Just last week while developing a new CCTV camera system I accidentally produced a free energy generator. I know, what are the odds?
So now I'd like to make some money. Unfortunately, this device is so simple and effective that I cannot release the plans - the destructive potential is too great. I seriously doubt my ability to protect the design if spied upon or interrogated, so I need to monetize this without anyone knowing what I'm doing.
The device itself is trivial to build. It directly adds thermal energy to matter in a target region near the device. The first version cost me £1 in materials, weighed 500g with a volume of 1l and heated a 10cm³ spherical region 1m away from itself. I was unable to find an upper limit to the power it could produce before the device and my entire kitchen burst into flames (you see why I need money?) but I believe it can continually sustain at least 1MW. I can scale the device up or down with all the above variables changing linearly (a 2l device would cost £2, weigh 1kg and provide up to 2MW to a 20cm³ sphere 2m away). Power production can be turned up/down extremely fast.
Assume I am a 25 year old engineer in the UK with no special connections, £10k in savings and access to £20k in credit if necessary. I am willing to spend years on this plan if the return is sufficiently large (e.g. if it takes a decade to have a cheap gigawatt power plant pouring its profits into my bank account that is fine).
How do I monetize this device without revealing my invention or raising enough suspicion to prompt an investigation?