In 1997, the Institute for New Energy revealed that “the US Patent Office has classified over 3,000 patent devices or applications under the secrecy order, Title 35, US Code (1952) Sections 181-188.” (106) By the end of the fiscal year 2010, the number of suppressed patents had expanded to 5,135 inventions–according to the Federation of American Scientists. Any solar cell with greater than 20 percent efficiency, or any power system that is more than 70 to 80 percent efficient at converting eneryg, is automatically targeted for “review and possible restriction.” (107)

106: Patrick G. Bailey and Tony Grotz, “A Critical Review of the Available Information Regarding Claims of Zero-Point Energy, Free-Energy, and Over-Unity Experiments and Devices,” Institute for New Energy, Proceedings of the 28th IECEC

107: Steven Aftergood, “Invention Secrecy Stlil Going Strong,” Federation of American Scientists