Remember such sayings as couldn't see the forest for the trees, or if it had been a snake it would have bit you? Well, that's what you'll be thinking after reading about the Ecklin stationary armature generator. Don't let the simplicity of this device fool you into thinking it can't be anything important. It may well be the best answer yet to our energy problems. It is the very simplicity of what is required to produce electrical power that has led the makers of generating equipment in the wrong direction from the beginning. All that is needed to get electricity from a coil of wire is to have a changing magnetic field at the coil. From the very beginnings of the invention of generating equipment, it seems the only way that has been considered to obtain the changing magnetic field has been the moving of coils of wire past magnets or magnets past coils. It was told they couldn't see the forest for the trees all right. They reasoned that in order to get a changing magnetic field, they just had to move one or the other, and in doing so consume 98% of the input energy while they were at it. They were concentrated on the wrong problem. The problem easily became how to move the coils or the magnets.
Ecklin Stationary Armature Generator