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Michael STAVY, Renewable Energy Technology and Finance©
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The Beighley-Stavy House

The Beighley-Stavy Home in Georgetown, CO
When in Chicago, ride the CTA

Innovations in Energy Efficient City Transit
Yes We Can!

The 2017 Chicago Climate Charter and the 2015 Paris Climate Accord
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Electricity and Natural Gas Procurement
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Energy Storage Technology and Finance
I help Propery Owners Develop their Wind Assets

Wind Power
My Papers on Climate Change

Michael's GHG Emissions Papers Will Help You Understand Climate Change and the Paris Climate Agreement
Yes, We Can!

The 2017 Chicago Climate Charter, 2015 Paris Climate Accord, Carbon Trading, the Carbon Tax
Heat energy not electricity

Solar Thermal

Photovoltaics (PV)
Fuel Cell Vehicle

Hybrid, Electric, Natural Gas, Hydrogen and Alternative Fuel Vehicles


31 Papers and Counting

Abstracts of Michael STAVY'S Published Papers and Presentations
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My August 2002 JSEE Paper is Specifically Cited in 11 Papers


C U in Chicago

PAPER at WindPower 2018, 7-10 May, Chicago
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PAPER at Solar Power International 2017, 10-13 September, Las Vegas
Nice Seeing you at SPI13

PAPER at Solar Power International 2013, 21-24 October, Chicago
Warsaw, Poland

Paper at the 2010 European Wind Energy Conference, 20-23 April, Warsaw Poland
Nice meeting with you in Marseille

PRESENTATION at the EWEC 2009 Marseille, France 16 - 19 March 2009
Download my Carbon Cap Presentation

Paper at the 2009 Michigan Wind Conference 3-4 March 2009, Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI
See you in Chicago

WINDPOWER 2009, May 4-7, Chicago, IL USA

Press for the CHICAGO EDITION of my 2009 EWEC Paper
día bueno

PRESENTATION at the 2008 Latin American Wind Energy Conference, November 5-7, Guadalajara, MX

PRESENTATION at WINDPOWER 2008, June 1-4, Houston, TX

PRESENTATION at the 2008 European Wind Energy Conference, 31 March-3 April, Brussels. Belgium
Nice seeing you in LA

PAPER, "The Economics of Storing Wind Electricity as Hydrogen" at WindPower 2007 June 3-6 Los Angeles, CA USA
Kellogg Graduate School of Management Class of 1969

QUOTED in the Northwestern Alumni Magazine, Winter, 2007
Storing Wind Electricity as Hydrogen

PAPER "The Technology of Storing Wind Electrcity as Hydrogen" at the European Wind Energy Conference, 7-10 May, 2007, Milan, Italy
Storing Wind Electricity as Hydrogen

PAPER at the POWER GEN Renewable Energy and Fuels Conference, March 6-8, 2007, Las Vegas, NV
Spoke to Reporters

PRESENTATION "Reporting the Wind Story" At the Seminar "Reporting Energy Issues in the Midwest", Sponsored by the Foundation for American Communications, Urbana, IL September 14, 2006
Spark, November 2005

Letter to the Editor of SPARK, November, 2005
Clear Creek Public Radio

"US Energy Sources and Uses" October 29, 2005 Interview on KYGT, Clear Creek County, CO Public Radio
Illinois’ Voluntary Renewable Portfolio Standard

MY 2005 COMMENTS to Illinois Commerce Commision Concerning lllinois' Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

MY ANSWERS to Certain Questions Concerning Illinois' 2005 RPS (Renewable Portfolio Standard)
Quoted Comments

COMMENTS Quoted in Newspapers or Magazines
Chicago Skyline

PUBLISHED "January 3, 2005 Letter to the Editor" in Crain's Chicago Business
Journal of Solar Energy Engineering

PAPER "Carbon Content of Hydrogen Vehicle Fuel" in the February, 2005 Journal of Solar Energy Engineering
The Cost of Wind Electricity

PAPER "Worksheet to Compute the Cost Wind Electricity", World Renewable Energy Conference-VIII, Denver, CO USA, August 29-September 3, 2004
Fuel Cell Vehicle

PAPER California Climate Change Center's First Annual Conference on Climate Change, June 9-10, 2004, Sacramento, CA
Fuel Cell Vehicle

PAPER, National Hydrogen Association 20O4 Convention, April 26-30, 2004, Los Angeles, CA
Paper on Kyoto Protocol

PAPER-Global WINDPOWER 2004 Conference, Chicago, IL USA, 28-31 March 2004
Levelized Cost and Carbon Content of Hydrogen Vehicle Fuel

PAPER-United States Association for Energy Economics-NCAC-Washington, DC, Friday, December 19, 2003
Fuel Cell Vehicle

PAPER-Illinois Economics Association's 33rd Annual Meeting, October 17-18, 2003, Chicago, IL
Fuel Cell Vehicle

PAPER-American Solar Energy Society's SOLAR 2003 Conference, June 21-23, 2003, Austin,TX
Yak Yak Yak

PAPER-International Solar Energy Society-SOLAR WORLD CONFERENCE 2003-14-19 June 2003,Goteborg, Sweden
Pure Hydrogen Flame

PAPER-European Wind Energy Association-2003 EUROPEAN WIND ENERGY CONFERENCE 16-20 June 2003-Madrid,Spain
Journal of Solar Energy Engineering

PAPER "Worksheet to compute the Levelized Cost of PV electricity", Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, August 2002
From Paris on Route N-7

PAPER, 2002 Global Windpower Conference, 2-5 April, Paris France


  Michael STAVY, Renewable Energy Technology and Finance©

Michael STAVY  
Renewable Energy Technolgy and Finance©  
300 N STATE ST APT 4434  
Chicago, Illinois USA 60654  

Trees Along Route N-7 in Provence
A First Generation Modern 5 MW European Wind Plant

    Burning fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, oil) supplies most of the energy in the industrial economies. The use of this chemical energy in economic production is one of the key characteristics of the industrial nations. The use of non-human and non-animal energy is so important to industrial societies that energy, itself, is now an additional factor of production. This was not explicitly observed in the pre-industrial era. Energy must now be added as a fourth factor to the three classical factors of economic production; land, labor and capital. Because energy is a factor of production in industrial society, its production and use is complicated.

    Source: Stavy, Michael, The Effect That the Kyoto Protocol Will Have on the Cost of Wind Power in the Signatory Countries, Global WindPower 2002 Conference, 2-5 April 2002, Paris, France   
    PAPER, 2002 Global Windpower Conference, 2-5 April, Paris France

  • 28 years consulting on renewable energy technology and economics.
  • Consulting on climate change mitigation (cap and trade, carbon tax, RPS, RES, 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, EPA Clean Power Plan, EV, public transportation).
  • Facilitate investor efforts to finance renewable energy projects.
  • Help property owners develop their renewable energy projects.
  • BA University of Illinois at Chicago (1967). Took math through differential equations and one year of both physics and chemistry.
  • MBA Kellogg (Northwestern) Graduate School of Management, Day Program, (1969)
  • Past Illinois CPA Exam (1979)
  • Registered Illinois CPA (1980-1986)
  • Abstracts for Michael's 33 published papers are at
  • Google Scholar has reported (2017) that Michael's 33 papers have been cited 14 times
  • To date Michael has helped his clients buy electricity (55,000 MWh; 55 GWh) and natural gas (9,976 therms; 976.2 mmBtu) in Illinois (ComEd territory specialist). Let Michael help you shop!
  • Download Michael's 2 January 2018 Short Form CV (résumé)
  • Michael does Policy Reviews for the 2015 Paris Climate Accord and for the 2017 Chicago Climate Charter  The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement
  • Michael's last name, STAVY, is in capital letters on this website because French was the host language for the 2015 Paris Climate Change Accord. In French the family name is CAPITALIZED. (This is Michael's story and he is sticking to it)
  • Schedule to Meet Michael at a Renewable Energy Event


My paper, A Financial Algorithm for Computing the Levelized Cost (US$/MWh; €/MWh) of Storing Wind Electricity (LCOS), will be presented at WindPower 2018, 7-10 May, Chicago.

At WindPower 2018 stop by my poster or set up an appointment. 

C U in the Windy City!

Your kind of research paper for your kind of town.

To download my WindPower 2018 Paper go to:


  Buy this paper from Michael for US$25

Michael presented his peer reviewed paper, A Financial Algorithm for Computing the Levelized Cost of Storing PV Electricity (LCOS), at the poster session of Solar Power International 2017 (SPI-17), Monday, 11 September, 5pm-7pm, Las Vegas. Download Michael's paper for FREE at

 What goes on in Vegas stays in Vegas except that Michael hopes that his SPI-17 Vegas Energy Storage Paper goes to your home or office.  



Buy this paper from the JSEE for US$25.

Michael can also discuss his paper, A Finance Worksheet for Computing the Cost (¢/kWh) of Solar Electricity Generated at Grid Connected Photovoltaic (PV) Generating Plants, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering (JSEE), August, 2002, Vol 124, Page 319. Having his LCOE paper published in the JSEE was a professional achievement for Michael. This article was one of the top 10 articles downloaded from the JSEE website in the following months:  November, 2006; December, 2007; February, 2008; and October, 2008.  Go to  

Want to learn about the technology and finances of solar electric generation? You can set up an appointment to discuss Michael's JSEE LCOE paper; go to At your appointment, he will discuss both his JSEE LCOE and the competing Lazard LCOE paper.  Michael looks forward to working with you.

Michael rented the last car in Paris to drive to Warsaw  The 2010 Icelandic Volcano did not stop me!
I presented my paper, The Effect That a US Signature on a Kyoto-II Climate Change Mitigation Treaty (or an Equivalent US Domestic Change Mitigation Policy) Will Have on the US Wind Industry, at the 2010 European Wind Energy Conference, 20-23 April, Warsaw, Poland. Because of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, I am giving the public access to my EWEC 2010 Paper and Poster. GO TO:

Since the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) entered into force (21 March 1994), the parties to the UNFCC have been meeting annually in the Conference of the Parties (COP) to assess the progress in dealing with climate change. Beginning in the mid-1990's, the COP was used to negotiate the Kyoto Protocol. The Protocol was initially adopted on 11 Dec 1997 in Kyoto Japan (Kyoto-I), it entered into force on 16 Feb 2005 and ended (31 December 2012) because it was not extended at COP 17. COP 17 was held 28 Nov-9 Dec 2011 in Durban, South Africa. 
I am also giving public access to my 2008 Latin American Wind Conference presentation, The Use of the Kyoto Protocol and its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to Help Finance Wind Plants in Latin American Countries, and to my 2009 Michigan Wind Energy Conference presentation, A Mandatory US Federal Carbon Emissions Program (Kyoto-II) Will Reduce the Cost Advantage that Michigan Fossil Electricity has over Michigan Wind Electricity.  GO TO:

The 2013 COP 19 was held 11-22 November in Warsaw.  The 2014 COP 20 was held in Lima, Peru. The 2015 COP 21 was held in Paris where the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement was signed. 

banner_1.jpgMichael is now an Expert on Energy Efficient City Transit  AHK%20%282%29.jpg 

I was a member of a Fact-Finding Delegation that went to Germany, 17-21 Sept 2012, to study the topic, Innovations in Energy Efficient City Transit.  The delegation was sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and by the German/American Chamber of Commerce (AHK).  


Have Fun To show a major European Climate Change mitigation technology that is now used in the US, I have put my videos of this technology on my U-Tube Channel @

The Usual Disclaimers

The photographs of PV, solar thermal, wind and other renewable energy projects shown on this web site are for illustrative purposes only. Except where noted, I have not consulted the projects shown.

While I believe that this web site contains correct information, I am not making any warranty, express or implied, not do I assume any legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, process or service disclosed. The information contained herein, and/or the products or services described, are subject to change without notice.

I am not responsible for the content of the external internet web sites that I have linked to. 

Don Quixote was Michael's first Wind client

An Older Spanish Wind Plant (MW capacity unknown)  

Photo: Michael Kemma, Quixote's Giants, Study 8, Consuegra Spain, 1996

Source: Michael Kenna, A 30 Year Retrospective, June 23-August 26, 2005, Robert Mann Gallery  

A good day to sail

Monet's Zaan River at Zaandam (1871) [capacity factor unknown]

Horizontal axis Dutch wind mills (turbines) which have "sails" (blades) that use the lift principle to convert wind energy into mechanical energy

Source: Illustrated History of Wind Power Development by Darrell M. Dodge, Littleton, CO,  2002
web address:


images_logo.gif has assembled a group of photos from my website. To view the photo collection, go to the Google site @ 


  1. The History of Climate Change Negotiations in 83 Seconds:
  2. The Art Institute of Chicago had the retrospective exhibition, Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention, 17 September 2011–15 January 2012. Bertrand Goldberg was the architect of Marina City. 
  3. A photograph of my Marina City Condo with me reading, French in Three Months, is now on exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago:
  4. For a complete history of Marina City go to
  5. FOR EARTH DAY 2018, I put the POGO Earth Day Poster below:
  6. You should know that the real 2018 Earth Day was not on 22 April 2018. It was on 30 November 2015 in Paris at the start of COP 21 and the beginning of the drafting of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.   
  7. I was quoted in the 04/25/13 New York Times article, Power Grids Iffy, Populous Areas go for Generators. 

Pogo is not impressed with President Trump's postion on climate change 

Page Revised: 10 April 2018

The number of visitors since November 1, 1998. For 28 years (since 1990), I have been providing proficient consulting.

Michael STAVY, Renewable Energy Technology and Finance©

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