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 EnergiaToday, SLEnergiaToday, SL Academic Power Generation: Renewable EnergiaToday is a webpage which a main goal to spread information about energies and how we can generate it. We are writing articles about differents types of energy, as: solar energy, electric energy, nuclear energy, etc...

We want people have more knowledge about how energies works and how we gan generate more renaweable energies.


Phone: 663291135

Address: Cami Ullastre, numero 7, Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, 07180, Spain
Islas Baleares
 University of HoustonKonrad J.Krakowiak Academic Other Energy Technologies Konrad J. Krakowiak holds an Assistant Professor position in the Civil andEnvironmental Engineering Department (CEE) and he is a director of the Advanced Materials Imaging and Testing Laboratory at University of Houston (UH). He is also a Research Affiliate at Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). While at MIT he was a leading experimentalist in the research projects focused on mechanical performance and durability of cement-based matrices under high-temperature and high-pressure (HTHP) conditions. He has also actively collaborated on the synthesis of new cement based matrices for various applications, as well as understating the concrete deterioration mechanisms. He developed a novel characterization method of composite materials which allows direct correlation of nano-indentation mechanical properties with local phase composition. His current research activities include advanced experimental analysis and modeling of cement-based materials under thermo-chemo-mechanical loads including high temperature and pressure, durability of cement-based matrices, cement geochemistry, development of novel reduced-aging and carbon neutral cement-based materials, and the effect nuclear radiation on the physical and mechanical properties of calcium-silicate-hydrates. Results of his research on chemo-mechanical analysis of cementitious materials, from the nano-scale to the macro-scale of engineering applications, has been published in various journals including Cement and Concrete Research, Nature Communications, and recently Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He is an active member of the TRB committee on Basic Research and Emerging Technologies Related to Concrete - AFN10, as well as American Concrete Institute Committee 241 on Nanotechnology of Concrete.

Lab Capabilities:
Micro and Nano-Scale Mechanical Characterization of construction materials, In-Situ Ultrasonic Testing of Hydrating Cement Systems, Dynamic Measurement of Elastic Properties of Cements, Curing of Cement Systems under Various Conditions, Macro-Scale Mechanical Characterization of Materials Static testing of materials under uniaxial tension and shear and torsion, static testing of materials in the 3-point and 4-point bending at room and elevated temperature (INSTRON Mechanical Testing Machine) fatigue testing of materials, hydraulic flow channel for fluid-structre interaction


Phone: 713-743-8669

Address: 4726 Calhoun Rd., Houston, TX, 77204, United States
 University of IowaAndrew Kusiak Academic Power Generation: Renewable Research in systems engineering, smart systems, modeling, machine learning, and optimization.
Experience in development of models, algorithms, and solutions applied in energy generation, energy management, manufacturing, innovation.


Phone: 319-3355934

Address: 4627 Seamans Center, Iowa City, IA, 52242, United States
 San Diego State UniversityChris Mi Academic Transportation Extensive experience in power electronics and have led ARPA-e project in the past.


Phone: 7347658321

Address: 5500 Campanile Drive E-426, San Diego, CA, 92130, United States
 D-ICE ENGINEERINGSofien Kerkeni Small Business Power Generation: Renewable Founded in 2015, D-ICE Engineering is a deeptech company developping disruptive technologies for Marine/O&G/Shipping and Marine Renewables Energy Sectors.

Our R&D team, about 15 MScs and PhDs, gathers excellence in mathematics & optimization, modelling, control, hydrodynamics, machine learning and software engineering. We have already multiple and prestigious references in a large range of activities (and already experiences in the US).

We have a strong interests in the development of Floating Wind Energy Sector and have already several cutting-edge research programs ongoing. We have been selected as a member of the french delegation for the French American Innovation Days in Boston in March 2019. The topic was "Floating Wind Energy".

The subject addressed by the call was already identified as critical. Moreover, we were member of a European initiative in 2018 aiming to solve these same challenges. Unfortunately the project was not funded.
During FAID, we had excellent discussions with US academics and companies. We are very motivated to tackle these problematics and bring our know-how and dedication for these exciting subjects.

Thanks for your consideration and your trust in our company

Rgds - Sofien


Phone: +33677642206

Address: 1 rue de la Noe, Nantes, Pays de la Loire, 44300, France
Pays de la Loire
 Kastellan DesignMike Castellani Individual Other Energy Technologies I have 20 years of experience spanning both the defense and medical industries, with a broad knowledge base including embedded software development, systems engineering (requirements management and system architecture), project/program management, and functional engineering management. My industry experience has been focused on motion control, fluid control, and communications. I possess both a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an MBA.

I recently formed an LLC to pursue opportunities in the renewable energy and smart-grid realm, both of which are areas that hold great importance and interest to me.

I would be grateful for the opportunity to partner with another group and to support in any way that I can. Thank you!
Website: N/A


Phone: 716-345-2904

Address: 7954 Transit Rd #155, Williamsville, NY, 14221, United States
 Upy Designs LLCCarlos Prieto Small Business Other Energy Technologies We are a small and recently formed organization that is on the early stages of developing the use of Tuned Vibrating Absorbers in Floating Wind Turbines.

Below is a technical summary of our current understanding of our technology:

The purpose of this technology is to provide means to stabilize floating offshore wind turbines or their supporting structures, in order to minimize structural risk, increase wind turbine efficiency, and enable the use of low cost floating technology - e.g. example; Spar-Buoy Systems - in a broader range of applications.

The technology fundamentals rely on storing energy generated by the oscillating structure in the form of Potential and returning it to the system at the appropriate phase angle in order to achieve the desired outcomes. When done correctly, the results yield a device capable of reducing the oscillations of the main structure by ~80%
Website: none


Phone: 28122271785

Address: 18619 Briddle Grove Ct, Tomball, TX, 77377, United States
 ZHDC, LLCZach Hughbanks Individual Power Generation: Renewable High altitude wind energy / airborne wind energy system design.

Marine logistics

Marine propulsion and dynamic positioning

Alternative fuels / fuel efficiency / carbon abatement


Phone: 5046661140

Address: 4812 1/2 Constance St, New Orleans, LA, 70115, United States
 ROE-Renewable Offshore EnergyRobert Copple Individual Power Generation: Renewable With collegues at GVA, KBR & Granherne we have developed a floating support vessel for offshore wind turbines. The vessel has excellent motions in very adverse weather conditions. It appears to weigh less than other publish proposals to support wind turbines. It also has several possible fabrication and installation possibilities depending on water depth at the quay and towing to its installation site.


Phone: 415-383-2760 & 281-221-1951

Address: 5 Glen Drive, Mill Valley, CA, 94941, United States
 PiACFred W. Piasecki Small Business Other Energy Technologies PiAC Has the capabilities to design and engineer static structure, control systems, dynamic structure, gear-trains, rotor systems and rotor blades for wind turbines.
The current research effort relates to a floating wind turbine installation and a method for controlling/balancing the wind turbine installation's hydrostatic, aero-mechanical forces/moment, anchor line force and hydrodynamic balance with a specific goal of minimizing structural mass. The wind turbine installation comprises a buoyant body, a tower arranged over the buoyant body, a generator housing mounted on the tower which is rotatable around the horizontal axis to facilitate heel of the mast in relation to the sea surface and fitted with a wind rotor, and an anchor line arrangement offset from the mast centerline, to react torque in rotor, connected to anchors or anchor points on the sea bed.


Phone: 610-521-5700X107

Address: 519 West Second Steet, Essington, PA, 19029, United States
 Maine Marine CompositesTobias Dewhurst Small Business Power Generation: Renewable Maine Marine Composites' offers sophisticated ocean engineering services. Expertise includes model-driven design and cost-optimization of novel marine systems. MMC has applied skills in fluid-structure interactions for highly-nonlinear, multibody systems. These include designing floating offshore wind and wave energy systems simultaneously optimized for performance and survival.

Particular research and development capabilities include:
Multi-objective optimization of mooring systems for power production and shock load suppression.
Mooring grid optimization.
Extreme event characterization.


Phone: 2077749616

Address: 2 Portland Fish Pier, Suite 211, PO Box 15087, Portland, ME, 04112, United States
 RCAM TechnologiesJason Cotrell Small Business Power Generation: Renewable RCAM Technologies is developing and exploring advanced manufacturing methods for highly-loaded concrete and geopolymer wind turbine support structures. RCAM's focus in on using advanced on-site and near-site manufacturing methods with inexpensive regionally-sourced concrete or geopolymer materials to reduce capital costs up to 80%, automate production, eliminate formwork, and double design life. Concrete and geopolymers are on the order of 6X less expensive than steel on a mass basis and are well suited to mega-scale offshore structures (Google the Hebron Project for a recent example). New advanced manufacturing technologies with concrete and geopolymers can enable designs and material properties not possible with conventional manufacturing methods and materials.

Please contact me to discuss how the advanced concrete on-site manufacturing technologies, assembly, and deployment methods we are developing for utlra-tall wind turbine towers and fixed-bottom offshore foundations fit into the co-design approach ARPA-E seeks. I can help provide your proposal access to our diverse network of concrete and geopolymer researchers, an extensive international wind industry network established at over 25 years working at NREL and RCAM, cost-share for your proposal, and a built-in commercialization partner for your team.


Phone: 3038868937

Address: 5490 Tenino Ave., Boulder, CO, 80303, United States
 HEWE Energy GroupDennis H. Chu Small Business Power Generation: Renewable HEWE Energy Group is working on its second prototype of a patent pending Vertical Axis Dual-Airfoils wind turbine. CFD and JavaFoil simulations have shown that our Dual-Airfoils concept can improve the efficiency of conventional wind turbine over 38%.
Website: N/A


Phone: 323-646-07680

Address: 2160 College View Dr., Monterey Park, CA, 91754, United States
 Kinetic AnalyticsNeil Gupta Small Business Other Energy Technologies Kinetic Analytics designs, analyzes and manufactures carbon fiber composite structures for a variety of customers. Our composite shop creates parts using autoclave processing of prepregs, resin infusion of dry carbon laminates and heating press molding. We have experience on previous SBIR's around wind turbine blade manufacturing and large composite infusions. Our engineers work with our clients to determine requirements, develop component deigns and laminate schedules. We have a complete machine shop and experience with ablatives, metal matrix composites and a variety of high strength and high temp alloys. We have NASTRAN linear and nonlinear analysis capabilities as well as open Foam CFD software. We can take a concept through prototyping and production in a short time frame with very little overhead all enabled by our vertical integration of our facilities. Let us know how we can help.


Phone: 714-372-3838

Address: 12570 Industry St, Garden Grove, CA, 92841, United States
 San Diego State University, Dynamic Systems and Control Lab.Dr. Peiman Naseradinmousavi Academic Building Efficiency Peiman Naseradinmousavi research focus is on nonlinear modeling, dynamic analysis, and optimization in all aspects of design, operation, and control of electro-magneto-mechanical-fluid systems. The systems include, but are not limited to, smart flow distribution networks, robots, and cyber-physical systems, with ATLANTIS-relevant experiences:

· He formulated an interconnected nonlinear mathematical model for a multi-agent network of actuated valves.

· Using powerful nonlinear dynamic analysis tools, form Lyapunov exponents to Melnikov theory, he could capture harmful responses of the network from transient chaos to hyperchaos yielding constraints for optimization efforts.

· Using a variety of global optimization schemes, from Simulated Annealing to Particle Swarm, he could optimize both the design and operation of the flow network subject to stability and geometrical constraints.

· He also implements deep learning (R-CNN) for electromechanical systems, including high-DOF robotic manipulators, to carry out autonomous obstacle-avoidance path planning through image processing and HSV-based approach; based on an NSF grant.



Phone: 4848040384

Address: Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, E-323C, San Diego, CA, 92182-1323, United States
 UC San DiegoProfessor Miroslav Krstic Academic Power Generation: Renewable Miroslav Krstic is an expert in adaptive and nonlinear control, with ATLANTIS-relevant experiences in (1) a 6-year ONR contract on heave and other motion controls for air-cushioned vehicles in high sea states and (2) MPPT for wind turbines using extremum seeking, as exemplified by the following DOWNLOADABLE publications:

- H. Basturk and M. Krstic, “Adaptive wave cancellation by acceleration feedback for ramp-connected air cushion-actuated surface effect ships,” Automatica, vol. 49, pp. 2591-2602, 2013. (

- A. Ghaffari, M. Krstic, and S. Seshagiri, “Power optimization and control in wind energy conversion systems using extremum seeking,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 22, pp. 1684-1695, 2014. (


Phone: (858) 534-5670

Address: Department of Mechanical & Aero. Eng. University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 92093-041, United States
 University of Texas at ArlingtonKamesh Subbarao Academic Other Energy Technologies The main objective of the Aerospace Systems Laboratory (ASL) is to conduct research in modeling, simulation, control and estimation of mechanical and aerospace systems from a systems perspective. Over the past few years, we have looked at diverse mechanical and aerospace systems. Our theoretical contributions, numerical simulations, algorithms and software span several applications:

Flight dynamics and control; unmanned vehicle systems; morphing wing aircraft structures; air traffic management; reduced order modeling of fluid-structure interactions; cooperative control of large scale interconnected systems subject to communication delays; multi-sensor fusion applied to aircraft guidance and spacecraft navigation; bipedal locomotion; and uncertainty characterization in orbital mechanics.

Of specific relevance to this program is our expertise in autonomous performance seeking control approaches, that blend model predictive approaches with optimization, and inverse solutions to poorly observed phenomena. We utilize novel observability measures based sensor tasking approaches to allocate sensors for collecting actionable data, then utilizing this to close the loop. We have applied these methodologies in source localization of atmospheric plumes, sweet-spot identification in formation flight, virtual aerodynamic shaping of aircraft wings, aeroelastic tailoring, hypersonic inlet shape optimization, and uncertainty quantification and propagation.


Phone: 8172727467

Address: 710 S. Nedderman Ave., Arlington, TX, 76019, United States
 Principle Power IncSam Kanner Small Business Power Generation: Renewable Principle Power is an innovative technology and services provider for the offshore deep water wind energy market. PPI’s proven technology, the WindFloat - a floating wind turbine foundation – enables a change in paradigm for the industry in terms of reduced costs and risks for the installation and operations of offshore wind turbines. Principle Power sells the WindFloat as a technology solution and acts as service provider to developers, utilities and independent power producers, being present from the overall system design throughout fabrication, installation and commissioning, and providing support to customers during the operation life cycle of the platform.

Principle Power's mission is to make the WindFloat the most competitive, safe, reliable and environmentally friendly technology for deep-water offshore wind projects while enabling global offshore wind markets to reach their full potential.

Commercial advantages for floating offshore wind that are uniquely facilitated by the WindFloat solution include:

Lower Costs and Risk in installation and operations – WindFloat allows for on-shore platform assembly, offshore turbine installation and major repairs, eliminates the need for specialized and expensive installation vessels, and has minimal environmental and ecological impact to the sea-bed;
Location and depth constraint mitigation – WindFloat allows arrays to be optimally located in deep water with varied underwater landscapes, accessing the higher quality wind resources while eliminating negative visual impact.
The breadth of experience, expertise, and proven track record of Principle Power’s management team are commensurate with the demands of a successful technology developer and service provider to the industry. Based in the US, Principle Power is promoting adoption of the WindFloat globally.

Sam Kanner, is the R&D lead at Principle Power Inc, based in the Emeryville, CA office.


Phone: 5102805180

Address: 5901 Christie Avenue, Suite 303, Emeryville, CA, 94608, United States
 University of CincinnatiMichael Alexander-Ramos Academic Transportation My background is in the area of multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO) and combined optimal design and control (co-design) as it relates to automotive and aerospace system design. In particular, I have worked on projects concerning the co-design of hybrid-electric propulsion systems for both plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs) as well as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Prior to becoming a faculty member, I worked as a senior hybrid systems researcher at General Motors Research and Development Center in Warren, Michigan. In that role, I performed applied research related to the reduced-order dynamic system modeling, design, and control of hybrid-electric and electric vehicle powertrains.

Although much of my research interests and capabilities lie in the area of automotive vehicle design, I also have many theoretical research interests and capabilities that mesh well with the FOA. Specifically, my research team and I have developed an improved decomposition-based co-design strategy using traditional MDO methods and an optimization strategy known as multidisciplinary dynamic system design optimization (MDSDO) for large-scale, complex dynamic systems. We are also the first researchers to propose and implement a robust formulation of MDSDO for the co-design of stochastic dynamic systems, and we also have developed preliminary versions of reliability-based MDSDO formulations that use rigorous probabilistic analysis of constraints in their solution. Finally, to support all of these co-design methods, we have a wealth of knowledge and capability in the areas of reduced-order dynamic system modeling and surrogate modeling/metmodeling for design optimization.


Phone: 5135566402

Address: 688 Rhodes Hall, 2851 Woodside Drive, Cincinnati, OH, 45221, United States
 CCLS, Columbia UniversityAlbert Boulanger Individual Other Energy Technologies In a book I coauthored, Computer-Aided Lean Management for the Energy Industry, a group of seasoned energy pioneers in oil and gas and electric power presented the opportunities of using machine learning for Computer Aided Lean Management or CALM in the energy industry product lifecycle. A prepublication 2008 tutorial on CALM is available at
We showed how an Integrated Systems Model (ISM) of the energy system built and improved during conceive and design stages can be used with machine learning, especially reinforcement learning, to optimize lean processes throughout the product lifecycle.
Areas of ML application we have studied capabilities and interested in:

•CALM methods to manage risk on huge CAPEX projects – ultradeep oil and gas and large scale renewable energy;
•Simulation-based optimization using the ISM with reinforcement learning (RL);
•Parametric optimization and automated discovery using RL (dynamic treatment regimes);
•Real Options using reinforcement learning for more accurate financial valuation of flexible operation throughout the product lifecycle;
•O&M policy optimization using portfolio management and ML;
•Failure prediction based on asset attributes. ML-based survival analysis;
•Threat avoidance and mitigation (ThreatSim) using the ISM and RL;
•Grid operation optimization using Smart Grid technology incorporating RL and ML;
•Forecasting (nowcasting), short term (days) and long term (years) using ML coupled with RL for flexible “fly-by-wire”, robust, cost-efficient, optimized operations and planning.
•Smart grid, minigrid, macrogrid and microgrid optimizing controllers for large penetration renewables;
•Function approximation and dimensionality reduction using encoders/decoder networks: fast AC powerflow (DeepFlow);
•Inverse problem solutions using Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs): OPF;
•Convolutional networks for nowcasting using satellite or radar data
•Gaming-the-system detection using the ISM, ML, and RL.

One point to make is that with lean energy, planning and operations become integrated.

My interest is in the application of GANs, RL, and inverse RL for the multistage optimization and inverse problems that occur in co-design


Phone: 2128701276

Address: 475 Riverside Drive, Rm 850, MC 7717, New York, NY, 10115, United States
 Texas A&M UniversityDr. Shima Hajimirza Academic Power Generation: Renewable -Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of Energy, Control and Optimization lab (ECOlab) at Texas A&M University
-Expert in statistical modeling, optimization and control of dynamic systems, particularly those related to renewable energy generation and distribution.
- Expert in statistical inverse design and black-box optimization.

-Successful research background in developing prediction algorithms for solar irradiance and solar power plants energy generation.

-Solid research background in developing novel macro and micro models for estimating solar panel dust and pollution coverage and power loss.

-Successful research background in designing innovative tilt angle and voltage control algorithms for optimal power point operation (supply-demand balance) in the presence of environmental uncertainties and stochastic demand.

- Highly experienced in using numerical and statistical methods for micro/nano-scale energy conversion modeling and design.

-Expert in heat transfer, radiation, numerical optimization, statistical learning and control theory.

-Published more than 19 Journal papers and 30 conference proceedings on modeling, optimization and fabrication of thin film solar cells, and energy systems design and control.


Phone: 9798454280

Address: 3123 Tamu, College Station, TX, 77843, United States
 University of Massachusetts Amherst Wind Energy CenterMatthew Lackner, Sanjay Arwade, James Manwell, Krish Sharman, Don DeGroot Academic Power Generation: Renewable The faculty members in the UMass Wind Energy Center have diverse expertise in the area of floating offshore wind energy, including:
• Aerodynamic analysis and aero-elastic blade design optimization of floating wind turbines.
• Structural control techniques of floating offshore wind turbines for fatigue and extreme load reduction using innovative damper systems.
• Structural reliability engineering and extreme events.
• Offshore wind energy design standards and loads analysis.
• Offshore geotechnical site investigation methods; offshore geostatistics; foundation and anchorage systems
• Model testing, experimentation and data analysis
• Floating offshore wind turbine sub-structure and mooring design, stability and dynamics.


Phone: 413-545-4713

Address: 160 Governors Dr, Amherst, MA, 01003, United States
 Siemens Corporate TechnologyXiaofan Wu Large Business Grid Siemens Corporate Technology contributes to the company's success in many functions, including its technology and innovation strategy, research and development in the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization, cooperation with universities, patents and business excellence. Siemens’ central research and development arm sees itself as a strategic partner to the company’s businesses. It plays a key role in achieving and maintaining leading competitive positions in the fields of electrification and automation while at the same time helping Siemens fully tap into the growth field of digitalization.

- Computer tools and methods for Control Co-Design of FOWTs.
- Develop Co-Optimization algorithms for designing controller and system parameters, including fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, mechanics, system of systems, control design and etc.
- Integration of optimization methods like topology optimization and structured controller synthesis into one unified framework.
- Provide a path to commercialization of a control-driven systems development using Siemens’ expertise in both system design and control engineering software.

- Joint optimization of hardware and controller parameters for large-scale systems using structured controller synthesis.
- Multi-physics generative system design optimization using Siemens’ commercial software tools like NX, Simcenter, and Amesim.
- Experience with floating wind turbines in operations through Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.


Phone: 609-608-5145

Address: 755 College Road E, Princeton, NJ, 08540, United States
 University of Massachusetts, AmherstBlair Perot Academic Power Generation: Renewable Patented Turbine Augmenters that: (1) remove wake losses in wind farms, (2) stabilize floating wind turbine platforms.

30 years experience writing CFD codes for supercomputers.

Performed CFD simulations of full rotating wind turbine blade assembly (NREL Phase VI 6 test case at NASA-Ames).

Early GPU adopter (2009), and expert in hardware acceleration with FPGAs and analogy computers.

Operate a 4 ft square and 40 mph open wind tunnel facility.


Phone: 4135453925

Address: 135 Lincoln Ave, Amherst, MA, 01002-2009, United States
 otherlabsaul griffith Small Business Power Generation: Renewable Prototyping anything.
Testing and Instrumentation.
Energy Data.
Custom Software and Simulation.
Design tools.
Robotics (mostly soft)
Compliant mechanisms
Precision machine design.

Otherlab is a small company that commercializes internally developed new technologies in "hard tech" through spin out companies.
We have successfully bought these technologies into the world :


Phone: 4152253618

Address: 3101 20th st, San Francisco, CA, 94110, United States
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