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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
A Chicago Icon

Inside Marina City


I help Propery Owners Develop their Wind Assets

Wind Power

Solar Power
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Energy Storage Capacity
generate electricity and heat

Microturbine & Distributed Generation Projects
Yes, We Can!

The 2017 Chicago Climate Charter, 2015 Paris Climate Accord, Carbon Trading, the Carbon Tax
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Electricity and Natural Gas Procurement
Fuel Cell Vehicle

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


33 Papers and Counting

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


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PAPER at WindPower 2018, 7-10 May, Chicago
Lets Talk

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

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

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 2013 Conference, 21-23 June, 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's Picture Gallery-1

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

Here are pictures of renewable energy projects and other images that I hope you find interesting. Please feel free to download these pictures and put them on the door of your energy efficient refrigerator. Except where specifically noted, these projects are not clients of mine.

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Enoc Perez, Marina Towers



CD Cover with Marina Towers

Art Institute of Chicago Magaz…

1968 Roger Brown Poster

Michael Pointing

Photograph of Michael

Chicago International Art Expo…
Michael pointing at a photograph of himself in the Art Institute of Chicago show Inside Marina City

Photograph of Michael in the Art Institute of Chicago show Inside Marina City


This is a Roger Brown poster announcing the 1986 Chicago International Art Exposition at Navy Pier. I recently donated an original print of this poster to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Liberal Arts (LAS). Navy Pier was the original location of the two year undergraduate division of the University of Illinois that became UIC.  I am a member of the UIC LAS Class of 1967.  I attended UIC in its Navy Pier days. 


Western Office Building
Michael is happy that you are visiting his website

The Beighley-Stavy House

WindPower 2009 Chicago, IL

Clear Creek County, CO

 Henry B Beighley built this attractive Gothic cottage in 1882. It is one of the few nineteenth century brick houses in Georgetown. Mr. Beighley was a business man in the area. He owned a transportation company, silver mine and a stable near Floyd Hill. Years went by and the house was sold to the Zaks family. Recently it was sold to Michael Stavy. Anybody who knows who owned the house after the Beighleys and before the Zaks please contact Michael Stavy.  This watercolor was painted by William H Condit, the nationally known Colorado artist.


Michael standing in front of Anish Kapoor's "Cloud Gate" sculpture

Guanella Pass Map, Georgetown, CO

Paris, France

Wind Plant Under Construction

Old Illinois Corn Crib
Parc Montsouris, 14th, Paris, France

Mendota Hills Wind Plant (Lee County, Illinois) Under Construction

Source: Michael Stavy's Photo Library-September, 2003

Old Corn Crib on farm in the Mendota Hills of Illinois near the Mendota Hills Wind Plant. This structure was used to store corn (in an un-shelled state) over the winter and spring seasons allowing a natural drying process. The crib style construction allows wind to flow through the structure and dry the corn. After adequate drying, the corn would be used by the farmer for feed or shelled and shipped to a grain elevator at some point when the market was favorable. Today corn is dried in large, natural gas-fired grain driers where shelled corn is batch feed or continuously flowed through the drier and then stored in a grain bin. Today the wind is used to power the Mendota Hills Wind Plant.

Source: Michael Stavy’s Photo Collection; Anonymous reader provided the facts about the corn crib.

Zaan River at Zaandam (1871)

Route N-7 in Provence

Colorado Winter Landscape

Monet's Zaan River at Zaandam (1871)

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 
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This is an allée of trees on Route N-7, the old Provence road to the Cote d' Azur (Mediterranean coast). Route N-7 is France’s Route 66. Impeccable French sources have told me that there is even a song about Route N-7.

Source: Michael Stavy's Photo Library

This is the top of Guanella Pass before road construction starts.

Source: Michael Stavy's Photo Library

Michael with a French Friend

Michael with a Brazilian Frien…

Two Colorado Neighbors

Not all Michael's friends have two feet.

Source: Michael Stavy's Photo Library

Some of Michael's friends have feathers.

Source: Michael Stavy's Photo Library

Two Colorado Neighbors having a picnic on the current Guanella Pass Road. My clients are very concerned that if the Central Federal Lands Highway Division gets its way and the Division does not follow the recommendations of the Mt.Evans Chapter of the Sierra Club the Guanella Pass Road will be open all year and large recreational vehicles, and even 18 wheelers and gas tankers might come up the pass and ruin their life style.

Source: Michael Stavy's Photo Library

A 1998 Copenhagen Windfarm Wit…

Michael's Colorado's Office

Michael In His Colorado "Backy…
Source: Energy & Environment Group
Roskilde University, Denmark

This is my "Western Office" in Georgetown, CO. When I am in Colorado working on your project, I work in this building. The next picture shows where I take my breaks from working on your project.

Source: Michael Stavy's Photo Library

I have a Western Office in Georgetown, CO. This is my "backyard". When I am in Colorado working on your project, I take my work break here.

Source: Michael Stavy's Photo Library

Western Office in 1948

A Colorado Mountain Stream

Street Scene, Bordeaux, France
This is a picture of my Western Office in 1948 before any additions and way before I-70.

Your National Forest. My Colorado backyard

Source: Michael Stavy's Photo Library

I have traveled extensively in Europe. This is from my 1988 trip to France.

Source: Michael Stavy's Photo Library

Metra Electric PV Panels

Metra Electric Rail Line Map

Metra Narrative Photo #5
PV panels that power water pumps at Yates Boulevard. Behind the PV panels is the entrance to the Chicago Park District South Shore Country Club

Source: Metra Electric Engineering Department

Metra Electric’s Rail Line Map
Source: Metra Electric

Metra Electric's Stoney Island Grade Crossing Solar PV Panels.
Source: Metra Electric Engineering Department

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