I founded OilDependency.Org
in 2005. In 2009 changed the organization name to
OurOilDependency.Org. The web site is dedicated to
providing primary and secondary research/resources
to help analyze our increasing addiction to fossil
fuels and to help dissect the proposed alternatives.
Energy began as a residential wind
turbine experiment in 2007. Now several dozen designs
later we have two pilot projects installed in southern
Illinois. The word "Zelen"
is a Slavic translation for "Green".
Zelen Energy is structured as a consulting
business which consists of my brother Shawn Coyle,
and myself. Our passion for generating electricity
stems from two generations of electricians; our Grandfather
and late Father who gave us much of our inspiration
and knowledge. We now offer consultation for small
scale solar, wind and geothermal. We have also added
AEP Energy Solutions to our list of services. Through
AEP we offer competitive Retail
Credits and Demand
I designed and maintain St.Bruno Catholic
School's web site. I am also an active school board
member and help run the school's green initiative and
Earth Day celebrations. Recently I worked with Amber
Glynn, a teacher and head of the green initiative at
St.Bruno, on writing a Illinois Solar Energy grant.
After much hard work Amber and I were able to get the
school a $10,000 grant for a new solar panel system.
My passion for Environmental Education
led me to my credentials as a LEED Accredited
Professional. I wanted to further my understanding
of green design not only from a renewable energy perspective
but from an architectural, civil and building-systems
point of view. I acquired my credentials through the
United States Green Building Council and the Green Building
Exercise Bike. The bikes were built
for St.Bruno Earth day Celebration
as a demonstration for how power is generated by turning
magnets against coils (or vice versa). Two different
designs: the first project we converted a 10 speed mountain
bike; the second we converted an exercise bike.
Panorama Gallery- armed
with a professional camera that has stitch assist, I
began making wide shot frames from places that I have
visite. The first series is from a trip I took to Shanghai,
China. More to come soon!
Skinny Pig Condo - I
was asked to help build a skinny pig (hairless guinea
pig) cage for a 4th grade classroom. In effort to make
a seemingly simple project more complex the result was
a two story condo, with windows, skylights, ramps, deck
and full lighting system. See the gallery »