will commemorate our project.

$18  Project Life Supporter.  Personalized thank you certificate and project sticker which will commemorate our project.

Patents, Trademarks, and IP

Tom Tamarkin is the principal inventor of the United States patent 7,379,791 and 8,306,668 as well as a granted patent in Israel, China, and the European Union based on the 7,379,791.Tom also has a significant patent pending with the U.S. patent office as well as Israel and the EU. The granted patents and pending patent claim set may be reviewed by clicking here.

The following video was recorded in Jerusalem where our patent attorney explains the basics of patent law and what our patents cover for our backers.

We have been granted registered trademark status on EnergyCite® by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

We are filling to register EMS-2020™ with the trademark division of the USPTO as part of this project and will file the mark application at the close of this offering.


Post Funding Campaign Going Forward Plan:

We know our backers want to know that they are backing not only the completion of our EMS-2020 produce devices for shipment as part of the Perks package but that we are building a great sustainable company for the long term.  Click here to view our plan.


Risks & Challenges:

The primary challenge with this project is not all backers will be living in areas with deployed smart meters. And very few if any will have the Home Area Network radio transceiver inside their smart meter activated by their utility. Thus, the primary risk is can we place enough pressure on your utility to get your smart meter HAN turned on and/or to get your utility to replace your old fashion meter with a modern smart meter with the HAN radio transceiver. We mitigate that risk be providing many useful features including the thermostat, smart plug, and energy monitoring without the meter connectivity. As importantly the work we are doing with Dr. Schroeder and Dr. Eliezer will be the basis of a national movement to get energy correctly solved and that alone is a hugely important effort. That results from the rewards of our project. And you get the EMS-2020 to read the books on just like a Kindle …but more.

There is some risk associated with getting the radio wave ZigBee signal from the power meter inside the home. That relates to the fact that the power level of the radio transmitter in the power meter is very low and a significant portion

of the signal gets adsorbed by the home construction materials because power meters in the United States are located outdoors. We are aware of the radio propagation issues with ZigBee and Wi-Fi. It is for that reason that part of our stretch goals include the completion of technology developed by Yitran, our partner in Beer Sheva, Israel, which takes the ZigBee radio signal and brings it inside the home over the power wires. Click here for the two part video with Tom Tamarkin and Yitran in Beer Sheva: http://www.youtube.com/watch…
Click here for part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch… This explains how we will get the signal inside the home if and when radio does not work.

Please click here to see our complete due diligence and business disclosure section.
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  • $18USD
    Project life supporter

    Personalized thank you certificate and project sticker which will commemorate our project.

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  • $30USD
    Utility Customer Advocate

    Certificate and registration with your utility company and State PUC. Personalized thank you certificate and project sticker which will commemorate our project.

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    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $50USD
    Energy Pioneer

    Certificate and registration with your utility company and State PUC, Coffee Mug and electronic copy of Dr. Eliezer and Dr. Schroeder book. Personalized thank you certificate and project sticker which will commemorate our project. It is estimated that the Dr. Schroeder book will ship in July. It is estimated that the Dr. Eliezer book will ship in September. Other items will be shipped separately according to the estimated time.

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    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $85USD
    Energy Conservationist

    EnergyCite® home and world energy dash board & smart meter hub, certificate and registration with your utility company and State PUC and electronic copy of Dr. Eliezer and Dr. Schroeder book. Your choice of T shirts and size. Personalized thank you certificate and project sticker which will commemorate our project.

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    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $100USD
    Energy Conservation Advocate

    EnergyCite® home and world energy dash board & smart meter hub certificate and registration with your utility company and State PUC, Smart Meter HAN beta site logo polo shirt and electronic copy of Dr. Eliezer and Dr. Schroeder book. Your choice of T shirts and size. Personalized thank you certificate and project sticker which will commemorate our project.

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    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $250USD
    Energy Conservation Pro

    EMS-2020 system home and world energy dash board, one smart plug, certificate and registration with your utility company and State PUC, Smart Meter HAN beta site logo polo shirt and electronic copy of Dr. Eliezer and Dr. Schroeder book. Your choice of T shirts and size. Personalized thank you certificate and project sticker which will commemorate our project.

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    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $350USD
    Energy Conservation Expert

    EMS-2020 system home and world energy dash board, 1 programmable communicating thermostat, 1 smart plug, certificate and registration with your utility company and State PUC, Smart Meter HAN beta site logo polo shirt and electronic copy of Dr. Eliezer and Dr. Schroeder book. Your choice of T shirts and size. Personalized thank you certificate and project sticker which will commemorate our project.

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    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $500USD
    Energy Expert

    Dr. Schroeder and Dr. Eliezer book sponsor with your name included in every book copy, EMS-2020 system home and world energy dash board, 1 programmable communicating thermostat, 1 smart plug, certificate and registration with your utility company and State PUC, Smart Meter HAN beta site logo polo shirt and electronic copy of Dr. Eliezer and Dr. Schroeder book. Your choice of T shirts and size. Personalized thank you certificate and project sticker which will commemorate our project.

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    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Future of Energy Sponsor

    Dr. Schroeder and Dr. Eliezer book sponsor with your name included in every book copy EMS-2020 system home and world energy dash board, 1 programmable communicating thermostat, 1 smart plug, certificate and registration with your utility company and State PUC, Smart Meter HAN beta site logo polo shirt and signed paperback copy of Dr. Eliezer and Dr. Schroeder book. Your choice of T shirts and size. Personalized thank you certificate and project sticker which will commemorate our project.

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  • $7,000USD
    Future of Energy Expert

    EnergyCite 2 day seminar in Israel; EMS-2020 system home and world energy dash board, 1 programmable communicating thermostat, 1 smart plug, certificate and registration with your utility company and State PUC, Smart Meter HAN beta site logo polo shirt and signed paperback copy of Dr. Eliezer and Dr. Schroeder book with personal letter. Your choice of T shirts and size. Personalized thank you certificate and project sticker which will commemorate our project.

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    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $8,000USD
    Energy Educator

    Co-author with Tom Tamarkin the prolog of the Dr. Schroeder or Dr. Shalom and Yaffa book (first come first serve) and attendance at the EnergyCite® 2 day fusion project seminar in Israel plus Future of Energy Sponsor Perk Package

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    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $9,000USD
    Energy Champion

    Name the Dr. Shalom and Yaffa Eliezer book, co-author a specific chapter of the book with the Eliezer team and/or Tom Tamarkin with your credit, attendance at the EnergyCite® 2 day fusion project seminar in Israel plus Future of Energy Sponsor Perk Package

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    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $10,000USD
    Energy Interlocutor

    The EnergyCite conference in Israel will be named in your honor; all future press releases and articles regarding the conference will include this name, reference will be made in the prolog sections of both the Dr. Eliezer book and Dr. Schroeder book, attendance at the EnergyCite® 2 day fusion project seminar in Israel plus Future of Energy Sponsor Perk Package

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