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Orbo fiasco; Zeolite; vibration gen.; Hiddink's 500,000 Volts; Magna Coaster; 1 MW pulse plug; Nanoflex lighting solution; Passamaquoddy

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      Wednesday, July 11, 2007
      2751720 cumulative visits; 05:56 am GMT/UTC

      • Newsletters / Cold Fusion > New Energy Times: Issue #23 - July 10, 2007.
        3. 8th International Workshop on Anomalies in Hydrogen- and Deuterium-Loaded Metals
        4. ICCF-13 Brief Report
        5. Innovative Energy Solutions Inc. Bankrupt 
        6. Solar "Leverages" D2Fusion
        7. Congressional Subcommittee Advances New Energy Agency
        8. The New Energy Times Special Report on Bubble Fusion/Sonofusion
        9. EarthTech Assessment
      • Solar / Lighting > Solar Lighting for the Home and Garden - Sales site for outdoor lighting for home & garden, decks, patios, powered by solar. "Improve your surrounding, help the environment while saving money with our durable, efficient, affordable solar lights and solar products."
      • Magnet Motors > Steorn
        >
        href="http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Steorn_Free_Energy#July_10.2C_2007.3B_Orbo_drawings">Drawing of Steorn's Botched Demo Device Posted
        - Based on the photos of the Orbo demonstrated in London (which didn't work), a Steorn forum member, "Axle" has drawn his best estimation of the gizmo. (Thanks T Lee Buyea)

      Tuesday, July 10, 2007 - Happy Birthday Tesla
      2748248 cumulative visits; 05:29 am GMT/UTC

      • Tesla
        >
        href="http://www.magnetricity.com/Tesla/Tesla.php#Gallery">Magnetricity's Tesla Gallery
         - Retouched photographs by Rex Hebert.  Browse around on the site while you're there for other interesting energy information and collections.
      • Solar > Thin Film > Global Solar modules get U.S. military approval - Global Solar Energy, maker of flexible thin-film Copper Indium Gallium diSelenide (CIGS) solar cells, has passed U.S. military tests and received a coveted rating. The company's folding solar module was subjected to immersion, vibration, high temperature storage, low temperature storage, temperature shock, altitude, sand & dust and transit drop testing. (Inside Greentech; Jul. 9, 2007) (Thanks John Q. Public)
      • EV
        >
        href="http://www.peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Electric_Scooters">Electric Scooters > Enertia Electric Motorcycle
        - Brammo Motorsports will be releasing an electric motorcycle called the Enertia Bike for sale in the United States in early 2008. It has a top speed of 50 mph, range of 45 miles, and can fully recharge via a standard plug in 3 hours. The power is stored in six Valence Technology lithium phosphate batteries. (TreeHugger; Jul. 7, 2007) (Thanks John Q. Public)

      Monday, July 9, 2007
      2747405 cumulative visits; 23:48 pm GMT/UTC

      • Air Conditioning > 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. (Thanks Fran Giroux)
      • Storage
        >
        href="http://energybusinessdaily.com/power/the-importance-of-energy-storage/">The Importance of Energy Storage
        - Basic overview.  Energy storage involves methods and apparatus used to store heating, cooling, or power. In district energy applications these encompass a wide variety of applications, but all are designed to be recharged on a cyclical basis (usually daily, occasionally seasonally). (Energy Business Daily; July 27)

      Sunday, July 8, 2007
      2742217 cumulative visits; 16:10 pm GMT/UTC

      • Featured:
        Nanotech / Lighting > Nanoflex can increase all lighting efficiencies
        - The nano optical coating on Nanoflex™ provides ideal diffusive and reflective surface to capture light rays from any light source including fluorescent lamps to enhance illumination by 50% on average, both for retrofits as well as new fixtures, enabling the reduction of the number of fixtures. (PESWiki; July 7)

      Saturday, July 7, 2007
      2739430 cumulative visits; 05:47 am GMT/UTC

      • Featured:
        Global Warming > Live Earth Concert Now Under Way
        - Concert series to raise awareness about human's impact on the climate and the need to live responsibly is proceeding through the earth's time zones from Sidney to Rio across all seven continents on this date of 7-7-7. (PESN; July 7)
      • Solar > Going Solar in Space - India is building a series of solar power stations that it plans on sending into space with reusable launch vehicles. Although the technology isn't quite there yet, the sun's intensity in space is almost twice that on Earth, and the energy could be continually harnessed 24 hours a day. (TreeHugger; Jul. 6, 2007) (Thanks John Q. Public)
      • Air Conditioning > Smart Breeze Systems - The Smart Breeze house fan provides a practical, affordable alternative to air conditioning. It is designed to cool and ventilate your entire home by bringing in fresh air from the outside. It costs an average of four cents per hour to operate, versus $1.80 per hour to run a five ton air conditioning unit. (Thanks John Q. Public)
      • Geothermal
        >
        href="http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/?epi_menuItemID=989a6827590d7dda9cdf6023a0908a0c&epi_menuID=c791260db682611740b28e347a808a0c&epi_baseMenuID=384979e8cc48c441ef0130f5c6908a0c&ndmViewId=news_view&newsLang=en&div=428291328&newsId=20070705005223">Geothermal Energy Market Potential
        - A newly-released report by Research and Markets explores the factors associated with utilizing the actual potential of geothermal energy, covering all the technological details, along with issues and challenges faced during the utilization of geothermal energy.  The report covers major projects, power plants, players in the industry, including U.S. government role. (Business Wire; July 5, 2007)

      Friday, July 6, 2007
      2735962 cumulative visits; 07:33 am GMT/UTC

      • Featured:
        Solid State > Tiny Generator Runs Off Vibrations
        - Researchers at the University of Southampton, UK, have developed an efficient, sugar-cube-sized electric generator that feeds on environmental vibrations, via the wobbling of several magnets attached to a millimeter-sized cantilever.  The device could power small, low-power devices such as wireless sensors or medical implants. (PESWiki; July 6) (Thanks Jim Dunn)
      • Engines
        >
        href="http://www.flexenergy.com/" rel=nofollow>FlexEnergy
        - The Flex-Microturbine power plant runs on very low energy fuel gases at atmospheric pressure: only 15 Btus per cubic foot (1.5% the strength of natural gas). Potential fuels include oilfield, industrial and landfill waste gases. In many cases, these gases must otherwise be flared consuming natural gas or propane. The Flex needs no other fuel. (Thanks John Q. Public)
      • Capacitors
        >
        title=http://www.autobloggreen.com/2007/07/04/new-capacitor-research-could-increase-capacities-by-seven-times/ href="http://www.autobloggreen.com/2007/07/04/new-capacitor-research-could-increase-capacities-by-seven-times/" rel=nofollow>Capacitor research could increase storage by 7x
        - Researchers have developed a new type of capacitor which allows up to seven times the electrical storage potential as standard capacitors available today. This is good news for the electric and hybrid car industry, as capacitors are a possible alternative to batteries. (AutoblogGreen; Jul. 4, 2007) (Thanks John Q. Public)

      Thursday, July 5, 2007
      2732498 cumulative visits; 09:07 am GMT/UTC

      • Wave
        >
        href="http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Oscillating_Water_Column">OWC
        >
        href="http://www.insidegreentech.com/node/1414" rel=nofollow>First Commercial Wavegen marine energy plant
        - Wavegen's Oscillating Water Column (OWC) technology, which has been successfully field tested in Scotland for seven years, is to be built on the Spanish Atlantic coast. An opening in the front of the breakwater allows the sea to rise and fall within a chamber, compressing air which drives a turbine and generator to produce electricity. (Inside Greentech; Jul. 3, 2007) (Thanks John Q. Public)
      • Alt Fuels > Biodiesel
        >
        href="http://www.physorg.com/news102610656.html" rel=nofollow>Nanospheres could revolutionize biodiesel production
        - Catilin is developing nanosphere catalysts that could make biodiesel production cheaper, faster and less toxic. The technology replaces sodium methoxide – a toxic, corrosive and flammable catalyst – and that eliminates several production steps. The company’s goal is to move from a lab scale to a pilot-plant scale over the next 18 months. (PhysOrg; Jul. 2, 2007) (Thanks John Q. Public)
      • Gadget Boom to Drive Up Energy Demand - Flat-screen televisions, computers and other hi-tech gadgets will use nearly half of a typical household's total electricity by 2020, an energy conservation body said in a report on Wednesday. (Reuters; July 5)

      Wednesday, July 4, 2007
      2728988 cumulative visits; 07:09 am GMT/UTC

      • Events
        >
        href="http://peswiki.com/index.php/Events:ExtraOrdinary_Technology_Conference">EO Tech > 2007 ExtraOrdinary Technology Conference (Jul 26-Jul 29; Salt Lake City)
        - An annual highlight that include such topics as: Tesla technology, magnetic motors, zero-point energy, cosmic/radiant energy, Brown's gas, low temperature plasma, GEET, electrogravitation.
      • Quotes
        > Information Aggregation
        - " I'm convinced that solving the FE/OU issues now is no longer a question of electrical engineering; its a question of Knowledge Engineering" -- David L. Wenbert (www.h2earth.org)
      • Ethanol
        >
        href="http://energybusinessdaily.com/oil__gas/ethanol-and-brazil/">Ethanol and Brazil
        - In Brazil, ethanol fuel is produced from sugar cane which is a more efficient source of fermentable carbohydrates than corn as well as much easier to grow and process. (Energy Business Daily; June 19)

      Tuesday, July 3, 2007
      2725368 cumulative visits; 05:53 am GMT/UTC

      • Featured / Top 100:
        Magnet Motors > Steorn's Ten-Day Orbo Demo Pending
        - After whetting the world's appetite in August 2006 for their free energy device, then keeping the technology hidden for view only by the jury of scientists who have been reviewing it, Steorn will be demonstrating the device publicly for ten days, coinciding with Al Gore’s Live Earth concert on 7-7-7. (PESWiki)
      • Featured / Top 100:
        River / Vortex
        >
        title="http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/06/gravitational vortex power.php" href="http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Zotloterer_Gravitational_Vortex_Power_Plant" rel=nofollow>Zotloterer Gravitational Vortex Power Plant
        - Mini-power plant is simple to construct, has a turbine efficiency of 80%, is safe for fish due to low turbine speed, can be applied with water drop as little as 0.7 meters. The cost for installation of the prototype was close to $1/watt capacity. (PESWiki; July 3)
      • Wind
        >
        href="http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:High-Efficiency_Horizontal_Axis_Wind_Turbines">HAWT
        >
        href="http://abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/06/27/1963676.htm?section=business">Attey Rooftop Wind Turbine
        - Graeme Attey of Fremantle, West Australia, designed a modular wind turbine small enough to sit on a the roof of house.  Backed by the government, the unit is expected to be released to the market next year, complete with a rebate. (ABC News; June 27) (Thanks Keelynet)
      • Waste-to-Energy
        >
        href="http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/42842/story.htm">Waste Management Taps Clean Power From Garbage
        - Waste Management Inc. said it will speed up its tapping of gas from rotting garbage to generate clean power from 60 landfills over five years. Waste Management will bring turbines to the landfills to generate more than 700 megawatts of power a year, or enough power for about 700,000 homes. (Reuters; June 28)

      Monday, July 2, 2007
      2723894 cumulative visits; 17:47 pm GMT/UTC

      • Movies
        >
        href="http://zpenergy.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2445">A Crude Awakening - Oil Crash
        - Compelling, intelligent, and highly entertaining, the film visits with the world’s top experts and comes to a startling, but logical conclusion – our industrial society, built on cheap and readily available oil, must be completely re-imagined and overhauled. (ZPEnergy; July 1) (Also Tree Hugger)

      Sunday, July 1, 2007
      2720736 cumulative visits; 17:32 pm GMT/UTC

      • Tidal > Passamaquoddy: JFK's tidal dream that might have been - The story of John F. Kennedy's efforts 43 years ago (just prior to his assassination) to supply 60 million people with clean energy from a free source -- tides -- which can supply electricity 24 hours a day with turbines that run with the in- and out- bound tides. (Thanks Andrea Silverthorne)
      • Top 100:
        Wind > Offshore
        >
        href="http://environment.independent.co.uk/lifestyle/article2714191.ece">World's first floating wind farm to be built in North Sea
        - Siemens has teamed up with a Norwegian energy group, Norsk Hydro, to install a wind farm in the middle of the North Sea, beginning with one test unit in under two years, ending with 200 turbines by 2014.  The turbines would access the strong off-shore winds, and would not be visible from land. (The Independent; UK; June 27) (Thanks Tedd)
      • Events / Climate Change > Live Earth 7/7/07 - Live Earth is a 24-hour, 7-continent concert series taking place on 7/7/07 that will bring together more than 100 music artists and 2 billion people to trigger a global movement to solve the climate crisis. (Thanks Jim Catano)

      Saturday, June 30, 2007
      2718611 cumulative visits; 06:46 am GMT/UTC

      • Solar > Wakonda Technologies - Developing solar electric technology that is more efficient than crystalline silicon and lower in cost than thin film alternatives by combining the most efficient photovoltaic materials with a flexible substrate that enables high volume manufacturing. The projected result: costs competitive with conventional electricity and elimination of rare and toxic raw materials. (Thanks John Q. Public)

      Friday, June 29, 2007
      2715292 cumulative visits; 06:42 am GMT/UTC

      • Solar > Quantum Dots > Harnessing quantum dots for solar panels - Stion plans to make thin-film solar cells that can compare in performance with silicon solar cells but cost less. Sources say the company is probably working with quantum dots, tiny particles measuring a few nanometers, or tens of atoms, in diameter. Quantum dots in theory could work well in solar panels, however, they remain highly experimental. (CNET News; Jun. 26) (Thanks John Q. Public)
      • Fuel Cells / Batteries
        >
        title=http://www.greencarcongress.com/2007/06/the-absolute-hy.html href="http://www.greencarcongress.com/2007/06/the-absolute-hy.html" rel=nofollow>The ABSOLUTE Fuel Cell Battery Hybrid
        - An engineering team has combined an intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cell (IT-SOFC) from Versa Power Systems with a ZEBRA sodium nickel-chloride battery from Beta Research & Development. The ABSOLUTE Hybrid (Advanced Battery Solid Oxide Linked Unit to maximize Efficiency) prototype overcomes the known limitations of each. (Green Car Congress; Jun. 26, 2007) (Thanks John Q. Public)

      Thursday, June 28, 2007
      2712203 cumulative visits; 06:28 am GMT/UTC

      • Featured:
        Electromagnetic
        >
        href="http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Magna_Coaster_Motor_Company" rel=nofollow>Magna Coaster Motor Co
        - Alleged over-unity motor and generator is said to produce electric power without using fuel. A home unit is planned for production in fall of 2008. Several demonstration videos have been posted. (PESWiki; June 28)

      • Plastic / Recycling / Oil
        >
        href="http://environment.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn12141&feedId=online">Giant microwave turns plastic back to oil
        - Global Resource Corporation can turn plastics back into the oil they were made from, and gas (and a few leftovers), using a finely tuned microwave that uses 1200 different frequencies within the microwave range, which act on specific hydrocarbon materials. (New Scientist; June 26) (Thanks T Lee Buyea)
      • Solar > Concentrated
        >
        href="http://www.maxxun.com/" rel=nofollow>Maxxun
        - Development of luminescent solar energy concentrators with special coatings to enhance the light output of these concentrators by 2-3 times. The concentrators are combined with highly efficient photovoltaic cells and it is anticipated that these systems will provide solar energy at a cost which is competitive with the grid. (Thanks John Q. Public)
      • Plasma / Butanol
        >
        title=http://www.greencarcongress.com/2007/06/w2-energy-begin.html href="http://www.greencarcongress.com/2007/06/w2-energy-begin.html" rel=nofollow>Biobutanol from Syngas
        - W2 Energy, the developer of a GAT (Gliding Arc Tornado) plasma reactor for biomass gasification for power and fuels generation, is working to manufacture biobutanol from the GAT syngas. A GAT is a non-thermal plasma system that uses a reverse vortex flow (i.e., tornado) to preserve the main advantages of traditional gliding arc systems and overcome their main drawbacks. (Green Car Congress; Jun. 26, 2007) (Thanks John Q. Public)

       

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