The Davis Collaborative
The Davis Collaborative
is a research and development company that addresses energy and environmental
The Davis Collaborative group
is a dynamic mix of research and development companies and individuals.
The firms is headed by Richard Ely who provides the organization and management
functions for collaborative projects. He is usually responsible for project
proposal creation, staffing, and provides a single contact point for project
grew out of its members interests in consulting in hydropower, geophysics,
wind, conservation activities, and work on energy policy. The company
expanded with groups for working on different energy conservation and
energy resource development projects. It is associated with Davis Hydro
which develops small hydro sites and studies fish herding
forms project teams with both research or development objectives. These
project teams may form separate companies for development purposes, and
the structure of the groups and companies formed varies from project to
project. Under the
umbrella different groups collaborate on different projects as groups
of individuals, or as companies formed to work on particular technology.
Research projects include publicly and privately funded projects. Most
projects have a public interest component and some are done purely in
the public interest such as the duct study and most of the fisheries work.
We expect to launching a wind projects company Summer of 2006.
Current, and recent
projects, include wind power development, wind and water power equipment
development, acoustics, internal combustion motor design, solar concentrators,
fish herding equipment, and reverse electrodialysis hydrogen generation.
These projects are a mixture of private efforts, and public and private
a variety of legal forms so that the researchers can retain different
development rights. For example, SBE
to develop small engine electromagnet valves. Davis
Hydro does research under
to work on fish passage issues and is currently patenting and studying
a fish herding technology. Magnesense
is working with the Collaborative to develop hydrogen generating
equipment, electromagnetic valves, and windmill blade stabilization products.
is creating a new company Golden Wind to develop a wind site in Nevada
- a partnership with Energy
With Sackheim Consulting we
are developing othre California and Nevada wind development projects as
Davis Wind, and
operating hydro sites in Vermont
and New York as Davis
Currently - Winter 2006, some
members are working on projects to produce micro hydro generating equipment
for energy recovery from open streams.
We are researching equipment
that will generate hydrogen from fresh and salt water. We will be developing
a research plan with the Bureau of Reclamation to test the fish herding
ideas developed by Davis Hydro.
In summary, the relationship
and the project participants is as varied as the project or intellectual
property being developed and the people with the collaborative. The best
way to understand SBE is to look at the current