Apparent Energy Achieves Peak Output During Solar Panel Test Against Competitors

ASHLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apparent Energy has been conducting a series of experiments with its
patented Dielectric Energy Converter technology (DEC). The latest
experiment, conducted on February 28, 2018, tested the efficiency of the
product in rainy weather conditions. This experiment compared the Hybrid
Boost charge controller, featuring DEC technology to multiple
competitors’ devices that are supposed to have similar performance
results. “Our DEC technology results far exceeded expectations,” states
CEO Bill Patridge.

This experiment started out by testing a solar charge controller that
stated to have similar performance levels to the competitors and is sold
at major retailers such as Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Grainger. The
Apparent Energy Hybrid Boost charge controller is in blue on the
associated graph. The competitor’s charge controller is programmed to
track the sun, but as the day was peaking the competitors charge
controller was struggling with the rainy day conditions. The technology
is tracking peak power production throughout the day consistently, while
competitors are struggling. The test took place between 6:58 am and 2:15
pm during overcast weather conditions with partially or fully blocked

In the second test, a leading competitor’s 48-volt boost charge
controller for golf carts and rickshaws was tested against the Apparent
Energy 48-volt Hybrid Boost charge controller. This test shows a 24-volt
solar panel mounted above a golf cart or rickshaw with a solar charge
controller connecting the battery. As seen in the associated graph,
partial sun causes the competitor’s charge controller to lose almost all
production and it isn’t until the sun is completely covered that the
Apparent Energy charge controller begins to decrease its production.
Apparent Energy is still double that of the competitors. At the end of
the experiment, Apparent Energy was able to conclude that while testing
their Hybrid Boost charge controller with DEC technology, huge
improvements in the source to load delivery were achieved. This provides
the Company with a competitive advantage in the marketplace because the
device is also smaller and lighter, making it easily attachable to a
solar panel as an integrated unit.

About Apparent Energy

Apparent Energy, based in Ashland, Oregon, is building, designing and
selling electrical power technology using proprietary Dielectric Energy
Converter technology (DEC). The DEC technology is a proprietary new
power conversion technology that improves upon existing 100-year-old
inductor-based power conversion technology. The Company is focusing in
renewable energy systems such as solar and wind, but the technology can
replace any inductor-based power conversion technology with a smaller,
lighter, more efficient package. As of February 28, 2018, Apparent
Energy has filed over 4 US and International patents on its
technological breakthroughs.

The Company has recently begun a crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine to
complete development of this product.


Apparent Energy
Bill Patridge, 541-944-4733