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Martha E. Ture

Position: 
Alumni
Research Interests: 

Governments' energy footprint reduction, global climate change, renewable fuel sources, what will replace oil militarily? When?

Background: 

MPP, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

Co-founder, Research Director, Buyblue.org


Affiliates

MPP, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

Co-founder, Research Director, Buyblue.org

Governments' energy footprint reduction, global climate change, renewable fuel sources, what will replace oil militarily? When?

Kimberly King

Position: 
Students
Research Interests: 

Hybrid renewable energy islands, Ocean Energy applications (wave, tidal, OTEC - Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion)

Personal Link:

Position:
Masters Students

Research Interests:
Hybrid renewable energy islands, Ocean Energy applications (wave, tidal, OTEC - Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion)

Personal Link:http://kimgerly.com/projects.html 

Projects:

Zack Norwood

Position: 
Alumni
Research Interests: 

Distributed Concentrating Solar Combined Heat and Power (DCS-CHP), including moderate temperature Rankine cycle systems, Stirling cycles, etc. Biofuels emission characterization and vehicle conversion experience with ethanol, biodiesel, and straight vegetable oil (SVO). Urban waste to liquid fuel and electricity, including life cycle analysis of GHG emissions. Affordable cooperative housing.

Background: 

PhD Student, Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley
MS Mechanical Engineering (2009), UC Berkeley
MS Electrical Engineering Systems (2002), University of Michigan
BS Electrical and Computer Engineering (2001), Rice University

Position:
Ph.D. Students

Description:
PhD Student, Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley
MS Mechanical Engineering (2009), UC Berkeley
MS Electrical Engineering Systems (2002), University of Michigan
BS Electrical and Computer Engineering (2001), Rice University

Research Interests:
Distributed Concentrating Solar Combined Heat and Power (DCS-CHP), including moderate temperature Rankine cycle systems, Stirling cycles, etc. Biofuels emission characterization and vehicle conversion experience with ethanol, biodiesel, and straight vegetable oil (SVO). Urban waste to liquid fuel and electricity, including life cycle analysis of GHG emissions. Affordable cooperative housing.

Biomass Energy in Zimbabwe

The project's goal is to promote sustainable biomass energy management for positive economic development in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. Although its focus is on Eastern Zimbabwe, if successful it promises to be a model for the integration of large-scale and community/household-scale sustainable biomass energy and ecological management in a number of developing nations. The project will consist of testing, evaluating, and implementing methods for sustainable power generation using the wood waste produced by large, medium and small sawmills operating in the Manicaland region, near the border of Mozambique. Currently, over 70,000 tons of this biomass waste is produced annually. The project's principal objectives will be to examine the technical and economic feasibility of the available alternative biomass energy generation technologies, their effect on the forest-management practices, and the social implications for this region.

Amorphous Silicon Photovoltaic Systems in Kenya

In this project we evaluated the performance and condition of single junction amorphous silicon (a-Si) modules used in PV systems installed in Kenya, and used this opportunity to provide additional training and market analysis opportunities for local East African renewable energy entrepreneurs. We carefully surveyed a-Si PV systems and measured PV module performance in each site. We analyzed the data in order to establish the survival rate and performance of a-Si modules in field operating conditions and to identify equipment and institutional options that could benefit the private PV industry and the end-user community in East Africa. We are sharing the results with solar rural electrification projects, manufacturers, dealers and end-users as well as the international development community through publications, correspondence, and regional workshops.

Image: Rural Kenyan woman holding her amorphous silicon photovoltaic panel

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