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 Posted: Fri May 13th, 2011 05:35 pm
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The discovery means scientists can now start developing ways to ‘tether’ bacteria directly to electrodes - creating efficient microbial fuel cells or ‘bio-batteries’. The advance could also hasten the development of microbe-based agents that can clean up oil or uranium pollution, and fuel cells powered by human or animal waste.

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Also, are these examples within the current economic situation and laws, or your ideal version?

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I offer an example of what can illustrate the power of competition as competition forces the solution (peacefully forces, and is a welcome force, and is a voluntary force), and competition forces the quality of things produced up, including money, and competition forces the cost of things produced down, including money.

Without an example the point is difficult to illustrate. I want to get that clear. I offer an illustrative example of competition while fully acknowledging the power, or the force, to answer the topic question is competition, not criminal competition, but voluntary competition, in money markets specifically, and in everything produced generally.

If the problem in view is the problem stated in the topic question, then the solution will have to address the problem, not a symptom of the problem, as prevention of the problem fixes the problem; while treatment of the symptoms does not fix the problem.

The problem, in a word, is crime.

The problem, in another word, is monopoly.

The problem is more complicated as the problem is also legalize monopoly, or legal crime. Now there are two words that accurately identify the problem generally.

Which words are competitively higher quality (more accurate) words, and which words are less costly (less prone to send defensive effort treating symptoms) words?

How do we eliminate the paradox of poverty & privation amid plenty & abundance?

That is a fine question once the reader understands the meaning of the question; but the question alone, out of contextual meaning, describes symptoms. The problem is crime. The problem is a legalized criminal fraud that has perpetuated since well before The Constitution; and solutions to the problem of legalized criminal monetary monopoly fraud include short periods of prosperity whereby competition in money markets (ending legalized money monopoly fraud power) have been experimented on, improved, and have worked.

An example of such a time is the time before The Constitution paved the way for the current legal money monopoly fraud; and Benjamin Franklin has be quoted on that experiment, how it worked, why it worked, and what force ended it.

Other examples of such illustrative examples of how competition in money markets work to peacefully force out the legal money monopoly fraud power is the following links:

http://www.umungu.com/scrip.htm

http://utopianist.com/2011/01/stimulus-writ-small-tiny-california-town-prints-its-own-currency/

http://utopianist.com/2011/01/stimulus-writ-small-tiny-california-town-prints-its-own-currency/

That is a lot of reading material; and so my illustrative offering intends to cut by a whole lot of words and begin working personally with anyone wanting to know how the force of competition can solve the problem whereby the symptoms to the problem include the topic question.

The problem is legal, or organized, and legalized, crime. Symptoms of the problem include many people having no power while few people have enormous power.

Product 1 is simple to grasp.

You, or anyone, wanting to buy a home, or buy a business property, represents a measure of the demand for said Product 1.

You, or anyone, wanting to refinance an existing home mortgage, or business mortgage, whereby the interest rate amounts to an entire second home price paid by you to the producer of the legal monetary product known as a mortgage - you pay the price of your home, to get your home, and then you pay an entire extra home price, or more, to the seller of the loan, and the money for the loan is given to the original seller of the money: The FED.

I could spend pages in an effort to explain The FED, and get no where. How does the idea of a way out of exorbitant mortgage usury work to interest someone into gaining knowledge of the actual problem?

You can know more by expanding the self-interest angle of view into an amalgamated or "collective" view using numbers.

Numbers help in grasping the scale of the problem, and numbers help to grasp the scale of the illustrated solution.

Product 1 intends to solve the following measure of the problem:

http://www.usdebtclock.org/

An individual can look at that measure of the problem and an individual can know the measure of their own self interest in solving that problem, and an individual can also see the wider viewpoint of the problem as the problem is measured as a "collective'' problem - with numbers.

Now use numbers to help see the power of the proposed solution, individually, and collectively.

If you are young and not yet set-for-life with an abundance of surplus wealth, that you inherit, or that you produce in time, and you want a new home, you have the business-as-usual option, a monopoly legal money power fraud, or you have the proposed solution in front of you.

Make it easy and assume that the average cost per person, per home, is One Hundred Thousand Dollars (or not dollars, instead, the choice is a competitive money unit that competes with dollars for market share).

A.
Business as usual (legal money monopoly power fraud):
200,000 dollars cost per person as one entire expense of one home produced by the buyer and paid to the home builder/owner and a second entire expense of one home is produced by the buyer and paid to the legal money monopoly power fraud.

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A competitive example:
100,000 dollars cost per person as one entire expense of one home produced by the buyer and paid to the home builder/owner.

Which is better for the individual? Which will any individual choose on a planet where people have brains and on a planet where people use their brains?

A.
200,000 dollars for a home

B.
100,000 dollars for the same home

Readers may be thinking about this, imagining "inflation", or some other knee jerk reaction, without using their own brains first. Consider hearing me out.

The idea right now is to quantify the problem, already done with the National Debt Clock, and quantify the problem with an individual home mortgage flow of power from the home buyer to the banking cartel. The idea then is to expand the measure of the solution to the problem by adding a factor of numbers of people who will choose the higher quality and lower cost competitor - then questions concerning inflation or other questions such as: how do the producers  of the money make money, or make a profit, or cover expenses, etc.?

If one third of the population of America, roughly 100 million people, choose Product 1, then the measure is a simple addition of zeros.

Each person no longer sends 100,000 dollars to pay for their own well earned good faith and credit to the legal money cabal, and 100 million people add to that reduction of power flowing to that exclusive group of criminals.

100,000
100,000,000

That is 13 zeros, and it is known that a loan typically lasts 30 years, but in our legal system of fraud: mortgages perpetuate; therefore the flow of power keeps flowing in that interesting direction from the honest working people (who produce surplus wealth) to the legal criminals who steal it with their perpetuating fraud.

10,000,000,000,000 is the collective measure of the flow of power going from those who create surplus wealth to those who steal with their exclusive license to profit from a legal money fraud.

Now you can clearly see the measure of the problem: The Debt Clock, and half of the solution: Product 1.

That debt clock does not exist for anyone who is severed from the legal money unit known as The Dollar. That Debt Clock measures the connection between the honest productive people who create surplus wealth and the criminals who gave themselves the license to steal that surplus wealth with that Dollar system of extortion.

10,000,000,000,000 is a measure of power no longer produced by honest productive people and then sent to the legal criminals because they peacefully, and voluntarily, chose the better legal money product, once the competitive example was for sale.

The illustrated solution to the problem has two parts, not one, and the second part can be seen as razor blades, and the first part can be seen as a razor; and the idea is to give away the razor (no interest loans) so as to sell the razor blades, and the cost for a product 2 loan is 1% interest.

People with usable brains would choose a no interest home or business mortgage loan over the same measure of purchasing power that costs the buyer twice the cost of the home or business property.

People do not choose, voluntarily, to work so that someone else can get a new home, this is not subject to rational argument. The choice, as presented, will be made as suggested. Product 1 when produced will sell, and it will force out the competition.

Old loans would retire, interest unpaid, and new loans would take over the market share, at 0% interest.

Product 2 is another matter entirely. Product 2 is borrowed by a person who desires to use their own good faith and credit toward industrious investment; such as conversions from oil based transportation to electric based transportation, which is already occurring measurably, and to accomplish this conversion a person can have that opportunity with Product 2.

A person can begin converting by purchasing Solar Panels with the new Product 2 loan, and in so doing the person reduces their monthly costs for electricity even when accounting for the additional cost of sending 1% interest to the producer of the money used in the loan.

People may not do so, while electric prices remain marginally more expensive compared to electricity prices made at home with Solar Panels. What happens when electricity prices rise?

Why do electricity prices rise?

Here is where I use a political and economic law that I have recognized and that may help you understand how Product 1 and Product 2 will solve the problem as the problem has been stated.

Power produced to oversupply reduces the price of power while purchasing power increases, because power reduces the cost of production.

The price of electricity goes up when economic power reduces, when fewer people increase surplus wealth, and when more people consume surplus wealth, or, in other words: prices rise when people fail to invest wisely, or, when power is not used to create more power.

When the problem is understood as a power struggle, the solution becomes obvious.

From an individual perspective it is one thing, and from a sum-of-all-the-individuals perspective it is another thing.

Problem 1 and Problem 2 intends to fix the problem by fixing the individual problems, and the sum-of-all-the-individual's problems happens to also be fixed by the same solutions.

If you can't afford food prices, borrow money to get a Modular Vertical Farming Unit, grow your own food for less money, higher quality food, lower cost food, and if you are industrious, buy two units, and use the second unit to make algae based gasoline to sell to those people who can still afford gasoline powered transportation, and sell that higher quality fuel for less cost (price) than gasoline.

The expense of food is a necessary expense, you will work to produce an exchange of something for food, this is a fact, or you will make your own food, or you will resort to crime to get food, you will still work, criminals may think they are getting something for nothing, while they still have to work, and even criminal bosses may think that they are getting something for nothing, ordering other people to steal for them, but managing a cabal of fellow criminals has to be a huge work load, keeping your back free of stabs, while you stab everyone else in the back.

Product 2 can be a loan for a food producing product, proven to be capable of producing more food costs than the costs of gaining the food producing product. If you cannot grasp the measure of that, I can offer answers to specific questions. I can try other words to convey the same meaning, so as to improve the effort to communicate the measure of Product 2.

I can answer questions concerning inflation. I can answer questions concerning the license to produce, sell, and maintain the accounts of Product 1 and Product 2, and I can restate the fact that the solution to the stated problem is competition, generally, and not my illustrated competitive example specifically.

I tried to keep things down to a sound bite. There is much to the problem, the solution can't be a sound bite.

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780 Miles in a 2011 Nissan Leaf in One Day

That article is written with a negative spin.

Why?

What would happen if someone started building Solar Powered Range Extension Electric Car Battery Trailers?

You drive up to a U-Haul lot, instead of a gas station, and you turn in a used up battery trailer, and you pick up a fully charged battery trailer, and the Battery trailer lot can be any remote place on the planet, so long as enough spare Battery trailers are on the lot, and the operator of the lot can hook up a mobile home to a spare battery trailer to keep cool, or warm, or cook lunch, or run the credit card machine, or watch T.V.





Spare battery goes inside, Solar Generator outside, Trailers sit on the lot and charge up for free, new businesses pop up all over the country, in whose interest is it to demonize the electric car inevitability?

Has someone bet the farm on obsolete petroleum power?

 

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Moving Solar Panel Mirrors

A new Japanese solar power device can generate twice the electricity of current models thanks to moving mirrors that follow the sun throughout the day, according to its developers.

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Space Power

But a detailed new analysis from the energy blog The Oil Drum has a solution. It relies on the Skylon, a rocket plane being developed by Reaction Engines, and a system of ground-based lasers that would hit the plane on its way into orbit, heating hydrogen on board to provide an extra burst of acceleration. This would allow the plane to get satellite components into space for under $100 per kilogram, making the total cost of solar energy from space as low as 2 cents per kilowatt-hour, half the price of coal.

How is the measure of coal power calculated?

Not knowing is to assume, or believe, that the measuring is accurate.

In order to know what I mean I can offer an illustration.

A. Hover Dam
B. One Solar Panel System on One House multiplied by the total number of Solar Panel Systems on many houses
C. A future Space Based Solar Panel System
D. The Present Coal Powered Electric Generating System.

If you do not have solar power being generated at your house, then you have not yet invested the cost of getting to the point where you are using free sunlight to generate your supply of electricity. You do not yet have electricity made at your home. You do not yet have electricity at home, for home use, and you do not have electricity at home for sale to someone else who needs electricity - not yet.

Hover Dam is already built.

What does it cost to power Hover Dam? Gravity, and water, turn turbines at Hover Dam, and the cost of building Hover Dam is already spent, and Hover Dam requires maintenance, and Hover Dam sends electricity through a network of wires called The Grid, and each length of wire in The Grid is a cost of electric power, a resistance, a load, and all these things must be accurately calculated if the idea is to compare the relative cost of Hover Dam to the relative cost of you buying Solar Panels so that you can generate your own electricity at home, for home use, or for sale, as you generate your own electricity as an income source, as you sell your own surplus power for cash.

Hover Dam and your home Solar Panel System use free supplies (gravity, water, sunlight) as the fuel that runs those profitable electric generating systems.

Coal uses coal, which is not free, to run that electric generating system.

If the reader intends to measure the cost/benefit calculation that includes "government subsidy" then each system must include that same scrutiny, accurately, if the actual idea is to know the true relative cost/benefit, and political/economic, measure.

Howard Bloom is one of the proponents of Space Based Electric Power - if I understand the facts.


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The new design should make it possible to reduce the size and the cost of a complete battery system, including all of its structural support and connectors, to about half the current levels. That dramatic reduction could be the key to making electric vehicles fully competitive with conventional gas- or diesel-powered vehicles, the researchers say.

Electricity cost about 2 cents per mile.

Gasoline costs about 10 center per mile.

Which is better?

Gasoline powered cars need oil changes.

Electric powered cars do not need oil changes, no air filters, no oil filters, and who is doing these calculations: MIT?

Really?


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Artificial leaf

The next step to producing a full, usable artificial leaf, explains Nocera, the Henry Dreyfus Professor of Energy and professor of chemistry, will be to integrate the final ingredient: an additional catalyst to bubble out the water’s hydrogen atoms. In the current devices, hydrogen atoms are simply dissociated into the solution as loose protons and electrons. If a catalyst could produce fully formed hydrogen molecules (H2), the molecules could be used to generate electricity or to make fuel for vehicles. Realization of that step, Nocera says, will be the subject of a forthcoming paper.

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Why buy Electric?

Finally, almost a quarter (24 percent) of the earliest Volt buyers either have or plan to get photovoltaic solar power for their homes, letting them recharge on renewable energy.

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UC Davis researchers discovered 100% of respondents found EVs fun to drive and practical for daily use, 99% thought home charging to be easy, and 90% found the car to meet their daily driving needs. 95% of motorists found they drove less than 80 miles a day (well under the 100 mile Mini E range) such that they did not suffer from range anxiety.

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Free Electricity

Using a multiferroic alloy of nickel, cobalt, manganese, and tin, researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered a method of creating green electricity from waste heat sources. This alloy could be placed near your car’s exhaust to create electricity — or in the cooling towers of power stations to convert wasted heat into electricity. Beyond creating the alloy itself, which is made from common and abundant elements, there are no extra costs — and no additional pollution, either.

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Choices, choices

Politicians Will Choose Biofuels Over Electric Vehicles

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Multi-level Phase Change Memory Breakthrough
To achieve this breakthrough demonstration, IBM scientists in Zurich used advanced modulation coding techniques to mitigate the problem of short-term drift in multi-bit PCM, which causes the stored resistance levels to shift over time, which in turn creates read errors. Up to now, reliable retention of data has only been shown for single bit-per-cell PCM, whereas no such results on multi-bit PCM have been reported.

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We're not just open source, we're also open development. All our in-progress work is publicly available to anyone. It helps get valuable design review, and sometimes the community will build and verify a project before we get to it. We strive to be the opensourcyist.

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Last month, 1,708 Nissan Leafs were sold, up from 1,142 Leafs sold in May 2011 and significantly higher than the 573 sold in April. Year-to-date Nissan Leaf sales total 3,875.

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Solar Auto power

n the new charging system, demonstrated to reporters Monday, electricity is generated through 488 solar cells installed on the roof of the Nissan headquarters building in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo.

Four batteries from the Leaf had been placed in a box in a cellar-like part of the building, and store the electricity generated from the solar cells, which is enough to fully charge 1,800 Leaf vehicles a year, according to Nissan.

Electric vehicles produce no pollution or global-warming gases but need electricity, whose production mostly relies on polluting oil or gas.

Even after a Leaf is ready to be scrapped, its battery is likely to have 80 percent of its capacity. On the plus side, the Leaf with its high-capacity battery can store the equivalent of two days of household electricity use, Nissan said.


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In terms of energy storage, the azo/CNT nanostructures outdo lithium-ion batteries. Kolpak and Grossman calculate that the azo/CNT system will have volumetric energy densities of about 690 watt-hours per liter; lithium-ion batteries range from 200 to 600 watt-hours per liter. For comparison, azobenzene alone has a volumetric energy density of only about 90 watt-hours per litter.
While Kolpak and Grossman have presented a promising new approach to making solar thermal fuels, there are potential drawbacks, and the fact that they haven't actually created the substance isn't even the most substantial. The energy stored in the azo/CNT system can only be released as heat. If you want to use the stored energy to power electrical devices, you would need to convert the heat to electricity. This adds a step that requires more equipment and can result in energy loss during the conversion
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Heat to Electricity method

Using a multiferroic alloy of nickel, cobalt, manganese, and tin, researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered a method of creating green electricity from waste heat sources. This alloy could be placed near your car’s exhaust to create electricity — or in the cooling towers of power stations to convert wasted heat into electricity.

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