In 2007, KING SSS PROJECTS set out to develop an inexpensive, simple, machine for heating water for Canada’s cold winter months. Today, we have the following inventions for market/licencing. All Intellectual Property that is invented at KingSSS Inc., is owned by the company.

Solar Heat Collector(SHC) and ElectroCrown (EC) (patent pending)

Expected to provide greater electrical power per square food than any other Solar Technology available today, the EC and SHC have the smallest footprint for Solar Power output, and are both scalable.

The Solar Heat Collector (SHC) works like a giant magnifying glass. A large lens concentrates solar rays onto a custom made target/receiver with several different components, and it gets incredibly hot, like a rocket engine. The target is a specially designed, sealed, Dewar chamber that acts as a heat exchanger and allows the full spectrum of sunlight to enter. There is a black, highly thermally conductive material used to heat a liquid instantly as direct sunlight hits it.The Dewar chamber is capable of producing 7100 PSI of on-demand steam pressure when water is used as a Heat Transfer Fluid (HTF). The first prototype has been used to boil water and glycol and various HTFs and it can also be used in conjunction with machines to produce electricity, as demonstrated on the homepage video. The HTF is continually pumped to the EC to make DC electricity.

MagneticPump (MP) (proprietary design)

The key component for pumping HTF to the EC at 200 degrees Celsius.

Custom RC RoboticPlatform (RP)

We found it necessary to venture into new frontiers where our Solar Technology can be of use as charging stations. Our multifunction RoboticPlatform product is used to convert anything into a mobile EV and can be used for firefighting equipment, lawnmowers, snowblowers etc. They are designed to be easily controlled remotely by one person.

Project Hummingbird (DTMF technology)

To reduce massive amounts of GHG, we will be implementing a new way of transporting consumer goods by ground and air by using a unique cell phone to cell phone DTMF technology. As the name implies, hummingbird will recharge batteries for our mobile products using the EC at remote locations all over the world.This fully automated system is safe and monitored remotely. 



R&D JOURNAL

Milestones (Gaps in Journal Updates are due to lack of sunny weather)

2007

April-work begins on designing and building a large pyramid shaped steel tank for heating water with a large Fresnel lens. The tank is filled with water and only heats slightly as we learn how the Fresnel lens works. The tank is used as a housing for several different prototypes throughout the year.

2008 to 2010

Several concepts are considered and target/receivers are made for use with the tank. An automated tracking system is incorporated to help the Fresnel lens follow the sun and a peristaltic pumping system for fluids is added to the system .

2011

A portable foam housing is made to replace the tank and to be used for demonstrations at trade shows. It is learned at Solar Power International 2011 in Dallas that people are not as interested in solar hot water as the are in making electricity. A patent is applied for IP that is created in the new SHC.

2012

Marchwork begins on different ways of creating electricity using the SHC using heat engines. Research into Stirling engines reveals that they are complicated and expensive so, by using the laws of thermodynamics, a new way of making electricity discovered using a Thermoelectric generators (TEGs) with no moving parts.The device is named the ElectroCrown.

Without undergoing full testing, the ElectroCrown (EC) prototype is unveiled to the world at Intersolar Europe 2012 in Germany. Unfortunately, components damaged in transport/customs overseas make it inoperable. Curiosity and interest is high due to the limited number of new technologies at the trade show.

2013

January-December

Several different methods of controlling the temperature of the fluids entering the ElectroCrown are investigated. Another prototype of the ElectroCrown is made using pyrogel for insulation and a fiberglass shell. A PCT patent is applied for the Intellectual Property of the ElectroCrown. A new target is made using a small glass Dewar. The device is named "the Kaboomer" due to some unexplained results during testing.

2014

January-December-work begins on the concept Project Hummingbird to offer a new method of transporting small packages over long distance by air at low altitude. It will have no fuel costs and King Sunshine Solar Systems will provide all necessary equipment.The disruptive nature of this technology will help bring the company’s unique solar products to market.

April-December-The new target for the SHC is specially designed. It is a sealed, Dewar chamber that acts as a heat exchanger and allows the full spectrum of sunlight to enter. Inside the chamber, a black, highly thermally conductive material is used to heat a liquid instantly as the direct sunlight hits it.

We decide to publish our work as a Journal on our website for visitors to follow.


2015

January-May-patent pending status in Canada and USA for the EC. Shopping for and testing CPV modules to add more electrical power to our system.

June-We made and are testing a more powerful Fresnel lens to maximize the power output of the ElectroCrown. The lens works very well and we are now enlarging the target/receiver to collect more heat after it was discovered that heat energy was being lost behind the target. Estimated total power output is 198 Volts from this small ElectroCrown

July-parts are arriving for the new target receiver and a unique design has been created for testing. Please, let there be good sunlight when we are ready to go.

August-testing of the receiver was excellent! Temperatures of over 200C were recorded. Video may be uploaded after IP has been protected

Sept 8-we recorded the highest electrical output to date of 1V 750mA from the ElectroCrown. Surprisingly, it is also discovered that the HTF used in this test deteriorated after a few days of rainy weather thus resulting in a much lower boiling point. After much reanalysis of our process, and discussions with Dow Corning and the manufacturer of the silicone tubing, it is determined that silicone tubing is not adequate for our application and needs to be changed to a different material. The two companies recommend fluorosilicone tubing and neither manufacture it.

October and November-the search for a new transparent tubing material is identified shortly after it is learned that fluorosilicone is very expensive and difficult to manufacture with clarity. We wait for our custom fluoroelastomeric tubing to be manufactured with a higher temperature range and no permeability. A different HTF with a higher boiling point is also acquired to run in the system when ready.  

December-new tubing samples, expansion tank, and compression fittings arrive and we learn to work with them. Various tools and equipment are sourced for shaping the new tubing and for constructing the system.

2016

January- the tubing is molded for the system using our custom made jigs. Standard brass compression fittings are also modified to make connections of the tubing to the copper tubing of the ElectroCrown and new expansion tank. Some tubing connections are also welded together using a hot air welder. The silicone tubing of the peristaltic pump is replaced with opaque fluorosilicone tubing.

February-all the silicone tubing is disconnected and removed from the heat transfer system and replaced with the new tubing. The system is filled using the new HTF however, as testing begins, the fluid is too thick at startup and flows poorly in the system. The HTF is purged from the system and replaced with what we were using before.

March 5-we got some sun today and had our first no fail test ever.About 750mv at 2A. The temperature will be increased over the next few days because we will be insulating the return line to the Solar Heat Collector from where it exits the ElectroCrown. This means that the entire HTF system will be completely insulated, except for the peristaltic pump, and the HTF will probably need to flow faster through the system once it reaches 200C. 

The insulation for the return line is made and ready to install tomorrow. Let's see some sunshine! 

March 11-the insulation is installed and holds the temperature in the system much better. It was not necessary to have full sunlight to test the system's electrical output. The Sun was close to sunset (5:30PM). We have now decided to insulate the entire system including the peristaltic pump soon after testing.

April-Testing of the tubing shows that it can not handle the high temperatures continuously in concentrated sunlight. We will experiment with metal tubing in this area. 

May thru June-copper tubing is shaped and installed to replace the PFA tubing at the focal point of the concentrated sunlight. A flat black paint is applied to the surface of the copper.

July-the copper tubing is satisfactory and performs well. Another HTF provided by Dow Chemical is tested and exceeds the performance of the HTF that we have used from Germany. Things are beginning to look much better. We are insulating the entire hot side of the HTF system including the peristaltic pump. Awaiting new high temp parts for the pump.

August-testing of the insulated system was initiated and the fluorosilicone tubing of the peristaltic pump has failed. After 5 years of tinkering with the pump, it was decided to retire the peristaltic system and look for another pump style to work with that can withstand the harsh environment is it used in.

After contacting numerous companies locally and around the world, we discovered that no standard pump is suitable for our system mainly due to the extreme temperature of 200C. we are now designing our own pump that will handle this temperature and it is similar to a solenoid pump.

September-we are bench-testing our new solenoid pump and it looks promising. The power consumption to run it, is far less than the peristaltic pump which is terrific. We are using the same PFA tubing that we use for the HTF lines so it can handle the high temperature of 200C. The softening point of PFA is about 300C so it should be fine for the heat. After 48hrs of continuous dry operation, the tubing is showing no signs of wear due to the slick physical properties of PFA.  This new pump is unique and once completed and tested, will have other applications for moving high temperature HTFs for many industrial applications.

October-December

2017

January-February-The electromagnetic pump is installed and ready to go. should have results shortly. 

March 14-The new pump works however, it is a little slow so it needs some design mods. We are waiting to receive some custom designed electronics that will increase the flow of the HTF.

March 28-We should have the new electronic components in 4 to 6 weeks and the pump should be ready to shortly after.

May 5-still waiting for electronic circuits coming from China and the USA. We are working on a design of our own which will be simple and incorporate small DC motors collected from recycling streams.

July 11-the new design for the pump is almost complete. We will be bench testing the unit over the next few days. We created our own unique circuit to operate the pump to keep costs as low as possible.

July 15-Our own unique analog circuit is a little sloppy and has been abandoned. It is extremely difficult to get the timing of the reed switches just right so, we are now waiting for a new prototype PC circuit from Colorado that is being modified for our application. It will be low cost and is expected to arrive in less than 2 weeks. The other circuit from China was costly and we abandoned it. This circuit is a very important and seems to be a precise piece and crucial to the success of the application.

Sept 1-still waiting for the circuit which is more costly than originally quoted. We have decided to test the pump manually using a 4 position switch for Proof of Concept before committing to the circuit. Pump proves to be complex and costly to produce. 

Oct---Dec---Initiated new ElecricWheel Project while researching another new method of pumping the HTF for the ElectroCrown.


2017

February-The electromagnetic pump is installed and ready to go. should have results shortly. 

March 14-The new pump works however, it is a little slow so it needs some design mods. We are waiting to receive some custom designed electronics that will increase the flow of the HTF.

March 28-We should have the new electronic components in 4 to 6 weeks and the pump should be ready to shortly after.

May 5-still waiting for electronic circuits coming from China and the USA. We are working on a design of our own which will be simple and incorporate small DC motors collected from recycling streams.

July 11-the new design for the pump is almost complete. We will be bench testing the unit over the next few days. We created our own unique circuit to operate the pump to keep costs as low as possible.

July 15-Our own unique analog circuit is a little sloppy and has been abandoned. It is extremely difficult to get the timing of the reed switches just right so, we are now waiting for a new prototype PC circuit from Colorado that is being modified for our application. It will be low cost and is expected to arrive in less than 2 weeks. The other circuit from China was costly and we abandoned it. This circuit is a very important and seems to be a precise piece and crucial to the success of the application.

Sept 1-still waiting for the circuit which is more costly than originally quoted. We have decided to test the pump manually using a 4 position switch for Proof of Concept before committing to the circuit. Pump proves to be complex and costly to produce. 

Oct---Dec---Initiated new ElecricWheel Project while researching another new method of pumping the HTF for the ElectroCrown.

2018

January-February---a new pump design is being tested

March-April---testing motor for ElectricWheel begins

June---a new magnetic pump design works! It is based on the previous design with slight modification using PREMs waiting for parts to fully automate it using solar power and optic sensor.

July-August---assemble and begin primary tests for ElecricWheel. Unveil it at Solar Canada 2018 in Calgary as well as a our manual Magnetic Pump. There is very little interest in the pump at the show and great interest in the ElectricWheel demonstration. EW controller grounds out ending the demonstration and we new there was a potential for this to occur.

September---parts for MagneticPump arrive and are installed. First tests shows the power needs to be increased and gears have to be changed from plastic to metal. Pump ran great for 2 hours, then the main gears failed. Sourcing the necessary motor size.

October-November---replacement controller for EW arrives. It is experimental version of the first controller and has an unknown problem. It fails to work. Original controller we started with is reordered. Work begins on RoboticPlatform project.

December---new PREM pump motor arrived and is inspected. Motor shaft size increased and power is increased tenfold. Testing of new motors completed and retrofitting other parts for the pump.  Replacement original controller for EW arrives.

2019

January---Third replacement controller arrives from China. We learn that the PCB must be handled with great care to avoid shorting out. Investigating ways of providing greater protection of the electronics.

February-Very successful month so far and the new motor for the MagneticPump is working well. It was tested for 16 hours and performed as expected. Waiting for 3D parts to be made to assemble the rest of the pump, then install the prototype on the ElectroCrown tubing. 

First prototype RoboticPlatform works ok. All parts used for manufacture sourced from recycle streams and tested---except for the motor controller, motor shaft extension assembly, and transmitter. Motor shafts are challenging to get perfectly straight. After about 7 attempts, we get ready to use a new jig to get them right. Assembling frame for 2nd VERY powerful RP using 100% recycled materials excluding MIG welds. All materials in mint condition.

A unique flexible Faraday Cage is designed for the EW motor controller. It is tested and solves the electronic short issue. Preparing to bench test the EW to determine the strength of the Steel Barrel for centrifugal forces produced by the SLAs at 1200 RPM. Testing at 800 RPM complete and successful.

March

Looking for more money donations and more Mechanical Engineering assistance now for EW.

Accidental damage to SHC tracking system occurred by farm tractor and new heavy duty junction box is being made. No damage to track itself. New pump housing is almost finished and installation is scheduled for early April. Many unique challenges for the pump housing construction. 

Frame for the 2nd RP have been welded together and new frame looks great. It should be ready for assembly mid-april. Our DTMF system design is complete and will be ready for testing in May. A total of 16 separate controls are available for one platform including FPV (video). This means 12 controls available for robotic arm(s) movement. Dazzling!  

April

The EW counterbalance is designed to adjust the centre of gravity. A steel ring weighing 14 KG is being made for the job and the wheel can be balanced later using an on-wheel-balancerThe overall weight of the EW will be close to 45 KG/100 LBS which should provide very good traction and momentum. Reversing the BLDC motor can be used to provide braking, thus limiting strain on the vehicle's brakes. We are considering 3 engineering firms to work with us to resolve any mechanical issues with the EW.

The MagneticPump housing is complete and will sit on the T-bar extension base between the SHC post and the EC post. The SHC frame bars will pass on the outside of the housing when the unit is operation.

May

The MagneticPump housing need a little more work done to the Lid and Dan should have that ready soon.

June

The MagneticPump has been tested and works as planned. Expansion tank has a minor leak which will be repaired and testing of the entire system can now resume. September 2016 was the last full system test.