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PESWiki News -- November 2008 Archive

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Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008
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Latest: Directory:Electromagnetic > Directory:Pete's "Zero Amp" Electronics > Zero Amp Tech demonstration reflections - Peter Sumaruck has captured the imagination of many with his demonstration alleging 0.05 Watts input from a genset powering five motors (4000 Watts) output through his modified variable AC motor controller. However, a New Energy Congress assessment gives reason for skepticism. (PESN Nov. 30, 2008)
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Directory:Oxygen Depletion >Waterboxx Offers Possibilities for Reforestation in the Desert - The Waterboxx is an instrument that supports plants and trees in order to survive in difficult circumstances (i.e., deserts) without using any groundwater or electricity. (TreeHugger Nov. 19, 2008)

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Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles -- PHEV >Olympia's roads get a little more electric - Joe Lambrix, the founder of the nonprofit group Plug In Olympia is building an electric vehicle infrastructure in the South Puget Sound area, one 120-volt plug-in at a time. (Seattle PI Nov. 28, 2008)

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Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD: Directory:Wind / Directory:Geothermal > Directory:Raser Technologies - Geothermal and Waste Heat Harvesting Beaver aims to be 'renewable capital of Utah' - Beaver County is fast becoming a convergence point for companies wanting to harness renewable forms of energy like geothermal wells or the persistent wind. (Salt Lake Tribune Nov. 28, 2008)

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008
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Directory:Wind > Directory:Home Generation:Wind Turbine >Hot Home Wind Turbines You Can Actually Buy, Plus One You Wish You Could - A number of new, innovative wind turbines have entered the market in the past couple of months. Phillipe Starck’s wind turbine is the odd one out in the group. (TreeHugger Nov. 24, 2008)

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Directory:Clean Fuel Conversions >Man Aims To Wean World Off Petroleum - Congress:Member:W Fred Robinson has been working to convert standard automobiles to run on alternative fuels for more than 30 years. He lives in a solar-powered home he built himself and converted a Hummer H2 so it can run on several different fuels, including hydrogen, natural gas, ethanol or unleaded. (Steamboat Pilot Nov. 9, 2008) (Thanks Congress:Member:Tai Robinson)

Friday, Nov. 28, 2008
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Directory:Thermal Electric > Directory:Waste Heat Generators >Electricity from Waste Heat - Ener-G-Rotors, based in Schenectady, NY, has patented the Trochoidal Gear Engine used in an organic rankine cycle to turn 150°F to 400°F liquid or gas input into electricity. (MIT Technology Review Nov. 21, 2008)

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Directory:Electrical Grid / Directory:Ten-Year Renewable Energy Plan >California to Become the Electric Vehicle Capital of the US - A 9-step policy plan was unveiled for transforming the Bay Area into the "Electric Vehicle (EV) Capital of the U.S." Better Place, a global electric transportation company, announced that it would enter the U.S. market, beginning in the Bay Area. (Video) (Inhabitat Nov. 25, 2008)

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008
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Directory:Solar >Solar Roadways - Imagine a series of interconnected glassified Solar Road Panels™ that you actually drive on. The idea is to replace all current asphalt roads, parking lots and driveways with 12 square foot Solar Road Panels™, each producing an average of 7.6kWh per day. (Thanks Congress:Member:Sepp Hasslberger)

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Directory:Wind >Wind Power Exposed: The Renewable Energy Source is Expensive, Unreliable and Won’t Save Natural Gas - Not only is wind power far more expensive and unreliable than previously thought, it cannot avoid using high levels of natural gas, which not only will increase costs, but will mean far less of a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions than has been previously claimed. (Energy Tribune Nov. 25, 2008)

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008
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Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD / Latest: Current events > Directory:Environmental Hall of Fame > Environmental Hall of Fame, Chicago '08 -- Awesome - Thirty-six movers and shakers from the environmental movement receive awards, including two individuals from the NEC's Top 100 Clean Energy Technologies listing. (PESN Nov. 26, 2008)
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Directory:Biofuels >For UN, Brazil's Biofuel Model is a Win, Win, Win Strategy - A UN leader praised Brazil's Agroenergy developments, saying that with it, "The environment wins, the commerce wins, and development wins too..., setting new guidelines for sustainable development and peace promotion." (Video) (Brazzil Magazine Nov. 20, 2008)

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008
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Directory:Ten-Year Renewable Energy Plan >The Manhattan Project of 2009 - Author, Jeff Wilson says the plan needed to deal with the oil crisis is not for the faint of heart. But, if devised with skill and executed with determination, it can lead us into a new world of affordable energy, national security, and a stable environment."

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Current events >World Future Energy Summit - This summint to be held in United Arab Emerates (UAE), January 19-21 2009, touts to be the largest meeting of influential figures within the renewable energy industry in the search for solutions to some of mankind's most pressing issues: energy security, climate change and truly sustainable human development.

Monday, Nov. 24, 2008

Green Energy Efficient Homes - Over 60 articles on home energy efficiency, including tips on cutting heating, cooling, and household appliance energy use finding the most energy efficient appliances, lighting choices, and HVAC options and exhaustive checklists to help homeowners do their own home energy audit.

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008
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Directory:Fuel Cells / Directory:Batteries >Micro Fuel Cells Get Closer to Replacing Batteries - A team of researchers in France has developed micro-sized direct methanol fuel cells (microDMFC) that achieve significantly improved fuel efficiency and maintain a good power density while operating at room temperature. The energy density (measured in watt-hours per liter) of the new fuel cells is 385 Wh/L, which is superior to lithium ions batteries’ value of 270 Wh/L. (PhysOrg Nov. 17, 2008)

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Directory:Prizes >Nominations being accepted for The Tech Awards - Annual event honors technologies that benefit humanity, making the world safer and healthier, more prosperous and just. 2008 Laureates included Sunlabob Renewable Energy, DESI Power, Solar Electric Light Fund and the Portable Light Project. See Videocalling for 2009 nominations] (CNet Nov. 12, 2008)

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Directory:Ten-Year Renewable Energy Plan >Kentucky Governor Unveils Comprehensive Energy Plan - Unveiling his ~150-page plan, titled “Intelligent Energy Choices for Kentucky’s Future”, Gov. Beshear proposes how his state can take a leading role in energy technology and production, helping the US move toward greater energy self-reliance. (Kentucky Post Nov. 20, 2008)

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008
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Directory:Tidal Power / Directory:River Energy >'Fish technology' draws renewable energy from slow water currents - Vortex Induced Vibrations for Aquatic Clean Energy (VIVACE) is the first known device that could harness energy from most of the water currents around the globe, because it works in flows moving slower than 2 knots (about 2 miles per hour.) Slashdot (PhysOrg'' Nov. 20, 2008)

Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Batteries >EnerG2 Battery Replacement - EnerG2 is developing novel materials—synthetic carbon powder, carbon monoliths, and nanocomposites for applications like natural gas storage, hydrogen storage, more efficient solar cells, and “ultracapacitors” to replace traditional batteries. (Xconomy Nov. 3, 2008)

Friday, Nov. 21, 2008
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Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD / Latest: Directory:Generators / Directory:Wind >Directory:ExRo Technologies - ExRo's patented technology designed for widely variable speeds of wind, wave, run-of-river, and tidal turbines takes the place of traditional generators that are limited in operating activity and could lower the cost of wind turbines, while significantly increasing their power output. (PESWiki Nov. 21, 2008)
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Directory:Gravity Motors / Directory:Milkovic Two-Stage Mechanical Oscillator >Recommendations for Measuring the Efficiency Quotient (pdf) - Jovan Marjanovic gives the recommendations for correct efficiency measurements and stresses some errors in input/output energy measurement methodologies for secondary oscillator systems. ( November 17, 2008) (Thanks Bobsy)

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Directory:Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion >Plumbing the oceans could bring limitless clean energy - Lockheed Martin Corporation is going to build a 10 MW Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion plant on Hawaii after receiving a $1.2 million contract from DOE and doing 30 years of research. (Video) (New Scientist Nov. 19, 2008)

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Directory:Fuel Cells >Kia to present Borrego FCEV in L.A. - Kia claims it has perfected a fuel cell unit that can operate at temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees Celsius and boast a 62% efficiency rating. The Borrego Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) outputs 154hp (115kW) from its fuel cell system, and is capable of travelling up to 426 miles with its three tanks of hydrogen. (Motor Authority Nov. 14, 2008)

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008
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Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD / Latest / Radio:Free Energy Now: Directory:Batteries > Directory:Battery Chargers > Directory:Renaissance Charge Device by Energenx >Interview with John Bedini about his Renaissance Charger that Rejuvenates Batteries Using Tesla Technology - Bedini talks about what Tesla's radiant energy is, and how he is using some of those principles in a device that he's had available for limited distribution for 1.5 years but is now marketing more widely. (PESN Nov. 20, 2008)
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Directory:Fuel Cells >Shanghai-Volkswagen to showcase hydrogen fuel-cell Passat Lingyu at L.A. Auto Show - The clean powertrain of the Passat Lingyu features a 120hp (88kW) electric drive motor running on lithium-ion batteries that are charged by a 75hp (55kW) fuel cell, with a speed of 93 mph and a range of 190 miles on a single tank of hydrogen. (Motor Authority Nov. 14, 2008)

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Directory:Biodiesel >Reactor Skid System produces 10-40 gpm of biodiesel - The BioForce 9000 Nano Reactor Skid System from Cavitation Technologies, has the capacity to produce from 10 up to 40 gallons per minute of biodiesel on demand. (Video) (ThomasNet Industrial Niewsroom Nov. 17, 2008)

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Directory:Clean Coal >Coal Power Projects On Hold Over CO2 - The fate of scores of new coal-burning power plants is now in limbo over whether to regulate heat-trapping greenhouse gases.The uncertainty resulted when an Environmental Protection Agency appeals panel on Thursday rejected a federal permit for a Utah plant, leaving the issue for the Obama administration to resolve. (TruthOut Nov. 14, 2008)

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008
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Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD / Latest: Current events > Directory:Environmental Hall of Fame > NEC to Feature Top 100 Clean Energy Technologies at 2nd Environmental Hall of Fame - Pierce Brosnan (James Bond) and his wife will be receiving two of the 36+ awards being given, along with two of the clean energy technology companies in the Top 100 listing by the New Energy Congress. The NEC will have three displays featuring a dozen or so of the Top 100. (PESN Nov. 19, 2008)

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There was an error working with the wiki: Code[2] >Open Source Solar Turbine - An Open Source Ecology project for doing a community solar thermal concentrator steam turbine, claiming $1 per watt for producing electricity for 50 years for a 60 kW solar system. (Open Farm Tech Nov. 13, 2008)

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Directory:Water >New technology for portable wastewater treatment unveiled - Nicknamed “DAAB” (Deployable Aqueous Aerobic Bioreactor), this new self-sustaining, portable, and “smart” wastewater treatment system offers a solution to wastewater treatment. The system is able to convert wastewater to EPA acceptable standards within 24-48 hours and being housed in a 40-foot-long shipping container makes it completely portable. (Gizmag Nov. 16, 2008)

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008
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Latest: Directory:Oil > Supertanker Takeovers by - Oil industry specialist, Paul Noel, argues that these "hijackings" could not happen without insider complicity, but that they are likely a ploy by oil interests to generate anxiety and get oil prices moving back up again. (PESN Nov. 18, 2008)
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Directory:Cold Fusion >Cold Fusion: And the heat goes on - An opinion column by Gayle Verner, citing ICCF-14, on why LANR/CF "deserves to be included in the national energy debate". (Patriot Ledger Nov. 17, 2008) (Thanks Directory:JET Thermal Products)

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Directory:Electrical Grid >Power Optimizer - Reduce energy consumption in a business environment from 8% to 25% through better efficiency using a patented semiconductor chip that utilizes specific wavelengths of infrared light to stabilize the vibration state of "spinning" electrons, reducing heat and improving current throughput. Video (Thanks David Gurney)

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Directory:Wind:Largest >Vattenfall to build UK's biggest wind farm - Swedish state-owned power group Vattenfall bought the rights to finish building the There was an error working with the wiki: Code[3] off Britain's southeastern coast. It would be Britain's largest, with a capacity of 300 megawatts, and costing a total of 780 million pounds. (Reuters Nov. 10, 2008)

Monday, Nov. 17, 2008
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Latest: Directory:Waste to Energy >Directory:Waste Heat Generators - We have established a directory of companies and technologies involved in efficiently extracting energy from waste heat. (PESWIki Sept. 8. 2008)
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Directory:Infinite Energy Magazine >Infinite Energy: Issue 82: Gasoline from Algae: Transition to the Future - This issue also covers the Quantum Fusion Hypothesis, a summary of the Transmutation Workshop Held in Association with ICCF14 obtaining Superluminal Velocity in an Interstellar Rocket application of Wheeler-Feynman Absorber Theory to Laser Power Output a Fresh Look at Quantum Mechanics, Hydrogen, Electric Field, Electromagnetic and Mechanical Momentum Revealed During Cold Fusion in Hydro Machinery, possibility for the Detection of Gravitational Waves and the release of Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions Sourcebook. (Nov/Dec 2008)

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Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Plasma > Directory:Geoplasma, LLC >Plasma Plants Will Vaporize Trash While Generating Energy - St. Lucie County in Florida has teamed up with Geoplasma to develop the first plasma gasification plant in the U.S. The plant will use 10,000 degree fahrenheit plasma to effectively vaporize 1,500 tons of trash each day, which spins turbines to generate 60MW of electricity. (Inhabitat Nov. 12, 2008)

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Directory:Steam Engines >The 170 MPH Steam Car British Steam Car Challenge - Developed by Edward Montagu and created by a team of graduate students in the University of Southampton, UK, the car, made from salvaged parts, will soon attempt to shatter the record for the fastest steam powered vehicle in the world - previously set in 1906. (Inhabitant Nov. 11, 2008)

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008
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Latest: Directory:Anti-Gravity >Directory:Antigravity for Dummies -- Stan Deyo Lecture - Stan Deyo gives a fascinating presentations on gravity and antigravity, considering the similarities between ripples from a drop of water and solar system symmetries. (PESWIki Nov. 14, 2008)
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Directory:Home Generation:Gray Water Recycling >Grey is Green - The collection and reuse of greywater will not cost you or the environment any more than the initial use. This results in a significant water savings for your home, a reduction of your carbon footprint, and a cost savings to you, as well. (Grey is Green Nov. 14, 2008)


Directory:Home Generation >Video: Solar, Wood And Ground-Source Heating Gaining In Popularity - sat down with installers and end-users of renewable heating systems to hear why some are choosing to move away from fossil-fuel based heating systems and to figure out what's available to businesses and consumers who want to make the switch. (Video) (Renewable Energy World Nov. 12, 2008)

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Directory:Solar >A Brief History of Energy Boondoggles - The Department of Energy poured $147 million into Solar One, a plant that concentrated solar energy from 2,000 mirrors onto a 300-foot concrete tower to make steam. It began operating in 1982 and was converted in 1995 to heat 3.4 million pounds of salt to a liquid state. Southern California Edison shut it down in 1999 because it wasn’t commercially viable. (Forbes Nov. 24, 2008)

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008
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Directory:Solar:Vehicles >Solar winged Helios Vehicle - The Helios concept car resembles some sort of frill necked lizard. The electric off-road vehicle has the unique ability to spread its solar panel wings to soak up the sun’s energy. While in motion, the Helios is a sleek electric vehicle that is powered by solar energy, and when at rest it deploys in a fan shape to absorb and store energy to power your house. (Inhabitat Nov. 11, 2008)

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Directory:Conservation >Steril-Aire UV Emitters Prevent Mold in AC Elements - Improve indoor air quality, protect against biological contaminants, reduce energy and operational expenses, and achieve sustainability with UV emitters with up to 20% savings in energy costs. (Mold wars video). (Thanks Susan Carter)

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Directory:Algae >Algae on the Move: The 2008 Algae Biomass Summit Wrap-up - Taking a look back at the recently held 2008 Algae Biomass Summit that took place from October 23-24 in Seattle, it is hard to believe how far this young industry has come in just one year. (Renewable Energy World Nov. 7, 2008)

Friday, Nov. 14, 2008
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Latest: Directory:Algae for Oil >Directory:OriginOil - OriginOil believes that their breakthrough proprietary technology will provide the world with an endless supply of what they call "new oil" from algae, through a high-speed manufacturing process, capable of making it a direct competitor to petroleum, without disrupting the environment or food resources. (FreeEnergyNow Nov. 10, 2008)
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Directory:Hybrid Vehicles / Directory:Stirling Engines >World's first Stirling hybrid electric car already on the road - Segway-fame, Dean Kamen (of DEKA) has introduced a prototype vehicle, a zippy two-seat hatchback that can go about 60 miles on a single charge of its lithium battery and with practically zero emissions. (Union Leader Nov. 9, 2008) (Slashdot, Green Car Congress)

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Directory:Biofuels > Directory:Biofuels:Research and Development >Forget Corn: Mushrooms May Hold Key to Energy Crisis (Update2) - A solution to the world's energy problems may lie in a Chinese mushroom growing in Novozymes A/S laboratories. They estimate that by 2010, they will have enzymes and a process commercially available that fuel production at around $2.50 per gallon. (Bloomberg Nov. 7, 2008)

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Directory:Solar Hydrogen >Solar-Hydrogen House Still a Work in Progress - Renewable Energy International has yet to install a single new system and it hasn’t secured any significant source of investor funding for the zero emissions, solar hydrogen house. Mike Strizki remains unreservedly optimistic, even though the prototype cost him $500,000. Version 2.0 will cost $100,000. (New York Times Nov. 10, 2008)

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008
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Directory:Piezoelectric >New Small-scale Generator Produces Alternating Current By Stretching Zinc Oxide Wires - The new "flexible charge pump" generator is the fourth generation of devices designed to produce up to 45 millivolts of electrical current by using the piezoelectric properties of zinc oxide structures to harvest mechanical energy from the environment, with up to 7% efficiency. (Science Daily Nov. 10, 2008) (Thanks Directory:Chris Patton)

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Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD: Directory:Solar > SkyFuel Linear Power Tower >Skytrough Brochure - The “world’s most advanced parabolic through concentrator” features three major improvements: a 35% reduction in the cost of the solar collector assembly, shatter-proof mirrors made with ReflecTech® Mirror Film technology, and rapid field assembly. (SkyFuel Oct, 2008)

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Directory:Ten-Year Renewable Energy Plan >Power of the World Foundation - Andrew Duggan's plan to promote global prosperity through renewable energy. (YouTube)

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008
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Directory:Piezoelectric >L-Beam Energy Harvester doubles electrical output - Virginia Tech researchers have developed an L-shaped piezoelectric broadband energy harvester that produces greater electrical output than similar technology of the same size - slightly smaller than a credit card. (Virginia Tech News Nov. 11, 2008) (Thanks Andrew Michrowski)

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Directory:Solar / Directory:Heat Pumps >ISAAC Solar Ice Maker - The ISAAC Solar Icemaker is an Intermittent Solar Ammonia-water Absorption Cycle. The ISAAC uses a parabolic trough solar collector and a compact and efficient design to produce ice with no fuel or electric input, and with no moving parts. (Energy Concepts 2002)

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Directory:Electric Vehicles ? Directory:Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles -- PHEV > Directory:AFS Trinity >AFS Trinity Pulls 150 MPG SUV out of LA Auto Show in Protest - AFS Trinity Power Corporation has pulled its 150 MPG plug-in hybrid SUV prototypes out of the Events:Greater Los Angeles Auto Show because they will not allow the "150 MPG" claim to be displayed. Instead, they exhibit and demonstrate the fuel-efficient vehicles elsewhere in downtown LA during the show. (MarketWatch Nov. 7, 2008)

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008
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Latest: Directory:Nuclear >Directory:Hyperion's Small-Scale Nuclear Reactors - Hyperion modules are built and stocked with enough fuel to last five years and generate 27 megawatts. They are small enough to be transported by truck, train, or ship, and set up quickly. Just 1.5 meters across, the solid-state, sealed module is buried underground. (PESWiki Nov. 11, 2008)
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Directory:Solar >Researchers Explore Hybrid Concentrated Solar Energy System - Scientists from the Australian National University (ANU), Tianjin University in China and Chromasun, a Silicon Valley company with strong Australian connections, will join forces to create roof-mounted solar trough concentrator systems that they believe will be more cost-effective and efficient than previous models. (Renewable Energy World Nov. 3, 2008)

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Directory:Wind >Wind Power Generators Guide - Four categories within the wind power generators industry to profile including Large Scale, Large Residential, Residential Rooftop and DIY Wind Generator Plans. (Green Tech Gazette Oct. 27, 2008)

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Directory:Ethanol >The Death of Ethanol: One Thing Wall Street Saw Coming - Once upon a time, ethanol was seen as the future of clean energy and as leading the U.S. to energy independence. “It’s such a waste that the government gave free handouts and subsidies to grow a business that wasn’t sustainable,” said one investment banker. (Wall Street Journal Nov. 3, 2008)

Monday, Nov. 10, 2008
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Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD: Latest: Directory:Battery Chargers / Directory:Radiant Energy >Directory:Renaissance Charge Device by Energenx - Renaissance Charge brings to the marketplace the first radiant [as in Tesla] battery chargers that radically increasing battery capacity in sulfated (dead or dying) batteries, dramatically reducing replacement costs. R-Charge also draws less power compared to traditional chargers. (PEWiki Nov. 10, 2008)
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Directory:Diesel >Fill her up please, and make it myco-diesel - The fungus Gliocladium roseum, found inside the Ulmo tree in the Patagonian rainforest, has a potential so startling, that the discoverers have coined the term "myco-diesel" to describe the bouquet of hydrocarbons that it breathes."This is the only organism that has ever been shown to produce such an important combination of fuel substances". (AFP Google, ' Nov. 4, 2008)

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Directory:Solar >Record high performance with new solar cells - Researchers in China and Switzerland, including Michael Grätzel, inventor of the first dye-sensitized solar cell, show that photovoltaic cells composed of titanium dioxide and powerful light-harvesting dyes and showed greater stability at high temperatures than previous formulas, retaining more than 90 percent of their initial output after 1,000 hours in full sunlight soaking at 60 °C. (PhysOrg Nov. 3, 2008)

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Directory:Prizes >The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge - The program is an opportunity to compete for annual awards in recognition of innovations in cleaner, cheaper, smarter chemistry and provides national recognition of outstanding chemical technologies that incorporate the principles of green chemistry pollution prevention into chemical design and manufacture. Entry forms due by Dec 31st, of each year. (EPA 2008)

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008
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Latest: Directory:Global Warming >Directory:Global Cooling - New directory page addresses the recent cooling measured around the globe, some places even measuring record seasonal lows. Is this merely a short-term, saw-tooth drop in a long-term climb or is it a disproving of predictions of meltdown? (PESWiki Nov. 8, 2008)
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Directory:Trends / Directory:Solar >The Amish go solar – in a simple way - Solar energy has been used by a few of the technology-eschewing Amish for decades now. But with soaring energy costs, more families are putting sunlight-collecting panels on their barns and outbuildings. Indeed, area dealers report sales of solar systems to the Amish are up 30 percent to 50 percent this year alone. (Christian Science Monitor Oct 27, 2008)

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Directory:Abiotic Oil >Renewable Coal, Oil and Gas - Hydrocarbons of Geological Origin - There was an error working with the wiki: Code[4] contended that oil is not a limited resource, and that oil, natural gas and coal, are not so-called "fossil fuels." Reality is probably a combination of both. The operative question is: In what proportions? (Congress:Member:Sepp Hasslberger Blog Nov. 6, 2008)

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Directory:Prizes > Directory:Zeitgeist >Green Tech on Time Magazine's 50 Best Inventions of 2008 - Time Magazine has already picked its "50 Best Inventions of 2008," and several green technologies and devices are on the list, some of which we have covered at PESWiki Tesla Motors, Aptera, thin film solar, biofuel, wind turbines, etc. Video 7.01 Minutes) (Green Tech Oct. 31, 2008)

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008
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Latest: Directory:Trends / Directory:U.S. Government and Energy >Directory:Barack Obama's Stance and Policies on Renewable Energy - Lists the items in the Comprehensive Energy Plan as proposed by the President-Elect with attention to both short term and long term objectives, including energy efficiency, promoting plug-in hybrids, and supporting renewable energy sources. (PESWiki Nov. 6, 2008)
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Directory:Solar >Engineers' Miniature Solar Cells Much Smaller Than This: o - The mini photoelectric device produces 7 volts with 20 solar cells created from carbon-based, organic polymers. "The world’s next generation of microelectronics may be dominated by 'plastic electronics’ and organic solar cells are expected to play an important role in these future technologies." (Wired Nov. 6, 2008)

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Videos:Hydrogen > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Hydrogen Injection Something bad - Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) with hydroxy meets real ice conditions. When a fantastic hydroxy unit (gallons per minute) meets with cold winter weather, bad things can happen. Stay tuned for the forensics on this one. (YouTube Nov. 6, 2008)

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Directory:Prizes >The Alternative Energy Awards 2008 - The Alternative Energy Awards took place at a premier reception at the ADIPEC 2008 gala reception, Nov. 4, 2008, with individuals, companies and developers receiving accolades recognising their contribution to promoting environmental awareness. (Arabian Business Nov. 5, 2008)

Friday, Nov. 7, 2008
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Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD / Latest: Directory:Geothermal > Directory:Raser Technologies - Geothermal and Waste Heat Harvesting > Raser Plant Ribbon-Cutting Ushers New Geothermal Clean Energy Era - This wasn't just a ribbon cutting for the first operating geothermal plant by Raser it was a worldwide inauguration of a new breed of energy that is clean, renewable, reliable, and competitive. (PESN Nov. 7, 2008)
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Directory:Hydrogen >Metal Alloy Hydrogen Tank is 60% Lighter than a Battery - Dutch-sponsored researcher Robin Gremaud has shown that an alloy of the metals magnesium, titanium and nickel is excellent at absorbing hydrogen. This light alloy brings us a step closer to the everyday use of hydrogen as a source of fuel for powering vehicles. (Science Codex Nov. 4, 2008)

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Directory:Eugene Mallove >Judge dismisses charges in Mallove murder - A superior court judge Thursday dismissed the murder charges against two men arrested three years ago in the slaying of a New Hampshire scientist in Norwich. They remain in prison on unrelated charges. Norwich police have said the case remains under investigation. (Norwich Bulletin Nov. 6, 2008) (See also: Newsday WTIC)

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Directory:Clean Coal >IS IT GREEN? Clean Coal - The phrase "Clean Coal" sounds great to Americans concerned about their dependence on foreign oil, and the U.S. has enough coal to generate our electricity for hundreds of years. If it can be processed cleanly, why not? But can this technology based on an ancient energy source really clean up its act? (Inhabitat Nov. 2008)

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008
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Latest: There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] - This DIY book shows, in a step-by-step manner, exactly how homeowners can build workable wind generators from scratch. Reviewed by New Energy Congress member, Congress:Member:Michael Riversong. (PESWiki Nov. 5, 2008)
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Current events > Directory:Environmental Hall of Fame >The Environmental Hall of Fame -- Chicago - Pierce Brosnan (aka James Bond), along with his activist wife, will be among the 36 honorees at this second awards ceremony in Chicago, November 20-22. The There was an error working with the wiki: Code[5] display for the new National Green Museum being inaugurated at the event.

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Directory:Tidal Power / Directory:Ocean Wave Energy >Hydrospiral Project - This proposal by Claudio Bianco is based on a phenomenon called undertow or rip current. The hydrospiral would not only generate electricity, but it could also indirectly help to regenerate marine life, prevent erosion on the coast and filter the ocean water.

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Directory:Hybrid Vehicles > XPXP Vehicles - The Runabout and Mini Utility Vehicle are electric fuel cell "inflatables", based on aerospace technology. Estimated cost, $50K USD. 0-80 MPH < 10 seconds, and 400 MPG equivalent. (YouTube 1.27 Minutes.) (Thanks Brad Woodworth)

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008
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Latest: Directory:Investment Resources > Hope for Renewable Energy During Market Turmoil - Maverick technologies financing expert, Len Hartkemeier, has a positive outlook for renewable energy, despite the present market turmoil. Fueled by the oil-backlash-assisted green momentum, the sector has reached escape velocity. (PESN Nov. 5, 2008)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Hydrogen Injection > Article:Ronn Motors' Scorpion using Hydrogen Booster >40-MPG, 450-Horsepower Hydrogen Scorpion Unveiled - Ronn Motor Company unveiled the Scorpion at the SEMA (Speciality Equipment Market Association) show in Las Vegas — a great place to debut so flashy and innovative a car. The company hopes the Scorpion does for hydrogen what the Tesla Roadster has done for batteries. (Wired Nov. 4, 2008)

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Directory:Solar >Rensselaer announces near ideal absorption of sunlight, from all angles - After a silicon surface was treated with Shawn-Yu Lin’s new nanoengineered reflective coating, the material absorbed 96.21 percent of sunlight shone upon it across the entire spectrum of sunlight, moves solar power a step forward toward economic viability. (Scientific Frontline Nov. 3, 2008)

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Current events >Clean Technology Conference & Expo 2009 - Abstracts and Business Proposals due by Nov. 12 for the May 3-7, 2009 conference in Houston, TX whose purpose is to identify the latest clean technologies, advanced research, best practices and matching buyers and sellers, as well as enabling strategic partnerships.

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008
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Latest: There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] - Here is a book to both round out your own understanding of game-changing energy technologies as well as to pass out to your family and friends to get them excited about the possibilities and to inspire them to get involved in helping to remove the barriers which have stood in the way of these things coming forward. (PESWiki Nov. 4, 2008)
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Directory:Magnets >Magnetic Portals Connect Sun and Earth - On the dayside, the Earth's magnetic field presses against the sun's magnetic field. Approximately every eight minutes, the two fields briefly merge or "reconnect," forming a portal through which particles can flow, dubbed a "flux transfer event". The portal takes the form of a magnetic cylinder about as wide as Earth. (Science@NASA Oct. 30, 2008)

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Directory:Fusion >UCLA researchers use Scotch tape to capture/display X-rays - X-rays were not produced continuously, but were emitted in nanosecond bursts containing about 1 million X-ray photons apiece, the equivalent of about a tenth of a milliwatt of energy. If the constituents of the adhesive were deuterated (hydrogen atoms replaced with deuterium) it might yield fusion neutrons, although there would be no net energy increase. (Video) (LA Times Oct. 25, 2008)

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Directory:Plasma / Directory:Propulsion >Plasma rocket engine VASIMR VX-200 first stage achieves full power rating - Short for Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket, VASIMR is a new high-power plasma-based space propulsion technology, initially studied by NASA and now being developed privately by Ad Astra Rocket Company. A VASIMR engine could maneuver payloads in space far more efficiently and with much less propellant than today’s chemical rockets. (The Space Fellowship Oct. 27, 2008)

Monday, Nov. 3, 2008
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Directory:Prizes >2008 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards - Ten Innovators are recognized in this annual event for their efforts in 2008, some of whom we have tracked, such as Aptera, Stirling Engine Systems and the Johnson Thermo-Electrochemical Converter System. Videos, Podcasts and Profiles. (Popular Mechanics Nov. 2008)

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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Air Cars >Air Cars: A New Wind for America's Roads? - Zero Pollution Motors is betting consumers will be willing to fork over $20,000 for a vehicle that can motor around all day on nothing but air and a splash of salad oil, alcohol or possibly a pint of gasoline. (Yahoo Finance Oct. 30, 2008) (Thanks Congress:Member:Gary Vesperman)

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Directory:Electric Bikes, Motorbikes and Scooters >Strange vehicles: Mitka Trike - Originally designed in 2002 in the Netherlands, the Mitka is a commuter tricycle with electric power-assistance. In electric only mode, the Mitka is capable of 15 mph (25km/h), and has a range of 15 - 22 miles. With the rider pedaling the Mitka can get up to speeds of 22 mph. Being tested by Nike. (Diseno-Art Oct. 31, 2008)

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008
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Latest: Directory:Solid State Generators >Directory:Hans Coler Magnetic Power Apparatus - The "magnetromapparata" was invented in 1933 primarily by Captain Hans Coler of Germany. The device required no apparent outside power sources to function. It involved magnets to generate electricity without any source of input power other than the space energy of Nature's quantum invisible world. (PESWiki Nov. 2, 2008)
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Directory:Solar > Directory:Solar:Largest >German company opens US solar cell plant - SolarWorld founder Frank Asbeck, walked through North America's largest solar cell manufacturing plant recently with the excitement of a child in a toy factory. The Hillsboro facility is expected to make enough cells to generate 500 megawatts of electricity a year, about as much as many coal- or natural gas-fired plants. (International Herald Tribune Oct. 17, 2008)

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Directory:Biodiesel >Washington state biodiesel goals get boost from big oil - Washington's eco-friendly attempt to require 2 percent of the state's diesel sales be biodiesel will get a boost from an unlikely source - major oil companies. (Seattle PI Oct. 16, 2008)


Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:DieselEcofasa turns waste to biodiesel using bacteria - The process doesn't yield that much actual fuel: just one liter of biodiesel from 10 kg of trash. The project is now in a development phase, but Ecofasa said that a commercially viable model could be ready in three to four years. (Patent) (Video Link Spanish) (AutoBlog Green Oct. 18, 2008)

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008
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Latest: There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] >Free Energy Now show expanding to KFNX in Phoenix - Our weekly, one-hour, cutting-edge, clean energy technology program is growing into a new venue, providing broader reach for our message and sponsors. (PESN Nov. 1, 2008)
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Latest: Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Hydrogen Injection >Directory:Hy-Drive Technologies - Hy-Drive Technologies, a publicly traded company that for a decade has been developing on-board hydrogen boost technology, has announced accredited third-party validation as well as test results from recent beta testing on 5.9-7.3-litre engine sizes, where they saw improvements in mileage by an average of 20%. (PESWiki Nov. 1, 2008)
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Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD: Directory:Clean Coal > Directory:NewEarth ECO Clean "Coal" >NBC Features ECO Clean (video) - A look at e-coal that can replace and act the same as coal, without the pollution, while potentialy costing less. CNBC's Melissa Francis interviews Ahava Amen of NearEarth. (CNBC Oct. 23, 2008)


Directory:Solar >The Dawn of SolarTAC Promises a Bright Future - The Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC) will promote a better interface between technology developers and solar energy users by offering solar equipment suppliers an opportunity to show potential customers new technologies performing under actual field conditions. (Colorado Energy News Oct. 21, 2008)


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