Mike Breslin

Freelance Writer

Mike Breslin is a freelance writer based in New Jersey. He has 30-years experience writing for newspapers, magazines, multimedia and video production companies with concentration on business, energy, environmental and technical subjects. Mike is author of the sea adventure novels Found At Sea, Mystery of the Fjord Tide and Riddle of the Atlantis Moon. His short stories are posted on AmazonShorts.com.

Articles by Mike Breslin

December 2010
In October, Fukai Environmental Research Institute announced that it has developed a new low-cost technology capable of generating hydrogen energy. Fukai claims it is possible to generate the amount of hydrogen required to generate 1 kilowatt of electricity for a cost of approximately 18 cents, the world’s lowest cost for hydrogen-power generation. READ MORE
November 2010
Researchers at State University of New York (SUNY), Binghamton, Center for Advanced Microelectronics Manufacturing (CAMM), are giving the factory production of solar-energy cells a modern makeover. Their approach includes the use of “continuous electronic sheets,” which they recently described in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, published by the American Institute of Physics. READ MORE
November 2010
A new study shows the growth of the green building movement in the United States is quickly propelling the adoption of building information modeling (BIM) software. The report, “Green BIM: How Building Information Modeling is Contributing to Green Design and Construction,” was produced by McGraw-Hill Construction in collaboration with the U.S. READ MORE
November 2010
A new Pew Charitable Trust analysis of U.S. government spending data found that the federal role in the energy sector is significant, although smaller in comparison to other sectors, such as transportation. READ MORE
October 2010
“As far as we know, this is the largest hydrogen fuel cell system ever put into service,” said Guy McAree, spokesman for Ballard Power Systems, the manufacturer of the 1-megawatt, portable power plant. It’s the size of a large shipping container mounted on an over-the-road trailer that will be shipped shortly from Burnaby, British Columbia, to Eastlake, Ohio. READ MORE
October 2010
On Aug. 19, 2010, Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn visited Wanxiang America Corp.’s newly built solar panel manufacturing plant in Rockford, Ill., to announce more than $4 million in stimulus grant funds for the 62-megawatt (MW) Rockford Solar Project. This will become the largest photovoltaic (PV) solar development in the Midwest and one of the largest in the nation. READ MORE
October 2010
In August, the new Greenway Self Park garage in downtown Chicago was dedicated. It uses the powerful winds coming off Lake Michigan, other green elements and stunning architecture to demonstrate what practicality and sustainability are all about. READ MORE
September 2010
Scientists and technologists around the world are beginning to see the promising possibilities of graphene to build cheap, lightweight conductors for everything from solar-power systems to computer touchscreens. READ MORE
September 2010
The popular claim is that everything is bigger in Texas. When it comes to utility-scale batteries, it’s no exaggeration, now that a 4-megawatt (MW) sodium-sulfur battery system is operational in Presidio, Texas. In the event of a transmission-line failure, the new battery is capable of powering the entire city of 5,000 for up to eight hours. READ MORE

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