I aim to provide a compendium of projects here that I have worked on, or am currently working on. Do read on by clicking on the tabbed items below...
:: May - November 2012 ::
[FIRST DRAFT] System Architecture. UH-HNEI | DoE Grid, Photovoltaic & Battery Smart Grid Inverter Project; part of the US DoE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy SunShot Initiative - Contributed on a nascent smart grid communications protocol standard for embedding a high-penetration of residential PV inverters on existing electrical distribution networks. Poster viewable here.
:: May 2009 ::
PV Design for the Wolfson Mechanical Engineering Façade at Loughborough University, UK using PVSYST.
:: March 2005 ::
Performed research and produced a draft of a simplified procedural design guideline, Installing Photovoltaics on California K-12 Schools.
:: April 2004 - May 2005 ::
Designed and installed residential, grid-tied PV array systems.
:: October 2013 ::
:: February 2012 - June 2013 ::
Decommissioning a small wind turbine generator (WTG) that was installed in Berkeley, CA, USA in December 1981. Check out these PDFs and archived video:
Case Study Extract - Small Wind Turbines in the Built Environment Decommissioning Guide - Please contact me directly if you would like to obtain the password to download the entire 56 page decommissioning guide here.
:: November - December 2012 ::
Proposed everyday brilliance for disaster resilience back-up power emergency response options schema for deployment during disaster relief events.
:: March 2011 ::
Provided consultation on a small wind turbine installation, DAQ and visualization recommendations at the Phipps Conservatory Center for Sustainable Landscapes in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
:: October 2009 ::
Proposal to PSU, Portland, OR, USA to perform vibrational and noise mitigating research for a small, urban, rooftop wind turbine system. Impetus was due to mechanical noise issues propagated by aerodynamic revelations in early 2009 when analyzing wind resource data from the Warwick Wind Trials.
:: February 2009 ::
Performed research, investigate opportunities siting small wind turbines in the built environment using the Warwick Wind Trials (WWT) data—the first study [2007-08] of its kind in the world to monitor 26 rooftop wind installations in the Midlands of the UK. The Wind Speed and Energy Yield Analysis of Small Wind Turbines on a 45m High-rise Building in the Built Environment Interim Report can be reviewed by clicking here.
:: March 2013 ::
Perform research and due diligence for propagating Jatropha tree use in sustainable development biomass/biofuel applications in Haiti for Grarado Green Energy.
Sustainable Development (SD)
:: May 2015 - Present ::
Short Business Plan. Producing sustainable, affordable, beautiful tiny dwellings, promoting low environmental impact resource management, and providing spaces for people to cultivate the riches of less.
REST In Urban Agriculture + Humanure - (RE)Branding a (RE)source. Investigating opportunities for repurposing human excreta in the urban environment. Please contact me directly to obtain the password to this file.
REST In Urban Agriculture + S.E.E.C. Tiny House. Prepared for the District Three Council Staff, City of Oakland, CA, USA
:: December 2013 - Present ::
[ABSTRACT]Ethane—a green(er) transportation fuel opportunity. PLEA 2017 Conference Transport Forum
Ethane as a green(er) transportation fuel opportunity. 2014 MIT Climate CoLab proposal - Transportation - How can CO2 emissions from the transportation sector be reduced?
:: November 2012 - Present ::
Investigate opportunities utilizing LED lighting technology to optimize indoor plant/crop propagation in the urban environment.
:: January 2012 - September 2013 ::
:: September 2011 - December 2013 ::
Perform renewable energy policy research at the Local Clean Energy Alliance (LCEA) in Oakland, CA, USA. Investigate distributive/decentralized energy, energy/demand reduction, community choice alliance energy programs arenas—where and how renewable energy technology systems will play a part in the California SB843 Community-Based Renewable Energy Self-Generation Program.
:: April - September 2011 ::
Applied sustainable development knowledge on organic farm-vineyard, and fruit orchard-ranch in Napa, CA, USA. Mindfully identify and address how ecosystems respond to change, how to facilitate public engagement by telling a story that resonates with all stakeholders, to aid the environment, mitigate the decline of biodiversity, ultimately translate this knowledge in the urban environment.
:: February 2010 ::