IAUS Response to Department of Justice’s Claims Against Its Technology
On November 23, 2015 the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) filed a lengthy complaint which names IAUS as Defendant. The complaint is seeking to enjoin IAUS from operating its business. IAUS firmly and unequivocally denies the allegations made by the DOJ. The DOJ filed its request for injunction without having visiting our facilities or actually physically evaluating our technology. In our opinion this is unconscionable.
The Company intends to pursue every legal means possible to protect its rights, the rights of potential customers and its shareholders. IAUS views the DOJ’s filed injunction and press release as a mechanism for intimidation and coercion. Congress, not IAUS, authorized tax benefits in the law to encourage investors and other stakeholders to further the use and production of solar energy. IAUS has consistently required every person with which it has done business to seek independent tax and legal advice as it relates to utilizing the tax benefits that are allowed by law. Despite the congressionally authorized incentives, and professional opinions and advice rendered, the DOJ has brought claims against the Company without having visited our facilities or actually evaluated our technology. However, IAUS refuses to be intimidated and intends to vigorously defend the allegations made by the DOJ.
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they would see our technology producing heat.
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Instead, the DOJ makes statements to the court that are not supported by any evidence and issues a press release to the public. They make their unsupported accusations because they enjoy sovereign immunity—meaning they cannot be sued (unless the law they create allows it). So they can freely make unsupported and hurtful accusations without fearing repercussions of a countersuit. In other words, it doesn’t matter to them if they are wrong. As such, we invite the United States to waive its sovereign immunity so that its conduct might be made known to the public. If the assertions the DOJ makes are true the DOJ should have no concern about waiving sovereign immunity in this case.
Here is a partial list of due diligence IAUS has done with regards to its own solar technologies:
IAUS Solar Lenses
IAUS Propulsion Turbine
IAUS Concentrated Photo Voltaic (CPV) Receiver
Tax Laws with Regards to IAUS Solar Technology
IAUS is a small company, and at times, is both underfunded and understaffed. Yet, in a climate when over 112 solar companies in the past five years have failed, losing billions of government dollars, how is it that in light of supporting information given above, the DOJ and the IRS would attempt to intimidate one of the few who have weathered such economic storms.
IAUS would also like to address the allegations that our technology is in a state of “disrepair” and is in a condition that “energy could not be collected and used for any purpose that Congress intended to encourage.” On the surface, if you look at our solar field, perhaps it is only mildly impressive to the untrained eye. Aesthetics is not among our first priorities at this time. In an attempt to be environmentally responsible and forward-thinking with regards to our carbon foot-print, the Company decided to construct its first generation towers using recycled, oil drill pipe, which in and of itself, is remarkable. In addition, during its first stage of commercialization, IAUS has put the customers' lenses through rigorous tests for structural integrity. After each test is complete, IAUS replaces the customer's lens for free. The lenses have also been used to assist in the refinement of IAUS' new, gearless, dual-axis tracking system, an unprecedented mechanism that trumps the accuracy, structural stability, durability and cost of gears.
Currently, renewable energy produced by the lenses is used for various commercial purposes. Additionally, the research and development and refinement of the Company's new solar thermal heat applications and solar thermal/photovoltaic receivers continues. These are tangible products that were always available for the DOJ or the IRS to view upon reasonable request. However, the DOJ or its agents involved showed no interest in conducting such a review before filing its request for an injunction.
IAUS believes the filing of the request for an injunction has unjustly harmed its reputation. IAUS is a small company. In the court of public opinion, it is near impossible for a small company to combat the deep pockets and media influence of the US Government. However, in spite of this, IAUS believes that, in the end, the truth will prevail.
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