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August

August 30, 2008

  • Hydrogen > Fuel Cells >
    Formula Zero - Hydrogen Racing - The world's first international fuel-cell powered motor racing series kicked off in Rotterdam over the weekend. The organisers hope that 'Formula Zero,' like Formula 1, can become a forum for competing technology as much as anything else, helping green consumer cars to become better. (PESWiki; Aug. 29, 2008)

August 29, 2008

  • Green Building >
    Ceratech, Inc.'s Green Cement - CERATECH’s products are compromised of 30 to 95% green sustainable industrial waste stream materials and are manufactured via a simple low energy, powder blending process; while the product is a cement with superior strength that can be deployed in a condensed timeframe. (PESWIki; Aug. 28, 2008)

August 28, 2008

August 27, 2008

August 26, 2008

August 25, 2008

August 24, 2008

  • Suppresion / Reviews >
    Of Pope John Paul II and of Power as in Electricity - As Karol faced two brutal tyrannies, certain exotic emerging technologies also face oppression and have been bullied, sometimes for more than a century. The stance Karol took of persistent love and courage can be instructive and helpful for us as we face down those who resist these solutions. (PESWiki; Aug. 24, 2008)

August 23, 2008

August 22, 2008

August 21, 2008

August 20, 2008

  • Nanotechnology >
    Aerogels: Nanotechnology for Ultracapacitors - This 87-year old technology will improve ultracapacitors by swapping in carbon nanotubes, since they have a extremely high surface area, carbon aerogels are used to create ultracapacitors with values ranging up to thousands of farads. It is already used a a super-insulator and for collecting stardust by NASA. (PESWiki; August 18, 2008)

August 19, 2008

  • Fuel Efficiency >
    Electric Freight Rail 8X More Efficient than Heavy Trucks - Electrifying railroads and transferring half of the ton-miles of trucks to rail could save 6.3% of US oil consumption. Electric railroads, well-proven in other countries, are cheaper to operate and can carry more freight because they accelerate and brake faster (and can generate electricity while braking, saving energy), and have no delays for refueling. (PESWiki; Aug. 13, 2008)

August 18, 2008

  • Electric Cars >
    Shelby SuperCars (SSC) to Build World's Fastest Electric Car - The Ultimate Aero EV is based on the SSC Aero, the world's fastest production car. The EV will be powered by a 500 horsepower electric motor. The drive train will feature a revolutionary power source allegedly allowing for several years between charging (not a typo). (PESWiki; August 13, 2008)

August 17, 2008

  • Air Conditioning >
    Maisotsenko M-Cycle Coolerado - The engineering, design, application and installation of Coolerado's unique air-conditioning systems offer more flexibility and change than the air-conditioning world has seen in decades, using the Maisotsenko Cycle (M-Cycle). (PESWiki; Aug. 14, 2008)

August 15, 2008

  • Events >
    Report: ExtraOrdinary Technology Conference 2008 - See our 2008 Tesla Technology Conference reports, photo gallery and follow-ups. Our New Energy Congress members who attended have posted their thoughts and feelings on this year's Conference activities. (PESWiki; August 12, 2008)

August 14, 2008

  • Nanotechnology >
    Carbon Nanotubes and other Nanotechnology Solutions for Renewable Energy - From vastly increasing efficiencies in solar power to reducing costs of hydrogen generation, the alternative energy sector is seeing a range of nanotech developments. Reducing the amount of raw product necessary for technology production, carbon nanotechnology cuts costs and conserves our precious non-renewable resources. (PESWiki; Aug. 13, 2008)

August 13, 2008

August 12, 2008

  • Fuel Efficiency > Spark Plugs >
    Firestorm Spark Plug - This revolutionary design creates an electric plasma that fills the entire combustion chamber like a firestorm. It allows you to take an internal combustion engine from the standard 14.7:1 air-to-fuel ratio to an incredibly lean 24:1. At this ratio, all the air/fuel mixture is burned much more efficiently without increasing heat, thus giving an engine more power and fuel economy while creating much less pollution. (PESWiki)

August 11, 2008

August 10, 2008

  • Fuel Efficiency > Additives > eeFuel
    eeFuel Gradually Boosts Mileage in 2007 BMW 335i - Ryan Fowler reports an improvement in his mileage on the same stretch of road since he started using the eeFuel additive, beginning with a jump of 5.7%, followed by 8.6%, then 14.0%, and then 17.9% in subsequent test runs in triplicate, as measured by onboard mileage instrumentation provided with the vehicle. (PESWiki; Aug. 6, 2008)

August 9, 2008

August 8, 2008

  • Plasma / Electromagnetic >
    Phemax Technology's Plasmagnetic Alternator - Patent pending device allegedly generates electricity via plasma arc (Microsun) technology, initiated with low voltage, high current, high temperature, thermally conductive, thorium tungsten / graphite electrodes submerged in water. The resulting syngas runs a Phemax generator, which is said to have 5x amplification capability. (PESWiki; Aug. 7, 2008)

August 7, 2008

August 6, 2008

  • Ground Source Heat Pumps >
    EarthLinked Technologies - Company has been in the business of installing Ground Source Heat Pumps for nearly two decades. The residential and commercial systems save energy in the winter and summer, drawing from the thermal mass of the earth with their direct geo-exchange technology. ROI is just a few years. (PESWiki; July 18, 2008)

August 5, 2008

  • Engines >
    Interview: Super-Efficient '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. More recent test results showed a 14% increase in torque while using 10% as much fuel. (FreeEnergyNow; Aug. 4, 2008)

August 4, 2008

  • Solar > Concentrated
    Lateral Aperture Solar Design - "Think of a sheet of glass set out to capture the sunlight; instead of letting the light pass through or reflecting it off somewhere, it captures the light inside the thickness of the pane. It then redirects it toward an edge, or a number of them, where it then emerges at a concentration ratio." (PESWiki; July 23, 2008)

August 3, 2008

August 2, 2008

  • Top 100: Wind > Vertical Axis >
    Interview with 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, going commercial. (FreeEnergyNow; July 28, 2008)

August 1, 2008

July

July 31, 2008

  • Water as Fuel > Brown's Gas >
    Epoch has Commercialized Brown's Gas - Epoch Energy Technology Corp is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of Oxy-hydrogen gas generators and solar water heaters. They have developed a method by which ordinary soft water can be instantly transformed into oxygen-hydrogen fuel. (PESWiki; July 23, 2008)

July 30, 2008

  • Water as Fuel > Electrolysis >
    Water-Fueled Car from Sri Lanka - A Sri Lankan inventor has come up with a super-efficient electrolysis method that allegedly enables a small vehicle to travel 80 kilometres on just one litre of water, without any danger to life or any impact on the environment. (PESWiki; July 23, 2008)

July 29, 2008

  • Spoofs / Magnet Motors >
    Videographer Posts Magnet Motor Spoof - On July 27, 2008, Alan D. Joseph posted a video to YouTube showing a motor that appears to spin with no batteries or other electrical input. Is it real, or was he putting his video skills to use? (PESWiki; July 24, 2008)

July 28 2008

July 27, 2008

  • Free Energy / Open Source >
    Free Energy and the Open Source Movement Series - In this series of articles, Steve Windisch examines several “Free Energy��? devices, explains their workings in a simplified way, while discussing the proposed theories behind them. Interviews look at new inventors and researchers working within the Open Source Energy movement today. (PESWiki; July 20, 2008)

July 26, 2008

July 25, 2008

  • Hydrogen / Events >
    2008 Hydrogen Implementation Conference - Michael Riverson reports on the conference held July 22 - 24 in Laramie, Wyoming, covered a wide range of hydrogen generation sources, storage mechanisms, transport infrastructure, and application considerations. (PESN; July 25, 2008)

July 24, 2008

July 23, 2008

July 22, 2008

  • Ocean Wave Energy / Nikola Tesla >
    Using Tesla's Valvular Conduit to Harness Water Waves - Proposal to combine (1) Nicola Tesla's "Valvular Conduit", patented in 1920, which is essentially a one-way fluidic valve, and (2) the Anaconda Bulge Wave concept of having rubber tubing move up and down with ocean waves, in order to provide a simple and cost-effective mechanism for harnessing sea wave energy. (PESWiki; July 18, 2008)

July 21, 2008

  • Wind > Vertical Axis
    Tangarie Alternative Power's spiral wind turbine - The Greenpower Utility System line of vertical axis wind turbines produces up to 50% more electricity on an annual basis, generates electricity in winds as low as 4 mph (1.5 m/s), and continues to generate power in wind speeds up to 130 mph (60m/s). It withstands extreme weather such as frost, ice, sand, humidity; and is low-noise. (PESWiki)

July 20, 2008

July 19, 2008

  • Fuel Efficiency > Hypermiling >
    Slowing Down Doesn't Always Save Money - Vehicles are designed to achieve optimal efficiency at certain engine rpms and speeds. Going slower can actually use more fuel over the same distance, especially at much lower speeds. The Nissan Quest minivan does 35 mpg at 75 mph, wherease it only gets 30 mpg at 55 mph. (PESWiki; July 19, 2008)

July 18, 2008

July 17, 2008

July 16, 2008

July, 14 2008

July 13, 2008

  • OS >
    What You Can Expect Open Sourcing Energy Technology - Sterling Allan describes how an ideal open source energy technology might roll out from beginning -- even before it is publicly posted -- through the time of early replications, to end when it spreads throughout the earth to bless mankind. (PESWiki; July 13, 2008)

July 11, 2008

  • Fuel Efficiency > Lubricants >
    Maryn International's lubrication solutions - Maryn is a leading developer and manufacturer of high performance industrial additives which significantly improve lubricity and which also improve mileage. While the product is aimed at the trucking industry, it also works well in any car. (PESWiki; July 7, 2008)

July 10, 2008

July 9, 2008

  • Top 100: Solar > Thin Film > Dye Sensitized >
    G24 Innnovations Ltd rolls out solar - Automated "roll-to-roll" manufacturing process transforms a lightweight roll of metal foil into a 100-pound half-mile of G24i’s Dye Sensitized Thin Film in less than three hours. This material is rugged, flexible, lightweight and generates electricity even indoors and in low light conditions. (PESWiki)

July 7, 2008

  • Wind > Floating >
    HeliWind's twist on floating wind generation - The HeliWind design by the Hawaii Consulting Group replaces the blades and tower of a conventional wind turbine with a lighter-than-air helical balloon and lowers the generator to the ground. With generating costs expected at around $0.034/kW-hr, the design is expected to go into production in June 2011. (PESWiki; July 6, 2008)

July 6, 2008

  • Top 100: Wind > Vertical Axis >
    TESNIC vertical-axies wind turbine - The TESNIC is based on the principles of the Tesla turbine, extracting the wind power via adhesion, in addition to the classic drag and lift extraction, enabling it to achieve a very high efficiency, with the potential cost of electricity produced below the utility price. (PESWiki.com)

July 5, 2008

  • Top 100: Wind > Horizontal Axis >
    Interview with Broadstar Wind Systems - Like a wind surfer, the horizontal blades of the Broadstar turbine change their angle of attack as they go around the perimeter, so that they are generating torque in nearly every position. It is much easier to ship and assemble these units because the largest components can be fit in 20-foot shipping containers. (FreeEnergyNow; June 30, 2008)

July 4, 2008

  • Solar > Concentrated >
    Sopogy Concentrated Solar - Recently named the "Venture Capital Deal of the Year," Sopogy specializes in MicroCSP solar technologies that bring the economics of large solar energy systems to the industrial, commercial and utility sectors in a smaller, robust and more cost effective package. (PESWiki; July 2, 2008)

July 3, 2008

July 2, 2008

June

June 28, 2008

  • Magnet Motors >
    David Hamel Motor - Supposedly, the 3-cone device gives forth the principle of what Hamel alleges to be "perpetual motion...the usage of duality/magnetism and of vibration. Chaos physics induced through 3-body physics." Working prototypes are held by hand. (PESWiki)

June 27, 2008

June 26, 3008

  • Fuel_Efficiency > Engines >
    Turbine Truck Engines, Inc - Owns an exclusive license for the manufacturing and marketing of a highly innovative, environmentally-friendly 300 to 1,000 horsepower turbine-based truck engine. Known as the Detonation Cycle Gas Turbine engine, its patented cyclical detonation technology is poised to revolutionize the heavy-duty truck engine market. (PESWiki; June 25, 2008)

June 25, 2008

  • Conservation >
    Does Blackle Conserve Computer Screen Energy? - Do we save or use more power when we use black as a background on a computer screen? If you still have a CRT display, then Blackle makes sense. If you use a flat-screen display, which has been the majority for a few years, the opposite effect takes place. (PESWiki; June 24, 2008)

June 23, 2008

  • Top 100: Communities >
    Clean Energy Road Show Launch Imminent - Laurel White's year-long road show will educate people about easy-to-implement clean energy solutions available now, many of which can actually save money; and to give hope about the future by reviewing some of the most promising clean emerging technologies. (PESN; June 23, 2008)

June 22, 2008

  • Magnet Motors >
    China - A New Magnetic Conversion of Zero Point Energy - The Wang Shum Ho prototype 5kW electricity generator is reportedly powered by permanent magnets and claimed to be close to production. The team is seeking a marketing partner and offers a working prototype for viewing by financial backers. (PESWiki; June 21, 2008)

June 21, 2008

June 20, 2008

June 19, 2008

  • Magnet Motors / Wind >
    Shinyeon Magnet and Wind Systems - Shinyeon Energy Research Center of Korea has two highly exotic prototypes. One is a piston-based permanent magnet motor called the Magforce engine, that doesn't require fuel or electricity. The other as a tower-based induction wind generator. (PESWiki; June 18, 2008)

June 18, 2008

  • Oil >
    Fuel Watch Worldwide - Directory created to keep an eye on fuel costs worldwide. Why do we see prices from 12 cents USD up to over $11 USD per gallon for the same product from around the world? (PESWiki; June 17, 2008)

June 17, 2008

June 15, 2008

  • Microwave-Based Energy Technologies >
    Cell Phones Popping Popcorn - Cardo Systems set up groups in various countries and released the YouTube videos all about the same time to sell their remote headsets as a viral promotion. Can Cellphones really be used to pop popcorn? Are Cellphones safe to use today? (PESWiki; June 14, 2008)

June 14, 2008

  • Top 100: Running Vehicles on Water / Hydrogen >
    Genepax water fuel system - Genepax intends to provide 1kw-class generation systems for use in electric vehicles and houses. Instead of driving electric vehicles with this system alone, the company expects to use it as a generator to charge the secondary battery used in electric vehicles. (PESWiki; June 14, 2008)

June 13, 2008

  • Fuel Efficiency
    Tai Robinson on Clean Fuel Conversions - New Energy Congress founding member gives an overview of how to convert existing vehicles into clean fuel vehicles, running on multiple local fuels. A look at the process, costs, and other considerations regarding alternative fuels in general. (FreeEnergyNow.net; June 9, 2008)

June 12, 2008

June 11, 2008

  • Fuel Efficiency > Lubricants >
    Silver Series Lubricant - The silver contained in the oil finds it's way onto working surfaces, where it reduces friction and wear. When wear attempts to remove it, more silver is plated onto the surface, so it is the silver that wears and not the original surface. (PESWiki)

June 10, 2008

  • Top 100: Wind > Horizontal Axis >
    Broadstar Wind Systems - BroadStar's AeroCam is claimed to be the first turbine to break through the $1/watt cost barrier. It enables distributed power generation in almost any setting, including densely populated urban areas and can capture abundant surface-wind energy in wind farms. (PESWiki; June 8, 2008)

June 8, 2008

June 4, 2008

June 3, 2008

  • Fuel Efficiency > Additives
    eeFuel Nano Catalyst Fuel Additive (Interview) - EeFuel, a non-toxic, non-fossil, sub-nano fuel additive; is said to increase mileage by 10% to 20% by two-fold action: increasing the vaporization of the fuel and serving as a catalytic agent to increase the amount of fuel burnt as well as to stabilize its burn rate. (PESWiki; June 2, 2008)

June 2, 2008

  • Biofuels >
    Rethinking Biofuel - Robert Pritchett presses a few biofuel hot-buttons regarding the current status of biofuel and unintended consequences - along with some solutions. (PESN; June 2, 2008)

June 1, 2008

  • Power Factor Correction / Conservation >
    Pacific KVAR Power Conditioning Units - The KVAR/KEC system reduces the amount of power drawn from the utility by eliminating otherwise lost electricity (reactive power) created by inductive loads at any given facility. The KVAR Energy Controller unit stores and releases this ractive power thus elimanating this wasted energy.

May

May 30, 2008

  • Top 100:
    Air Conditioning > Zeolite > Zeolite-Water Heating and Cooling System - Zeo-Tech has developed a new energy conversion process for the efficient generation and storage of heat and/or cooling power. Driven by a heat source, this process is solely based on the material zeolite and water and is therefore fully compatible with the most stringent environmental regulations. (PESWiki)

May 29, 2008

May 28, 2008

May 26, 2008

  • Solar > Silicon > 1366 Technologies: More-Powerful Solar Cells - An MIT researcher has found a way efficiently of an important type of silicon solar cells by 27% while keeping costs about the same. The technology has received its first round of funding at $12.4 million dollars. (PESWiki; Mar. 27, 2008)

May 25, 2008

May 24, 2008

May 23, 2008

May 22, 2008

  • Humor > Rube Goldberg Samples - Examples of cause-effect, transfer of energy from one form into another. Some of the effects might at first seem magical, but upon closer inspection, each can be explained. So it is with "free energy". In addition to gravitational pull and kinetic induction, transference methods illustrated also include wind, flywheels, and magnets. (PESWiki; May 20, 2008)

May 21, 2008

May 20, 2008

  • Top 100:
    Ocean Wave > Interview with SDE Energy about Wave Power - Sterling Allan conducts a 1-hour, live interview with the inventor, Shmuel Ovadia, and three other executives from SDE Wave Power, a Tel Aviv, manufacturer and marketer of Sea Wave Power Plants, which are ready for commercial rollout at a cost of 2 cents per kWh -- half of conventional power. (PESWiki; May 19, 2008)

May 18, 2008

May 17, 2008

  • Hydro > River > Energy Barge Hawks Hydrogen and Distilled Water - Slow Moving Water, Inc presents a floating barge with turbines around the perimeter to harness the energy of the water flowing by. Rather than try to enter the electricity utility business, they produce electricity by-products, such as hydrogen and distilled water. (PESWiki; May 16, 2008)

May 16, 2008

May 15, 2008

  • Solar Videos - Compilation of videos related to Solar technology, including collectors, heaters, photovoltaics, flight, etc. (Thanks RLP)

May 14, 2008

May 13, 2008

  • Ethanol > Make Ethanol in Your Own Backyard - E-Fuel Corporation's EFuel100 MicroFueler™ is the world's first portable ethanol micro-refinery system. It replaces the traditional ethanol reflux column system with a solid state distillation technology, making it possible for homeowners and small businesses to safely and cost-effectively create their own fuel, on-site. Available 4th Quarter, 2008.

May 12, 2008

May 11, 2008

  • Biomass / Alternative Fuels / Non-Fossil Oil / Plastic >
    Bacteria Make Oil from Biomass - A Georgia company has announced that they have devised a simple, natural way to convert anything that grows out of the Earth into oil. The inventor's formula is simple. Basically, biomass (such as grass clippings or wood chips) plus the right bacteria equals hydrocarbons, which make not just fuel but plastics and other petroleum products.

May 10, 2008

  • UFOs / Plasma > Magnetohydrodynamics:Plasma-Powered Flying Saucers - With a span of less than 15 centimetres, Subrata Roy's aircraft qualifies as a micro air vehicle (MAV), but it has an unconventional design to say the least. It is a saucer shape covered with electrodes that ionise air to create a plasma.

May 9, 2008

  • Oil > North American Continent Oil Fields Abound - While our coverage is usually on alternatives to oil, the purpose of this page is to illustrate that there is no non-greed-based reason why the price of oil should be reaching as high as it is in North America, when the continent is awash in petroleum.

May 8, 2008

  • Electromagnetic > Wilt's Clean Energy, Inc - Patented motor allegedly puts out more energy than is required to run it, implying that it is somehow harnessing unseen energy from the environment. Recent measurements showed around 3/4 horsepower being produced via 1/2 HP in.

May 7, 2008

May 2, 2008

  • Solar > Concentrated > SUNRGI's Affordable CSP Solar Coming in a Year - Focusing the sun's rays 2000x and pulling the heat away from the photovoltaic cells, combined with a method of low-cost mass production, the Xtreme concentrated photovoltaics by SUNRGI are expected to produce in the range of 5-7 cents per kilowatt hour.

May 1, 2008

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