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This page contains a categorized list of the Top 100. This layout is ideal for people who have a particular interest in a field and are looking for the latest developments. At a glance, investors can see the leaders in each category to make more effective decisions.

At the end of each section we list items that have not yet been ranked, or were bumped off due to too many "not enough information" votes.

Contents

Batteries

Directory:Batteries

  1. Directory:Batteries >
    Nanotube Super Capacitor Battery - MIT researchers are developing a battery based on capacitors that utilize nanotubes for high surface area, enabling near instantaneous charging and no degradation. Estimating ~5 years to commercialization.
  2. Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries >
    EEStor Ceramic "Battery" - Texas company is working on an "energy storage" ultra-capacitor device made from ceramics. It's not technically a battery because it doesn't use chemicals. It can allegedly charge within 5 minutes (from a substation) with enough energy to move a car 500 miles on about $9 worth of electricity -- about 45 cents a gallon.
  3. Validated | Available for Commercial Purchase ? | Batteries >
    Vanadium Redox Batteries - Low cost, low environmental impact battery that has a superior deep cycling life and can be mechanically refueled in minutes. Suitable for green energy storage, backup power, electric vehicles and utility load leveling / peak shaving.
  4. Validated | Available for Commercial Purchase ? | Batteries > Utility Scale >
    Plurion Systems - Zinc/Cerium Redox technology for renewable or grid electrical storage provides the highest power density of any battery on the market. The environmentally benign organic electrolyte is maintenance-free, making it possible to engineer sealed battery modules in the range of 250kW - 5MW, which can be connected to meet larger power requirements. (http://plurionsystems.com/)
  5. Validated | Available for Commercial Purchase | Batteries >
    A123 Systems lithium-ion battery technology - A123 replaces the cobalt oxide in lithium-ion cells with nanophosphate, enabling a quick charge, while delivering high power density, with a long life-time. Is used in power tools, and is process of breaking into hybrid vehicle market. (http://www.a123systems.com)
  6. Brown engineers build a better battery -- with plastic - It's thin, light, flexible -- and plastic. Brown University engineers have created a prototype polymer-based battery that packs more power than a standard alkaline battery and more storage capacity than a double-layered capacitor.

Electric Vehicles

  1. Validated | Available for Purchase | Electric Vehicles >
    Tesla Motors Inc. Nears Launch of First Vehicle - Tesla Roadster is 100% electric, not hybrid. Four wheel drive (in-wheel motors) make it faster than most sports cars; and it has a 250+ mile range. Major VC backed ($40 million) company debuted the car July 19, 2006 in Santa Monica. (http://teslamotors.com)

Electrolysis

  1. Directory:Electrolysis >
    Kenarev's Electrolysis - Professor Kanarev holds five patents, has written several books about how water can be the main power carrier of future power engineering. Some processes described resemble those being attributed to the Joe cell. (http://Kanarev.innoplaza.net)
  2. Not Validated | Directory:Electrolysis >
    Joe Cell - Apparently harnesses Orgone energy via electrically charged water as the "gate" or medium through which the aetheral energy is drawn. Allegedly able to power a vehicle, with no fuel line connected. Numerous installations claimed.
  3. Directory:Electrolysis >
    Directory:Sully_Direct_Current - In process of discovering new ways to do electrolysis, inventor John Timothy Sullivan claims to have derived a new current type: not DC, not AC but SDC -- Sully Direct Current. Critics say it is not new and it is not a third type of current.
  4. Directory:Electrolysis >
    HyPower Fuel Inc - HyPower Fuel has equipped a Volkswagen GTi with its H2 Reactor (H2R) hydrogen system that can produce sufficient hydrogen on board to power the vehicle using only water. The H2 Reactor uses electrolysis to convert water into a hydrogen/oxygen gas which powers the internal combustion engine.
  5. Validated | Available for Purchase | Directory:Electrolysis > Directory:Fuel_Efficiency_Hydrogen_Injection
    Electrolyzed Hydrogen-Oxygen to Air Intake > Hydrogen-Boost.com - H and O (Brown's gas) from on-board electrolysis injected into air intake. System presently available for sale. Other techniques also employed to increase fuel economy. (http://hydrogen-boost.com) (NEC Specialist: Fran Giroux [principal])
  6. Validated | Available for Commercial Purchase | Directory:Electrolysis >
    Electrolysis direct to pressure - techniques that produce high pressure H2 directly from electrolysis, for savings in efficiency of production infrastructure. (http://www.avalence.com/) (http://clean-air.org/) (NEC Specialist: Tai Robinson)

Insufficient Information

  • Directory:Electrolysis >
    HyPower Fuel Inc - HyPower Fuel has equipped a Volkswagen GTi with its H2 Reactor (H2R) hydrogen system that can produce sufficient hydrogen on board to power the vehicle using only water. The H2 Reactor uses electrolysis to convert water into a hydrogen/oxygen gas which powers the internal combustion engine.

Not Yet Ranked

Electromagnetic

  1. Directory:Electromagnetic >
    Hilden-Brand Electromagnet Motor - Jack Hilden-Brand recently measured around 2x over-unity in his electromagnetic motor design, which closely resembles the Joseph Flynn parallel path concept.
  2. Electromagnetic >
    Energy By Motion (EBM) Going Commercial? - Out of the blue, a company in Hungary (originally from Toronto) springs on the scene with three humongous prototypes getting 6% over-unity, complete with patents, scientific certifications, demo hours, and a price tag for a power plant. The alleged rate: 6 cents/kW-hour. (http://www.gammamanager.com)

Not Yet Ranked


Insufficient Information

Engines

  1. Directory:Engines >
    StarRotor continuous-cycle engine - Highly efficient process could eventually replace present internal combustion design. Five U.S. Patents. Several prototypes. (http://starrotor.com)
  2. Validated | Available for Commercial Purchase | Directory:Engines >
    Engineair’s Ultra-Efficient Rotary Compressed-Air Motor - Elegant minimalist design eliminates most of the working parts traditionally associated with internal combustion engine; offers close to 100% energy efficiency for a variety of transport and stationary applications.
  3. Directory:Engines >
    Gun Engine - Canadian inventor, Kazimierz Holubowicz, has come up with an environmentally friendly and transmission-free engine based on the same mechanics as how a bullet is shot from a gun. Initial test results showed 92% efficiency.
  4. Validated | Directory:Engines >
    Massive Yet Tiny (MYT) Engine - Internal combustion engine features multiple firings in one cycle to give 40 times higher power to weight ratio, low parts count, low maintenance, high mechanical efficiency, and low pollution. (http://www.angellabsllc.com/index.html)
  5. Directory:Nuclear / Engines >
    Joseph Papp's Noble Gas Engines - A nuclear process may be involved whereby inert nobel gasses can be used to generate tremendous energy. (NEC Specialist: Kenneth M. Rauen)
  6. Engines >
    Cyclone Technologies Schoell Cycle Engine - The Cyclone Engine is designed around the principles of an external combustion engine, to efficiently use any liquid or gaseous fuel and create more power and significantly less emissions than current gasoline or diesel powered internal combustion engines. (http://cyclonepower.com)
  7. Directory:Engines >
    Crower’s Six-Stroke Engine - Achieving a means of harnessing engine heat, Bruce Crower's internal combustion engine adds two strokes involving the injection of water, which immediately turns to steam, expanding the chamber for another cycle. Process keeps engine running cool.
  8. Engines >
    Quasiturbine Engine - This four-chamber Wankel-like engine is capable of burning fuel using photo-detonation, an optimal combustion type. The design can also be used as an air motor, steam engine, gas compressor, hot air engine, or pump. (http://www.quasiturbine.com)

Not Yet Ranked

  • Directory:Engines >
    Jirnov Vortex Engine - 25 kW prototype shown to have strong torque, using half the energy, with half the emissions. $1 million grant awarded General Vortex Energy by the Navy to build 125-kW prototype. Nine U.S. patents.
  • Directory:Engines >
    Scuderi Split-Cycle Air Hybrid Engine - Claims potential to double fuel efficiency for same size engine, while reducing the manufacturing price by 50%. Because it very similar to existing ICE technology, existing manufacturing infrastructure can be used for rapid deployment. Presently licensing to qualified manufacturing interests. (http://www.scuderigroup.com)

Fuel Efficiency

  1. Directory:Fuel Efficiency Retrofits / Directory:Ethanol >
    Tectane's Aquahol - By injecting a water-ethanol mixture that can be used on most any vehicle, and by producing ethanol from the prolific and multi-use sweet sorghum plant, Tectane's net result is no added emissions to the environment, at a cost savings. The H2O injector increases mileage by 20-40%, reduces emissions by 20-60%, while increasing horse power by 10-15%, and the lifetime of the engine by 50%. (http://Tectane.com)
  2. Directory:Fuel Efficiency Retrofits >
    Green Diesel Injector System - This award-winning invention is a pump-less, hydraulically operated, super-high-pressure diesel injector system allegedly results in 30% higher power, 30% less fuel consumption and a dramatic reduction in pollution.
  3. Validated | Available for Commercial Purchase | Directory:Fuel Efficiency Retrofits >
    PowerPlus retrofit water overspray system - The UK's Power Generation Technology (PGT) has announced the development of PowerPlus, retrofit water overspray system for power station gas turbines that it claims can reduce emissions by 40 per cent. This equipment also dramatically reduces turbine fuel consumption and increases power generation.
  4. Directory:Engines >
    Scuderi Split-Cycle Air Hybrid Engine - Claims potential to double fuel efficiency for same size engine, while reducing the manufacturing price by 50%. Because it very similar to existing ICE technology, existing manufacturing infrastructure can be used for rapid deployment. Presently licensing to qualified manufacturing interests. (http://www.scuderigroup.com)
  5. Directory:Fuel Efficiency >
    330 MPG Aptera Hybrid - The Aptera prototype, which is halfway to completion, will go for up to 330 miles on a gallon of gas thanks to an aerodynamic design and the lightweight composites that make up the chassis. (http://www.acceleratedcomposites.com)
  6. Validated | Available for Purchase | Directory:Electrolysis > Directory:Fuel_Efficiency_Hydrogen_Injection
    Electrolyzed Hydrogen-Oxygen to Air Intake > Hydrogen-Boost.com - H and O (Brown's gas) from on-board electrolysis injected into air intake. System presently available for sale. Other techniques also employed to increase fuel economy. (http://hydrogen-boost.com) (NEC Specialist: Fran Giroux [principal])
  7. Directory:Fuel Efficiency >
    Aeroscraft - Californian-based Aeros has a developed a modern blimp with a quiet, electric prop-motor combination, requiring only half of the fuel of a jet with similar carrying capacity. Passenger and freight models planned. Runway infrastructure not required. (http://www.aerosml.com/aeroscraft.asp)

Not Yet Ranked

Fusion, Cold Fusion, Nuclear

  1. Directory:Nuclear >
    Focus Fusion - Purports to be a far more feasible and profoundly less expensive approach to hot fusion, in contrast to ITER. Lawrenceville Plasma Physics' is developing the Plasma Focus Device for hydrogen-boron nuclear fusion. 4-7 years to commercial. 1 cent / kWh anticipated energy generation cost. (http://www.focusfusion.org) (NEC Specialists: Thomas Valone)
  2. Directory:Nuclear >
    Colliding Plasma Toroid Fusion - Electron Power Systems Ltd. is developing a process that remains stable without magnetic confinement, by using background gas pressure for confinement instead, could provide clean, non-polluting energy technology at one-tenth the cost of present energy generation. (http://electronpowersystems.com)
  3. Directory:Fusion >
    Energy/Matter Conversion Corporation - Dr. Bussard and his team at Energy/Matter Conversion Corporation, after close to 20 years of hard work, have developed a revolutionary radiation-free fusion process that takes boron-11 and fuses a proton to it, producing, in its excited state, a carbon-12 atom. This excited carbon-12 atom decays to beryllium-8 and helium-4. It was developed under a DOD contract and has recently been made public.
  4. Directory:Nuclear >
    Dr. Bogdan Maglich's aneutronic MIGMA fusion process - was highly praised by MIT and actually closer to overunity than any other fusion system, inexpensive (in economy of scale), and non-radioactive.
  5. Validated | Directory:Cold Fusion >
    D2Fusion, Inc. - Company expects to bring cold fusion technology to market as early as Summer, 2007; first in the form of some kind of home heater technology, then with electrical generators for homes. (http://d2fusion.com)

Geothermal

  1. Validated | Available for Commercial Purchase | Directory:Geothermal >
    Converting Abandoned Oil Wells to Geothermal Plants - Drilling costs have made many geothermal projects uneconomical. A solution is found in the fact that among the over one million abandoned oil and gas wells around the world, many contain hot water that can be used to generate electricity or hydraulic power.

"Not Yet Ranked"

  • Validated | Available for Commercial Purchase | Geothermal >
    Geothermal - Needs to be large to be economical in range of grid cost.


Hybrid Solar/ Hydrogen

  1. Validated | Working on Refinement for Production | Directory:Hydrogen from Water >
    Solar Hydrogen Energy Corporation (SHEC) - Has developed a process that will convert landfill and other waste methane into clean hydrogen, using the power of the Sun for the reformation, at a price comparable to traditional hydrogen production methods. (http://www.shec-labs.com/) (NEC Specialist: Tai Robinson)

Magnet Motors

  1. Directory:Magnet Motors >
    Walter Torbay's Magnetic Transgenerator - Inventor from Argentina presents a free energy device via the repelling power of magnets, the deviation of the lines of magnetic force, and a complex mechanical system for controlling the acceleration, speed and power.

Insufficient Information

Misc.

  1. Theoretical | Directory:Solid State Generators >
    Sines Reluctance Generator (Potomac Energy Projects) - Electrical generator involves thin film superconductivity, vortices and magnetic flux gates. (http://www.potomacenergyprojects.com - Former NEC Specialist: Eddie Sines, Inventor)
  2. Validated | Available for Commercial Purchase | Directory:Home_Generation:Hot_Water >
    Edwards Heat Pump for Hot Water - The Edwards Heat Pump is like a solar water heater without collector panels. It operates like a refrigerator only in reverse; transferring the heat in the surrounding air to the stored water. It is extremely energy efficient - using approximately one third the energy of a conventional electric water heater. (http://www.edwards.com.au)
  3. Nelson Scientific's Electron Capture - Developing commercial method for capturing electrons for electricity. Device catches free electrons in a vacuum, where they are redirected to conductors, yielding electricity. (http://nelsonscientific.com)
  4. Directory:Home Generation:Cogeneration >
    Kokhala: Electricity from Low Temperature Heat & Storage in PCS - Technology harnesses 120+ degrees from a wide variety of sources to generate electricity, for reliable, affordable, clean power for residential, commercial and industrial applications.
  5. Directory:Aether >
    Correas' Aetherometry - The PAGD produces about 1 kW DC electricity from a large, cold cathode vacuum tube with support circuitry that includes a substantial storage battery and and some diodes and other circuit components. They say the energy source is the vacuum continuum of space. (http://Aetherometry.com)
  6. Directory:Nanotechnology >
    Nanogenerator Provides Continuous Direct Current - Researchers at Georgia Tech have demonstrated a prototype nanometer-scale generator that produces continuous direct-current electricity by harvesting mechanical energy from such environmental sources as ultrasonic waves, mechanical vibration or blood flow.
  7. Directory:Levers >
    Milkovic Two-Stage Mechanical Oscillator - Serbian inventor, Veljko Milković, shows how leveraged secondary oscillations evince around twelve times more energy than the input energy supplied to the primary pendulum. Highest scientific rating of "original scientific work" granted the patented technology. (http://www.veljkomilkovic.com)
  8. Searl Effect Generator (SEG) - SEG generator is allegedly capable of cheaply and safely producing electricity without fuel, pollution, friction, or noise. Anti-gravity effects also involved. Recent mock-up completion marks the first time since 1963 that a roller has rotated about a ring continuously. Next step, full 15 kW SEG generator. (http://www.searlsolution.com)
  9. DaySwitch™ Adjusts Lighting Per Daylight Availability - The DaySwitch™, developed by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, consists of a photosensor that measures daylight levels and sends a signal to the microcontroller that adjusts the power going to the lights.

Solar

  1. Validated | Available for Commercial Purchase | Directory:Solar >
    Stirling Energy Systems utility solar - 20-year purchase agreement between Southern California Edison and Stirling Energy Systems, Inc. will result in 20,000+ dish array covering 4,500 acres capable of generating 500 MW, at a cost competitive to grid power. (http://stirlingenergy.com)
  2. Solar > Concentrated >
    Cool Earth Solar - Company has developed an inflatable solar concentrator technology that slashes materials costs, making solar farms competitive with commercial electricity generation systems within three years. (http://www.coolearthsolar.com) (NEC Specialist: Jon Bonanno, investor, board member)
  3. Directory:Solar >
    DayStar Technologies' Silicon-Free Solar Cells - Daystar's unique metal foil design is not vulnerable to silicon shortages. Striving to "make free energy affordable", production of this thin film design is being ramped up to 20 MW per year. (http://www.daystartech.com/)
  4. Directory:Solar >
    SA thin film solar eclipses others - South African solar panels consist of a thin layer approximately five microns thick (a human hair is 20 microns thick) of a unique metal alloy that converts light into energy at a fraction of the cost. The photo-responsive alloy can operate on virtually all flexible surfaces. Expected in market in 2007.
  5. Directory:Solar >
    International Automated Systems - Utility scale solar presently in process of being commercially installed for first time; alleged to produce electricity at 3-5 cents per kilowatt-hour. Highly-efficient bladeless turbine has wide range of waste-heat-harnessing applications. Methanol production technique will draw CO2 out of the environment, reversing global warming. (http://IAUS.com)
  6. Available for Purchase | Directory:Concentrated Solar Power >
    SolarCube™ by Green and Gold Energy - Award-winning solar technology uses Fresnel lenses to focus sun's energy onto photovoltaic cells. 5.8 cents per kWh. Residential product release slated for March 2006. (http://www.greenandgoldenergy.com.au)
  7. Validated | Directory:Solar >
    Enviromission Solar Tower - Enviromission Solar Towers are like an inverted funnel, with a wide skirt to collect air to then turn a turbine in the tower. (http://www.enviromission.com.au/) (http://www.solarmissiontechnologies.com)
  8. Validated | Available for Commercial Purchase | Directory:Home_Generation:Hot_Water >
    Edwards Heat Pump for Hot Water - The Edwards Heat Pump is like a solar water heater without collector panels. It operates like a refrigerator only in reverse; transferring the heat in the surrounding air to the stored water. It is extremely energy efficient - using approximately one third the energy of a conventional electric water heater. (http://www.edwards.com.au)
  9. Validated | Available for Commercial Purchase | Directory:Solar >
    SkyBuilt aims to be the Dell of renewable energy systems - Uses rugged shipping containers as foundation for made-to-order designs for quick deployment in off-grid applications. (http://SkyBuilt.com)
  10. Validated | Thermal Electric / Solar >
    Ergenics - Developing a metal hydride heat engine that converts solar hot water into electricity for an estimated cost of less than 1¢ per kilowatt hour. The solar panels produce hot water which is pumped to a hydrogen compressor, that compresses a gas that is then expanded in a hydraulic motor-generator set that produces electricity. (http://ergenics.com)
  11. Directory:Solar >
    Sliver Solar Cells - New manufacturing process developed at the Australian National University uses as little as one tenth the amount of hyper-pure silicon as in square solar PV technology. First product line put on hold; commercial manufacturing expected in two years. (http://solar.anu.edu.au)
  12. Solar > Silicon >
    Solar Silicon Solution Wins MIT Energy Plan Contest - RSI Silicon debuts a far more inexpensive method of producing solar grade Silicon, winning "Poeple's Choice" award and first place in the Energy Business Plan contest held by MIT. (NEC Specialist: Jim Dunn)
  13. Directory:Solar Tower >
    Down-Draft Energy Tower - Bi-directional Energy Towers exploit the differences in air density and the earth density to generate electricity with passive solar collection.

Thermal Electric

Directory:Thermal Electric

  1. Validated | Directory:Thermal Electric >
    ENECO Chip Converts Heat to Electricity - Utah company claims to have invented and patented a "solid state energy conversion/generation chip" that will convert heat directly into electricity or alternatively refrigerate down to -200 degrees Celsius when electricity is applied. (http://eneco.com)
  2. Theoretical | Directory:Thermal Electric >
    Rauen Environmental Heat Engine - The Superclassical heat engine of Ken Rauen is designed to be able to tap the heat of the environment for energy generation. It is based upon the experimental evidence of the Proell effect, a macroscopic Maxwell’s Demon. (NEC Specialist: Ken Rauen [Inventor])
  3. Validated | Thermal Electric / Solar >
    Ergenics - Developing a metal hydride heat engine that converts solar hot water into electricity for an estimated cost of less than 1¢ per kilowatt hour. The solar panels produce hot water which is pumped to a hydrogen compressor, that compresses a gas that is then expanded in a hydraulic motor-generator set that produces electricity. (http://ergenics.com)
  4. Directory:Thermal Electric >
    Matteran Energy produces electricity and refrigeration from near ambient heat - An experimental small scale power plant is producing electricity and refrigeration temperatures fueled simply by the heat in warm water - typically 150 degrees Fahrenheit. (http://MatteranEnergy.com)
  5. Directory:Thermal Electric > OTEC
    Sea Solar Power - Sea Solar Power Inc. is one of several companies seeking to tap sea temp. gradient. Reverse refrigeration process generates electricity from the difference in temperature between surface and deep water. Grid-price competitive commercial version expected in 2-3 years, depending on funding. (http://www.seasolarpower.com/otec.html)

Not Yet Ranked

Tidal Power; Sea Waves; Rivers

  1. Validated | Available for Commercial Purchase | Directory:Tidal Power >
    Blue Energy - Company now implementing its technology commercially. Turbine design, which acts as a highly efficient underwater vertical-axis windmill, could product energy for as cheaply as two cents per kilowatt hour, well below commercial grid energy wholesale prices today. (http://bluenergy.com)
  2. Validated | Directory:Tidal Power / Directory:River Energy >
    Underwater Electric Kite (UEK) Corporation - Low impact hydrokinetic turbines harness tide and river flow, without harming aquatic life, requiring no dam or impoundment. (http://uekus.com )
  3. Tidal / River >
    Verdant Leads River/Tide Energy Pursuit - Verdant Power is a world leader in commercializing low-impact kinetic hydropower solutions, harnessing the energy from river, tide, and man-made channels. Prototype array is presently producing power for customers. (http://verdantpower.com)
  4. Directory:Tidal Power >
    Water Wall Turbine - Efficient converting of tidal flow energy into electricity. (http://www.wwturbine.com/)
  5. Directory:Tidal Power >
    Tidal and River Turbine by University of Southampton - The University of Southampton's minimalist design significantly reduces the number of moving parts, and is fully assembled prior to installation, reducing costs. Estimates five years to commercialization.
  6. Directory:Ocean_Wave_Energy >
    SDE Wave Power - S.D.E. Energy Ltd. is a Tel Aviv, Israel manufacturer and marketer of Sea Wave Power Plants - utilizing sea wave energy to produce electricity economically, and in an environmentally-friendly manner claiming that their system can generate electricity for 2 cents per kWh.
  7. Validated | Available for Commercial Purchase | Sea Wave Energy >
    AquaBuOY based on long-proven technology - The AquaBuOY technology, which has been independently evaluated and found commercially viable, has potential to generate electricity at a cost that is competitive with onshore and offshore wind farms and some fossil fuels, in the near to mid-term.
  8. Validated | Directory:Ocean Wave Energy >
    "Bobbing" Device for Harnessing Wave Energy - The Manchester (UK) Bobber, a patented new wave energy device, passed Phase One in January 2005, testing of 1/100th scale working model. Phase Two will now involve testing a 1/10th scale device.

Not Yet Ranked

Waste To Energy

  1. Validated | Available for Commercial Purchase | Waste-to-Energy / Plasma >
    StarTech Environmental Corp Plasma Tech - Startech is the only publicly traded waste-to-energy plasma arc technology company in the world. They presently have three 5 ton/day installations in operation, with a number of other plants in various stages of implementation. A 200 ton/day plant being scheduled for Panama will be the largest such plant in the world. (http://www.startech.net)
  2. Validated | Available for Commercial Purchase | Directory:Waste to Energy >
    MagneGas Plasma Arc Flow Reactors - MagneGas Technology has been developed to process liquid wastes into a clean burning fuel known as magnegas, plus heat and other usable byproducts, said processing occurring without noise, liquid, gaseous or other pollutions. New discoveries of science involved. (http://magnegas.com) (NEC Specialist: Tai Robinson)

Waste Management

  1. Validated | Available for Residential Purchase | Directory:Water >
    Brac Systems Grey Water Recycling - Collects water from shower drains, bathtubs and laundry, then filters and pumps it through a dedicated supply line to the toilet tanks for flushing, reducing average household water consumption by a third. It is designed into the plumbing of new construction and existing residential homes.

Not Yet Ranked

Wind

  1. Validated | Available for Commercial Purchase | Directory:Wind >
    Wind Farms - Wind farms present an economy of scale, enabling them to produce electricity in the price range of grid power.
  2. Validated | Available for Purchase | Directory:Wind >
    O'Conner Hush Energy Turbine - Arthur O'Conner of Australia has international patents on a wind turbine design that is very quiet, can operate a low speeds while tolerating high wind speeds, with a price tag that makes energy generation comparable to grid energy cost for residential and commercial applications. (http://www.hushenergy.com)
  3. Validated | Available for Commercial Purchase | Directory:Wind >
    Offshore Wind Technology - Winds are stronger and more stable; economy of scale. (GE)
  4. Validated | Available for Commercial Purchase | Wind > Vertical Axis >
    TMA Global Wind Energy Systems - Vertical axis wind turbine design creates pull on the back side contributing to 40%+ wind conversion efficiencies, doesn't kill birds, runs more quietly, doesn't need to be installed as high, blends better with landscape. Cost-competitive with the best horizontal axis propeller designs. Going commercial. (http://www.tmawind.com)
  5. Validated | Available for Purchase | Directory:Wind > High-Efficiency Horizontal >
    MotorWind's Pastic Micro Wind Turbines - Two of the biggest hurdles for using wind power have been cost and the need for strong winds. A Hong Kong businessman/inventor has found a way to overcome those problems with plastic, bringing the generation cost down to around 1 cent per kilowatt-hour. (http://www.motorwavegroup.com/)
  6. Validated | Available for Residential Purchase | Wind > Home Generation >
    Skystream 3.7™ - The first fully integrated wind generator designed specifically for the grid-connected residential market. The output would provide 40 to 90 percent of an average home’s energy needs. In states like Hawaii, where the cost of energy and wind speeds are both high, Skystream 3.7 can pay for itself in less than 4 years.
  7. Directory:Wind >
    Magenn Power's Floating Wind Generators - Inflatable, rotating balloon, wind turbine design scheduled for market readiness in 2007/8; at a price close to grid power. (http://www.magenn.com)
  8. Directory:Wind >
    Norsk Hydro floating wind turbines - Captures off-shore winds, while sparing expense of footing. Norwegian utility expects production prototype in 2007. (http://hydro.com) (Stansbury Resources)
  9. Directory:Wind >
    WhalePower Corp - WhalePower Corp features a blade design that mimics the aerodynamically efficient design of a humpback whale’s flipper, allowing a turbine to capture more of the wind's energy, and at much lower speeds.
  10. River / Wind > Vertical Axis >
    Neo-AeroDynamic Wind/Water Turbine - The patent-pending turbine for wind and water, invented by Phi Tran, employs lift on the leeward edge, harnessing the turbulence that usually impedes efficiency. The price point is expected to be better than fossil-fuel-generated electricity, even in low wind areas, making it ideal for city/urban roof top and back yard settings.

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