Two words that stick in my mind are “Murphy’s Law” and Redundancy.
Murphy’s law is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murphy%27s_law)
Redundancy is the duplication of critical components or functions of a system with the intention of increasing reliability of the system, usually in the case of a backup or fail-safe. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redundancy_%28engineering%29)
The probability percentages of “Murply’s Law” are reduced by the number of redundant alternatives.
This is a rough draft from Feb 2010 for the Plasma Generator. You may be asking yourself “where is the plasma stage?” The below is a pressure driven turbine from H2O and solar optical magnification. This system is used as a solar ignition source for the plasma plugs in the Plasma Generator. The primary use of this is starting the Plasma Generator. The secondary use, providing it is overcast, is electrical storage via batteries. The solar aspect provides two redundant uses. Once the Plasma Generator is operational for a specific period of time, the continuous source for ignition is provided by a percentage of the total output.