Mr Dominic Webb has been working on a different sort of power distribution system, vaguely related to my own, and was kind enough to give me a demonstration.
My current power system works mostly on the basis of channels - each channel represents a discrete circuit, but since requests for and deliveries of power are delivered via
llShout, there is no barrier as to distance as long as all are on the same channel.
Mr Webb's power system works more on the basis of distance. Generators will give power to transmitters or batteries within ten metres, transmitters will give power that they have received to other objects within ten metres and so on. There is no restriction as to channel; items merely look for suitable targets within the correct range.
This means that "chaining" of power transmitters becomes automatically possible. A battery connected by two different power transmitters to a lightbulb allows that lightbulb to take power from it without modification, whereas under my system, this would not be the case (mind you, it would work automatically if it were within 100m of the power source).
I am aware that there are many readers who are interested in this effort of mine, and I would encourage anyone falling into such a category to visit Janus (6, 204) to see the system in action. Do get in touch with Mr Dominic Webb should you require further information.
Edit: Mr Webb has composed his own entry on the subject, elaborating on the process to a much greater degree.