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. Currently
we are involved in a California Project that has large fish genetics,
habitat and research components.
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 2011.
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, LLC, (now defunct) existed through
to develop small engine electromagnet valves.
Davis Hydro does research under
to work on fish passage resource, and habitat issues and is currently
patenting and studying a fish herding technology. SBE
technology was absorbed into Magnesense which more recently
has been working with the Collaborative to develop hydrogen generating
equipment, electromagnetic valves, and windmill blade stabilization products
With Sackheim Consulting we
are playing with developing other California and Nevada wind development
projects as Davis Wind,
and operating hydro sites in Vermont
, Maryland, and New York as Davis
Hydro. A new windmill is in the works.
In 2010, we seem to be into
anadromous fish habitat, other fish issues, technology, and genetics,
and separately patenting some upper air wind metrology technology.
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. A way
is to look at the current projects