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  1. #1 Are Zero Point Energy (ZPE) and Radiant energy the same? 
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    Are ZPE and Radiant Energy the same thing. There are advertisements stating that ZPE can power ones" house. Is this a rip off? I know that a lot of people are working to perfect Radiant Energy as a source but I do not believe anyone has achieved any success in this area as yet? Thanks, Joe L. Ogan


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    i hope you don't mind, but i think this thread is better suited for the physics part of the forum


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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    i hope you don't mind, but i think this thread is better suited for the physics part of the forum
    Thanks, I thought I had put it in the Physics forum. Joe L. Ogan
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    Zero point energy is the energy still in a system when it's in its lowest energy state. For example, the vibrational energy still in a solid when it's at absolute zero is zero point energy. There is no way to extract it, and I would guess that anyone claiming to be able to power a house with it is just trying to scam people with fancy-sounding words.
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    Zero point energy as a free energy source is crackpot material.

    As far as radiant energy is concerned, I think you are probably referring to Tesla's scheme for extracting energy from ambient radiation. That is also crackpot fodder, and Tesla seems to attract a lot of crackpots. Of course, energy can be extracted from solar radiation.
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    Radiant energy is simply the energy carried by electromagnetic waves. Zero point energy is only hypothetical, so no they are not the same thing.
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  8. #7 Re: Are Zero Point Energy (ZPE) and Radiant energy the same? 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe L. Ogan
    Are ZPE and Radiant Energy the same thing.
    no
    Quote Originally Posted by Joe L. Ogan
    There are advertisements stating that ZPE can power ones" house. Is this a rip off?
    yes

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe L. Ogan
    I know that a lot of people are working to perfect Radiant Energy as a source but I do not believe anyone has achieved any success in this area as yet? Thanks, Joe L. Ogan
    Radiant energy is all around us and is used daily -- solar energy for instance.

    It is the mechanism used by ordiinary electric space heaters. And by solar cells.

    You seem to have some specialized definition of the term.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waveman28
    Radiant energy is simply the energy carried by electromagnetic waves. Zero point energy is only hypothetical, so no they are not the same thing.
    Zero point energy is not hypothetical. It has been observed experimentally. Google the Casimir effect.

    It is not a viable source for powering anything.
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