Dr. Mike Dalecki's Home Page

Dr. Michael Dalecki

Professor of Sociology,
Sustainability and Renewable Energy

136 Gardner Hall
(608) 342-1807 (office)

It can be said that the first wisdom of sociology is this--things are not what they seem.--Peter Berger

NOTE: This is the first web page I ever produced, way back in time. I coded it by hand, and continue to this day to update it, also coding by hand. I keep it as a sort of historic remnant of how things were in the early days of the internet.

Link to Wal-Mart Toy catalog

Population Pyramids

Note: the articles listed below are tools we use in ENERGY 2130. Not all are "authoritative" in the sense that they are "correct." Some are used to illustrate a particular point of view, others as examples to use in developing greater critical thinking ability, still others as sources of information. Do not view the entirety of them as typically reflective of my views, as any kind of endorsement, or as the basis of the entire course curricula.

SOCIOLOGY 1030 ZOOM Class Recordings

ENERGY 2130 ZOOM Class Recordings

SOCIOLOGY 3330 ZOOM Class Recordings

ENERGY 2130 Resources Below Unit 4

Chapter 14 in Textbook
Example of Corn Ethanol Production Process

US Ethanol Production
Weekly Ethanol Plant Production
Ethanol Effect on Fuel Economy When Mixed w/ Gasoline
Energy Content of Various Fuels
Why your gasoline won't take you as far as it used to

Biofuels: Ethanol and Biodiesel Explained
Ethanol Co-Products
Cellulosic Ethanol Struggles to Climb Commercialization Ladder
Cellulosic Ethanol Falling Far Short Of The Hype
DuPont sells cellulosic ethanol plant in blow to biofuel

Anerobic digestion

Electric, Hybrid, Gasoline, Air, Fuel Cells, Hydrogen
SMART Pure Coupe Electric
Range of Smart Electric
For Electric Car Owners, ‘Range Anxiety’ Gives Way to ‘Charging Time Trauma’
Airpod video
Airpod Price
TaTa Motors Airpod
MiniCAT--the Air Powered Car
Ford Focus
Fuel Cell Vehicles
How Fuel Cells Work
Fuel Cell Animation (Text)
Fuel Cell Benefits and Challenges
Hyundai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Concept

Incentives for Plug-in Hybrids and Electric Cars
One View of Which are the Best Hybrid Cars

Tesla Home Charging Calculator
Tesla Model 3 vs. Model S
Model X Costs

How Many Electric Cars can the Grid Take?
Vehicle to Grid (V2G)
Shai Agassi, Israel Electic Vehicles
Why Better Place failed....

Anheuser-Busch orders up 800 hydrogen-fueled big rigs

Tesla Competition

Wave Energy
OWC Hanna Turbine
OWC Piston This is one example of how things change semester to semester
Dr. Kraemer's Wave Energy PDF is on our D2L site.

Fracking (Hydraulic Fracturing)
Cantarell Oil Field Production
Decline of the World's Major Oil Fields
PEAK OIL: Pages 32-40 in our textbook
Hydraulic Fracturing.COM
Shale Plays in the Lower 48 States
Animation of Hydraulic Fracturing

Oklahoma Earthquakes--Fracking?
Oil patch changes
US Net Exporter

Fracking Causes Earthquakes?
Directional Drilling Animation
Rod pumped wellhead
Down Well Camera (1/2)
Down Well Camera, 2/2

Where is the fresh water?
Cape Town Water Scarcity
Day Zero pushed back to 2019
One Man....Solve Capetown's Water Crisis
Current water guidelines

Capetown water regulations

Solar PV
Russell Hall Solar Array
AC vs DC electric current
Pure Sine, Modified Sine, Square Wave
Solar Easements
Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingles
Restrictive Covenants
Dow Chemical Sheds its Solar Shingle Business
Solar Shingles--They Live!

Fixed vs. single vs. dual axis tracking system
Fixed vs. single vs. dual axis tracking system, part II

Solar PV Tracking Racks
Centralized vs. Distributed Energy Systems (Chaps 9 and 10)
Net Metering (Chap 10)
Solar Panel Price Survey
Solar Panel Comparison Table

MISO (Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator
Alliant Energy Customer Interconnection
Rules for Intereconnecting Distributed Generation Facilities
Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit

Solar incentives, rebates, tax breaks

Solar Towers Redux

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