Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

GENERAL (Details)

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GENERAL (Details) - USD ($)
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Feb. 03, 2016
Feb. 02, 2016
Jan. 01, 2015
Dec. 31, 2018
Dec. 31, 2018
Dec. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
GENERAL [Line Items]              
Assets previously held for sale now in use       $ 25,066,995 $ 25,066,995 $ 23,936,972  
Impact of discontinued operations on operating cash flows             $ (1,337,751)
Impact of discontinued operations on investing cash flows             (252,064)
Flow Battery              
GENERAL [Line Items]              
Assets previously held for sale now in use           270,139  
Flow Battery              
GENERAL [Line Items]              
Assets classified as held for sale             270,139
Buildings              
GENERAL [Line Items]              
Assets previously held for sale now in use       4,389,249 $ 4,389,249 4,344,803  
Promissory notes with former executives | Chief Executive Officer              
GENERAL [Line Items]              
Notes receivable, description         1% over the then federal funds rate    
Notes receivable, related parties       908,054 $ 908,054 908,054  
Contractual Buyout | Flow Battery              
GENERAL [Line Items]              
Contractual buyout             524,052
UEC Properties LLC              
GENERAL [Line Items]              
Lease termination fee     $ 100,000        
Payment of lease termination fee       $ 100,000      
UEC Properties LLC | Affiliated Entity | Buildings              
GENERAL [Line Items]              
Operating lease, term       10 years 10 years    
Lease expiration date         Dec. 31, 2024    
Monthly lease payment         $ 31,081    
Monthly lease payment, annual rate increase         2.50%    
Lease expense         $ 472,972 363,875 355,000
Admiralty Partners | Director              
GENERAL [Line Items]              
Consulting agreement, term 3 years            
Consulting agreement, description In exchange, the Company pays an annual fee equal to the difference between total accrued compensation of the Board member and $125,000. The agreement can be terminated by either party upon sufficient written notice            
Consulting expense         $ 58,000 $ 49,000 26,750
Admiralty Partners | Stock Purchase Agreement | Affiliated Entity              
GENERAL [Line Items]              
Sale of stock (in shares)   1,500,000          
Sale of stock, price per share   $ 1.99          
Additional stock compensation expense             $ 375,000