Public Research Institute, (PRI), an accomplished 501(c)3, non-profit research Institute, in it's thirty-second year, operating world wide. 
The Institute is currently processing data from the recently completed Pegasus Expedition, and has focused further efforts on community renewable energy projects.
The Institute is committed to applying technologies for the benefit of mankind.  During it's 30 years of service, it has served as follows:
The Institute's Solar Division has implemented Solar Gradient Pond Electricity Generating Plants of modular design with a design total output of 100 Mwe.  This technology is particularly exciting, due to it's low cost, simplicity, and reliability.
We invite you to explore our site and learn more about our exciting organization
The Institute's Geothermal Division has performed pioneering work in the field of low temperature energy conversion, and developed power cycles for sources between 125oC and 25 oC.  The Institute is working with affiliates to organize an Energy Lab for the purpose of improving the efficiencies of these cycles by 20% or more, to benefit heat recovery and geothermal systems.
The Institute's Wind Division designed a family of 4th generation turbines, with rotor efficiencies of 96% and generator efficiencies > 90%, using permanent magnet alternators, to provide improved reliability and output.  This family of turbines are rated at 7 m/sec, with nameplate capacities of 50, 100, and 125 Kwe.  They are particularly suited for communities of 100- 2000 dwellings providing power at $ 0.04 / Kwh at Class 3 sites.
Conducted a 15 year world wide expedition which surveyed the principal coral reef and other littoral ecosystems of the tropics
Organized AfricaGeoPower, Ltd in the Seychelles, with operating companies in the Republic of South Africa and Namibia, for the purpose of exploiting the wind. Solar, and geothermal resources of the region, including CDM registration (under the Kyoto Protocol,) negotiation of land leases, permits, and Power Purchase Agreements, geothermal prospecting, site selection, and the successful sale of the company to financiers in London
Created the Paging and Handoff algorithms and tower siting model essential for the success of 2nd generation cellular
Created one of the first, and now most widely used thumbprint scanners
Created the control system for the Saturn automobile assembly plant in Tennessee
Created a widely used check processing machine for utilities
Created the billing system for Sprint/Nextel
Created a tree measuring robot for Forest Research of Rotorua, New Zealan
IBuilt an oceanographic research ship
Automated warehouses
Automated steel mills for Inland Steel, US Steel, National Steel, and Bethlehem Steel.
Automated oil refineries for Exxon, Mobil and BP
Spearheaded the successful US Federal Reserve effort to resolve Y2K issues at the nationís banks
Created the online, real-time order entry, inventory system currently operational world wide in all McDonalds restaurants
Created the order entry and processing system for Home Shopping Network
Created the 911 response system used by Sarasota County and others
Created reagent standardization systems for Abbot Labs
Created the internet-banking system for Barnett Bank of Jacksonville, Florida
Created a mobile data acquisition system for NaviStar
The Institute's work in Namibia, St. Helena, and the Virgin Islands has given it access to financing sources interested in renewable energy projects, and expertise essential for the successful implementation of such projects
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The Institute provides advice and engineering services to community and REMC project developers, at rates below those charged by commercial firms..

If your community or REMC desires to convert to renewable energy for it's power source, talk to us.  The initial discussions are free, and there is no obligation to continue.  For further information consult the Community Project page.
The Institute's Hydro Division has forged relationships with Ossberger and Siemens for delivery of turnkey systems capable of exploiting heads greater than 5 m, at capacities from 1 - 20 Mwe.