Renewable Energy Institute
What is "Renewable Energy?"
"Renewable Energy is defined as any energy resource that is naturally regenerated over a short time scale and derived directly from the sun (such as thermal, photochemical, and photoelectric), indirectly from the sun (such as wind, hydropower, and photosynthetic energy stored in biomass), or from other natural movements and mechanisms of the environment (such as geothermal and tidal energy). Renewable energy does not include energy resources derived from fossil fuels, waste products from fossil sources, or waste products from inorganic sources."
About the Renewable Energy Institute:
The Renewable Energy Institute (REI) is a Non-Profit company that was first envisioned in 2005, initial Board of Directors selected in 2006 and incorporated in 2007. The REI is "Changing The Way The World Makes and Uses Energy by Providing Research & Development, Funding and Resources That Create Pollution Free Power, Carbon Free Energy & Renewable Energy Technologies."
The REI, in addition to providing support and advocacy for all renewable energy technologies, provides funds for important research that leading professors, grad students and universities are conducting that will make America energy independent and end our dependence on foreign fossil fuels via renewable energy technologies.
The Renewable Energy Institute and its Scientific Advisory Board is available to perform Renewable Energy Feasibility studies and Front-end engineering design services - including solar co/trigeneration plants, geothermal power plants, concentrating solar power plants, and biodiesel/biomethane/synthesis gas fueled cogeneration or trigeneration power plants. The Renewable Energy Institute authorized the Renewable Energy Institute to the first State Chapter for the State of Florida in 2009. The REI is planning to open several new locations.
Vision Statement for
the Renewable Energy Institute
To end America's dependence on unsustainable sources of energy, lead and formulate public policy that promotes greater use of renewable energy, and develop strategic partners that share and advance the goal of making the United States energy independent.
Mission Statement for
the Renewable Energy Institute
To educate the public stakeholders that include residential, commercial, industrial and governmental organizations who are consumers of energy the many benefits and uses of renewable energy and to promote the expanded use of renewable energy technologies in the United States and around the world.
Goals and Objectives of
the Renewable Energy Institute
The specific goals and objectives of the Renewable Energy Institute, a non-profit company shall be:
1. To expand the use of renewable energy technologies in the United States and around the world.
2. To end America's dependence on unstable, unsustainable foreign sources of energy, and make the United States energy independent.
3. To lead and formulate public policy that promotes greater use of renewable energy.
4. To lead the research and development of new renewable energy technologies that lead to patents and the ability to license the renewable energy technologies we develop and invest.
5. To coordinate the research and development of renewable energy between universities so as to minimize redundancy and maximize results.
6. To facilitate and promote dialog between universities and professors in the free flow of research to enhance results and breakthroughs in renewable energy research and development.
7. To educate and inform the public, including stakeholders that include residential, commercial, industrial and governmental organizations who are consumers of power and energy, the many benefits and uses of renewable energy.
8. The Renewable Energy Institute will promote higher energy and electric power efficiencies and renewable energy technologies including; Anaerobic Digesters, Automated Demand Response, B100 Biodiesel, Battery Energy Storage, Biomass Gasification, Biomethane and Methane Recovery, Cogeneration, Concentrating Solar Power, Decentralized Energy, Demand Side Management, Dispersed Generation, Distributed Generation (onsite power generation), Landfill Gas to Energy, Net Positive Energy, Net Zero Energy, Trigeneration, Waste Heat Recovery, Waste to Energy, Waste To Fuel, Waste to Watts and Wind Power Generation - and to promote the use of energy crops and oilseed crops for producing biofuels and related technologies whenever a renewable fuel may be used in an internal combustion engine or gas turbine to produce clean power and energy. The Renewable Energy Institute will promote Carbon Dioxide Sequestration technologies, also called Carbon Capture and Sequestration that can be implemented through Enhanced Oil Recovery technologies such as CO2-EOR.
9. To help farmers and growers in determining the optimum energy crops and oilseed crops they should consider for their specific locations, soils, climate and energy markets.
10. To adopt a goal of providing the U.S. with 50% of its' power and energy requirements from renewable energy sources by 2025, and 75% by 2050. Texas will lead the way with a goal of 50% of its' power and energy requirements from renewable energy sources by 2020, and 75% by 2040.
11. To seek funding, investments and donations for the REI from concerned citizens, organizations and companies that will fund the REI's grants, research and development.
12. To seek and develop strategic partners/partnerships that share and advance our common goals.
13. To seek out qualified companies and people that want to utilize our products and services under our license.
14. To provide Engineering Feasibility and Economic Analysis studies for customers - through a separate entity affiliated with the Renewable Energy Institute.
15. To develop renewable energy projects on behalf of customers - through a separate entity affiliated with the Renewable Energy Institute.
16. To remain committed as a trusted supplier of research, development and technologies and be committed as a "vendor-neutral" resource of information - until such time we identify "optimum" companies, products and/or technologies.
17. To promote and integrate the use of renewable energy technologies and Feed In Tariffs in creating "sustainable urban living" communities comprised by "Net Zero Energy" homes and buildings and "green buildings."
18. To be committed to ending global warming, eliminating carbon dioxide emissions and greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels, and advance technologies such as carbon dioxide sequestration to end global climate change.
The Renewable Energy Institute will fund research and development of all renewable energy technologies, as well as provide leadership in the areas of "Pollution Free Power," "Carbon Free Energy," and "green tags" also known as a Renewable Energy Credit.
The Renewable Energy Institute will also conduct testing of renewable energy technologies, that compare various manufacturers products' and determines which products have the highest efficiencies, and fastest returns on investment (ROI). And, the Renewable Energy Institute will conduct "vendor-neutral" Engineering Feasibility and Economic Analysis, for specific renewable energy projects, for our customers, to determine the best technologies, and best equipment, for each new renewable energy project.
The Renewable Energy Institute is the Publisher for many of the leading sites for renewable energy. Our sites are used for providing unbiased information and resources about renewable energy as well as to accelerate the move toward renewable energy and away from fossil fuel and nuclear power. The REI has also partnered with inventors, patent-holders and leaders in the renewable energy industry when compelling technologies and synergies exist.
What is "Net Zero Energy?"
Net Zero Energy - when applied to a home or commercial building, simply means that they generate as much power and energy as they consume, when measured on an annual basis.
The U.S. Army now has a Net Zero Energy initiative to help reduce/eliminate America's use of foreign oil - particularly oil from muslim/middle-east countries - which literally saves the lives of our brave boys /soldiers in the military.
Our Founder was first involved in Net Zero Energy in 2001 - 2002 with consulting engagements and investments in multiple real estate developments, renewable energy technologies, solar cogeneration and solar trigeneration systems, Brad Pitt / Global Green Rebuild New Orleans Competition and the Solar Decathlon competition.
We provide Net Zero Energy and off-the-grid architectural & custom home/commercial buildings anywhere in the USA.
of Energy's "Net Zero Energy" 2025 Goal
Marketable Net Zero Energy Commercial Buildings
Net Zero Energy Buildings Are
The Next Frontier
Revenue from net-zero energy buildings will grow rapidly over the next 20 years, reaching almost $690 billion
by 2020 and nearly $1.3 trillion by 2035, projects Pike Research. That's a compound annual growth rate of 43%.
Revenues From Net Zero Energy Buildings
to Reach $1.3 Trillion by 2035
Net Zero Energy Buildings Are Coming,
What About The Buildings Already Standing?
"EcoGeneration" is the term we created in 1999 to describe the economic and ecological benefits and advantages of Clean Power Generation, Pollution Free Power and a number of other "renewable energy technologies."
The ecological and economic benefits we provide our clients translates directly into huge savings for our ecology by significantly reducing, and sometimes eliminating the pollution typically associated with power generation. The economic benefits our customers enjoy include saving as much as 90% of the costs they once spent for fuel, the public relations advantages that go hand-in-hand with EcoGeneration as well as the benefit of being viewed as a "good neighbor" by the communities they are located in.
EcoGeneration also seeks to minimize the "waste-heat" that is also present in the generation of power and energy in about 500,000 smoke stacks found at power plants and other facilities that have turbines and engines. Other sources of waste heat include; furnaces, boilers and chimney-stacks. We provide engineering services relating to waste heat recovery and assist our clients convert the waste-heat into other useful energy products such as electricity, hot water, steam and chilled water. We call this "recycled energy."
Depending on our clients' requirements, we may implement energy solutions that include technologies such as; cogeneration/combined-cycle, trigeneration, quadgeneration, absorption/adsorption chillers, hydrogen fuel cells, solar, geothermal and "waste to energy" or "waste to fuel" fuels such as organic diesel/soybean diesel, digester gas or landfill gas.
EcoGeneration provides not only ecological benefits, but also economic benefits, as we oftentimes reach and exceed system efficiencies of 90% - a dramatic increase over typical power plants that remain at only 27% - 33% efficient. What this means to our customers is they save huge amounts of money in the form of fuel savings, because the "waste-heat" we recover, is no longer wasted, since we are able to convert that waste-heat into the useful energy they need (hot water, steam and chilled water).
What is Trigeneration?
plant is a cogeneration
power plant that has added absorption chillers for producing chilled water from
the heat that would have been wasted from a cogeneration power plant.
In addition to the economic benefits and advantages, trigeneration plants reduce our dependence on foreign energy supplies and help our environment by dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon dioxide - when compared to typical power plants. Trigeneration plants have been hailed the "hat-trick of the energy industry" with system efficiencies approaching and exceeding 90%.
Trigeneration plants are very energy efficient, conserve natural resources and reduce fuel consumption as the system operates at such high efficiencies.
Cogeneration and trigeneration power plants are about 90% efficient and approximately 300% more efficient than "central power plants" that average 27% to 40% efficiency. When fueled with renewable fuel, cogeneration and trigeneration plants are carbon neutral, producing ZERO (net) greenhouse gas emissions and the optimum solution for clients seeking to reduce their energy expenses and greenhouse gas emissions.
Trigeneration Diagram & Description
Trigeneration Power Plants' Have the Highest System Efficiencies and are
About 300 % More Efficient than Typical Central Power Plants
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