OSE Theory of Liberation

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FreeSolar refers to the transition of PV manufacturing, a core abundance technology, into the open sector as a Universal Basic Asset.

This would solve oil wars and abolish a number of oil-funded dicatotorships (Russia, Venezuela, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Libya - and thus North Korea due to its dependence on fossil-fuel based economies) [1].

The OSE theory of liberation includes the concept that a transition to abundance within the realm of critical infrastructure technologies is a prerequisite for a democratic world. Such abundance may be implemented by the open sector in the form of enterprises that carry on the creation of universal basic assets related to critical infrastructure.

This is predicated on the human psychology of the retilian brain, wired for a negativity and threat bias - which becomes activated with real and perceived threats. By removing basic survival (critical infrastructure technologies such as housing, food, energy) from this threat via universal basic assets, this negative psychology can be managed to minimize its negative effect. When scared or threatened, humans revert to violence and become susceptible to authoritarian ('savior') propaganda.

PV is particularly potent because it is a low-hanging fruit. With universal access to solar energy, and thermal energy storage via water - not only can homes be powered 100% from the sun, but also heated and cooled when there is no sun - by means of hot or cold water storage from heat pumps fueled by PV solar energy.


The concept here is that a $1B investment can solve the entire energy issue as such:

  1. Core manufacturing facility is produced for manufacturing 1 GW of PV panels annually. Startup cost for PV manufacturing facility is $1/W. $1T invested gets us 1TW every year, and we need 30TW total/
  2. Electricity value of 1GW is only $100M per year, so not enough to buy another GW PV panel production capacity. But, if we sell these PV panels, then we have $300M (30cents/watt of PV panels)
  3. The only way to transition rapidly is to free up the ability to create PV manufacturing facilities.
  4. If we open source the tech, we get 10x cost reduction so we can produce 10GW of PV panels per year for $1B.
  5. There is an embodied energy cost, but that can come from the PV that is produced. Every 3 months we have energy payback, so 70% of the energy produced is net.
  6. Check.pngThis [2] implies that larger PV manufacturers make 5GW of panels per year for a $1B investment.
  7. If open source, we can produce 50GW with a $1B investment. At this rate, $100B investment gets us to 5TW of PV panels each year. Now we are talking 10x today's rate of 640GW of modules [3]
  8. How do we lower this to get 50GW, the correct amount?
  9. Production cost goes to 0 if we have an open sector enterprise for silicon, solar cell, and module manufacturing. We said this would be $100B in module manufacturing. Cell and silicon refining would be 3x in total - if silicon and cells are included and approximately equal in cost.
    1. But it's better than that- silicon is only 4 cents per watt [4], and in 2023 the cost dropped to 2 cents per watt [[5]]
    2. If cost breakdown is still 1/3 each (crystal, cell, module) - then the price of PV is now 6 cents per watt. This is another 5x over the available 30 cent per watt figure.
    3. If cell costs are down 5x, then manufacturing is likely 5x lower, so the 10x economic advantage of open source, combined with this 5x -combined with the 5x in line 6 (Check.png) - gets us to 250x so that $1B invested gets us 250GW of solar per year. That means that in $100B invested, we get 25TW each year - energy problem solved on earth. Next.