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PESWiki News -- March 2008 Archive






March 31, 2008
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Current events > Events:2008:ExtraOrdinary Technology Conference - July 31-Aug 3 conference will cover such topics as Tesla Technology • Magnetic Motors • Zero-Point Energy • Energy Saving Devices • Cosmic/Radiant Energy • Brown's Gas • Low Temperature Plasma • GEET • ElectroGravitation • ElectroMedicine • Magnetic Healing. (PESWiki)

Directory:Buyer Beware > Download interview with well-known FE skeptic (13 Mb mp3) - On March 31, 2008, Congress:Founder:Sterling D. Allan conducted a live, 1-hour interview with Congress:Member:Eric Krieg as part of the Free Energy Now radio series. A look from the perspective of one who is highly doubtful about many of the free energy claims and claimants. After ten years, his offer of a $10,000 prize for a free energy demo is still unclaimed.

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Directory:Human-Powered / Directory:Propulsion > Moving Big Rocks - Wally Wallington has demonstrated that he can lift a Stonehenge-sized pillar weighing 22,000 lbs and moved a barn over 300 ft. What makes this so special is that he does it using only himself, gravity, and his incredible ingenuity. (J Walk Blog Oct. 17, 2006)


Directory:Solar:Largest > California Dreamin' of miles of solar - A new project will place 250 megawatts of photovoltaic panels across 65 million square feet of unused commercial rooftops by Southern California Edison. It is the US's largest solar installation by a utility. (CleanTech March 28, 2008) (Thanks Congress:Member:Robert L. Pritchett)

March 30, 2008
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Directory:Nuclear > The Rush To Patent the Atomic Bomb - It seems the pile of patents were filed to give the U.S. government an essential monopoly on the burgeoning nuclear industry and protect it against others who might patent similar technologies later. (NPR Mar. 28, 2008)

Directory:Peak Oil > New Limits to Growth Revive Malthusian Fears - Steady increases in the prices for oil, wheat, copper and other commodities -- some of which have set record highs this month -- are signs of a lasting shift in demand as yet unmatched by rising supply. (Wall Street Journal Mar. 24, 2008)

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Directory:Electrical Grid > A Power Grid Smartens Up - A $100 million project launched in Boulder, Colorado, by Xcel Energy, will equip homes with smart power meters that help people reduce demand when electricity is most expensive and will allow the utility to reroute power and take better advantage of renewable power sources. (MIT Technology Review Mar. 20, 2008)

March 29, 2008

Directory:Fuel Efficiency Alternative Fuels > Open Biofuel Engine Development wiki - Pure plant oil fuel page - Collaborative development of modifications and techniques necessary to achieve reliable engine operation. The OBEDwiki and its parent site at are designed to provide useful information for developers, users and those interested in running biofuels.

March 28, 2008
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Hydrogen Injection > Directory:HAFC Hydro Assist Fuel Cell > LTD's challenge to HAFC critics - HAFC hydrogen boost dealer, Jeff Otto, lays down the gauntlet regarding the company (UCS of A)'s guarantee of a 50% improvement in mileage, asking for any skeptic to come forward with $5000 cash to matched by him in the same amount. Winner takes all. (PESWiki March 28, 2008)

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Directory:Electromagnetic > Directory:Harry Paul Sprain magnet motor > OS:Radu Vacarescu Electromagnetic Motor - Radu Vacarescu has build a Sprain-like electromagnetic motor, using a spiral arrangement of magnets around a rotor, then using an electromagnet to get the rotor past the magnetic stick point. Is his claim of a COP of 4 a measurement error? (PESWiki Mar. 28, 2008)

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Directory:Solar > 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 is being commercialized by 1366 Technologies, which today announced that it has received its first round of funding at $12.4 million dollars. (MIT Technology Review Mar. 27, 2008) (Thanks Congress:Member:Sterling D. Allan)

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Directory:Conservation / Directory:Water > Enviro Save Valve - Think of all the water that goes to waste down the drain while you're waiting for the tap to get warm. Lloyd Linson-Smith has invented a device that diverts and saves that cold water that flows before hot water arrives. (Courier Mail AU March 18, 2008) (Thanks KeeleyNet) (Thanks Congress:Member:Robert L. Pritchett)


Directory:Conservation > Shutting Down for An Hour - Earth Hour was created by the World Wildlife Fund in Sydney, Australia in 2007, and in one year has grown from an event in one city to a global movement. Turn off your lights for an hour at 8:00 pm whatever time zone you're in on March 29. (EcoGeek March 28, 2008) (Thanks Congress:Member:Robert L. Pritchett)


Directory:Biofuels > Shell and Virent Collaborating To Develop Biogasoline From Plant Sugars - These new ‘biogasoline’ molecules have higher energy content than ethanol (or butanol) and deliver better fuel efficiency. They can be blended seamlessly to make conventional gasoline or combined with gasoline containing ethanol.(Green Car Congress March 28, 2008) (Thanks Congress:Member:Robert L. Pritchett)


Directory:Wind > Using LIDAR for Identification of Wind Parameters - Currently, Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) is the best candidate to replace the met mast-based wind measurements used in power curve calculations for offshore wind farms and is being tested at the Alpha Ventus wind farm. (Renewable Energy March 27, 2008) (Thanks Congress:Member:Robert L. Pritchett)

March 27, 2008

Directory:Global Warming > Cool Globes - Hot Ideas for a Cool Planet - The CoolGlobes exhibit was on display from June 1, 2007 through September 2007, along Chicago’s lakefront. (Thanks Congress:Member:Robert L. Pritchett)

March 26, 2008

Directory:Electric Cars > Hype Machine: Searching for ZAP's Fleet of No-Show Green Cars - Over the years, ZAP has taken millions from investors and dealers eager to see the company's line of green cars hit the road. But that line has never materialized. (Wired March 24, 2008) (Thanks Congress:Member:Robert L. Pritchett)

Directory:Biofuels > Food or Fuel for Thought? - We outline our view (charts & graphs) that the increasing in oil prices, have led to a substantial rise in ethanol production, and will have significant effect on food prices and eventually overall CPI. (Fiat Economics March 14, 2008) (Thanks Congress:Member:Robert L. Pritchett)

Directory:Ethanol > The Case Against Ethanol - Ethanol and many other grain-based biofuels are an unmitigated folly as both a means of fuel and as an investment. (SeekingAlpha March 25, 2008) (Thanks Congress:Member:Robert L. Pritchett)

Directory:Batteries > Jump Start - Carmakers favor lithium-ion batteries (already popular in cell phones and laptops) because they can store twice as much energy per liter of volume as nickel batteries. Forbes has posted a chart listing which plug-in hybrids and electric cars are possibly using what type of Lithium-ion technology. (Forbes April 4, 2008) (Thanks Congress:Member:Robert L. Pritchett)

Directory:Wind > Clearing the Air: Wind Power and Reliability - Our studies and experiences show that wind energy integrates effectively and reliably into our power systems with regional market operations to mitigate the impact of wind variability. (Renewable Energy March 25, 2008) (Thanks Congress:Member:Robert L. Pritchett)

Directory:Electric Cars > Air board may trim electric car mandate - A California Air Quality staff report recommends that the board greatly reduce the required number of purely electric vehicles that automakers offer for sale and instead focus on more readily available and less expensive hybrids that would still cut pollution dramatically. (UNION-TRIBUNE March 24, 2008) (Thanks Congress:Member:Robert L. Pritchett)

March 25, 2008
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Directory:Solid State Generators > Directory:Daniel Pomerleau Free Energy Coils - Autistic Candian, Daniel Pomerlou, has given numerous demonstrations of free energy generation using only coils of wires and mind power. Powers 200 Watt bulb, skill saw, motors and other appliances in front of electrical engineers who have no idea how he does it.


Directory:Solar > Colourful idea sparks renewable electricity from paint -If steel cladding weretreated with the photovoltaic material, and assuming a conservative 5% energy conversion rate, then we could be looking at generating 4,500 gigawatts of electricity through the solar cells annually. That’s the equivalent output of roughly 50 wind farms. ( March 24, 2008) (Thanks Congress:Member:Robert L. Pritchett)


Directory:Conservation > Revolutionary Super-Insulating Vacuum Glass! - Researchers at Guardian Industries have recently unveiled a new breed of vacuum-glazed super glass with an incredible R12-R13 insulation rating. (Inhabitat March 24, 2008) (Thanks Congress:Member:Robert L. Pritchett)

March 24, 2008

Directory:Wind > Skysails - Plus - Top 10 Green Ship Designs- A freighter’s fuel consumption can be cut by 10 percent to 15 percent if a kite is used to pull the ship. (Site shows video) (gCaptain Jan. 27, 2008) (Thanks Congress:Member:Robert L. Pritchett)

Directory:Fuel Cells > Findings Could Improve Fuel Cell Efficiency - Duke University Pratt School of Engineering have developed a ceramic membrane made of iron nanoparticles, that allows fuel cells to operate at low humidity and operate at higher temperatures. (Energy Blog March 24, 2008) (Thanks Congress:Member:Robert L. Pritchett)