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In a news report which was published in Brazil today, inventor Victor Solmi declared that in 1 (one) litre of water there is as much energy as 3 (three) litres of gasoline. (sic.)

WATER & DIESEL HYBRID BUSES IN ROSÁRIO, ARGENTINA!

http://blogs.tampabay.com/energy/hydrogen/index.html

http://www.ambientebrasil.com.br/noticias/index.php3?action=ler&id=29297 [Please use a translation software Portuguese/English]

The buses are made in Brazil and running in Argentina!

Armando Rozário - Cabo Frio, Brazil - February 11, 2007

P.S. Will Bush examine these buses in Rosário in the near future?


 

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http://hytechapps.com/

For vehicle manufacturers, power suppliers, and anyone who burns large quantities of petroleum-based or natural gas fuels, Aquygen™ is a fuel additive that can significantly increase energy production and efficiency while decreasing polluting emissions. Unlike other alternative energy sources, Aquygen™ is an evolutionary technology that requires minimal modifications to existing systems to produce tremendous benefits.

 
http://www.hydrogen-fuel.ca/
http://www.savefuel.ca/oxy-hydrogen/


I Guarantee You'll Use Less Fuel
As I said before, I guarantee a vast improvement in your gas mileage. However, I have had reports of an average of 15 - 28 % increase. With more reports coming in daily I continue monitoring the test results.

But How Does That Happen? You might want to ask...

Well, actually, it's pretty simple:

The Hydrogen - Oxygen mixture extracted by the OXY-HYDROGEN unit from distilled water adds extra hydrogen to the fuel mixture (as you know, hydrogen burns easily and powerfully) while the oxygen increases the octane value of your fuel.

So what you get is an energy-filled burner (hydrogen) and a higher octane fuel for FREE !!

 

http://www.magnegas.com/

Recycle water-base and oil-base liquids or liquid wastes into usable byproducts (including a clean burning cost competitive biogas known as magnegas, heat, coal, organic liquid fertilizer and other byproducts depending on the original liquid feedstock) without release of any contaminant in the environment, and without noise or odor pollution.


IMPORTANT NOTE: The primary energy source of our Biogas Refineries is a new, very clean and efficient carbon combustion achieved via submerged electric arcs. Consequently, our Magnegas Refineries have a very high efficiency. Nevertheless, due to the very low efficiency of currently available electric generators (generally less than 30%), the use of the biogas produced cannot reproduce the entire electricity used for the recycling.

 

http://waterpoweredcar.com/stanmeyer.html

Stan Meyer's Dune Buggy that ran on water. Hydrogen/Oxygen fuel in an ICE motor. On board electrolysis, no hydrogen tanks, no bombs on-board, just water. (1998) It ran 100 miles per gallon! The 2nd best inventor of the Century, besides Tesla, who was and will always be #1. Stan is the mustard seed of Water Powered Cars! The video left above is a one timed aired news cast, from his home town of Grove City , Ohio that you are not to view. The video screen to the right is a segment of the Equinox program about Stanley aired back in Dec. 1995 (approx.) See the entire program entitled "It Runs on Water" narrated by Arthur C. Clarke in video clips below.
It is in 4 parts, made possible by Andy the WizardKing from Blackpool, England.
Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4

He was a shame to hear that he was poisoned (March 98') and longer with us. He died in the parking lot of a restaurant in his home town of Grove City, Ohio. Sharks came a week later and stole the the dune buggy and all of his experimental equipment, according to his brother, Steve. Stan said while he was alive, that he was threatened many times and would not sell out to Arab Oil Corp.s The Military was going to use this technology in their tanks, jeeps, etc. He had patents on his invention and was ready for production. Only $1,500 to equip your car!


 

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THE SOUTH KEEPS OM PAYING FOR THE ADDICTIONS OF THE NORTH - text by Nidia Diaz - GRANMA

An excellent report which points out that a thousand litres of water is needed to produce one litre of ethanol (from corn).

Is water so very cheap and abundunt in the United States of America?

http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2007/abril/juev12/15biocomb.html

Armando Rozário - Cabo Frio/Brazil - June 10, 2007

 

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If the mass of the wind turbine is lifted by the tide, then, the lowering tide can leave the mass of the wind turbine above the water.

I can draw a picture if needed.

Do you see this?

The mass of the wind turbine needs to be anchored to the ocean floor like a toilet bowl float is attached to the toilet bowl tank.

The rising tide raises the mass of the turbine (and the toilet bowl float raises to shut off the water in the toilet bowl tank).

When the tide lowers (the toilet bowl float falls down and opens the water valve) the wind turbine mass falls with the tide.

How much energy does it take to raise the wind turbine mass?

How much energy does it take to keep the wind turbine mass up when the tide lowers?

If the entire mass of the wind turbine is held up at high tide with a gear attached to an electric generator, then, as the tide lowers the mass of the wind turbine will turn that electric generator.

Like this:

The tide lifts the mass and a one way gear doesn't turn the electric generator.

The tide falls away from the lifted mass allowing gravity to force the gear to turn the electric generator.

Up = no tide generated electricity

Down = tide (or wave) generated electricity

The same principle can be used at a home electric (power-indepenence) plant.

If the independent electric producing person generates too much electricity (when the sun and the wind are maximziing production) there can be an additional storage capability (so the excess production is not wasted) by lifting mass.

A. Lift water from underground (in a wll) to an above storage tank. The mass of the water can be used to drive a water turbine as the water falls out of the high tank to a lower tank.

B. When the high and low water tanks are full (no more room to use the excess electricity to pump more water) the tanks can be lifted by electric motor (generators) geared to a lifting rack. As water (mass) is drained from the tanks the remaining mass can be lowered to fill the tanks back up.

The idea, of course, being to utilize gravity as a source of energy.

Solar (Light and wind energy)

Lunar (Tide)

Gravity (lifting mass with excess energy to be used when sunlight, wind, and tide can't keep up with electric demand)

Barefoot and pregnant

or

Power-Independence

 

 


 

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"Hoping to stabilize a $150 million annual electricity bill, Houston officials have negotiated a contract to ensure that a third of the city's power is generated by wind." If approved by the City Council, the contract would make Houston a renewable energy leader among cities.

 

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Researchers at New Jersey Institute of Technology have developed an inexpensive solar cell that can be painted or printed on flexible plastic sheets.

“Developing organic solar cells from polymers, however, is a cheap and potentially simpler alternative,” said Mitra. “We foresee a great deal of interest in our work because solar cells can be inexpensively printed or simply painted on exterior building walls and/or roof tops. Imagine some day driving in your hybrid car with a solar panel painted on the roof, which is producing electricity to drive the engine. The opportunities are endless. ”

 

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Toyota will officially be asking for permission from Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport "for the testing of a prototype plug-in Prius on public roads." After completing the road tests, Toyota will then be able to begin the process of bringing them to market by leasing them to public municipalities and governmental offices. Asahi is also saying Toyota is testing a lithium-ion battery pack in the plug-in

 

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Retiree got that on the money. A lot of solar power is being used today as well and people are able to easily afford the correct panels to charge a Prius over night (aka free energy). Either way, charging the Prius on a standard house box is equivalent to paying around 16 cents per gallon

 

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Imagine an electric car with the same acceleration capability as a gas-powered sports car, or ultrafast rechargeable “batteries” that can be recharged a thousand times more than existing conventional batteries. According to physicists at North Carolina State University, all of these things are possible, thanks to their research on a polymer – or plastic material – that when used as a dielectric in capacitors may allow the capacitors to store up to seven times more energy than those currently in use.

 
Don't forget about "Who Killed The Electric Car".
 
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=who+killed+the+electric+car
 
http://www.pbs.org/cgi-registry/mediaplayer/videoplayer.cgi?playertype=realmedia&speed=hi&;playeraddress=videoplayer.cgi;media=%2Fmedia4%2Fnow%2F223%2Felectric-car-lo.rm%2C%2Fmedia4%2Fnow%2F223%2Felectric-car-hi.rm%2C%2Fnow%2F223%2Felectric-car-hi.wmv%2C%2Fnow%2F223%2Felectric-car-lo.wmv;title=Who%20Killed%20the%20Electric%20Car%3F;playertemplate=%2Fnow%2Fmedia_player%2Fvideo.html
 
http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/07/25/paul.commentary/index.html
 


My current electric vehicle, a Toyota RAV4 EV, also was discontinued a few years ago. This car costs me the equivalent of 60 cents a gallon to run. I never need to get a tune-up, change spark plugs or add water to the batteries or oil to the motor. The only maintenance for the first 150,000 miles is to rotate my tires. This car is quiet, fast and emission free. I plug it in every night at home, and it charges on off-peak energy.

Even if it were getting power solely from electricity derived from coal -- a common criticism of electric cars -- my vehicle uses 50 percent less carbon dioxide than a 24 mpg gas car (for a summary of more than 30 studies on the emissions of electric cars, hybrids and plug in hybrids, go to http://www.sherryboschert.com/FAQ.html). When I have to get new batteries, which I expect I'll will be when my car is 10 years old, the old ones will be over 90 percent recyclable.

 http://www.ev1.org/

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Dealing with when the wind blows is a subtler issue. In this context, an important part of Dr Schmid's continental grid is the branch to Norway. It is not that Norway is a huge consumer. Rather, the country is well supplied with hydroelectric plants. These are one of the few ways (but not the only way, see article) that energy from transient sources like the wind can be stored in grid-filling quantities. The power is used to pump water up into the reservoirs that feed the hydroelectric turbines. That way it is on tap when needed. The capacity of Norway's reservoirs is so large, according to Dr Schmid, that should the wind drop all over Europe—which does happen on rare occasions—the hydro plants could spring into action and fill in the gap for up to four weeks.

 

Invest in it or lose it.

Produce it or lose it

Use it or lose it

Store it or lose it

Power doesn't just fall from the sky.

 

 

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Colossal Magnetic Levitation Wind Turbine Proposed




by Justin Thomas, Virginia on 07.27.07


Science & Technology (alternative energy


http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/07/china_unveils_w.php


Chinese developers have unveiled the world’s first permanent magnetic levitation wind power generator at the Wind Power Asia Exhibition 2006 in Beijing. The device is called a MagLev generator, and is being regarded as a key breakthrough in the evolution of global wind power technology. The generator was jointly developed by Guangzhou Energy Research Institute under China’s Academy of Sciences. The MagLev generator is expected to boost wind energy generating capacity by as much as 20 percent over traditional wind turbines.


 

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The battery can be charged by plugging it in to any standard 110 V outlet and is fully charged in about 6-6.5 hours. There are two plugs, one on each side of the car, to facilitate home charging.

The Volt has a range of about 40 miles on the battery alone which might not seem like much. But, considering that most people drive fewer miles than that per day, it should mean that a lot of drivers will never use a drop of gas on their daily commute.



Production in 2010?

 

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Food is power

Food flows through society currently.

If the currency doesn't flow, then, what happens?

 

 

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The race to build a cheaper solar cell continues to produce results, as researchers at Ohio State have developed a nanotech solar cell with a unique pink color that they say will one day be able to produce as much power as traditional silicon cells for a quarter of the cost.

 
http://www.engadget.com/2007/07/30/pink-solar-cells-provide-green-power-on-the-cheap/

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Suppose that you knew in advance that the U.S. Federal Reserve (Limited Liability Corporation) DOLLAR value was going to plummet.

That may be a long stretch of imagination – a pie in the sky speculation – a tin hat conspiracy theory.

Suppose; however – that you did know in advance that the dollar was going to crash.

Suppose, further, that you have a retirement account that is denominated in dollars, so, logically you decide to reinvest that savings into something that was not going to crash and lose all the value stored (like electricity in a battery leaking out due to a short in the wiring).

Suppose all the above is a given – just for the sake of finding agreement (forget about arguing – no one wins – on purpose).

Suppose a person in such an imaginary situation as the one described above decided to cash in their savings and the following investments were set in motion:

A rural piece of land was purchased.

On the north boundary is a gas station mini-mart.
On the south boundary is an agricultural farm
On the west boundary is an industrial factory
On the east boundary is a small residential community

Upon your property you begin to assemble Solar Panels, Wind Mills, and Storage devices. You hook up to the existing grid. You assemble quick connections to each corner of your property (for direct hook up to all your neighbors in case the Electric Company does not purchase your oversupply).

You purchase 20 Electric Cars, Plug – in Cars, and/or Hybrid Cars.

You hire 10 drivers to drive your cars in the nearby town where traffic jams are often a problem at peak hours.

Each driver is given a stack of cards to advertise the re-sale of electric cars and advertise where their cars can be fueled up over night.

Now, for those who do have at least a cursory understanding of physics:

A.   How much fuel does an electric car waste while sitting in traffic?
B.   How much can be saved in fuel if all the traffic jam waste is added up?
C.   How much fuel is used up in transporting electric energy from the central electric plant to all the end points of consumption?
D.   How much fuel can be saved if all the transportation costs are added up?
E.   How much will your 401K savings be worth in 15 years?

Is it the currency? Am I the stupid one?

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One key hurdle: creating an infrastructure of charging stations. Hal LaFlash, PG&E's director of emerging clean-technology policy, thinks EV owners could well end up charging their cars at their office parking lots. Car-sharing services like Zipcar and Flexcar offer another opportunity. "The car-sharing market has certain pickup points, and we can work with them on charging infrastructure," LaFlash says.
Think man!

You have a 401K plan that is going to nose dive into the toilet due to criminal debasement of the Global curency (dollar hegemony) that can be used to buy land, Solar Panels, an electric car lot, taxi drivers, and a filling station all rolled up onto one investment that places you on the bottom floor of the peacful revolution.

What doesn't add up?


 

 



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The Power to Heal Grows - Don't forget.

 

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The solid-oxide fuel cells produce half the greenhouse gas of conventional burning, but the real savings comes from eliminating the transmission losses between the central plant and home.

 

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A British-led team of scientists has won European Union approval to seek to make nuclear fusion, the physicist’s dream, a reality.

Nuclear fusion has the potential to solve the world’s energy crisis with carbon-neutral technology by harnessing the process that drives the Sun. So far, decades of research have generated little more than hype.

 

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MAGNETIC REFRIGERATOR NEEDS NO ELECTRICITY

 

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"It's a paradigm shift," said Ian Clifford, chief executive of Toronto-based ZENN Motor Co., which has licensed EEStor's invention. "The Achilles' heel to the electric car industry has been energy storage. By all rights, this would make internal combustion engines unnecessary."

Clifford's company bought rights to EEStor's technology in August 2005 and expects EEStor to start shipping the battery replacement later this year for use in ZENN Motor's short-range, low-speed vehicles.

The technology also could help invigorate the renewable-energy sector by providing efficient, lightning-fast storage for solar power, or, on a small scale, a flash-charge for cell phones and laptops.

 

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The purpose of this web site is to provide you with an introduction to a series of devices which have been shown to have very interesting properties and some are (incorrectly) described as 'perpetual motion' machines.

What's that you say - perpetual motion is impossible? My, you're a difficult one to please. The electrons in the molecules of rock formations have been orbiting steadily for millions of years without stopping - at what point will you agree that they are in perpetual motion?

 

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http://panaceauniversity.org/P7.PDF

 
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=WFC+Water+Fuel+Cell+Sid+Meyer

http://www.waterfuelcell.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=432&sid=b8824b026d244f5d5b4c33b81b924c6b



http://peswiki.com/index.php/PowerPedia:Water_as_fuel

After hours of discussion between ourselves, we concluded that Stan Meyer did appear to have discovered an entirely new method for splitting water which showed few of the characteristics of classical electrolysis. Possible Theory On How The Water Fuel Cell Works (http://www.waterfuelcell.org/concept.html) Confirmation that his devices actually do work come from his collection of granted US patents on various parts of the WFC system. Since they were granted under Section 101 by the US Patent Office, the hardware involved in the patents has been examined experimentally by US Patent Office experts and their seconded experts and all the claims have been established.

 

It should be remarked that neither Meyer, nor Laughton, nor Griffin, nor Hindley have published any peer-reviewed research papers in the scientific literature (as far as can be reviewed on ScienceDirect), which is detrimental to their credibility.

 

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Michael+Laughton+WFC

Also after Mr. Meyers death where did all his equipment go including his dune buggy converted to run on hydrogen?
Why didn’t it all go to his twin brother to continue his work?
Because it was seized by the Federal government.

 

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Admiral+Sir+Anthony+Griffin+WFC

http://www.rexresearch.com/meyerhy/meyerhy.htm

Stanley Meyer, Water-Fuel Cell Inventor & Promoter, Dies Suddenly
by Eugene Mallove


 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Mallove

Eugene Mallove was fatally beaten May 14, 2004 in Norwich, Connecticut, while cleaning a recently vacated rental property owned by his parents, the home he grew up in. Although the nature of Mallove's work led to some conspiracy theories [1] regarding the homicide, police suspected robbery was the motive.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Dr.+Keith+Hindley

http://www.theconspiracy.us/cati3/0035.html


"The  most  remarkable  observation  is  that the WFC and all its
metal pipework remained quite cold  to the touch, even after more
than  twenty  minutes  of  operation.   The  splitting  mechanism
clearly evolves little heat in  sharp  contrast  to  electrolysis
where the electrolyte warms up quickly."

"The  results  appear  to  suggest efficient and controllable gas
production that responds rapidly  to  demand  and  yet is safe in
operation.  We clearly saw  how  increasing  and  decreasing  the
voltage  is  used  to  control  gas  production.   We saw how gas
generation ceased and then  began  again instantly as the voltage
driving circuit was switched off and then on again."

"After hours of discussion between ourselves, we  concluded  that
Steve  Meyer did appear to have discovered an entirely new method
for splitting water which  showed  few  of the characteristics of
classical electrolysis.  Confirmation that his  devices  actually
do work come from his collection of granted US patents on various
parts  of  the WFC system.  Since they were granted under Section
101 by the US Patent Office, the hardware involved in the patents
has been examined experimentally by  US Patent Office experts and
their seconded experts and all the claims have been established."

"The basic WFC was subjected to three  years  of  testing.   This
raises the granted patents to the level of independent, critical,
scientific and engineering confirmation that the devices actually
perform as claimed."



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY-AS13fl30

http://www.waterfuelcell.org/WFCprojects/Video/Project_Energy.wmv


http://www.waterfuelcell.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=110


 However, if Stan did indeed have a water fuel cell which functioned as he claimed, I am much more inclined to think Stan was poisoned and the coroner was paid off to make it look like a natural death.

Since the coroner (William R. Adrion) had exclusive access to the body, no one else verified his findings, and he could have said virtually anything about the manner in which Stan died. However, the coroner’s report is required to have information regarding the circumstances surrounding the death...and there were many witnesses. In other words, while the manner in which Stan died could not be corroborated by anyone else, and thus could be faked, the circumstances surrounding his death had witnesses, and thus, could not be faked.

In this section, it reads: "Decedent supposedly at lunch with N.A.T.O. officials at a Cracker Barrel diner. The group made an opening toast with cranberry juice, immediately after which, decedent ran outside followed by his brother, then vomited violently and told his brother that he had been poisoned."

I find it interesting that the coroner writes, "supposedly." I wonder how many other reports he puts "supposedly" on. It is an unprofessional and unusual statement of disbelief. To me this is the coroner's way of saying to the public, "it is doubtful," which is completely unnecessary and makes me feel like he is trying to lead you away from believing the material in this section which he was forced to write truthfully.

I would love to know more of the story behind what happened that night. Steve Meyer watched as his brother vomited and lay dieing before his eyes. What does he belive? Is Steve carrying on Stan's work, but in a different format...one that could possibly get its foot in the door of big oil?


http://www.xogen.ca/

Xogen Technologies Inc. is a young, aggressive company who is currently developing an innovative technology for the treatment of wastewater.
 
http://waterfuelcell.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=550#550

He post this video that is a roughly 2 hr. presentation on free-energy by Peter Lindemann at:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6183263096342406828

I watched it and I have seen the change of the world before my eyes.
It will give you a good perspective on the science involved with Stanley's WFC and other inventers around the world. It seems Peter is onto a working theroy of some sort. It seems so he has published, he mentioned a book or two. Watching the video will help you get a handle on the new thinking we must force ourselves to adopt and teach our apprentices and students. Please pay attention to the security issues we face.

Dr. Peter Lindemann is one smart cookie you can view his site at:
http://www.free-energy.cc


We're sorry, but this video may not be available

http://www.free-energy.cc/

On the PRODUCTS page of this website, you will find our very exciting information products about real free energy systems. First and foremost, we have the book and video titled The Free Energy Secrets of Cold Electricity, by Dr. Peter Lindemann. This material covers the complete explanation of how inventor Edwin Gray, Sr. produced what he called "Cold Electricity". In the early 1970's, Ed Gray demonstrated an 80-horsepower electric automobile engine that could recharge it's own batteries. He also developed a solid-state power supply that could power your home from batteries that stayed charged forever. Dr. Lindemann also reveals that Nikola Tesla discovered the same effect, back in 1889, and named it "Radiant Energy." We also offer The History of the E.V. Gray Motor, a two-hour video presentation, showing two of Ed Gray's original prototypes, and their complete inner workings. And finally, The World of Free Energy, a two-hour videotaped lecture and slideshow, also by Dr. Lindemann, featuring information on about seven different free energy technologies.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Dave+Lawton+on+the+WFC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOGAkRkCWfA&mode=related&search=

http://www.opensourceenergy.org/_layouts/apps/vplayer2.asp?vID=19

http://www.free-energy.ws/products.html

The World of Free Energy by Peter A. Lindemann, D.Sc.
Dr. Lindemann does it again! In his landmark presentation at the KeelyNet Conference in June 2001, Dr. Lindemann gives an up-date on the Ed Gray EMA motor power supply, as well as show: John Bedini's motor designs that recharge their own batteries, Bill Muller's low drag generators, Dr. Robert Adams' magnetic heaters, Tom Bearden's MEG and other magnet powered transformers, the amazing "ChemAlloy" that spontaneously dissociates water, Stan Meyer's water fuel-cell designs and their spin-off at Xogen, and much, much more. This video has more information on more Free Energy systems than has ever been released to the public before. A must for serious Free Energy researchers worldwide!


 

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:27 amWhile getting up to date on the open source effort to reproduce Stans technology I found another paper; number 42 at:
http://www.panaceauniversity.org/Stan_Meyer_Full_Data.pdf it is Patrick Kelly's Practical Guide to Free-Energy Devices at panaceauniversity.org

It contains enough disclosure for me to understand Stans system much better thanks to my recent studies with John.
It is titled Water Fuel Cell Technical Brief and was given to Patrick by a very nervous guy that would not post it himself for fear of reprisals.
By the looks of the document it appears to be genuine.


Too return to this investigation:

http://waterfuelcell.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=625#625

 

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Windspire is a low-cost, easy-to-install wind power appliance that provides a safe and attractive method for harnessing power from the wind. At only 30 feet tall and 2 feet wide, Windspire is safe for birds and people, and is distinguished by its sleek propeller-free design, silent operation, rugged construction, simple installation and affordable pricing. Designed for operation where we live and work, it sells for $3,995.00 and comes complete with the inverter, poles, and an installation kit.

 

Power from Advanced Technology - Mariah Power’s patented technology includes a rotor, generator, and inverter designed as a complete system to optimize the conversion of wind energy into electricity. The 1kW (1 kilowatt, or 1,000 watts) Windspire will produce approximately 1900* kilowatt hours per year in 12 mile per hour average winds. The Windspire also includes an internal wireless modem that can continuously transmit power production information directly to your computer so you can check your power production at any time.


 

What does that mean?

How about another search to see the average montly rate of electric power consumption.

Power is measured as kilowatts.

http://www.onlineconversion.com/

Energy, Power, and Force are all based upon mass, displacment (movement from one place to another place), and time. The standard unit of time is one second. Energy, Power, and Force can be converted when TIME is understood.

This time I'm going to focus on one MONTH as the time factor.

Keep in mind: How much does it cost and how much does it produce.

So...google for Average Electric Power Consumption

How about this one:

http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2003/BoiLu.shtml

"A kilowatt-hour is the electrical energy consumed in one hour at the constant rate of one kilowatt. The average household in the United States uses about 8,900 kilowatt-hours of electricity each year."

Power is defined as the rate at which work is done or energy is consumed. The formula for average power is acquired by dividing work by the time needed to perform work: P = W/t. Power has units of newton-meters per second or joules per second or watts.

The electric power produced for our residences come from power plants through a power distribution grid. The electric power derives from a power site within the power plant. The power site of a power system consists of a central mover like a turbine that is then pushed by water or steam to run a system of generators.

The amount of power that a household consumes depends on how many appliances there areand the amount of time they are in use. Some appliances or machineries take a lot of energy to operate, so it will result in more use of power.

Those are a lot of words and life it short.

Numbers:

$3,995.00

That is the Price (the cost to produce the generator is not the same thing as the price) and that is the cost to you the consumer.

Output for $3,995.00 is:

1900* kilowatt hours per year (stick with YEAR for now instead of MONTH)

4 thousand buys 1900 kilowatt hours

Average demand or rate of consumption is:

8,900 kilowatt-hours per year.

You can do whatever math you want while I am going to calculate how much it would cost to more than double the production of electricity and sell the excess electricity.

Producing more than double the average home rate of consumption:

20,000 kilowatt-hours per year.

I need the number of wind generators needed to produce 20,000 kilowatt-hours per year:

20,000 divided by 2000 (rounding up) = 10

See how easy this is?

It cost $4,000 for each wind generator so I spend $40,000 (4 times 10) to produce twice (rounding) my annual consumption of electricity.

We pay about 100 dollars a month average and electricity is about .13 cents per kilowatt-hour.

This is, of course, very rough estimating; however - I turn my house into a 50 dollar a month electricity farm for the cost of $40,000 dollars.

I use the 50 dollar a month income figure because I sell my excess electricity at half price to my neighbor (the electric company does not buy electricity from individual home producers currently).

50 dollars divides into 40,000 to find how much time it takes to pay off my investment. 800 months or 67 years.

You can look at this another way. I save my own 100 dollars per month that would be sent to the electric company and suppose I soak my neighbor and charge him the full 100 dollars?

200 dollars divides into 40,000 to find how much time it takes to pay off my investment.

That is 200.

200 months is 17 years.

That is another way of looking at this power independence stuff.

Instead of selling the excess production to your neighbor what happens if you buy an electric car instead and will the car use up all of your excess electricity and/or will you no longer have a gasoline bill and no longer have an electric bill and pay off your loan (to yourself) after 17 years?


In my view the market has yet to realize a need to produce more because more is better.

Rather than buy 10 low output producers there is economy in producing more with less. Does that make sense. There is also a need to diversify and split the investment between Solar Panels and Wind Generators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CNN pulled it so:

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/03/eestor_capacito_1.php



 

Battery-like device could power electric cars

"It's a paradigm shift," said Ian Clifford, chief executive of Toronto-based ZENN Motor Co., which has licensed EEStor's invention. "The Achilles' heel to the electric car industry has been energy storage. By all rights, this would make internal combustion engines unnecessary."

 

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All too aware of the raging climate change debate, automakers are hailing themselves as masters of energy efficiency at Frankfurt's International Motor Show this week. Suddenly, Germany's car industry has gone green: Complicated diesel hybrids are no longer too expensive and even electric cars are being given a new lease on life.

 

But the German GM subsidiary will have put the pedal to the metal, because the new type of battery has also sparked the interest of other carmakers. Mercedes is on the verge of mass producing an electric version of its small city model the Smart and Volkswagen will present its own urban car at the IAA. With its motor in the trunk, an electric version is already in the works.

 

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Physicists at UC Riverside have created molecular positronium, an entirely new object in the laboratory. Briefly stable, each molecule is made up of a pair of electrons and a pair of their antiparticles, called positrons.

 

Matter, the “stuff” that every known object is made of, and antimatter cannot co-exist close to each other for more than a very small measure of time because they annihilate each other to release enormous amounts of energy in the form of gamma radiation. The apparent asymmetry of matter and antimatter in the visible universe is an unsolved problem in physics.

Currently, antimatter finds use in medicine where it helps identify diseases with the Positron Emission Tomography or PET scan.

 

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A small history lesson:

A. Declaration of independence 1776

Independence from legal crime

 

B. Articles of Confederation 1777 - 1781 - 1789

Voluntary Union of Sovereign States

 

C. Remove the Invading Criminal Army 1776 - 1783

Voluntary Union of Sovereign States defeats the invading British Army with a VOLUNTARY army of free sovereign people.

 

D. Shays' Rebellion Suppressed Illegally 1786 - 1787

Western Massachusetts free sovereign people are defeated as they defend themselves against an illegal invading army of criminals who usurped the Massachusetts State Government.

 

 

E. United States Constitution 1789 - 1913

 

Illegal usurpation of the Articles of Confederation by criminals pretending to be federalists.

 

Example:

 

Article I

Section 8

 

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

 

 

Do you know what that means?

 

"suppress Inurrections"

 

How soon can a person forget something important?

 

Back to the Declaration of Independence:

 

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

 

 

The tax revolt in Massachusetts was LEGAL, PEACEFUL, and RIGHT. The suppression of the tax revolt was ILLEGAL under the Articles of Confederation (The LAW of the LAND when the people drove out the illegal British Army who were suppressing a tax revolt).

 

The Articles of Confederation did not make SUPPRESSION of a tax revolt LEGAL.

 

The U.S. Constitution (usurpation by criminals) made SUPPRESSION of a tax revolt LEGAL.

 

AGAIN:

 

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

 

 

That above is a justification of defense against involutary taxation, invasion, slavery, and all legal crimes.

 

What is the following?

 

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

 

 

Above is legal crime.

 

Skeptical?

 

http://www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/milestones/whiskey/text.html

 

And whereas, it is in my judgment necessary under the circumstances of the case to take measures for calling forth the militia in order to suppress the combinations aforesaid, and to cause the laws to be duly executed; and I have accordingly determined so to do, feeling the deepest regret for the occasion, but withal the most solemn conviction that the essential interests of the Union demand it, that the very existence of government and the fundamental principles of social order are materially involved in the issue, and that the patriotism and firmness of all good citizens are seriously called upon, as occasions may require, to aid in the effectual suppression of so fatal a spirit;

Therefore, and in pursuance of the proviso above recited, I. George Washington, President of the United States, do hereby command all persons, being insurgents, as aforesaid, and all others whom it may concern, on or before the 1st day of September next to disperse and retire peaceably to their respective abodes. And I do moreover warn all persons whomsoever against aiding, abetting, or comforting the perpetrators of the aforesaid treasonable acts; and do require all officers and other citizens, according to their respective duties and the laws of the land, to exert their utmost endeavors to prevent and suppress such dangerous proceedings.

In testimony whereof I have caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed to these presents, and signed the same with my hand. Done at the city of Philadelphia the seventh day of August, one thousand seven hundred and ninety- four, and of the independence of the United States of America the nineteenth.

G. WASHINGTON,
By the President, Edm. Randolph

 

GW invaded western  Pennsylvania and crushed a tax revolt.

GW could not have legally done so under the Articles of Confederation.

Again:

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

That is POWER INDEPENDENCE.

 

 

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September 17th was so designated because it is the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. In fact, this year is somewhat special because it is the 220th anniversary of that event. But what if, instead of being a cause for celebration, the adoption of the Constitution was "the most successful fraud in American history"?

 

Knowledge and Falsehood are POWERS commanded by honest human beings and CRIMINALS.

When one POWER is earned the other POWERS can be secured:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18397.htm

AMERICA’s elder statesman of finance, Alan Greenspan, has shaken the White House by declaring that the prime motive for the war in Iraq was oil.

By Graham Paterson

09/16/07 "
The Times" -- - AMERICA’s elder statesman of finance, Alan Greenspan, has shaken the White House by declaring that the prime motive for the war in Iraq was oil.


 

 

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AND THE WINNER IS. . . .
James Madison and his unindicted co-conspirators.
First, the perpetrator who designs the fraud and then executes it is subsequently hailed by the victims as a hero, a genius, and indispensable to their own well-being.

 
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18403.htm
POWER?

 



It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings. ... Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things, which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it. Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. ... Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!


 
 

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There is Daniel Dingel  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVhXrvCCILw

Then there is Stan Meyer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIgOn1kRw5s
                                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jcy3JbGjQwo
                                   Soon after the last video Stan Meyer was poisoned. 
                                See: http://www.waterpoweredcar.com

Then there is John Kanzius from this summer.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6vSxR6UKFM


 
http://www.peswiki.com/index.php/OS:Joe_Cell:Validation

Validation

Directory of validations and related resources pertaining to the Joe Cell Replication Project.

NO VALIDATION AS OF JAN. 15, 2007. 


 


http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=joe+cell&hl=en
http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=orgone&hl=en


 
http://peswiki.com/index.php/OS:Joe_Cell:Replications

http://peswiki.com/index.php/OS:Joe_Cell:Replications:Bill_Williams

Joe Cell Truck Builder Threatened, Destroys Plans 

(http://pesn.com/2006/04/13/9600257_Bill_Williams_threatened/) - After announcing that he had successfully built a truck that runs on Joe Cell technology, drawing energy from water and Orgone, Bill Williams said he was approached by two men who requested that he stop his research, threatening him with dire consequences if he didn't. Others are keeping it alive. (PESN; Apr. 13, 2006)


 

Note: I am not making this stuff up. You, the reader, can make of this what you will.

 http://pesn.com/2006/06/23/9500285_Peter_Stevens_validation_required/

It should be noted as well that several independent offers of cash were made (two for US $10,000) for the first successful validation.

Considering the coverage that this episode has been garnering among those who circulate in the cutting-edge energy technology circles, it seems implausible that there has not been at least one person come forward to produce validation of the technology that Stevens makes to sound fairly straightforward and which is allegedly presently implemented on a substantial number of vehicles -- if such claim has basis in truth.

As a result of this delay, which at this point seems inexcusable considering the claims made and the number of people working on replications, the New Energy Congress is withdrawing its invitation to Peter Stevens if he does not provide a validation by June 29, either of his test bed or of one of his associates' vehicles running on the Joe cell alone. In his place, NEC will host a related presentation for the same time and place in Salt Lake City.

If Stevens completes a validation after June 29 and prior to July 28, then the invitation for July 30 will be re-issued; and if accepted, the original plan will be renewed.

NEC encourages cutting-edge energy research, allowing inventors adequate space to bring forth their creations, but does not believe it to be good policy to propagate claims for which adequate validation has not been produced under reasonable conditions.



 http://www.peswiki.com/index.php/New_Energy_Congress




Shortcut URL 
http://newenergycongress.org

Mission Statement 
The New Energy Congress is an association for the purpose of reviewing the most promising claims to up-and-coming clean, renewable, affordable, reliable energy technologies, in order to come up with a weighted list of recommendations of the best technologies. (Unanimously approved by NEC; Dec. 10, 2005)

 
 
http://www.peswiki.com/index.php/Congress:Top_100_Technologies_--_RD
Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD

 

Number ONE:

http://www.peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Stirling_Energy_Systems

President Bush selected the Sandia National Laboratories location as a backdrop for his signing of the Energy bill Aug. 8, 2005, with Stirling Engine Systems solar arrays in view at the facility. The 500 MW purchase agreement with Southern California Edison was signed the next day on Aug. 9, 2005.

 

 

Number TWO:

http://www.peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Eneco_power_chip

The Company has already undertaken contracts for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the U.S. Navy, and the National Science Foundation with support from US Magnesium Corp. A number of leading organizations and companies are negotiating with ENECO to develop products specific for their requirements.

 

Note: I'm not making this stuff up. DARPA?

 

 

Number Three:

http://www.peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:MIT_Nanotube_Super_Capacitor

Rechargable and disposable batteries use a chemical reaction to produce energy. The problem is that after many charges and discharges the battery loses capacity to the point where the user has to discard it.

However, capacitors contain energy as an electric field of charged particles created by two metal electrodes. Capacitors charge faster and last longer than normal batteries.

The problem is that storage capacity is proportional to the surface area of the battery's electrodes, so even today's most powerful capacitors hold 25 times less energy than similarly sized standard chemical batteries.

MIT researchers have solved this by covering the electrodes with millions of nanotubes, which are essentially tiny filaments. The nanotube filaments increase the surface area of the electrodes and allow the capacitor to store more energy.

The MIT capacitor thus combines the strength of today's batteries with the longevity and speed of capacitors.

 

Prototype expected to be finished in the next few months.

Commercialization could be less than five years away

 

 

Number Four:

http://www.peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:EEStore

New ceramic battery may replace gas engines by 2008.

Texas company is working on an "energy storage" device made from ceramics. It's not technically a battery because it doesn't use chemicals. It can allegedly charge within 5 minutes with enough energy to move a car 500 miles on about $9 worth of electricity -- about 45 cents a gallon.

According to the patent, the device is made of a ceramic powder coated with aluminum oxide and glass.

Company is very secretive, and has taken down its website.


"A ceramic power source for electric cars that could blow away the combustion engine." (CNN (http://money.cnn.com/2006/09/15/technology/disruptors_eestor.biz2/index.htm); Sept. 20, 2006)

 

 

Number 5:

http://www.peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Vivian_Alberts_thin_film_solar

Source: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/02/south_africa_pi.php


Apparently the technology resulted from over 10 years of research, led by Professor Vivian Alberts of the University of Johannesburg. He and his team seem to have developed a flexible, thin, metal alloy that is “photo-responsive‿. This alloy is said to result in panels with are only 5 micron thick (compared to a human hair at 20 micrometers, and silicon photovoltaic cells at 350 micrometers.) Earlier reports (in 2004) indicated the alloy was copper-indium(gallium)-diselenide (CIGS), with another article inferring the panels would have a useful life of about 20 years, with the energy in fabricating them recovered within the first 1-2 years of operation. And that the materials used could all be later recycled to make fresh cells. It is said that a standard family home would need around 30m/sq (“(about the size of a living room‿) of CIGS solar panels to meet all its electricity demands.

Unspecified new storage devices (batteries of some sort) and converters have been created alongside these new cells to store the collected energy. It is suggested these new panels can generate electricity even during winter, not requiring direct sunlight to function. Seemingly German investors are behind establishing European plants, which will be producing 1,000 such panels per day, with local South African factories also be contemplated. Much Thanks to TH Tipster Conrad Z. for pointing us to the piece in the ::Cape Argus.

 

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Number Six:

http://www.peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Wind_Farms

A wind farm is a collection of wind turbines in the same location and used for the generation of wind power electricity.

Wind farms present an economy of scale along with an efficiency factor that enable them to produce electricity in the price range of conventional energy sources, and hence compete with conventional grid power.

 

Note: "Conventional Grid Power" is currently produced by burning coal.

Like this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electricity_generation



 

Note: Coal costs a lot of something to mine, ship, and consume in the process of generating electricity. Wind is farmed into electricity with windmills. How long does wind last?

How long does a wind turbine last?

 

 

Number seven:

[url=http://www.peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:DayStar_Technologies]http://www.peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:DayStar_Technologies[/url]

Silicon Free Solar Cells? Bypassing Peak Energy (http://alfin2100.blogspot.com/2006/06/silicon-free-solar-cells-bypassing.html) - Daystar Technologies' unique metal foil design is not vulnerable to silicon shortages. At a price approaching grid, production of this thin film design is being ramped up to 20 MW per year. (Al Fin BlogSpot; June 18, 2006)

 

Note: Farming Sunlight? When does sunlight run out? How many years will a Solar Cell continue to turn sunlight into electricity?

 

Number eight:

http://www.peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Cool_Earth_Solar

" Our Phase II system will cost (us)
- 18 cents / Watt for materials
- 29 cents / Watt installed in a large solar farm
Compared with $5 / W for conventional solar installations."

 

Note: That appears to be an 'installation' cost. If the duration of the power output is not factored into cost, then, the cost/benefit analysis is incomplete.

Example:

Suppose a person spent 30,000 units (dollars, euros, Yen, Yaun, ounces of gold, ounces of silver, etc.) to install a generator for his home. If the generator lasts 100 years, then, his children's children continue to get POWER after the 'loan' or the investment (including INTEREST) is long ago PAID IN FULL.

 

Number nine:

http://www.peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:IAS

International Automated Systems, Inc. (IAUS)

IAUS has brought forward several technologies, including a solar technology. In addition to their fresnel lens and turbine solar technology, they are presently developing a waste-to-energy technology line.

In their solar array, fresnel lenses focus sun's rays to heat water to run a patented high-efficiency turbine. A utility-scale application is in process of being built in Nevada which will compete with grid electricity.

 

 

 

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Number Ten:

[url=http://www.peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:D2Fusion%2C_Inc]http://www.peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:D2Fusion%2C_Inc[/url].



Company expects to bring cold fusion technology to market as early as Summer, 2007; first in the form of some kind of home heater technology, then with electrical generators for homes. Scientific evidence for supporting this company's claims appears weak, and numerous representations by its founder appear to be highly questionable. (See report (http://www.newenergytimes.com/news/2006/NET16.htm#d21) by cold fusion expert Steven Krivit in New Energy Times May 10, 2006 article.)

 

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Open Source is what - exactly?

Firefox, the browser that dared to challenge the supremacy of Microsoft's Internet Explorer, has just reached 400m downloads - and deservedly so. It now claims a market share of nearly 20% in the UK and 30% in Germany. Firefox, part of the admirable Mozilla Foundation, is based on open source, created and improved on by volunteers all over the world. The cooperative spirit that infused the open source movement is now taking over the world as people and corporations collaborate on music, videos, products or the Wikipedia. All of which makes it scandalous that the open source movement has not taken off in the UK as it has in other countries.

 

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http://www.avasolar.com/
 
http://www.avasolar.com/news/pressDisplay.php?i=12
 

In a new 200-megawatt factory, expected to employ up to 500 people, AVA Solar Inc. will start production by the end of next year on the pioneering, patented technology developed by mechanical engineering Professor W.S. Sampath at Colorado State. Based on the average household usage, 200 megawatts will power 40,000 U.S. homes.

Produced at less than $1 per watt, the panels will dramatically reduce the cost of generating solar electricity and could power homes and businesses around the globe with clean energy for roughly the same cost as traditionally generated electricity. The technology is yet another example of Colorado State's leadership in cutting-edge research in the area of alternative energy solutions and sustainability; more than 80 faculty members on campus from all eight colleges are involved in clean energy research, including 25 in the College of Engineering.

Emily.Wilmsen@colostate.edu

Contact for Reporters:
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I sent this:

Subject: Cost/Benefit

I just read this:

http://www.avasolar.com/news/pressDisplay.php?i=12
 

I posted that here:

http://www.power-independence.com/view_topic.php?id=262&forum_id=4&page=2
 

I have a few questions that will also be posted on the above site (If I get an answer): 

How much will it cost to purchase enough Solar Panels to produce $100 dollars worth of electricity at .13 cents per kilo-watt hour for an average home in an average month? 

Example:

$30,000.00  

Question two:

How long will the solar panels continue to produce $100 dollars worth of electricity at .13 cents per kilo-watt our for an average home in an average month? 

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30 years 

I can then compute: 

30 times 12 times 100 equals:  

$36,000.00

So…I call up and get the ball rolling. I earn 6,000 in 30 years (assuming the price of electricity remains at .13 cents per kilo-watt hour). 

Please consider answering my question accurately. 

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LionEV currently offers two vehicles.  The electric vehicle versions of the Hyundai Accent, and the Hyundai Tucson GLS.  All of the comforts you have been accustomed to without the need for a visit to the pump.  100 to 400+ driving ranges depending on conditions and the core you choose.  A complete charge on the battery core for each vehicle runs around $3.00 as of June 2007.  Compare this to a full tank in the Accent at $36.00 and in the Tucson $45.00. 



 

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Not enough power to load the story at this time.

Need more power.

 

 

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Irish company claims wave power success
A prototype wave energy converter has begun harnessing electricity from Atlantic waves off the west coast of Ireland, the Wavebob company said on Tuesday.
 

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The Department of Energy said the nation's wind-power capacity increased by 27 percent last year, but wind farms operating in 36 states account for less than 1 percent of the U.S. power supply.

The American Wind Energy Association believes 20 percent of the nation's power could come from wind someday.

According to the association, Texas leads the nation in wind power, followed by California, Iowa, Minnesota and Washington.

Many companies are interested in building wind farms, and South Dakota stands to land several of them if the tax credit is extended and the transmission bottleneck can be fixed, he said.

"They know that we have an unlimited resource," Thune said. "South Dakota is the windiest state in the nation. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has estimated that South Dakota has enough wind potential to provide 55 percent of all the electrical needs in the country."

 

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Since he was first elected in 2002, Mayor Rybak’s official car has been a Toyota Prius. But the dramatically superior gas mileage of a plug-in hybrid vehicle prompted him to make the switch: he had his hybrid converted to a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, from which he expects to get about 70 miles per gallon (mpg) compared to his average 40 mpg with the Prius.

A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is like a regular hybrid with a cord. That is, its battery can be recharged by plugging it into a regular 120-volt outlet.

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Now imagine, if you can, that you run a US-based energy company at a time when increasing resistance to US imperialism, coupled with rising business costs related to political instability, has made getting the oil, coal, and gas from foreign sources more difficult. Imagine that you’re savvy enough to know that your fossil fuel-based business model is about to get dramatically less lucrative. If you didn’t already have them, you’d probably want to start setting up operations in the more business-friendly, less regulated Wild West of Indian Country. If you were really devious—or maybe just smart—you might want to have your cake and eat it too, by getting tax subsidies and favorable terms for developing your next business model while greenwashing your ongoing fossil fuel operations. Wouldn’t you?

 

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Energy-from-waste facilities, according to Covanta, take trash and put it into combustion chambers, reducing its volume significantly. The heat from this process warms up water in tubes in the chambers, turning the liquid to steam and sending it through a turbine which generates electricity. Covanta estimates the Lee County facility alone "has prevented close to 4 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions" while producing enough electricity to "eliminate the need to burn 1 million tons of coal or 4 million barrels of oil."

 

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The PLASMA ARC FLOW™ process recycles liquid waste
into a cost competitive and clean burning biogas, known
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The Queensland state government said on Sunday it would build the A$7 million ($6.5 million), 10-megawatt power station as part of a push to make Cloncurry one of the first towns to rely on solar power alone.


 

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10 megawatt = 10 000 kilowatt

Per hour?

Kilowatthour = $ .13 at my house

 $ 1,300.00 per hour

$7 million cost to build divided by 1,300.00 per hour

5385 hours

224 days

Try that backwards?

$ 1,300.00 times 24 hours per day = $ 32,200 per day

$ 32,200 times 224 days = $ 7,212,800.00

Power is powerful. How many years will the Solar Plant run and how much does Sunlight cost compared to Coal?

The Queensland government said the station would deliver about 30 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year, enough to power the entire town. It is expected to be running by early 2010.
http://www.onlineconversion.com/energy.htm

30 000 000 kilowatt hour = 30 000 megawatthour

30,000,000 times $ .13 = $3,900,000.00

Two years to pay off the cost (not including maintenance) of construction (7 million).

The Solar Panels I've looked at for sale have 25 year warrantees.

Suppose the Plant turns out 3 million for 20 years?

That is to say that 900 thousand is spent on maintenance and 5 years are spent to pay off the 7 million construction cost = a lot of room to haggle.

$3,000,000.00 times 20 = $60,000,000.00

Subtract the orignal cost of 7 million (make it 10 million to round off) and arrive at 50 million gain for 10 million invested.

How much is that as a percentage?

10 million spent returns 10 million and adds 50 more million to the investment over 25 years time.

This isn't too tough to see clearly. A home morgage is loaded from a bank for 30 years and the BANK recieves the entire principle plus double the cost of the house in 'interest'.

For a 10 million dollar house that would be 10 million profit to the bank.

10 million loaned.

10 million returned (principle).

10 million recieved as profit over 30 years time.

Solar Panel investment is better.

10 million invested

10 million paid back in less than 5 years.

50 million profit in 20 more years.

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Building renewable energy facilities are critical if we ever want to move away from our dependence on oil, gas and coal. The wind power industry believes it has developed the technology to deliver 20% wind energy penetration by 2030 and it discussed just that at its 2007 Wind Energy Fall Symposium in Carlsbad, California in November.

 

 

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http://www.otm.uiuc.edu/techs/techdetail.asp?id=326

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/4093473.html

http://www.wholesalesolar.com/solar-panels.html?source=google&gclid=CO-7vO6Z548CFSfQIgodzDGhYw#Anchor-35326

One of those links claims:

  • Increased efficiency: At $6 per watt, the photovoltaic process is still an expensive method for producing electricity when compared to fossil fuels. The goal for solar energy is to reduce the cost to $1 per watt, which would make it a financially viable alternative energy source. One of the barriers in producing practical amounts of energy from sunlight is that less than 40% of the light that encounters a panel effectively stimulates the crystalline silicon semiconductors. Our nanoparticle treatment increases the UV conversion efficiency by about 30%, with vast potential for further improvement.
  • Please consider doing some math. If a 180 watt Solar Panel cost 800 dollars, then, the price per watt is 800/180 =  4.44 dollars per watt.

    A watt is produced each second of time.

    A watt is:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megawatt#Megawatt

    The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule of energy per second. A human climbing a flight of stairs is doing work at the rate of about 200 watts. An automobile engine produces mechanical energy at a rate of 25,000 watts (approximately 30 horsepower) while cruising. A typical household incandescent light bulb uses electrical energy at a rate of 40 to 100 watts, while the energy-saving compact fluorescent lights which are replacing them use 8 to 20 watts

    How many solar panels equal 25,000 watts?

    25,000 watts divided by 180 =  139 (rounded off to 140)

    800 dollars times 140 = 112,000.00

    That is abstract, or, illustrative of cost/benefit

    One hundred thousand dollars worth of Solar Panels to power a car while cruising.

    That does not compute to 'how many solar panels are needed to power an electric car' and that does not compute to 'how much does it cost to fill up my electric car with enough power to go 100 miles'.

    An 800 dollar Solar Panel will pay for itself in the time it takes to produce 800 dollars worth of electricity.

    Do you understand this fact?

    180 watts per second creates a number of kilowatts per hour.

    How many?

    Because a joule as a quantity of energy does not have a readily imagined size to the layperson, the non-SI unit watt-hour, or rather its multiple the kilowatt-hour, is frequently used as a unit of energy, especially by energy-supply companies (electricity and natural gas suppliers) which often quote charges by the kilowatt-hour. A kilowatt-hour is the amount of energy equivalent to a power of 1 kilowatt running for 1 hour (3.6 MJ).

     

    How about this:

    How many 180 watt solar panels are needed to produce 1 kilowatt?

    1000/180 = 5.55

    800 times 6 = 4,800

    For the cost of 5 thousand dollars a Solar Panel System can produce 1 kilowatt.

    Suppose now that the System produces 1 kilowatt for 8 hours per day.

    Suppose 13 cents is a current price for electricity per kilowatt hour.

    Now suppose that a Solar Panel system produces electricity for 25 years.

    365 days times 8 (hours) times 25 equals total production in kilowatt hours.

    73000 hours

    Times .13 cents = 9,490

    See this please. Investing 5,000 produces 9,480, or, almost twice the cost of the Solar Panel System. This can be compared to a home mortgage in reverse. You borrow 100,000 for a home and 30 years later you pay 200,000 total in interest and principle.

    You pay 5,000 to begin producing 1 kilowatt per hour and 25 years later you have produced 9,000 dollars worth of electricity (assuming the price of electricity does not go up or down).

    Suppose the price of electricity stays the same for 15 years.

    15 years times 8 hours a day and 365 days times .13 cents equals 5,695

    After 15 years the Solar Panels have paid for themselves and the next 10 years (with a 25 year warrantee on the solar panels) are 10 years to save for the next system.

    If the price of Solar Panels goes down and the output of Solar Panels go up, then, those 10 years can pay for a whole new system to create costless power.

    15 years to pay for the System. 10 years to save for the new and better system. Costless power for as long as the new and better system lasts (compared to payments currently made to keep power flowing at .13 cents per kilowatt hour).

    So...the investment in Solar Panels right now is better than any payments for oil POWER. You pay for gasoline. You do not invest in gasoline.

    How about going back to the link where a person can get an  electric car now?

    http://www.lionev.com/Vehicles.html

    Note: Sold out

    LionEV currently offers two vehicles.  The electric vehicle versions of the Hyundai Accent, and the Hyundai Tucson GLS.  All of the comforts you have been accustomed to without the need for a visit to the pump.  100 to 400+ driving ranges depending on conditions and the core you choose.  A complete charge on the battery core for each vehicle runs around $3.00 as of June 2007.  Compare this to a full tank in the Accent at $36.00 and in the Tucson $45.00. 

    How do they come up with a 3.00 dollar cost for POWER?

    From that site:
    Power: 72+ kW , 110 HP Fuel economy equal to 114+MPG
    How can that compute?

    How about the FAQ?

    http://www.lionev.com/FAQ_s.html

    Yes, there is an onboard charger included with every vehicle.

     

    Yes, we have completed at least one energy conversion test to produce an equivelent MPG rating for our cores. Track tests conducted on June 13, 2007 using the Ampmobiles S-10 truck resulted in an equivelent MPG rating of 114 MPG.

     

    Yes, our battery packs are very compact. 6.174 KWh occupies a space of only 18.1 inches, by 15.7 inches, by 5.3 inches. Doubling the KWh does not double the size of the pack. For instance the only change to the pack in this example if you doubled the energy would be in the third figure, which would increase only 3.9 inches. This allows our packs to occupy the space presently used by fuel tanks and exhaust system components.

     

    How does 6.174 KWh compute with 72 kW POWER?

    How about division? 72 divided by 6.174 = 12 (rounded up)

    12 batteries?

    Full power for one hour? 24 batteries and full power to two hours?

    Normal high constant draw is 600 Amps, constant draw normal is 250 Amps.

    It takes about 9 hours to fully charge a vehicle's packs.

     

    9 hours of charge and 3 dollars of charge?

    How about 3 dollars of kilowatt hours at 10 cents per kilowatt hour?

    300 divided by 10 equals 30 kilowatt hours.

    Well...I sent an order for both cars to gain more information before investing the 1000 dollars deposit.

    Here is something:

    Our high end test mileage is 456 miles, the lowest test mileage achieved was 72 miles. That test was done while towing a 22 foot boat on a trailer. We probably would not have done as well if we had not put the boat on a trailer, but since we didn't catch any fish the day was pretty much a waste of time.

    So...9 hours of charge (at an unknown rate so an unknown cost per kilowatt hour) POWERS a car for 72 miles at least and up to 400 miles.

    For a taxi service, then, three cars can alternate on the charge and running as such:

    24 hours a day divided by 9 hours charge time equals 2.7 (rounded up to 3). 

    No gasoline cost. Solar panels pay for themselves in time. No fuel costs.

     

     

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    The link above speaks of 'peak oil' and scarcity.

    Please do some math. Power is abundant on this planet and human beings have only scratched the surface on the tip of the tip of the iceberg of POWER. The whole concept of scarcity is engineered in order to control human POWER. Do the math.

    Sunlight is one source of POWER.

    Heat from sunlight causes air mass to move (wind) which is another POWER.

    Ocean tide changes caused by gravity POWER from the moon is another immense POWER.

    Take any single method of tapping into one of the above mentioned POWER sources and realize (do the math) how just one of those methods can energize human economy at least as much as any WAR has done in human history.

    Think about this please.

    Imagine the new LEADERSHIP POWER (a president, a congress, a scientific community, a combination of many human leadership powers) declaring WAR on SCARCITY.

    You can't imagine?

    How well have you been conditioned, propagandized, controlled, governed, shackled and injured by SCARCITY of imagination POWER?

    What has happened to your will to survive? Where is your power? Why not imagine for a moment?

    WAR ON SCARCITY DECLARED

    The method can be compared to any WAR on any other PEOPLE; however – instead of a WAR ON PEOPLE this WAR ECONOMY is aimed at SCARCITY and any cause of it.

    The causes will be under rocks, in shadows, behind skirts, and the causes will be using children as human shields. The causes will be falsehoods, liars, thieves, torturers, and mass murderers. The causes will not be natural. Nature provides an abundance of POWER.

    When WAR is GOOD for the economy the paper trail proves this fact and the people who profit from war, in fact, gain at the expense of the people who are defeated in WAR. Take any WAR and do the math; follow the money – see the truth.

    What happens when WAR ON SCARCITY is declared?

    Compare and see.

    Is there a scarcity of bloodshed? Is there a scarcity of bombs? Is there a scarcity of limbs severed from bodies? Is there a scarcity of starving refugees? Is there a scarcity of depleted uranium projectiles and is there a scarcity of nuclear fallout? Is there a scarcity of heartache?

    When WAR is declared falsely, then, those scarcities above are man made to order and paid in FULL. The scarcity is filled by order. Blood flows. Bombs fall. Limbs are separated from bodies. Refugees fill the streets. Poison fills the air. Hearts are broken by the millions and the POWER to fill these invoices is found somehow.

    When WAR is declared the POWER is found – somehow.

    What happens, and use your own brain for this thought process, when WAR is declared upon SCARCITY itself?

    The POWER to fill the invoices will be found somehow.

    Is there a scarcity of jobs? Is there a scarcity of raw materials? Is there a scarcity of finished products? Is there a scarcity of demand for finished products? Is there a scarcity of knowledge? Is there a scarcity of accurate information? Is there a scarcity of relevant and current NEWS?

    Is there a scarcity of ENERGY?

    Who is the ENEMY? How will the POWER be found to fill the invoices required to win the WAR ON SCARCITY?

    Instead of ordering 1 million more bombs to destroy 1 million more people in order to STOP the flow of 1 million more barrels of OIL, instead of that, how about ordering 1 million more Solar Panels and 1 million more electric cars to DESTROY the scarcity of OIL?

    If you cannot see this reality, then, you have identified the POWER of the ENEMY of mankind; you have found FALSEHOOD – it exits between your ears.

     

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    Aptera announced today that it would be producing both an all-electric and hybrid version of the 300 MPG prototype we told you about in July. The Aptera Typ-1 plug-in hybrid uses an all-electric drive train coupled to a small diesel gas engine and will achieve 300 MPG, while the all-electric version has a total range of 120 miles. The company claims that the car (categorized as a motorcycle by the Dept. of Transportation) in either form will be available for under $30,000! Aptera is Greek for "Wingless Flight," so let's hope this isn't a flight-of-fancy. The company will take a $500 reservation deposit if you live in Southern California (and has taken 400 already), with the rest of us SOL for now. Full press release below

     

    All Electric - This model is powered exclusively with batteries and will get someone around town for approximately 120 miles depending on driving conditions. At night, simply plug the Aptera into any standard 110-volt outlet, and in just a few hours, the vehicle will be fully charged and ready for another 120 miles.

    Plug-In Hybrid - The Aptera hybrid is powered by an electric drive train but is also assisted by a fuel-efficient gasoline-powered generator, which stretches the range considerably. In typical driving, the hybrid Aptera may achieve over 300 miles per gallon, a range far beyond any other passenger vehicle available today.

     

    How much does it cost to charge up 120 miles worth of electricity?



    How about some math?

    Compared 300 miles per gallon with 30 miles per gallon.

    3 dollars to go 30 miles

    3 dollars to go 300 miles

    If you commute 100 miles per day 5 days a week for 10 years?

    5 times 52 equals days per year times 10 years:

    2600 miles

    Now divide that total for 10 years commute by 30 to get how many gallons of gas will be purchased and times that by 3 dollars.

    OOOOPs I forgot to add 100 miles per day.

    I need to do that one step at a time (I'm stupid).

    5 times 100 equals miles per week:

    500 miles per week times 52 weeks in one year:

    500 X 52 = 2600

    26,000 miles per year times 10 years equals total miles for 10 years commute

    260,000 miles (just add one zero)

    Now divide by 30 (miles per gallon) to get total gallons used in 10 years commute:

    8666.67 gallons for 10 years commute.

    Times that by 3 dollars to get total cost for 10 years with 100 miles per day and 5 days a week commute with a 30 miles per gallon car.

    26,000.00 dollars.

    Check that with a daily cost?

    100 miles per day.

    100 divided by 30 equals gallons per day:

    3.333333

    Times 3.33 gallons by $3.00

    9.99 or 10 dollars per day.

    50 dollars per week

    50 times 52 per year is:

    2,600 per year

    10 years is 26,000

    So...

    30 compares to 300 with one zero subtracted.

    260 dollars per year commute 100 miles and 2,600 dollars per year for the 100 mile per day commute for 10 years.

    Savings is 26,000 minus 2,600 equals:

    23,000

    Note: If you pug the thing in at night you can commute 100 miles without buying any gas.

    How much does it cost to charge the thing up?

     

     

     

     

     

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    In the example above, the average car requires 20 horsepower to drive at a speed of 50 miles-per-hour on a level surface. On this basis, the average car requires 370 watt-hours of power to go one mile. At $10 per kilowatt-hour, it only costs you 3.7 cents to travel one mile. Compare this to an economy sedan that gets 30 miles per gallon. At $3.00 per gallon gasoline, it will cost nearly three times as much, $.10 per mile, to drive this car using gasoline. And at night when electric cars are being charged, electricity rates are often much lower than $.10 per kilowatt-hour. It is possible to drive an electric car for as little as $.02 per mile! This arbitrage between the cost per mile of gasoline power vs. the cost per mile of electrical power is an awesome opportunity, but only one that can be exploited by battery-powered cars, which can convert 90% of grid electricity into power going into the motor, compared to the electrolyser / fuel cell combination, which only can deliver 42% of grid electricity into power going into the motor.
     

    If an electric car is defined as a vehicle that derives 100% of its horsepower from an electric motor, there are many ways to supplement the cars range. For example, a hybrid car typically depends on two engines to power the vehicle, an electric motor combined with a gasoline engine usually between 40-60 horsepower. But what if a gasoline engine, perhaps a highly efficient biodiesel engine, were used to power an onboard generator and was completely disconnected from the drive train?

     

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0852960131/ecoworld0f-20

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    A civil engineer, Mike Strizki, lives in and constructed the first ever solar hydrogen house that runs completely from “homemade energy”. By using solar panels, hydrogen fuel cells, storage tanks and an electrolyzer, he’s able to convert electricity generated from renewable sources into hydrogen.

     

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    The company Hyperion Power Generation was formed last month to develop the nuclear fission reactor at Los Alamos National Laboratory and take it into the private sector. If all goes according to plan, Hyperion could have a factory in New Mexico by late 2012, and begin producing 4,000 of these
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    Theoretically, electrolyzing hydrogen from renewable electricity and water is a way for hydrogen to make economic and ecological good sense. But this analysis neglects to consider where the electricity will come from, and more importantly, the significant conversion losses incurred when electricity is electrolysed into hydrogen. The hydrogen resulting from a process of electrolysis will have at best about 65% of the energy that was in the electricity used to make it.

    If electrolysed hydrogen is then used to power a fuel cell automobile, the absurdity of its practicality becomes very clear. A fuel cell is necessary to turn the hydrogen back into electricity, and the electrical output of the fuel cell is at best only about 65% of the energy that was in the hydrogen used to make it. The compounding problem here – electricity from the grid made hydrogen via electrolysis at a 65% efficiency (best case), then hydrogen processed through a fuel cell made electricity at a 65% efficiency (best case) – means the electric motor providing traction for your fuel cell car will only be able to use about 40% of the electrical energy drawn from the grid for that purpose. Read “The 100% Electric Car,” for an in-depth explanation of conversion losses using fuel cell cars.

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    Wind - Facts or blowing hot air?

     

     



    "There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation." - Herbert Spencer

    "Renewable" energy, particularly wind power, is a highly problematic, ill-understood and expensive technology. The popularly held idea that government can mandate "green" energy and that wind generators can just be 'hooked up' to the grid, thus providing reliable, inexpensive, extra capacity to meet demand, or as a substitute for other fuels, is a foolish notion, as simplistic as it is false.

     

     

    I will have a hard time reading this one after reading that quote above since, and as a matter of fact, I know someone with a Wind Generator and he gains power. This is as simple as it gets. He spent power. He gained the power back and now he gains power; or so the story goes.

    I was not present when he paid for the Wind Generator. I don't know the date the Wind Generator paid for itself and there is a possibility that my information is wrong. I drive by his house now and again and I see more Wind Generators popping up here and there around rual areas.

    They turn. They generate electricity. Every kilowatt generated is another kilowatt paying for the Wind Generator. At some point the cost/benefit analysis measures either a net loss or a net gain. Why not publish the net cost, then publish the net rate of production rate, and then publish a pay off date based upon known prices?

    Why not spell it out with facts?
    The system has evolved into three major power grids which also include smaller power pools. They are the Eastern Interconnected System, consisting of the eastern two-thirds of the United States; the Western Interconnected System, consisting primarily of the Southwest and areas west of the Rocky Mountains; and the Texas Interconnected System consisting mainly of Texas. The interconnected utilities within each power grid coordinate operations and buy and sell power among themselves.
    I'm keen on one thing and if that one thing is not published in this report, then, I am still keen on that one thing.

    How much does the resitance in the wires cost? If you do not know why this question is important, then, let me explain.

    Each mile of wire from the central power plant going out to the end points of consumption is a consumption just like adding a string of light bulbs on a christmas tree. The light consume power and the wire connecting the lights consume power. One light bulb consumes more power than all the wire combined on the christmas tree. How many miles of wire from the power plant to the house is equal to on house worth of power? Next time the reader is driving around think. Look at the power lines going out of sight in the distance and count the houses per mile.

    Having a home that generates power at the point of consumption saves cost and there is no way to make words falsify that fact. If a person were to purchase an electric car, solar panels, and wind generator, then, the question becomes, again, how long before the cost of those purchases are paid off in time?

    Add the monthy electric bill and the monthy gasoline bill up for on year.

    Example:

    100 dollars per month electric bill times 12 equals 1200 per year.

    400 dollars per month gasoline bill times 12 equals 4800 per year

    6000 per year.

    Now consider the life span of a Solar Panel, Wind Generator, and Electric Car.

    The Solar Panel Systems I've seen are guaranteed for 25 years. Why would a Wind Generator not last as long or longer and an Electric Car requires less moving parts than a gasoline car (less wear) so how about using 25 years?

    6000 times 25 equals 150,000

    The Electric cars (not mass produced by a Toyota company yet) are going for 30 and Solar Panel Systems are about 30 too which leaves 90 thousand to pay for the Wind Mill or pocket or buy more and better Solar Panels instead of a Wind Mill.

    How about a price on a Wind Mill today?

    http://www.solardyne.com/vesv27ratat2.html

    Sale Price: $168,350.00

    Estimated annual production: Average wind speed of 13 mph produces 458,000 Kwh/year. Average wind speed of 15.4 mph proudces 636,000 Kwh/year. Average wind speed of 17.6 mph produces 795,000 Kwh/year.

    How about an average anual rate of consumption for one house?

    http://www.esru.strath.ac.uk/EandE/Web_sites/01-02/RE_info/hec.htm

    Approximate annual household energy consumption for three bedroom house = 4200kWh


     

    So...how many households are supplied with one Wind Mill at 13 mph average?

    458,000 divided by 4200 equals 115

    Now divide the cost of the one Wind Generator by 115?

    168,350.00 divided by 115 equals 1,464 dollars per family.

     
    Back at the orignial link:

    In 1992, the economic rules governing the grid began to change with passage of the Energy Policy Act. This act empowered the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to separate electric power generation from transmission and distribution. Power "deregulation" - in reality, a change in regulations - went slowly at first. Not until 1998 were utilities, beginning in California, compelled to sell off their generating capacity to independent power producers, such as Enron and Dynergy.

     

    Enron?

    "Under the new system, the financial incentive was to run things up to the limit of capacity," explained Carreras. In fact, energy companies did more: they 'gamed' the system. Federal investigations showed that employees of Enron and other energy traders "knowingly and intentionally" filed transmission schedules designed to block competitors' access to the grid and to drive up prices by creating artificial shortages. In California, this behavior resulted in widespread blackouts, the doubling and tripling of retail rates, and eventual costs to ratepayers and taxpayers of more than $30 billion. In the more tightly regulated Eastern Interconnect, retail prices rose less dramatically.

     

    Gas-fired generators, unlike wind generators, are able to "lock in" the price of gas (energy) supplies with long-term contracts and through futures markets to remove price risk and ensure a price saving over 'renewable-energy' projects with relatively high capital costs.

     

    How about the Power of knowledge?

    If you have the Wind Generator on your retirement home out in the country, then, you get what you pay for - no? The same cannot be said for banking on a "lock in" of gas (energy) supplies.

    Who wrote this article?

    It is important to understand the AC (alternating current) grid system does not have 'storage' capacity.

     

    How about a brain?

    If the electricity is not used, then, it is lost. So use it.

    Electricity can pump water when the wind is blowing and the energy is then stored in water tanks placed up hill.

    Electricity can be used to convert water into hydrogen gas and oxygen to be another store of electricity.

    Electricity can be used to fill all the batteries in all the electric cars; another way of storing the electric energy.

    When the wind isn't blowing fast, then, the water can flow back down hill and turn a water turbine, the hydrogen gas can power a hydrogen cell generator, and the cars can move from place to place because all those batteries are full of power.

    To claim that oil and Natural Gas (or coal) is the only solution, the most economical solution, and the most profitable solution sounds like a dictate coming from an Oil Baron or paid parrot of the industry.

    Enron became a more direct beneficiary of the administration's alternative energy program and the tax money funding it, developing wind turbines in cooperation with the Department of Energy (DOE). Then-Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson announced the administration was "excited that Enron developed this technology with technical contributions made by the department, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration with Enron for the development of their next generation wind turbine." 
    And Enron has ties with the oil companys - or so the story goes - see - if you can count on the wind (driven by the Sun) then you don't have to even know how to read.


     

    The wind power 'movement', supported by certain 'environmental' activists, the wind industry and government, to establish large-scale wind-generated electricity production is misconceived for two simple reasons. They believe wind power is exempt from immutable economic principles, and the laws of sound engineering and science.

    No amount of political meddling, government mandates, corporate profiteering or misguided good intentions and 'environmental responsibility' will change or negate those principles or laws. 


    This is ironic? A Power Company Solution (collectivism) is being championed compared to an Individual Solution on the basis of a misaplication of power?

    The article does not specifically quantify the loss (heat is one loss) of power through the grid as, for example, a cost per mile (or I missed that measure) and here is another cost. Who owns the grid now? Who owns the grid 100 years from now? How much does it cost to purchase the grid from the owner - per mile?

     


     


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    Hutton will announce at an energy conference in Berlin tomorrow that he wants to see this target raised to 33GW-worth of wind turbines installed in the seas around Britain by 2020. If energy consumption remains stable this would mean wind power could supply the electricity needs of every home in Britain.

     

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    The residential prototype calls for eco-friendly materials, photovoltaics on the pitched roof, and energy-saving devices and appliances.  The home will be sufficiently roomy at a decent 1,400 sf big, too.


    The architects designed the home to be flexible to site demands to maximize potential environmental benefits from proper solar orientation.  The first floor, which comprises most of the community/gathering areas, has lots of glass and blurs the boundary between indoors and out.  The second floor, which will have more of the private rooms and spaces, is made entirely of wood. 

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    The Chevrolet Volt, GM's electric plug-in vehicle, will be the first vehicle designed in the new studio. The Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in electric vehicle that will run up to 40 miles without ever using a drop of gasoline -- which according to government data, would be enough to handle approximately two-thirds of daily commutes for American drivers. The first vehicle in GM's "E-Flex" family, the Volt will be powered by an electric motor, which draws its energy from on-board batteries. The batteries, in turn, will be re-charged by a small internal combustion engine that will run on gas, diesel or ethanol. When not in use, the batteries will be re-charged by simply plugging the Volt into an electric outlet.

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    Currently, Britain's offshore wind farm system produces around 2 gigawatts, enough to power roughly 1.5m homes; the government hopes to meet the EU's target of producing 20% of energy by renewable sources by 2020 with its planned expansion. The plan would result in a turbine being build for every half mile of coastline

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    There are two electric car manufacturers in Canada - and the government is killing them both. The one in BC has already shut down operations and is moving elsewhere, and the one in Quebec says they may soon go, too. Is this the Avro Arrow all over again? Canada comes up with world-leading technology, and our government caves to American corporate pressure to kill off what could be an entry for Canada into the new green economy of the future?

     

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    http://www.zenncars.com/specifications/specs_index.html

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    Rapid Charge Inlet: $425.00
    ETEC LSV-100 Fast Charger: $8,995.00
          (includes delivery within Continental US)
    Right-Hand Drive: $485.00




     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M88k6Ipp3c

    Imagine a fleet of those cars competing for New York (or any city) Taxi service?

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    If it does not increase your fuel economy by at least 50% you can return the kit for a 100% money back refund.


     
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    http://www.befreetech.com/xcart/product.php?productid=16176



    Start enjoying relief from skyrocketing gas prices right NOW!

    With our Hydro Assist Fuel Cell we guarantee you'll get a minimum of 50% increase in fuel economy, plus other benefits like reduced pollution, and a cleaner engine for longer engine life.


    http://www.savegasdiesel.com/hydro-assist-fuel-cell.htm

    A special offer on the Hydro Assist Fuel Cell (50% guaranteed mileage increase) for our Pre-Ignition Catalytic Converter (100+ MPG) pre order customers!


     

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    If that is accurate, then, that is powerful.

     

     

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    Non Peak Oil Update


     

    The price goes up when the supply is enforced into a state of scarcity - on purpose - everyone losses; even the criminals.

    Purchasing power declines – even if the money supply is constant (neither inflated nor deflated relative to capital) because the costs of production increase in proportion to the increase in price of the same or lowering supply of POWER.


    Update:
    P.S. Ecologically conscious drivers of hybrid cars, they do not cut down CO2 emissions they just change the location of where it is emitted (tail pipe or electric power plant) when fossil (oil and coal) fuel fired plants are concerned.
     

    And why, then, are Solar Panels a sound investment despite the effort to 'profit' from the demand to the detriment of the consumer and the suppliers?

    Answer: The same POWER to PUNISH can be avoided with INDPENDENT POWER production.

    And the bonus is, of course, harm-less power as the abundance of sun light (and wind) is converted to electric power.

    Re-investing that power back into the creation, storage, and consumption of ever increasing supplies of more and more power LOWERS the 'price'/cost and INCREASES PURCHASING POWER.

    DUH

     

     


     

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    Scoffing at the argument that has been made by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others in the Democratic leadership that impeachment might hurt Democratic chances in the November ’08 elections, or that it could deter Democrats from their Congressional agenda, Wexler, a six-term congressman seeking re-election, says, “I believe that there is a constitutional obligation for the Congress to hold this administration accountable, and it should not depend on what people think the impact might be on an election. The only question should be: Did Vice President Cheney abuse his powers?”

     

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    The study tries to clarify the nature of this necrophilous passion and the social conditions that tend to foster it. The conclusion will be that help in any broad sense can come only through radical changes in our social and political structure that would reinstate man to his supreme role in society. The call for “law and order” (rather than for life and structure) and for stricter punishment of criminals, as well as the obsession with violence and destruction among some “revolutionaries,” are only further instances of the powerful attraction of necrophilia in the contemporary world. We need to create the conditions that would make the growth of man, this unfinished and uncompleted being – unique in nature – the supreme goal of all social arrangements. Genuine freedom and independence and the end of all forms of exploitive control are the conditions for mobilizing the love of life, which is the only force that can defeat the love for the dead.  

     

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    A Silicon Valley start-up called Nanosolar shipped its first solar panels -- priced at $1 a watt. That's the price at which solar energy gets cheaper than coal. Curious that this story is not on every front page.

     

    http://www.solveclimate.com/blog/20071219/1-watt-itunes-solar-energy-has-arrived

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb9ypkc9Uvs

    Rather than pie-in-the-sky hydrogen, electric cars offer the potential to dramatically reduce emissions right now - as well as improve air quality, reduce vehicle maintenance costs for millions of motorists and even offer the potential for people to generate their own fuel from solar power. That’s what makes the following bit of news so darned frustrating. Two electric car companies are being blocked from entering the Canadian market. The reason? It doesn’t seem possible to get a difinitive response from the authorities involved….

     

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    From $19,000.00

     
    4 Door (utility is 2 door, tropic has no doors), Seats, Seat Belts, Traction Batteries, 110 Volt AC Charger, Side and Turn Signals, Halogen High/low Beam Headlights, Back-up Lights and Alarm, Windshield Wipers and De-mist, Rear view and side mirrors, Battery Level Indicator, 12V accessory plug, Front Disc/ Rear Drum Brakes, 4 wheel Independent Suspension, Heavy Aluminum Underbody Frame, Infusion Molded Fiberglass Body, Molded Plastic Bumpers, Laminated Safety Glass Windshield.

    It will cost about 50 cents (USD) to fully recharge the IT battery pack! Based on January 2001 averages, the retail price of residential electricity sold by Electric Utilities in the United States was 7.73 cents per kilowatt-hour. The IT vehicle takes approximately 6 kilowatt-hours to fully recharge the battery pack!

     

    50 Cents to fully charge the battery IF you are not producing Solar Power and IF you have paid off your Solar Panels with Solar POWER (pay off day is past), then, the COST of transportation fuel is ZERO.

    Think TAXI with 100 cars on Solar/Wind energy from a small energy farm - eh hoser?

    Under ideal driving conditions you can expect up to a 30 mile (50 KM) driving range from a fully charged, optimally conditioned battery pack.
    Wind, hills, tire pressure, battery age, payload, drving habits and outdoor temperature can all affect the range that you will ultimately experience.

    2 pennies a mile

    Compared to one dime per mile for a car with 30 mpg and 3 dollars per gallon price on gasoline.

    2 cents versus 10 cents

    What happens when gasoline goes to 6 dollars a gallon.

    What happens if Saudi Arabia stops selling oil to U.S.A.?

    A new Axis of EVIL?

    What happens if your home uses the new 1 dollar per watt Solar Panels and you have an electric car while everyone else is blacked out (or browned out) waiting in line at the gas station?

    Give your neighbor a ride to the gas station?

     

     



     

     

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    Solar-electric projects like this are more expensive per kilowatt than solar-thermal plants. However, they are more efficient and take up less space. And it's possible that photovoltaics, if mass produced, could eventually become cheaper than solar thermal.

     

    1 Dollar per watt?

     

     

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    I have yet to read that link. It looks like the POWER of will.

     

     

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    People POWER


    http://www.powerset.com/

    Computer POWER

     

    http://www.wired.com/techbiz/startups/news/2007/12/YE_10_startups

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    See how that works? Will people go back to Iraq to take the depleted uranium back; why was that called: "indiian giver"?

     

     

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    An idea can flow through human reality in time. An example of an idea that can flow through human reality in time is something called Perfect Information.

    If, the idea goes, knowledge is currently understood accurately, then, something can be done in time to address that knowledge effectively.

    If not, then, wish for good luck?

     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnRPZOUVhJ4&feature=PlayList&p=B2FC1ED9929F5E02&index=5

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/judicial-watch-announces-list-washington-s-ten-most-wanted-corrupt-politicians-2007

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/6091.shtml


     

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    - For CityCAT's :
    ·   230V : approx 5hrs 30mins
    ·   380V : 3 hrs 30mins - 4hrs.
    ·   115V : currently being tested.

    - For MiniCAT's :
    ·   230V monofásico: 3 hrs 30mins - 4hrs
    ·   380V : 2hrs 30mins - 3hrs.
    ·   115V : currently being tested.

     

    According to these many parameters, the results of the autonomy are included between 117 and 146 km (73 and 91 miles), downtown. At stabilized speed they vary, according to the parameters, between 115 km (at 50 km/h) and 670 km (at 20 km/h) = 71 miles at 31 mph, 416 miles at 12.4 mph.

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    German start-up Loremo AG presented its super-efficient Loremo LS coupe that costs only 11,000 Euro and features a mind-blowing 157MPG mileage. That's 1.5l per 100km. So, the car is about two times cheaper and three times more fuel-efficient than Toyota Prius hybrid that costs $26,000 and runs only 55 miles on one gallon of gasoline.

     

    The secret is quite simple. The new Loremo LS, which is scheduled for production in 2009, weighs only 450 kilograms (that's about 990 pounds) and is powered by a tiny 20hp 2-cylinder turbodiesel mated with a 5-speed manual transmission. The diesel is powerful enough to provide the car with 160 km/h top speed and it takes about 20 second to accelerate Loremo LS from zero to 100 km/h. Too slow for you? Well, Loremo AG plans to make a sister car, Loremo GT, that will satisfy your need for speed.

     

     


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    Safer and Self Contained
    Often referred to as a “cartridge” reactor or “nuclear battery,” the Hyperion hydride reactor is self- regulating with no moving parts to break down or corrode. The inherent properties of uranium hydride serve as both fuel and moderator providing unparalleled safety among nuclear reactors.

    Sealed at the factory, the module is not opened until it is time for the unit to be “refueled,” approximately every five years or so by the manufacturer. This containment, along with the strategy of completely burying the module at the operating site, protects against the possibility of human incompetence, or hostile tampering and proliferation.

     

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    The engine is scaleable and has applications ranging from supplying power for Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) to power for large-scale applications such as fixed power plants. The technology is applicable to skid mounted, field generators, land vehicles, air vehicles and spacecraft. The JTEC could utilize heat from fuel combustion, solar, low grade industrial waste heat or waste heat from other power generation systems including fuel cells, internal combustion engines and combustion turbines. As a heat pump, the JTEC system could be used as a drop in replacement for existing HVAC equipment in residential, commercial, or industrial settings.

     

    That is for home heating and air conditioning or lower cost heat transfer (more efficient use of energy).

     

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    Do you think the Tata Nano car could reach the US or Europe and would it be a good thing to shake up the auto industry?

     

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    Whether your are a fleet operator or consumer, Radiant charging is the next evolution in battery maintenance that makes a difference.

     

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    Andrew Angelloti, an Ecomodder forum member, converted his very own 1988 Mazda pickup to run on electricity last year, using $6,000 he had saved up from his part time job as a life guard. He built his truck using 20 flooded lead acid batteries to create 120 volts, which he couples to a 60 HP 9” electric motor.

    How does it perform? Reaches a top speed of 55mph, has an acceleration of “not too bad…,” and can get up to 40 miles on a charge (which is more than enough to get him to work and back, and coincidentally, will be something similar to what the Chevy Volt is supposed to be able to do).

     

    How much does it cost to charge it up?

     

     

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    It's a pivotal moment. The invention, at its very least, could moderately improve the efficiency of induction motors, used in everything from electric cars to ceiling fans. At best it means a way of tapping the mysterious powers of electromagnetic fields to produce more work out of less effort, seemingly creating electricity from nothing.


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    Welcome to Solar Electrical Vehicles. Founded in mid 2005, SEV was created to develop a true solar charging system for Hybrid Electric Vehicles that provides increased electric driving range and improved fuel economy.

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    Latest Silicon Valley status symbol: The plug-in hybrid

     

    Somekh, the former president of equipment maker Novellus and an alum of Applied Materials, has started OurPower.org as a way to promote plug-in hybrid conversions. Converting a regular Prius to a plug-in isn't cheap. The price runs about $10,000. Even if gas rises to $4 a gallon, it would still take nearly 100,000 miles of driving before you broke even. (OurPower.org is working with A123 Systems, the lithium-ion battery maker, to perform the conversions.)

     

    No mention of the price of electricity when calculating the pay off date (independence day).

     

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    Edward Morrill, a solar installer who has worked in Southern California and Arizona, says he is looking forward to what the companies develop -- if they can make the price right. He says batteries have always been a problem with solar installations, whether that's for RV, home or other systems. "We were all aware that various super batteries were being developed, yet we had to waste our money on crappy kinds," says Morrill.

     

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    Indeed. Not only does open source bring developers more money, but it also apparently brings them more satisfaction.

     

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    Indeed. Not only does open source bring developers more money, but it also apparently brings them more satisfaction.

     

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    Toward Cheaper, Robust Solar Cells

     

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    Stunning Solar Building Will Generate More Power Than It Needs


     

    A link to that web site added:

    The Masdar Headquarters building will produce more power than it needs (a positive energy building).
    That is the first time I have read that term.

    Here it is:

    POSITIVE ENERGY BUILDING

     

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    Sachs and his colleagues have started a company called 1366 Technologies. With the help of a recent $12.4 million grant, the team is building a pilot-scale manufacturing plant to fabricate their first batch of solar cells. The cells currently have an efficiency of 19.5%, and cost about $1.65 per watt. That´s a 27% improvement in efficiency over similar commercial solar cells of today, which have about 15% efficiency and cost about $2.10 per watt.

    Take a look at prices:

    http://www.ecobusinesslinks.com/solar_panels.htm

    Above 3 dollars per watt.

    That last time I calculated I used 6 dollars per watt (installed by home owner).

    It was profitable then when adding in rebates from the tax collection fund.

    There is a point at which the failure to invest in power will be relatively too costly.

    See this?

    It is on the way.

    As the price on 'collective' power continues to increase and as the cost on power-independence continues to lower there will be a point at which the only one's remaining on the dole will be those who can afford that hihger cost while everyone is free of it.

     

     

     

     

     

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    Store power from the Sun as heat.

    How?

    Solar Thermal with Storage Capacity
    The ability to utilize solar thermal technology after the sun sets is made possible by a storage system that is up to 93% efficient, according to Ausra’s executive vice president John O’Donnell.


    http://cleantechnica.com/2008/03/10/clean-energy-intro-solar-thermal/



    So how does C.S.P. produce electricity at night? It takes advantage of a unique property of water: very high specific heat capacity. That means it takes a lot of energy to increase the temperature of water. It also means that water stores heat energy for a long time. Think of a pool, lake, or the ocean. It stays warm long after the sun goes down and even through cooler days in autumn. Water has the second-highest specific heat capacity of any known substance, which makes it perfect for storing large amounts of heat energy, just as a battery stores electricity. In the form of steam, water can continue to generate electricity when the sun is down and recharge the heat “battery” when the sun is up.

     

    Power is stored in the water.

     

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    The plane, which used propellers, flew at a speed of 100 kilometres (62 miles) an hour for about 20 minutes at an altitude of about 1,000 metres (3,300 feet) using only the hydrogen battery for power, Boeing said in a statement.




    Hydrogen battery?

    http://www.millenniumcell.com/fw/main/home-177.html

    EATONTOWN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 11, 2008--Millennium Cell Inc. (NASDAQ: MCEL), a leading developer of hydrogen battery technology, today confirmed that its Hydrogen on Demand(R) technology provided the energy storage for a record-breaking nine hour flight of AeroVironment's (NASDAQ:AVAV - News) PUMA. The PUMA, a small unmanned air vehicle (UAV) was powered by Protonex Technology Corporation's (LSE:PTX - News) Pulse(TM) UAV fuel cell system, which incorporated Millennium Cell's Hydrogen on Demand(R) technology for its energy storage. Protonex has been a licensee of the Company since 2004. The nine-hour flight duration more than triples the duration of Puma's standard battery-only operation.

    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005/08/hydrogen_batter.php
    We've hinted at the idea of the hydrogen battery in earlier stories. Progress Energy has collaborated with the State of Florida to get a complete hydrogen battery system functioning as part of a public education program. It includes a solar panel, a hydrogen electrolyzer by Hydrogenic's / Stewart Energy subsidiary, hydrogen storage capablity, and a fuel cell, pictured here next to the wildlife pavilion at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. The Progress Energy web site linked here mentions a forthcoming streaming video of operating performance metrics. But don't wait. We recommend you take the time to view the technology overview video already there. Nice Progress!



     
    http://www.hydrogenics.com/our.technology.hydrogen.generation.asp
    While there are many cases where it does not make sense to use the available electricity to make hydrogen in order to make more electricity, there are many instances where it does make sense. It boils down to more of an economic argument than a scientific argument that requires some understanding of off-peak power availabilities as well as how to optimize renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power. Today, wind and solar power are stationary intermittent energy sources, limited by the hours in which they can actually generate power that has to be used ‘there and then’, or be lost. Hydrogen by electrolysis becomes a ‘dispatchable’ energy option that allows later use of power that has been previously harnessed by the wind or the sun.


     





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    There is no doubt that PHEVs result in good fuel economy figures — GM is currently touting its PHEV-to be, the Volt, as getting 150MPG over all. However, they aren’t necessarily super efficient. Instead, they achieve these high numbers by supplementing the power produced by their gasoline engines with power taken from the grid. This has caused controversy lately, as hybrid-opponents often claim that battery production and the use of energy from the grid actually makes these cars bigger GHG polluters. However, if you look at this chart posted by GCC, you can see that both HEVs and PHEVs have a clear advantage over conventional cars, even when battery production is factored in:

     

    The Chart is poor.

    Solar Panels are now affordable as a means of reducing the cost of electricity. That means that a person can invest in solar panels and reduce their monthly electric bill. That means that the whole concept of discrediting electric cars based upon the high environmental costs of electricity is ludicrous. If you have an electric car and you have one because you want to reduce monetary costs (avoid the high price of gas) then you can reduce the high price of electricity with an investment in Solar Panels.

    AND Solar Panels are becoming cheaper and Solar Panels are producing more current. The affordability of Solar Panels (as a means of reducing the cost of consuming electricity) is getting better (more power for less cost).

    If the idea behind a change from petroleum powered transportation to electric powered transportation includes an environmental concern (added to the monetary concern) the idea is to stop burning gasoline and stop producing carbon dioxide and if that additional concern (the environmental concern) applies to the automobile it (the environmental concern) can apply to the Solar Panels.

    There you have, now, two concerns.

    1.      Monetary (you spend less money on electricity and less money on gasoline)

    2.      Environmental (you produce less pollution with the car and you produce less pollution as you make your own electricity out of sun-light).

    There is a third concern that may be even more important the first two concerns.

    You become independent. You are POWER-INDEPENDENT.

    If the flow of collective gasoline stops – you keep going.

    If the flow of collective electricity stops – you keep producing electricity.

    That is called a win/win situation.

     

    More benefit

     

    Less cost

     

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    I’ve written several posts lately about plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and their need for renewable energy charging sources. PHEVs are a stepping stone as the future of transportation heads toward electric vehicles powered either by batteries or hydrogen fuel cells. Solar power would be the ultimate source of clean energy for either type of electric vehicle.

     

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    http://gas2.org/2008/03/12/apteras-26000-electric-car-and-300-mpg-hybrid-coming-soon/



    For under $30,000, you will soon be able to buy an electric car with a 120 mile range, or a plug-in hybrid that gets 300 miles-per-gallon.

    style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #f8f8f8" 

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    http://www.panacea-bocaf.org/hydroxygas.htm

    Using Hydroxy gas in hydrogen boosters can be a method to improve a motor vehicles fuel efficiency or the efficiency of any fuel powered generator plus cut emissions. Using Hydroxy gas can also be applied in a stand alone case to run a car or generator with out the need for any fuel, and can completely remove fossil fuel emissions.




    How long have we known this?



     

    Other sites:




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    Technical support for do it your self construciton:




    Hydroxy group 

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    World’s Largest Solar Power Plant Coming To CA Mojave Desert


     


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    Popup on that page.

    Certainly we will need many different technologies to stop global warming. They include electric cars and plug-in hybrids, wind turbines and solar photovoltaics, which use sunlight to make electricity from solid-state materials like silicon semiconductors. Yet after speaking with energy experts and seeing countless presentations on all forms of clean power, I believe the one technology closest to being a silver bullet for global warming is the other solar power: solar thermal electric, which concentrates the sun's rays to heat a fluid that drives an electric generator.


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    The Most Powerful People in America


    I read the article linked above and found it to be self-defeating. The power to purchase can be utilized to purchase more power producing products. That makes more power and more power can be utlized to purchase more power producing products. The sky is the limit and that is literally true. The Sun supplies the power.

    Once the power supply reaches over-supply the cost of power will reach zero while purchasing power increases because the cost of production is reduced with power.

    That writer suggests a spending strike like cutting off our noses to spite our faces. It makes no sense unless the viewpoint is 'political' as if extortion were a game of one up manship. Extortion is destructive, criminal, and reprehensibile. Why become that which we abhor?

    Answer: "We" love extortion?

     

     

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    Produced at less than $1 per watt, the panels will dramatically reduce the cost of generating solar electricity and could power homes and businesses around the globe with clean energy for roughly the same cost as traditionally generated electricity.

     

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    Unlike the world’s most fuel efficient car (VW’s 285 MPG bullet), the Honda Civic GX looks like a standard passenger vehicle. What makes it special is what you don’t see: tailpipe emissions that are often cleaner than ambient air.

     

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    While we love hearing about sweet rides like the $100K Tesla Roadster, a functional and economical electric car made for the rest of us would be even cooler.

    This could be it: the Th!nk City electric car, a four-seater with 110 mile range and top speed of 65 mph, priced under $25,000, made from 95% recyclable materials, and available in the U.S. in 2009.

    The Th!nk City electric car is the product of Norwegian firm Th!nk Global, an auto manufacturer backed by Silicon Valley funding who has plans to assemble the cars in Southern California. In contrast to Tesla’s limited release of 300 cars per year, the Th!nk City is designed for mass production to the tune of 30-50,000 units within a few years. Th!nk already produces about 10,000 of these cars in Europe annually.

    As an interesting aside, Ford Motor Company originally developed the vehicle, but (in a move they may soon regret), sold it to Norwegian investors in 2003. Why is it so cool? Because most of us don’t drive more than 40 miles in a day, and small electric cars are optimally suited for congested city driving. The benefits are pretty obvious, but if you’re worried about getting out for the weekend with the Th!nk City, don’t. Use it for city driving and keep that gas-guzzling SUV for forays into the mountains. You’ll still come out ahead.

    http://gas2.org/2008/03/17/subaru-unleashes-r1e-electric-car-on-new-york/



    The R1e’s lithium pack is good for 50 miles at up to 65 MPH, with its most impressive feature being a 10 year or 124,000 mile lifetime expectancy. This issue has troubled hybrids and EVs in the past, so this kind of durability guarantee is certainly exciting to see in a production vehicle.

     

    http://gas2.org/2008/03/25/how-solar-panels-could-power-90-of-us-transportation/



    The greatest obstacle to implementing a renewable U.S. energy system is not technology or money, however. It is the lack of public awareness that solar power is a practical alternative—and one that can fuel transportation as well. Forward-looking thinkers should try to inspire U.S. citizens, and their political and scientific leaders, about solar power’s incredible potential. Once Americans realize that potential, we believe the desire for energy self-sufficiency and the need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions will prompt them to adopt a national solar plan.

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    TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: First Tesla Store Open in LA!
    by Jorge Chapa[/url]



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    http://gas2.org/2008/05/07/vw-confirms-1l-concept-will-become-reality-in-2010/



     

    The VW 1L is so named because, in theory, it only consumes one liter of fuel per 100 kilometers traveled. For those of us in the US, this translates into about 235 MPG. Definitely far and above anything on the market currently. The concept, developed in 2002, actually got better fuel economy, scoring a sweet .89L/100km in VW testing. It’s likely to use more fuel in real world use, but with that kind of mileage in testing it’s unlikely that anyone would complain about an “unsatisfactory 200 MPG.”

     

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    Produced at less than $1 per watt, the panels will dramatically reduce the cost of generating solar electricity and could power homes and businesses around the globe with clean energy for roughly the same cost as traditionally generated electricity. The technology is yet another example of Colorado State's leadership in cutting-edge research in the area of alternative energy solutions and sustainability; more than 80 faculty members on campus from all eight colleges are involved in clean energy research, including 25 in the College of Engineering.

     

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    http://www.josephnewman.com/Analysis_by_Dr.Hastings.html

    Regarding Joseph Newman's Motor, I have no doubt about its performance or about the profound importance of its future applications.

    http://www.phact.org/e/skeptic/newman.htm

    Joe likes to refer to "Honest Thinking Individuals".  Well, when "Honest Thinking Individuals" ask Joe these questions, he and/or Evan Soule' immediately classify that person as a disbeliever, and a pawn of the Power-Brokers.  YOU MUST ACCEPT JOE NEWMAN'S WORD ON BLIND FAITH !

    http://www.lonelantern.org/collection.html


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    http://www.metaefficient.com/renewable-power/worlds-largest-wind-turbine-order-2-billion.html?=rssfeed

    Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens has placed an the largest ever order for wind turbines: he ordered 667 wind turbines from GE, each costing $3 million dollars, making the total order $2 billion. Pickens plans to develop the world’s largest wind farm in the panhandle of Texas.

     

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    http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssEnergyNews/idUSL2648359020080526?sp=true

     

    The 30-page report, mapping out a big shift for the world's number 5 oil exporter, said: "Norway ought to have access to up to 40 terrawatt hours of renewable energy in 2020-2025, of which about half would come from offshore wind power."

     

    Sufficient wind parks -- totalling 5,000 to 8,000 megawatts installed capacity -- would cost between 100 billion Norwegian and 220 billion Norwegian crowns ($43.89 billion) assuming prices of 20-28 million crowns per installed megawatt.

     

    The energy would be equivalent to up to about eight nuclear power plants. Norway pumps about 2.2 million barrels of oil per day -- $44 billion represents the value of about half a year's output.

     

     

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    Sweden turning sewage into a gasoline substitute
    http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/05/27/business/greencol28.php

    Cars using biogas created a stir when they began to be rolled out on a large scale at the start of the decade. The tailpipe emissions are virtually odorless, the fuel is cheaper than gasoline and diesel, and the idea of recovering energy from toilet waste appealed to green-minded Swedes.

     

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    • Page 16: Power plants use more water than agriculture. There may be a technical issue because power plants withdraw more water than agriculture, but they might return enough of it that they actually consume less water than agriculture. Either way, wind farms use much less water than other types of power plants (this is an area in which nuclear loses dramatically) and could be developed to save 450 billion gallons of water annually. The southwest should consider that a huge benefit of wind power.
    • Page 31: There is a physical limit to the energy efficiency of a wind turbine. [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betz'_law]Betz’ limit[/url] is that at most, 59% of the energy associated with a free stream can be extracted. Basically, if you remove too much of the flowing fluid’s energy (air is a fluid here), then it stops in its tracks and prevents any more fluid from passing through. If no more fluid passes through, then no more energy can be extracted. If that is the bad news, then the good news is that “Modern utility-scale wind turbines generally extract about 50% of the energy in this stream below the rated wind speed”.
    • Page 32, Figure 2-8: A great plot that shows the wind speeds at which a turbine will turn itself on, reach its maximum efficiency, and turn itself off to avoid damage.
    • Page 34, Figure 2-9: The cost of operation and maintenance versus the age of the equipment for very large wind harvesting facilities (i.e., generation greater than 5 MW). There are large error bars for the equipment that was installed up to 6 years ago. For example, wind power that was completely installed four years ago has an operating and maintenance cost with a standard deviation of ± 75%! This means that such a facility cannot accurately predict their operating costs based on other comparable sites. There are very few qualifying sites, however, so the statistics are not so good in the first place. The 75% standard deviation is calculated after reviewing only 17 facilities. Maybe one of them was just horribly mismanaged.
    • Page 36, Figure 2-10: Good luck reading the axes on this figure. Did someone just scan it from a Whole Foods bag?
    • Chapter 2: It’s odd that there is so much information in the section on technology improvements because the turbines already operate at very high efficiency (see page 31 reference above). Still, improvements in efficiency also include electricity transport so we should push for continued development.
    • Page 47, Figure 2-16: This figure shows blade size versus time along with markers for the construction of facilities to test the blades. There are no facilities in the U.S. that can test blades longer than 50 m, though blades larger than this are becoming standard for the large scale wind farms in development. These tests are very important, but the report states that manufacturers cannot afford to each have their own facility. Hopefully, government support of such an infrastructure will become part of the plan. This does not sound like something that is getting much coverage in the present discussion.
    • Page 47: Here is a funny quote, “Because blades are approaching sizes of half the length of a football field and can weigh more than a 12.2-m yacht, they are very difficult and expensive to transport on major highways.” The football field comparison is good, but how many people have a concept of the weight of a 12.2 m yacht?
    • Chapter 3: Do we have the resources to implement 20% electricity generation by wind? We might not have enough fiberglass (page 72), “For example, the glass fiber requirements would be about half the level used domestically for roofing shingles (which is currently the largest consumer of fiberglass) and about double the amount now used in boat building.” Even worse, we might not have enough qualified people (page 73), “In a report published by the National Science and Technology Counsel (NTSC) in 2000, the percentage of 22-year-olds earning degrees in science and engineering will continue to drop in the next 40 years”.
    • Page 80, Figure 4-2: Qualitative plotting of the grid load over multiple timescales. On the timescale of days the load is fairly regular. As to be expected, the load fluctuates more rapidly over the course of minutes.
    • Page 84, Figure 4-6: This is a plot of voltage control features at a wind farm currently in operation by General Electric. Impossible to read if printed out. The PDF view is not much better.
    • Page 89, Table 4-3: This table displays the “capacity factor” of midwest energy production between June 2005 and May 2006, which is the percentage of energy actually produced by the method (out of the total energy possible). Nuclear produces the best by putting out 75% of the total it is capable of producing. Wind hits 30%, but the point of this table is to show that all energy sources are needed to ensure that enough electricity is generated. Nuclear energy is getting more positive press and will hopefully continue to develop right along with wind.
    • Offshore wind technology is not as advanced as that for land based wind farms. This might turn out to be an expensive development that will slow the progress of wind power collection.
    • Page 106: Not in my backyard! The public might be one of the problems that prevents wind energy from reaching the 20% point. “About 10% to 25% of proposed wind energy projects are not built—or are significantly delayed—because of environmental concerns. Although public support for wind energy is generally strong, this attitude does not always translate into early support for local projects.” One of the more popular examples of this involves a U.S. Senator trying to prevent the building of a wind farm in his favored sailing seas.
    • Page 112, Figure 5-2: Wind turbines kill fewer birds than house cats. An environmental argument against wind power (I’ve heard it, but do not have a reference handy) is that the farms kill too many birds. If we outlaw house cats, then this might become a valid argument.

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    Many wealthy West Germans leapt at this once-in-a-life-time opportunity, including some of Germany's biggest celebrities -- such as TV presenters Thomas Gottschalk and Günther Jauch -- to a former foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher to lawyers, dentists and managers. They all poured money into real estate, ranging from single flats to giant office complexes and housing estates.

     

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    Superlattice Power says its new Lithium Ion Polymer battery would allow electric vehicles to be driven over 200 miles, compared to the current 120 to 140 mile range. They are said to be able to operate at a voltage range of 4.3V to 2V.

     

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    Cost of Solar Panels Expected To Plummet

    It may also, though this is probably wishful thinking, push governments to start offering more incentives to those who install solar in a bid to use up the remaining capacity and financially support their manufacturers who by this point will be a very large industry, employing tens of thousands of people.


     
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicon

    On Earth, silicon is the second most abundant element (after oxygen) in the crust,[1] making up 25.7% of the crust by mass.

     

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    http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2008/06/exponential-tec.html

    ·    Within 5 years the exponential progress in nanoengineering will make Solar power cost-competitive with fossil fuels

    ·    Within 10 years we will have a pill that allows us all to eat whatever we feel like and never gain any unwanted weight

    ·    In 15 years, life expectancies will start rising faster than we age

    ·    In about 20 years 100% of our energy will come from clean and renewable sources, and a computer will pass the Turing Test by carrying on a conversation that is indistinguishable from a human’s.

    Commenting on the validity of Kurzweil’s predictions, John Tierney notes in the New York Times that Kurzweil has been uncannily accurate in the past:

    “It may sound too good to be true, but even his critics acknowledge he’s not your ordinary sci-fi fantasist. He is a futurist with a track record and enough credibility for the National Academy of Engineering to publish his sunny forecast for solar energy. He makes his predictions using what he calls the Law of Accelerating Returns, a concept he illustrated at the festival with a history of his own inventions for the blind.

    In 1976, when he pioneered a device that could scan books and read them aloud, it was the size of a washing machine. Two decades ago he predicted that “early in the 21st century” blind people would be able to read anything anywhere using a handheld device. In 2002 he narrowed the arrival date to 2008. On Thursday night at the festival, he pulled out a new gadget the size of a cellphone, and when he pointed it at the brochure for the science festival, it had no trouble reading the text aloud. This invention, Dr. Kurzweil said, was no harder to anticipate than some of the predictions he made in the late 1980s, like the explosive growth of the Internet in the 1990s and a computer chess champion by 1998.”

    Kurzweil backed up his claims at the conference with charts and graphs that showed some of the exponential advancements of the past. One graph showed how computing power started with the first electromechanical machines over a century ago. Initially they doubled every three years. At mid-century, they began to double every two years, which was the rate that inspired Moore’s Law. It now takes only a year. Another graph showed technological changes going back millions of starting with stone tools working its way up to modern computers.

     

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    It's solar power's time to shine

     

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    http://www.pinktentacle.com/2008/06/superconductor-electric-vehicle/

    The development comes as demand for electric vehicles grows, and as manufacturers step up efforts to improve battery and motor performance to increase the distance that vehicles can travel on a single charge.

    Sumitomo intends to further improve the motor with the aim of putting a vehicle on the market in the not-too-distant future. The company is looking to develop superconductor motors for buses and trucks as well.



     

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    A partnership between Duke University and Boston College turned out to be very beneficial for the science world, as they obtained a metamaterial that absorbs all the light it gets (no, it doesn’t make things invisible), thus capable of generating more energy even than the solar cells.

     

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    Freedom Next Time

    Propaganda as Journalism

    By John Pilger Video


     


     


     


     


     


     


    http://books.google.com/books?id=1ZRoDgG2vQ0C&pg=PA1&lpg=PA1&dq=thomas+paine+bastille+of+words&source=web&ots=96AkWE5THl&sig=vThOLjcHZCnrBPPdNo8EO9Q2FrU&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result#PPA17,M1

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    http://www.physorg.com/news132830327.html

    Different interpretations of quantum mechanics lead to different answers. The most common view is that a quantum measurement is finished as soon as the photons are absorbed by detectors.

     

    In the physicists’ experiment, the detection of each photon by a single-photon detector triggers a voltage to a piezoelectric actuator. The actuator expands, which in turn causes a tiny gold-surfaced mirror to move. By measuring the mirror displacement, the researchers could confirm by the gravity-quantum connection that the quantum measurement had been successfully finished. All of the steps – from photon detection to mirror movement – take about 7.1 microseconds, which is significantly less than the 60 microseconds it would take a photon to cover the 18 km between interferometers. So measurements made simultaneously at each of the interferometers could not be been influenced by anything traveling at – or even a few times more than – the speed of light.

     

    Altogether, the experiment serves to fill a loophole by ruling out any kind of communication between two entangled particles separated by a distance, provided the collapse happens only after a mass has moved. By spatially separating the entangled photons, the test once again confirms the nonlocal nature of quantum correlations.

     

    http://www.physorg.com/news132839991.html
    The findings go against one prominent theory that says children can only show smart, flexible behavior if they have conceptual knowledge – knowledge about how things work, said Vladimir Sloutsky, co-author of the study and professor of psychology and human development and the director of the Center for Cognitive Science at Ohio State. "Children have more powerful learning skills than it was thought previously," he said. "They can show evidence of flexible learning abilities without conceptual knowledge and without being aware of what they learned."
     

     

     

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    http://cleantechnica.com/2008/06/17/10-us-electricity-from-solar-by-2025/

    The Utility Solar Assessment Study produced by Clean Edge and Co-op America finds that solar energy is already reaching cost parity with conventional sources in some areas of the U.S. where electric rates are highest. By 2015, this will be achieved in many more areas, including Boston, San Diego, and New York. By 2025, cost parity will be achieved throughout the U.S.

    The implications of this are huge. The U.S. solar photovoltaic market now relies heavily on state incentives to lower the cost of solar energy. Many people utilize solar energy because it is “the right thing to do” or businesses like the positive publicity solar brings.

    Please remember how PRICE and COST can easily confuse the Cost/Benefit calculation.

    Currently the cost/benefit reality favors benefit, cearly, since no other explanation is needed to make sense of the growth in this human industry.

    The bottom line is more POWER at lower cost.

    Do you want more POWER at lower cost?

    Some people do, other's may not be up to speed yet.

     

     

     

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    http://gas2.org/2008/06/17/company-turns-familiar-gas-cars-into-electric-vehicles/

    Cool. How much will it cost? Glad you asked. How about a slick $40,000 for an all electric Toyota Yaris hatchback? Or $60,000 for the Mini? Come on now, I know you wanted that Beemer, but let’s be realistic, the price of gas is only rising and you never liked going to get oil changes anyways.

     

    http://gas2.org/2008/05/27/an-electric-car-you-can-buy-today-the-20k-triac-ev/



     

    OK, you aren’t going to fit a family of 5 in there, but that’s not what it’s made for. Green Vehicles, manufacturer of the 3-wheeled TRIAC EV, calls it a “modern freeway commuter,” because the zero-emissions vehicle can reach 80 mph and will get you into the carpool lane with a single driver. Safety-wise, it has a structural steel cage the company says is the “same metal skeleton used in race cars” and a low center of gravity to maintain balance (but surprisingly has no airbags).

    Back at home, it takes about 6 hours to charge the car’s lithium-ion batteries at an estimated cost of about 2 cents per mile. Not a bad deal if you can afford the $20,000 price tag. The company website says the TRIAC EV is currently available at dealerships in San Jose and Mill Valley, California, and should be more widely available in the future..


     


    2 cents per mile.

    Now compare:

    At 4 dollars per gallon of gasoline

    At 30 miles per gallon.

    4 dollars per 30 miles

    400 pennies per 30 miles

    400 divided by 30 equals 13. 3

    13 cents per mile

    Not including oil changes.

     

     

     

     

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    Enter Think Global, a Norwegian upstart plotting a U.S. invasion via pint-size, affordable electric cars. Think has been selling gas-free, Lilliputian city cars in Europe and will start peddling them to fuel-crunched Americans in 2009. The company's newly formed North American division has high hopes for Think's existing models—and even higher ones for the upcoming Th!nk Ox, a concept unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show earlier this year.

    An electrified people's car for the 21st century, the Ox is a preview of Think's next-generation production vehicle, due out in 2011. Roughly the size of a Toyota (TM) Prius, the Ox can travel between 125 and 155 miles before needing a recharge, and zips from zero to 60 miles per hour in about 8.5 seconds. Its lithium-ion batteries can be charged to 80% capacity in less than an hour, and slender solar panels integrated into the roof power the onboard electronics. Inside, the hatchback includes a bevy of high-tech gizmos such as GPS navigation, a mobile Internet connection, and a key fob that lets drivers customize the car's all-digital dashboard. Pricing has yet to be announced, but the company's current vehicles cost less than $25,000.

     

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    So, simplifying this, they're breaking water into hydrogen and oxygen and then burning hydrogen and oxygen to create water. This is, of course, possible, but you can't get more energy out of the system than you put in. Otherwise, it's simply a perpetual motion machine.

    If it worked, it could sit on the driveway and make energy all day every day and power the entire world without you ever needing to put anything in it.


     

    That above is not the whole truth.

    Water is added to the fuel supply and water is an exhaust, if less water is added into the fuel tank than the water that is exhausted out of the exhaust pipe the car will stop running when the car runs out of water in the fuel tank.

    Why is that not easy to see?

    I think it is clearly understood when demonstrated.

    I have not yet managed to test any of those products on-line.

    I have tracked two suppliers of water fuel devices.

    I can check back on those suppliers now:

    http://hytechapps.com/

    Demonstrations:

    http://hytechapps.com/company/press

    Note the dates: 

    CNN May 23, 2006

    That supplier has yet to offer a water fuel device for individual sale and use in automobiles. They make water fuel devices for industrial welding.

    Next:

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&fkt=1843&fsdt=14578&q=Hydro-Gen+the+ultimate+fuel+saving+device

    I had to Google for the site I’ve tracked for a few years. That supplier no longer maintains the original web page (click on the first links in the search). I saw that supplier grow from a basic web page offering one device to a more professional web page offering more than one device (large and small devices for trucks and cars).

    The process by which water is converted from water to hydrogen and oxygen for fuel requires power. If the power in-put lowers while the power output remains the same, then less water is required to accomplish the same work i.e. more the car PLUS convert water into hydrogen and oxygen.

    There is one method or process that can convert water into hydrogen and oxygen. That process requires a known amount of power in that process and that known amount of power is known to be less that the power that is contained in the oxygen and the hydrogen.

    Therefore:

    Power input is < power output

    The problem is that the margin of power input to power output is very small. It takes almost as much power to convert water into hydrogen and oxygen as the power contained in hydrogen and oxygen.

    Like this:

    Suppose that it takes 10 watts of power to convert 10 ounces of water into 5 ounces of hydrogen and 5 ounces of oxygen.

    That would be 10 watts of input power to get a known amount of hydrogen and oxygen.

    Now suppose that 5 ounces of oxygen and 5 ounces of hydrogen contain 20 watts of power.

    10 watts < 20 watts

    Input power is less than output power

    20 watts > 10 watts

    Output power is greater than input power.

    That must be seen in reality in a demonstrable way.

    Example:

    Water is poured into a bottle and the bottle is attached to a car.

    The car runs on gasoline. The car starts with the power in the battery on the car.

    The car uses the power of the gasoline to turn an electric power producer called an alternator.

    The alternator produces 15 watts of power (this is an abstract number not a specific and accurate number for any specific alternator).

    5 watts of power charge the battery and run the car electric ignition system.

    10 watts of power convert water into hydrogen and oxygen.

    20 watts of hydrogen and oxygen go into the gasoline fuel supply, mix with the oxygen and gasoline, and fuels the car.

    Gasoline, oxygen, hydrogen, plus argon, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide from the atmosphere are consumed in the internal combustion engine.

    Some of the gasoline is not completely burned. Some of the oxygen is not completely burned. Some of those fuels combine with some of the other fuels and become exhaust gases and exhaust liquids like: water, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons (gasoline vapor), nitrous oxide.

    If the amounts of hydrocarbons that come out are greater than the gasoline in the gas tank, then something is fishy.

    No one is claiming that a pipe can be hooked up to exhaust pipe and that pipe attacked to the engine intake where the car can then magically fuel itself.

    That is not demonstrable, as far as I know.

    There are some people who claim that the current method of processing water into the separate parts (electrolysis) is relatively costly compared to an as yet not mass produced process that is relatively less costly, where the power required to separate water into hydrogen and oxygen is less that current methods (electrolysis).

    That method of separating water into hydrogen and oxygen has been called “cracking”.

    No, I’m not on crack.

    Assuming something can’t happen is as stupid as assuming that something can happen.

    Show me?

    Or

    What is the cost of showing me?

    http://waterpoweredcar.com/stanmeyer.html

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&fkt=610&fsdt=1641&q=Stan+Meyer%27s+Water+Powered+Dune+Buggy

    http://www.overunity.com/
     

     


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    http://www.thedailygreen.com/green-homes/eco-friendly/evergreen-solar-panels-460608

    According to Evergreen, the carbon footprint of these new panels is up to 50% smaller than those of competitors, and they have a quicker energy payback -- reportedly as fast as 12 months for installed panels. This last point is particularly exciting, since the amount of energy required to make solar panels has long been a bone of contention among critics of the technology.

    Back in the late 90s, energy paybacks for solar panels were as high as seven years. Today, they are often reported as "1-5 years."

     

    Note the employment of the Pay-Back time frame or Liberty Day.

    The cost of the Solar Panel is known.

    The production rate is known.

    The time when the production rate pays-off the cost of the Solar Panel is Liberty Day and from that day on the Solar Panel produces free power.

     

     

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    http://www.dailytech.com/MIT+Students+Develop+Revolutionary+Solar+Dish+That+is+Hot+Enough+to+Melt+Steel/article12153.htm



    The solar industry is booming.  With waves of investment and grants, the solar power industry is for the first time becoming a serious business.  New power plants will soon be pumping power out to consumers, while other firms market to sell panels directly to the consumer, providing them with a more direct means of experiencing solar energy.


    There are many forms of solar power technology.  Today the most dominant is photo-voltaics, which comprise the traditional solar panels that come to mind when one thinks of solar power.  However, there are other promising ways of capturing the sun's energy that are merely less developed.

     

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1027956/First-picture-4billion-glass-tower-save--dwarf--Battersea-Power-Station.html



    The sun will heat the air under the Dome, causing it to rise up the tower, known as the chimney.

    That will in turn suck in air from outside the glass canopy, which will will stop at third-storey level, creating a constant breeze that will cool the offices.

    The chimney will surround apartments up to 240 metres but the top 60 metres will be an empty glass tube.

    The absence of electricity-hungry air conditioning will help the developers achieve their target of carbon neutrality, making the project hugely attractive to "progressive" tenants such as Google and Apple that the developers hope to attract.

    Rob Tincknell, managing director of Treasury Holdings UK, said: 'This is not a token gesture, it will make a serious dent in the level of emissions.

     

    ?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_updraft_tower



    http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2008/02/06/solar-tower-produce-energy-using-air-turbines/



     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aDUtzV1yzI&feature=related

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    Water is moved by the force of gravity as the moon orbits the earth causing tide changes.

    Picture power harnessed above and then employed to pump water from a low lake to a high lake where both lakes are lake front properties where people retire from years of work into homes that produce their own power by Solar Panels on their roofs; you go that?

    Now this community also employs wind mills and Solar updraft towers so as to make as much power as possible.

    The sky is the limit.

    The idea is to make so much power that no one needs any more power ever. Power flows like water – literally.

    This community can reduce the price of power to nothing once the savings in power costs purchase the infrastructure just like one solar panel illustrates.

    You pay for one Solar Panel. The solar panel produces power that you don’t have to pay for and eventually the savings in power costs pay for the Solar Panel. The Solar Panel may be paid off in one year and that Solar Panel may keep on producing power for 24 more years.

    That same investment and return on investment can be employed toward this imaginary twin lake community. The idea behind the two lakes is to make sure that excess power is stored whenever excess power is produced. The upper lake is a battery. Whenever the community isn’t consuming available power the excess power is used to pump water from the lower lake up to the higher lake. Between the lakes the water is blocked off with a Dam. When the sun is not shinning and the wind is not blowing and the tide water generators are not keeping up with the demand for power the Dam allows water to flow through turbines from the high lake to the low lake and the pumping station is turned off until demand lowers and producing increases – again – on sunny days and/or windy days.

    If all the people in town employ electric cars too, the costs in savings are enormous since an electric car currently costs 2 cents per mile compared to a gasoline car costing 13 cents per mile at current prices of gasoline and current rates of consumption (4 dollars per gallon and 30 miles per gallon).

    That is at least 10 cents per mile less cost for all the miles traveled in the community where no coal is burned, no gasoline is burned, no natural gas is burned and everyone lives in a lake side community.

    That could also cause the price of desalinization to drop very low so as to create even more lake side communities near the ocean where salt water can be turned into fresh water when pumping salt water to the lake side communities. Low lakes could be fresher water lakes. Upper lakes could be salt water lakes.

    Don’t forget too; how sewage is a source of more power:

     

    http://www.magnegas.com/

     



     

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    "Most wind turbines only start turning at three meters per second. 5-6 meters gets good energy. The UK has very good winds at 8-10 meters. Israel is much milder with 3-4 meters per second, sometimes slower. One of my small wind turbines starts producing at less than one meter per second. That is an exceptional figure.
    "The same kinds of principles apply to underwater systems. If we can get more energy from slower flow we can get much more energy from faster flow," he explained.
    "The Israeli government is behind other industrialized countries in setting goals and subsidies for renewable energy," Farb claimed.
    Some Scandinavian countries already produce as much as 10 percent of their electricity through renewable sources. Israel hovers at around 1%.

     
    http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1214132664034&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

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    http://www.livescience.com/environment/080623-bad-water-shortage.html

    No, there is plenty of water. The problem is that the vast majority of Earth's water is contained in the oceans as saltwater, and must be desalinated before it can be used for drinking or farming.

    Large-scale desalination can be done, but it is expensive.

     

    Tantalizing as desalinated water might sound, the energy costs have made it rather unpalatable.

     

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    The new wind farm will be built off the coast of Delaware, about 12 miles off the coast. That should decrease the visual distraction significantly as well as help capture those roaring atlantic breezes that average about twice that of on-land wind speeds. The field will be composed of about 150 turbines and will produce enough electricity to power about 100,000 homes at peak output.

     

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    http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-9975926-54.html

    Solar electric panels have a hefty up-front cost--between $20,000 and $35,000-- depending on the size, before rebates.

    Although buyers will generally recoup the initial outlay in lower electricity bills in about 15 years, the high cost has restricted solar electricity to a niche audience, say solar industry executives.

     

    Power-Independence

     

     

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlrxueyulPc&feature=related


    HHO GAS RESPECT TO PAUL PANTONE WHO IS IN PRISON

     
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=HHO+GAS+RESPECT+TO+PAUL+PANTONE+WHO+IS+IN+PRISON
     
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=+PAUL+PANTONE+&btnG=Search
     
    http://www.geetfriends.net/persecution/persecution.htm
     
    Paul Pantone was railroaded through a series of bizarre legal maneuvers by powerful and corrupt conspirators into a State Mental Hospital in Provo Utah where he resides today.   He's supposed to be incompetent for claiming that one can fuel a car with mostly water using his system and for not getting along with fired attorneys under Utah Code 77-15-5(4-5) who betrayed him.  Never mind the over 200 GEET devices in the US currently running on mostly water.
     
    I just checked an old site where HHO gas generators (water as fuel) is produced and sold. The site was gone for awhile but it is back uip:
     
    http://hytechapps.com/
     
    Well...their "in the news" link was up and now it is down.
     
     

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    Vertical turbines have a few one-ups on the traditional three-blade turbines for urban areas like where I live. They’re quieter, blend in with a rooftop more seamlessly, take up less space, can produce 50% more electricity per year, can produce energy at lower wind speeds, and are safer for wildlife such as birds and bats.

     

    Note the questions asked by consumers.

    Eventually the advertisers will compete to inform potential consumers based upon a Liberty Day or Pay-off time and how that time relates to the total life-time of the unit.

    If that sound confusing, think with your own brain. Too many people are thinking with the brains that have been washed.

    Throw away your brain-washed thoughts and start using your own brain.

    If you pay 1,000 dollars for something that produces 1,000 dollars worth of POWER per year, then you pay off (Liberty Day) the thing in one year.

    If the thing you purchased (for 1,000 dollars) will last for 25 years, then your investment (1,000 dollars) will begin to produce POWER for nothing after the first year and that thing you invested your money on (1,000 dollars) produces 1,000 dollars 25 times.

    25 times 1 thousand is 25 thousand.

    The thing cost you 1 thousand.

    25 minus 1 equals 24

    You spend 1 to get 24

    When people ‘get it’, then competitors will supply the information demanded by the consumers.

    When people ‘get shafted’, then suppliers dictate stupid shit.

    You get what you deserve.


     

     

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    http://seekingalpha.com/article/82778-btu-international-alternative-energy-demand-fueling-growth

    Strong worldwide demand for implementing solar energy technology is driving demand for silicon solar cells. BTUI equipment is used in three stages of manufacturing silicon solar panels. The solar industry is expected to grow 30% for the next several years.

     

    A significant decline in oil prices may cause a decline in demand for implementing solar energy solutions.

     

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    http://greenbuildingelements.com/2008/06/27/community-solar-power/

    A community in Canada has an unusual form of solar power that can provide over 90% of the annual heating and hot water needs for the homes, despite being situated in a cold Alberta location where winter temperatures can reach -33 degrees C (-27 F).

    The Drake Landing Solar Community collects solar energy in a heat storage fluid through an array of solar panels on the roof of each home and covering all of the garages at the back of each home. The heated fluid is transferred to a neighborhood energy center, and then into the ground beneath an insulated layer, where the heat is stored in the earth.

    Combined together, the 52 home community is able to collect and store enough energy from the sun during the summer that the ground storage temperatures reach 80 degrees C (176 F). This heat is sufficiently insulated beneath the ground that it can be drawn from throughout the winter to provide heat and hot water.

     


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    http://redgreenandblue.org/2008/06/27/house-democrats-introduce-national-feed-in-tariff-for-renewable-energy/

    U.S. Representatives Jay Inslee (D-WA), Bill Delahunt (D-MA), Jim McDermott (D-WA), and Mike Honda (D-CA) introduced landmark legislation [PDF] on Thursday that will provide security for investments in the renewable-energy sector by guaranteeing rates for renewable-energy generation. This policy mechanism, also known as a national feed-in tariff, may be the single most effective tool to expand renewable energy development that we know of. Feed-in tariffs have been introduced in several U.S. states, but none have the bills have been passed into law.

     

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    http://www.engadget.com/2008/06/30/tesla-announces-the-model-s-a-60k-all-electric-five-passenge/

    Our favorite Terminator (and Governor of California) Arnold Schwarzenegger has just helped Tesla Motors make an announcement that's probably sending chills through traditional automaker's boardrooms. The company has just introduced a fully-electric, five passenger sports sedan dubbed the Model S, which will be selling for $60,000, and will manage 225 miles on a full charge.

     

    That should also be in the 2 cents per mile range compared to a 30 mile per gallon car at 5 dollars a gallon gasoline being:

    500/30 = 16.66 cents per mile.

    A few other numbers to consider would be 12,000 miles per year costs.

    2 cents times 12,000 miles is 24,000 cents or 240 dollars per year and that is a cost for someone who does not produce their own electricity with Solar Panels.

    16.66 cents time 12,000 is 199,920 cents or 1,999 dollars per year for 1,000 miles per month or 12,000 miles per year or about 33 miles per day.

    If someone is currenlty spending 100 dollars per week on gasoline, then someone is burning 5,200 dollars per year in gasoline.

     

     

     

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ToojK_MJd0

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Vertical+Algae+biofuel+Growing+

    http://science.howstuffworks.com/algae-biodiesel3.htm



    http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Biodiesel_from_Algae_Oil

    Gallons of Oil per Acre per Year

    Corn . . . . . . . 15

    Soybeans . . . .48

    Safflower. . . . . 83

    Sunflower . . . 102

    Rapeseed. . . 127

    Oil Palm . . . . 635

    Micro Algae . .1850 [based on actual biomass yields]

    Micro Algae . .5000-15000 [theoretical laboratory yield]
     



    http://peswiki.com/index.php/Videos:Algae_as_Fuel

     
    Videos:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBGMRtDZx04

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsiVAFqVkuQ&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5_LDbUrDOQ&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5zvWaCOcZQ&feature=related


    No price quote per gallon, just "competitive".

     


     

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    In that magical year for electric cars – 2010 – Tesla plans to have a 5-passenger electric

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    That's when F1 will require teams to install a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS), which uses a rapidly spinning flywheel to store a decelerating vehicle’s kinetic energy, which would otherwise be wasted, and channel it back to the car's drive system. The sanctioning group, Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), has defined the amount of energy recovery for the 2009 season as 400 kilojoules per lap, giving the driver an extra 80 horsepower over a period of 6.67 seconds.

     

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    http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2008/07/is-helium-3-exp.html

    Ouyang Ziyuan, head of the first phase of lunar exploration, was quoted on government-sanctioned news site ChinaNews.com describing plans to collect three dimensional images of the Moon for future mining of Helium 3: "There are altogether 15 tons of helium-3 on Earth, while on the Moon, the total amount of Helium-3 can reach one to five million tons."

    "Helium-3 is considered as a long-term, stable, safe, clean and cheap material for human beings to get nuclear energy through controllable nuclear fusion experiments," Ziyuan added. "If we human beings can finally use such energy material to generate electricity, then China might need 10 tons of helium-3 every year and in the world, about 100 tons of helium-3 will be needed every year."

     

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=helium-3

    http://www.wired.com/science/space/news/2006/12/72276

    http://www.geotimes.org/may08/article.html?id=feature_moon.html



    The moon may also contain a potentially valuable future energy resource in the form of the isotope helium-3. Helium-3 is a small component of solar wind, streams of charged particles ejected from the sun that have bombarded objects in the solar system for billions of years, says nuclear engineer Gerald Kulcinski of the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Helium-3 exists in Earth’s interior, but there is little at the surface; planets with a magnetic field or an atmosphere — including Mercury, which has a magnetic field, Venus, which has a thick atmosphere and Earth, which has both — are protected from the plasma streams, and thus don’t accumulate the isotope. That leaves the moon as the closest object in the solar wind’s path, and helium-3 has been piling up in the regolith for 4.5 billion years, Kulcinski says.

    The isotope’s importance lies in its potential to become a clean source of nuclear energy, Kulcinski says. “We never think of the moon as a source of energy, but there’s 10 times more energy in helium-3 on the moon than there ever was in fossil fuels on Earth,” he says.

     

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    http://ecoworldly.com/2008/07/03/energy-experts-say-chinas-wind-energy-could-grow-1667-by-2020/

    Officially, China’s latest renewable energy plan sets a goal of 10 GW by 2010. That’s double the previous target. However, according to industry analysts at China Strategies LLC, China’s current pace of wind development will bring 10 GW by the end of this year, two years ahead of schedule. According to China Strategies, 20 GW is possible in China by 2010. What’s more, they foresee a total of 100 GW by 2020, an increase in wind energy of 1667%. And, they add, this may be a conservative estimate.



    These figures should make critics of China’s energy policies think twice. On the one hand, China still relies heavily on polluting coal to power its factories and make the inexpensive goods that many people have come to expect. On the other hand, China is making significant strides to adopt renewable energy technologies.

     

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    http://www.nbc10.com/automotive/16762793/detail.html

    "This fully electric vehicle goes about 3 cents to a mile, when compared with a gas vehicle that might go between 10 and 12 cents a mile," Scott Baker, a University of Delaware graduate student, said.

     

    The students also created a "vehicle to grid" technology. When you plug the car in, it actually becomes a storage device for the power grid. The power company would actually pay you to store their power in your car until they need it. That could add up to about $2,500 to $5,000 a year the power company would pay the driver back.



    The students just need to work on making the technology cheaper.



    "It's very frustrating that I'm not able and you're not able to go out and buy an electric vehicle. Something that can go 120, 150 miles which is more than enough for the average American," Baker said.

     

    ?

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Electric+Car+prices

    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-think22apr22,1,3936686.story

    Norwegian automaker Think Global said Monday it planned to sell low-priced electric cars to the masses and will introduce its first models in the U.S. by the end of next year.

    The battery-powered Think City will be able to travel up to 110 miles on a single charge, with a top speed of about 65 mph, the company said. It will be priced below $25,000.


    http://www.think.no/



    http://www.aptera.com/



    Five years ago, Aptera's founder Steve Fambro endeavored to design and build a passenger vehicle that was safe, comfortable, and more fuel-efficient than anything ever produced. This aspiration, combined with his background in engineering, led him to an intensive study of aerodynamics, and composite aircraft construction. He hypothesized that a low-drag, aerodynamic body shape could be achieved without sacrificing comfort, drivability or safety.
     
    What emerged, after much designing, conceptualizing, and constructing, was a prototype two-seat, three-wheeled vehicle. This first operating prototype achieved a stunning 230 miles per gallon, Building on this success, Steve expanded his Aptera team and created the Aptera Typ-1, which has been re-designed, re-engineered, and refined into a production ready vehicle. We are excited to announce that the Aptera Typ-1 is now available for reservations.

     

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    How much power does this system provide?

    Our target is 6 kilowatts of power.  The average American home consumes about 30 kilowatt hours of power per day.  In five hours' time, this system would produce all the power a home would need.

     

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    Elizaveta Bonch-Osmolovskaya and her colleagues at the Winogradsky Institute of Microbiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences discovered the rare archaeon that can chew up cellulose and exhale hydrogen. They found Desulfurococcus fermentans in the Uzon Caldera on the Kamchatka Peninsula, an isolated spit of land in eastern Siberia that is full of volcanoes and their remnants. D. fermentans degrades cellulose from the higher plants that fall in the caldera.

     

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    The electricity produced by the 10 megawatt installation will be used by the plant, GM's biggest in Europe, and also be sold to the local power grid, a company spokesman said.

     

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    NanoMarkets Predicts Thin-Film Solar Cell Industry Will Produce More than 26 Gigawatts by 2015
     

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    Step forward ITM Power, a UK company that has developed a hydrogen refueling station that could be installed at home, providing a ready-made solution for fuel-cell car owners.

    The station works via an electrolyser, which produces the gas from water and electricity, providing enough hydrogen overnight to fuel a 25 mile journey. If required, the unit, which has been tested on a converted Ford Focus, can also convert the gas back into electricity for use in the home.

     

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    So how long will that battery pack last? Electrorides says a full 10 years, assuming one charge/discharge cycle every day. And now ... the cost: $126,000. That’s about $100,000 more than the price of a normal Isuzu truck. About $50,000 of the cost, however, comes from the lithium polymer packs. Expensive? Sure, but here’s how the math apparently works out. With an E-truck, Electrorides says, business owners can control their fuel costs. They say a typical monthly payment on an Isuzu NPR is around $850 or $900. And the typical monthly gas or diesel fuel bill for a truck could range from $1200 to $1800, if you include oil changes and assume 100 miles driven per business day. The Zero Truck can be leased for seven years at $1900 a month, for example. And the cost to charge one of the EV haulers is about $3 off-peak here in Southern California—not bad at all.

     

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    Mitsubishi’s Electric Car Will Be Released in 2009 for $37,500

    Despite the similarities in pricing and release date, the two cars are very different beasts. The iMiev is based on a current Kei-car produced by Mistubishi for Japan, and has a 47kW electric motor powered by a 330-volt lithium ion battery pack. The car will have a top speed of 80 mph and an all electric range of about 100 miles. Charging will take place via a normal power outlet and should take about 14 hours to completely charge the battery, though there is all a 220V charge option, which only takes 7 hours.

    On the other hand, the Volt will feature a sportier 120kW motor and 100+ mph top speed, but will only have an electric range of 20 or 40 miles (depending on the speculation and model selection), after which is will switch over to your standard dinosaur burning engine like in most cars these days. Chevy claims that most people never drive over 40 miles in a day, but I’m sure these Volts will be burning enough fossil fuels that calling them “electric cars” will leave a bitter taste in some peoples’ mouths. I think series hybrid or plug-in hybrid is much more appropriate.

     

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    The electric and diesel propulsion systems together are expected to get a whopping 235 miles per gallon, that much we know. We also hear that the fuel savings is maximized with a few little tricks – the engine shuts off at stop lights, for instance, the body is very light weight (the concept car weighs 640 pounds, with a body made of carbon fiber), and the aerodynamics are superb (the concept car’s drag coefficient is about half that of an average car).

    Dimensions are about 11.4 feet long, 4.1 feet wide and 3.3 feet tall – talk about itty bitty! It’s not far off in size from their three-wheeler idea. But apparently it’s safe, as VW reports that the One-Liter Car is as safe as a GT sports car registered for racing, and comes complete with airbags and crunch control. Yeah, but that doesn’t do much to put your mind at ease when you’re essentially sledding down the road at high speeds.

    Because the concept car is made of carbon monocoque, VW planned to wait intil the price of the material dropped to a reasonable amount, which they guessed would be in 2012. However, they’ve decided the cost is competitive enough to go ahead and get cracking, though that means the sticker price may fall between $31,750 to $47,622, according to Britain's Car magazine’s “well placed source.”

     

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    Electric Cars: You Want 'Em? We've Got 'Em!

    Over the past 3 years, we've written about many electric cars here on
    TreeHugger. We think it's time to look in the rearview mirror, so here's an overview. If you see anything you like, just follow the links to see the original articles.

     

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    "On cost per watt, we're cheaper than PV (photovoltaics)," said CEO Darren Kimura. "But that's not what really matters. We can do more production. We actually get more sun energy every day."

    With a higher output, the payback on an initial investment comes quicker, he argued. The troughs can be used by corporate customers as well for on-site power generation.

     

    How much time before payback?

    One Solar Panel maker reported a one year payback interval.

     

    http://www.thedailygreen.com/green-homes/eco-friendly/evergreen-solar-panels-460608

     

    According to Evergreen, the carbon footprint of these new panels is up to 50% smaller than those of competitors, and they have a quicker energy payback -- reportedly as fast as 12 months for installed panels. This last point is particularly exciting, since the amount of energy required to make solar panels has long been a bone of contention among critics of the technology.

    Back in the late 90s, energy paybacks for solar panels were as high as seven years. Today, they are often reported as "1-5 years."

    style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #f8f8f8" 

    http://www.evergreensolar.com/app/en/home/

    There’s never been a better choice for solar panels than Evergreen Solar. Our panels are made by state of the art manufacturing featuring our unique String Ribbon wafer technology. Add the fact that we manufacture everything — wafers, cells and panels — all under one roof for ultimate quality control, and it’s not surprising then that our solar panels are among the highest quality products in the industry. And that’s not all. Because of the unique way they’re made, they are the most environmentally friendly solar panels in the business.

     

     

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    Compressed air from the tanks will run directly to the engine under speeds of 35 miles per hour. That means that under 35 mph the car qualifies as a zero emissions vehicle. At higher speeds the engine will burn a small amount of fuel to create more compressed air, sort of like how a plug-in hybrid like the Chevy Volt produces on-the-fly electricity. The hybrid air-car setup should be able use any number of fuels, including gasoline, propane, or ethanol.

    1 tank of air + 8 gallons of gas = 848 mile range


    The car’s compressed air tank can be refilled in about 3 minutes from a service station. To fill it up at home the car would be plugged in, where an onboard compressor would refill the tank in about 4 hours, at an electrical cost of about $2.

     

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    http://peacecorps.mtu.edu/resources/studentprojects/moringa.htm

     Moringa oleifera is a fast growing, aesthetically pleasing small tree adapted to arid, sandy conditions.  The species is characterized by its long, drumstick shaped pods that contain its seeds.  Within the first year of growth, moringa has been shown to grow up to 4 meters and can bear fruit within the same first year (Folkard and Sutherland, 1996).  Virtually every part of the tree is beneficial in some way, which is of great importance in areas where people have a direct dependence on trees, crops and animals for their livelihood.  The studies that have been performed on moringa have taken place primarily in India and Africa, but it seems that there may be a growing interest in the cultivation possibilities in the more humid tropics, including Central and South America.  Depending on the purpose and quantity desired, moringa can be grown in a nursery as a community project or on a smaller scale at the family level.  It can function as windbreaks for erosion control, live fences, as an ornamental or intercropped to provide semi-shade to species requiring less direct sunlight

     

     

    According to the research I have done, the benefits of Moringa oleifera are almost too numerous to name.  However, several benefits seem to be repeated again and again, therefore leading me to believe these are the most important and useful in extreme situations, like drought conditions in arid regions or areas in the wet tropics experiencing rapid rates of deforestation.  Moringa is naturalized in Tanzania, Nicaragua, Malawi, Brazil, Niger, Indonesia and Senegal (Optima of Africa, Ltd.).  The problems in these types of environments are plentiful:  lack of food during the dry season, lack of fodder for animals, reduced amounts of firewood, poor nutrition and unsanitary drinking water, to name a few.  Can moringa solve all of the tropical world's problems?  Definitely not.  Can it be integrated into agroforestry systems to raise the quality of life even just a little?  Hopefully.

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    Grimes' process splits water into its two components, hydrogen and oxygen, and collects the products separately using commonly available titanium and copper. Splitting water for hydrogen production is an old and proven method, but in its conventional form, it requires previously generated electricity. Photolysis of water solar splitting of water has also been explored, but is not a commercial method yet.
    Grimes and his team produce hydrogen from solar energy, using two different groups of nanotubes in a photoelectrochemical diode. They report in the July issue of Nano Letters that using incident sunlight, "such photocorrosion-stable diodes generate a photocurrent of approximately 0.25 milliampere per centimeter square, at a photoconversion efficiency of 0.30 percent."

     

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    The tidal current turbine, known as SeaGen, has briefly generated 150kW of power onto the grid as part of its commissioning work, ahead of it achieving full capacity a few weeks from now. SeaGen’s power is being intentionally constrained to 300kW during the commissioning phase, but once fully operational, it will generate 1.2MW of clean, renewable energy to the equivalent of 1000 homes.


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    The Florida decision follows a raft of recent political moves to boost the development of solar and other renewable energy sources in the U.S. Last week, Pennsylvania launched a Bill establishing a $650 million energy fund to support the sector. Earlier in the month, the U.S. Senate introduced the 10 Million Solar Roofs Act of 2008, while the end of June saw House Democrats introduce a national feed-in tariff for renewable energy projects.

     


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    • Environmental concerns would be a driving force in every aspect of the company.

    • Six weeks of paid time off.

    • A concept called FOH -- frank, open and honest -- to help eliminate gossip and grudges.

    • Employees, no matter what their job description, have the same pay scale.

    • One percent of yearly revenues goes to solar systems donated to community groups.

    • All major decisions would be made by consensus of all company employees.

     

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    Biogeoscientists show evidence of 90 billion tons of microbial organisms—expressed in terms of carbon mass—living in the deep biosphere, in a research article published online by Nature, July 20, 2008. This tonnage corresponds to about one-tenth of the amount of carbon stored globally in tropical rainforests.

     

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    Another scientist disputing Rathke's analysis, Ronald C. Bourgoin, of the Edgecombe Community College, published a peer-reviewed paper in the journal Advanced Studies in Theoretical Physics, not only supporting the theoretical possibility of hydrino states, but further stating that the general wave equation of quantum mechanics predicts the very same reciprocal energy states as does Mills' theory.

    Mills reports that limitations on confinement and terrestrial conditions have prevented the achievement of hydrino states below 1/30, which would correspond to an energy release of approximately 15 keV per hydrogen atom.

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    http://oupower.com/phpBB2/

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    FloDesign Wind Turbine
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=FloDesign+Wind+Turbine

    http://www.flodesignwindturbine.org/

    Contact FloDesignWindTurbine

    I sent the following e-mail (I almost never receive a reply to my cost/benefit questions):

    To Whom It May Concern:

     

    I am a beginning writer who has an interest in power independence. My question to you concerns the cost benefit realities of your wind turbine.

     

    What is your expected price for an example wind turbine?

     

    What is your expected total value of production for the entire life of one of your units?

     
    1. Price in dollars
    2. Production is dollars
     

    Please be accurate.

     

    Joe

     
    The idea is to arrive at a Liberty Day for one unit.

    Example:

    A is 10,000 dollars.

    B is 20,000 dollars.

    If the unit wears out in 20 years, then the pay off day (Liberty Day) is 10 years after the begining of production.

    What happens if the price of the unit is 1 million dollars and the total output of production is 100 million dollars for 50 years?

    A. 1/2

    B. 1/100

    Which is better?

     

     


     

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    BMW has announced plans to sell all-electric versions of its popular Mini car in the U.S., starting from summer 2009.

    Speaking on Tuesday, Mini USA Vice President, Jim McDowell, said that the company is still deciding whether to sell or lease the vehicles. He remained tight-lipped over exactly where in the country the cars will be available, and declined to comment on other aspects, such as range, power, charging time and price.

     

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    http://gas2.org/2008/07/24/how-to-build-an-electric-car-charging-infrastructure-smart-grids-fast-charging-and-universal-access/



    Another possible method of charging electric cars is the quick change battery exchange routine where cars drive up to the battery station and remove a low battery by some mechanical means (heavy batteries) while a full charged battery is installed.

    Another possible method of charging electric cars is the quick change battery exchange routine. A car with a low battery pulls into the battery charging station. The low battery is switched for a fully charged battery by some mechanical means.

    A very simple way to see how this can work (only to illustrate it, not to dictate that this one way will be THE way) is to imagine a battery trailer towed behind an electric car.

    Someone who needs to travel 2,000 miles in one trip can pick up a trailer (aerodynamic trailer) that is a battery on wheels. The outside of the trailer can even be made of solar panels to help in daytime electric generation. The trailer can also have a brake system that generates electricity during braking. The company U-Haul can begin to make these specialized trailers right now or have an order for them published to anyone wanting to invest in building them right now.


     

     

     

     

     

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    Agassi’s plan, backed by Israel’s government, is to create a complete electric car “system” that will work much like a mobile-phone service “system,” only customers sign up for so many monthly miles, instead of minutes. Every subscriber will get a car, a battery and access to a national network of recharging outlets all across Israel — as well as garages that will swap your dead battery for a fresh one whenever needed.

     

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    General Electric (GE) Energy announced on June 28 the official opening of their first wind turbine assembly plant in China. It is located in Shenyang and will produce 1.5 megawatt turbines. The first unit was completed in late March 2006 and the delivery of the first units is expected by July. "Our world-class wind turbine assembly facility in China builds on the success and experience of our wind factory in Salzbergen, Germany and adds to our ability to support growing customer demand in the renewable energy segment," said Victor Abate, vice president of renewable energy for GE Energy.


     



    http://www.gepower.com/businesses/ge_wind_energy/en/index.htm

    Are those products made with modern design features?

    Here:

    http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2008/03/31/jet-engine-like-wind-turbine-4-times-more-efficient/



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrT4X113imk


     

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    Aptera has received over 3,300 deposits from buyers eager to be among the first to drive this new vehicle. California residents can reserve a vehicle by placing a fully refundable $500 deposit on the Aptera website.

     


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    The working models in his lab generate 50 kilowatts of electricity - enough to power six or seven houses. But these, Mills says, can be scaled to drive a large, electric power plant. The inventor claims this electricity will cost less than 2 cents per kilowatt-hour, which compares to a national average of 8.9 cents.

     

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    Ultra-strong, high-temperature, high-performance permanent magnet compounds, such as Samarium Cobalt, are the mainstay materials for several industries that rely on high-performance motor and power generation applications, including the Department of Defense (DOD) and the automotive industry.

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    Once again boosting their reputation as a country intent on helping the environment, Spain has announced that they intend to put 1 million electric cars on their roads by 2014. This will be part of the Zapatero government’s plan to reduce their use of energy and increase the countries overall energy efficiency.
     

    http://gas2.org/2008/07/30/1-million-electric-cars-on-spains-roads-by-2014/

     


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    Utah's Solar Fired Furnace to Power California for Less Than the Cost of Coal or Gas

     

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     And the fourth-generation fuels?
    We're using a unique type of algae that we've genetically engineered to turn sunlight and CO2 into C8 and C10 and larger lipids. The people that initially grew algae viewed it as farming—you know, you grow a bunch of algae and then you harvest it. But it's totally different if the algae are chemical factories. Ours continuously secrete these molecules, so we get constant production of something that can basically be used right away as biodiesel.

    So they perform better than traditional biofuels—but will they actually be better for the environment?
    Because we actually have to feed them concentrated CO2, we can take CO2 streams from power plants, cement plants and other places. People view CO2 as a contaminant—they want to bury it in the ground or pump it into wells to hide or sequester it. We want to take all that waste product and convert it into fuel.


    If the smallest modular unit can produce more power (algae fuel) than the cost of production (purchasing power including the cost of construction and maintenance of the smallest modular unit) then anyone who can afford to invest in the smallest unit can farm their own motor fuel.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ToojK_MJd0

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    Inspired by the photosynthesis performed by plants, Nocera and Matthew Kanan, a postdoctoral fellow in Nocera's lab, have developed an unprecedented process that will allow the sun's energy to be used to split water into hydrogen and oxygen gases. Later, the oxygen and hydrogen may be recombined inside a fuel cell, creating carbon-free electricity to power your house or your electric car, day or night.

     


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    A new milestone was reached recently in the race to make fuel from algae a conventional oil alternative: high-octane gasoline that is compatible with any gas-guzzling vehicle. The feat was performed by Sapphire Energy, a company that manufactures “green crude”. Sapphire uses single-cell algae to produce a chemical mixture that contains extractable fuel for cars and other transport vehicles. While the green crude is chemically identical to crude oil, it is completely

    carbon neutral.

    The algal energy doesn’t require the use of agricultural land and water, and it deliver 10 to 100 times more energy per acre than crop-based biofuels. The company hopes that their green crude will ultimately be injected into normal crude pipelines.


     

    http://www.greencrudeproduction.com/


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    http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2008/oxygen-0731.html

    Where have these guys been?

    Better late than never?

     

     

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    Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today joined with State Treasurer Bill Lockyer and Tesla Motors representatives to announce Tesla's decision to locate its new manufacturing facility for its Model S, Tesla's second-generation vehicle, in California. As part of the state's ongoing commitment to clean technology, the Governor also announced a new program that waives the sales tax on investment in new manufacturing equipment for Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs). This program was developed in conjunction with the State Treasurer and the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA).

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    Solazyme B100 Algae Biodiesel Goes on the Road
    by Michael Graham Richard, Gatineau, Canada on 02.11.08

     

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    The Solazyme process is reported to solve one of the major obstacles to industrial production of biodiesel from algae. Algae usually rely on photosynthesis for energy to consume CO2 and produce oils. Biodiesel can be harvested from the algae, which can be composed of up to 50% oily matter. But getting sunlight to the algae in industrial-scale processes is difficult. So how does Solazyme solve the problem?



    By growing a special strain of algae in the dark.

     

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    http://www.solfocus.com/Contact.php


    I sent this:


    Hi,
     
    How much time does it take on average to pay off one solar panel and how much time does it take before the one solar panel wears out? 

    Like this: 

    It takes approximately one year of average electricity production at current prices for electricity to offset the price of one solar panel.  

    One solar panel will continue producing about the same amount of electricity for 25 years total. 

    Therefore: 

    1/24 is the cost/benefit ratio. 

    How about filling in the blank? 

    One solar panel will produce enough electricity in BLANK A months, at current prices for electricity, to pay for on solar panel priced at currency prices and each solar panel will continue to generate at that rate or no less than 90 percent of that rate for BLANK B months total. 

    If Blank A is 12 and Blank B is 300 then he cost/benefit ratio is 1/24 as 12 – 300 = 288 (benefit) and 12 is the cost or 12/288 = 1/24 

    Please fill in the two blanks asked. 

     

    Blank A = pay off time interval in months (average for U.S.A or California) 

    Blank B = time interval between new and when the unit wears out (less than 90 percent production rate) assuming full production on average (no unusual or planned down time).

    Joe 

    I posted your link here:

    http://www.power-independence.com/view_topic.php?id=262&forum_id=4&jump_to=2841



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    This produces large quantities of distilled water from seawater and is almost entirely driven by renewable energy. The structure is orientated perpendicular to the prevailing northeasterly wind to obtain a supply of ambient air. The flow rate is controlled by louvres on the leeward side, which also incorporates solar panels to provide heat for the evaporators. As well as serving as a visible engine of sustainability, this structure doubles as an auditorium.

     

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    Installing a solar power or wind energy system requires an experienced professional. It’s best to get a second or third opinion so that you don’t buy a system too large or spend more than you need to. It’s smart to shop for the best deals and know your options. Use this form to get started now.


     

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    And things get worse for the US in light of Congress’s failure to re-extend the production tax credit (PTC). This credit, which once provided a 1.9-cent per kilowatt-hour benefit for the first ten years of a renewable energy facility’s operation, provided not only a benefit but an incentive to install such stations.

     

    Hold on there.

    The older technology is less efficent than the newer technology.

    Here is old:



    Here is new:



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrT4X113imk

    "extracts 3 to 4 times as much energy from the wind"

    http://zfacts.com/p/447.html

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    Anaerobic digesters produce fertiliser and biogas, a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide, which is burnt to generate renewable electricity.

     

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    I’ve often thought that algae could be one of the keys to our energy future, and now I’m more convinced than ever. In a conference call earlier today, Solazyme CEO Jonathan Wolfson said that his company is capable of producing millions of gallons of biodiesel derived from algae within 3 years.

     

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    It's true that most electric cars get their electricity from the grid, which, in many states, is made up mostly of electricity from coal-fired power plants. In areas where the power comes mostly from hydro, wind or solar, your electric car would be virtually emissions-free. (Any electric-car owner can achieve this by installing a solar carport at home.)

     

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    The project will be one of the first geothermal plants in the nation to incorporate the new breed of low-temperature technology featured in Raser’s proprietary modular power plants. Each individual generation unit is manufactured off-site, delivered to the location, and rapidly installed to create, in essence, a geothermal farm with multiple 450 kW units. Raser Technologies anticipates the first 10 MW of power generation will be online by early next year (2009). Phase II of the project will add another 15 MW of power, for a total of 25 MW, which is enough to power nearly fifteen thousand homes.


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    It occurred to me this morning that I have been wrong about some thing around here. First of all, this thread is about remineralizing the earth. You see, Sea Agri is one of the products used by this movement to replenish the earth with lost minerals that have been farmed away or that have not been present in the soil due to geographic location. Remineralizations’ main weapon is "rock dust", a byproduct of the gravel/cement industry. Byproduct is another name for garbage, it is worthless to a producer; they have to pay to get rid of it. Well, it has been discovered that if you add "rock dust" to your garden your plants will go ballistic with growth. The minerals in rock dust are what have been missing in the soil. Rock dust sells for about $0.01 (one penny) per ton. The problem is shipping cost as you can imagine. Since there is no profit in rock dust, industry has no interest in selling it, but they will gladly give you all you want, as long as you take it with you. The more you take the better!
    Sea Agri is the same as rock dust, except it comes from the sea. A medical doctor discovered a location (trade secret) where this important mineral accumulates on the ground; it is there for the taking. He discovered that when added to soil, it replaces all the lost/missing minerals within said soil. Sea Agri contains the exact same minerals that are found in human blood, so in effect you are replacing in the soil the very thing that gives you life. Like all things associated with organics, a small amount is very potent; it is not wise to be greedy when applying amendments when organic growing. Sea Agri, as I stated earlier is applied at the rate of 1 (one) teaspoon per gallon of water. You do not soak a plant with the solution, you only mist it very lightly; thus a gallon goes a very long way. I used less than one cup last year, and I have 11 (eleven) plots, the smallest are 50x6 feet. The cost of a teaspoon of Sea Agri is $0.02 (two pennies); you get a lot of bang for your pennies with remineralization. With Sea Agri coming in 40-pound sacks, this bag will probably still be here when I am dead and gone. So, the people who sell Sea Agri will not likely sell me anything again. I paid $40.00 ($1.00 per pound) for the bag, but I did not have to pay shipping since I went to the distributors home and picked it up.
    I wonder what all this means to a person that sells fertilizer, organic or chemical? Rock dust, Sea Agri, composting, coffee grounds, and anything else associated with organic gardening sucks! We organic gardeners are perpetual recyclers, we go to the dump and take stuff, not bring anything in. We throw away nothing organic, we collect leaves, save newspaper, seek out manures, hoard coffee grounds, and we are a real problem to people selling anything. And we talk a lot, we tell everybody about the virtues of organics; we are walking talking nightmares to certain industries.
    Finally, I get to the part where I have been wrong. I was wrong to say certain people do not know what they are doing and saying around here. They very well know what they are doing, they are trying to stop this threat to their 401K. If organic people find out they can add wood charcoal to their compost and soil, the wood charcoal will last in the soil for 2500 years, and increase there soil fertility x1000 there won’t be too much selling of anything to those crazy people! Add to that the fact that they all have very big mouths and tell everybody who will listen to them and we have a real dilemma on our hands. The only thing to do is discredit the most innovative, tell them to plant noxious weeds in their compost, and get all we can out of them while the "getting is good".
    Well, it’s not going to work with ole Blutranes. You might as well go get yourself a case of Pepto Bismol and put on your seat belt, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. I do apologize for being so long-winded, but I didn’t want to let my mistake be left uncorrected. Please keep an open mind, fear not the unknown, or be fooled by those who wish to maintain the status quo. Everything must change, nothing stays the same, nothing and no one stays unchanged. We are the future of this planet, and we will not be moved…

    [url=http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:2RS8U43uW-cJ:http://www.seaagri.com/Tsunami_Aided_Crops_in_Indonesia%255B1%255D.pdf+tsunami+aided+crops&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=us]http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:2RS8U43uW-cJ:http://www.seaagri.com/Tsunami_Aided_Crops_in_Indonesia%255B1%255D.pdf+tsunami+aided+crops&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=us[/url]

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    This past week was an eventful one for thin-film solar companies Nanosolar and AVA Solar , which received a total of over $400 million in funding.

    Nanosolar, which took in $300 million, has now raised nearly half a billion dollars of capital. The company plans to use the money to expand thin-film solar panel production at its San Jose and Berlin factories.


     

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    COULD SOLAR HIGHWAYS POWER OUR CITIES?
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    Vandergrift, PA is ditching its longtime reputation as a steel town to become a model of sustainability. First up in the transition: installing a grid of electricity-generating smart materials on the bottom of the Kiskiminetas River. The town hopes that the grid—along with a healthy dose of energy conservation efforts—will generate between 20 and 40 percent of the town’s electricity.

     

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    Battery manufacturer Ener1 just announced that they're foreseeing an 50% drop in the price of lithium ion batteries as production increases. Where exactly this price drop will be coming from, we're not sure.

    A couple of statements indicate that a lot of it will come simply from scaling up manufacturing, and that it won't happen until their dealing in hundreds of thousands of units. But they're also indicating that demand isn't likely to do anything but increase exponentially. Of course, that's what they hope, and it's my personal opinion as well. But it's certainly not guaranteed.

     

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    Can you imagine being able to produce enough water in the Sahara to grow crops there? Can you imagine harnessing sufficient quantities of solar power to supply electricity to cities in Africa and cities in Europe? Can you imagine producing a sustainable bio-fuel that doesn’t impact on world food supplies? Charlie Paton, Michael Pawlyn and Bill Watts can and what’s more they can imagine all these happening in the same place at the same time.

     

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    Bill Gates' investment firm is funding Sapphire Energy, a company that intends to make auto fuel from algae.

     

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    Genomatica Develops Method to Replace Oil in Plastic-Making Process

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    If he is right, solar panels with his 3D cells would provide 500 times more light absorption than commercially-available solar cells and nine times more than cutting-edge 3D solar cells.

    "Which would make solar energy actually a viable energy source for the Pacific Northwest," Yuan said.

     

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    Furthermore, the ease of republishing one's material online ensures its permanence and immunity to effective censorship. I have personally observed the futility of even one major site's attempts to remove content. The online video-hosting site YouTube has on several occasions banned videos deemed "insensitive" or in violation of the copyright restrictions of major media firms. Even though the videos and the accounts of their posters were removed, five other versions of the same video might spring up within hours on YouTube and other online video websites. The more frequently the videos were removed, the greater was the public backlash — leading to a more massive flood of videos. In virtually every case I have observed, the videos ultimately remained on YouTube and generated more exposure than they would have otherwise. If a single site cannot effectively shut down the transmission of ideas on its own property, how difficult must it be for a large, unwieldy government apparatus to combat dissent spread throughout the world!

     

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    LiFePO4 Batteries: A Breakthrough For Electric Vehicles

     


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    Unfortunately, wave power is not price competitive in Portugal at the moment. The €9m project was only made possible by the country’s feed-in tariff, which requires utilities to buy renewable energy from a wide range of producers. However, proponents of the farm believe that wave energy could be cost-efficient within 15 years.

    Agucadoura’s farm is a only a small part of Portugal’s renewable energy plans, which include both the world’s largest wind farm and the world’s largest solar farm. The country hopes to generate 60 percent of its total energy from renewables by 2020.

     

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    The 98-foot structures have been tested to operate in water as deep as 328 feet, and they spin slow enough to allow marine life to avoid the 66-foot blades. Most boats and ships would not be affected by the farms since the turbines won’t even reach 30-feet below the surface, but net-towing trawlers will be forbidden from the area.

    “Tidal power is completely renewable, being driven by the gravity of the sun and moon, with no carbon dioxide emissions, plus the added benefit of being entirely predictable,” said Keith Anderson, the director of ScottishPower Renewables. The farms would help Scotland attain its goal to reduce its carbon footprint by 80% by 2050.

     

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    How does it work? Just like you and I breathe in oxygen to make energy, algae breathe in carbon dioxide to make energy. So, if you capture all that carbon dioxide and feed it to the algae, they grow. Algae are particularly oily little buggers so after they’ve matured they can be squeezed to make oil. The leftover algae carcasses can then be converted to ethanol and used as feed for livestock.

     

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    According to company representative Paul Donovan, the car uses a silicon salt battery that has 30% more mass power than a lead acid storage battery and can charge completely within an hour. The 95 percent recyclable battery can also can be used in a temperature range from -40 degrees Celsius to 50 degrees Celsius.

    Though the Magnetic Air Car has not yet been tested, Donovan hopes to have it ready for production by 2010. The company plans on building its first prototype at Club Auto Sport in San Jose in the near future.

    The vehicle draws comparisons to Tata Motors’ 106 mpg air car, but Donovan says that the Tata Motors design uses pistons while the Magnetic Air Car design uses magnetic technology.

     

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    My interest was piqued when, a few days ago, the EERC claimed to have invented the world’s first 100% renewable jet fuel.

    JP-8 fuel is a petroleum-based fuel currently in wide use by the military.  The EERC has created a substitute for the fuel, using renewable feedstock made from agricultural products and/or waste oils. The process developed by the EERC can produce propane, gasoline, jet fuel and diesel that are identical to the fuels derived from petroleum.

     

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    After its successful launch of the first commercial scale algae biodiesel plant in the U.S., PetroSun is setting its sights on a new partnership to develop an algae biofuel facility in China.

     

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    Why not grow vertical?

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    Facts: Scientific and historical about gasoline and alcohol

    1. The original automobiles ran on alcohol because when they were invented gasoline was not available.

    2. Rockefeller spent $4 million (that we know of) to promote Prohibition, a ban on alcohol manufacturing in the US that started in 1919 just as the car industry was taking off.

    3. When Prohibition was lifted in 1933, gasoline stations were ubiquitous and most engines ran on gasoline only.

    4. Alcohol can be manufactured locally and on a community level from renewable plant material for $1 per gallon.

    5. The growing of plant material for alcohol would have no effect on the price of food.

    6. The growing of plants for fuel would more than neutralize the carbon created by burning alcohol for fuel.

    7. In Brazil, over 50% of new cars sold can already run on 100% alcohol.

    8. Producing alcohol from plant material is incredibly energy efficient.

    9. The oil companies aggressively promote garbage science to deceive the public into believing that alcohol fuels: a) will cause starvation, b) are uneconomical, and c) are net polluters.

    10. Gasoline is a high toxic material.

    11. It is entirely unneeded to fuel our cars.

    12. Oil companies like Chevron have pressured PBS, commercial TV networks and other news media to keep this basic information from the public for decades - and the censorship continues to this day.

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    The iJET technique is so easy and cheap to carry out that it could revolutionize access to solar technology in the developing world.

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    As utility costs mount ever higher, Americans now have real options to take home energy matters into their own hands with "green" systems that can pay for themselves in as little as a few years.

    Among the choices: wind, solar, geothermal and a "microhydro" option that is potentially cheaper than a year's tuition at many state colleges.

    Choosing the do-it-yourself route can offer the freedom of going partially or totally off the grid. And, if the energy generated exceeds your actual usage, you can even sell the excess juice to your utility company. But none of this is free. Here's how much change you should expect to kick in:

     

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    No computer monitoring is needed and that also brings costs down, and no complicated technology, which would need delicate conditions, or a lot of service. This technology, is in as private,  non commercial, or company, 15Kw max output, offered globally for free, however, an voluntary size of donation, to http://www.o2gruppen.se is gladly accepted to get an “free” license.. Anyone can now build his very own, generator.

     

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    Chinese Company Unveils Solar-Powered Car for $5,560

     

     



     

    The panels can charge the battery enough for a 3-mile trip in just one hour. After a full charge of 30 hours in the sun, the car can travel up to 90 miles.


     


    Roof panels aside, the car is nearly identical to China’s popular economy vehicle, the Cherry QQ, which is pictured above. Only ten of the solar cars have been manufactured so far, but more production is planned. Unfortunately, you won’t have much luck finding one outside of China.

     

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    Headline News, PBS correspondent Glenn Beck stated that air cars are WORTH BILLIONS and that investors are coming in by the minute.

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    The BMW Group is about to become the first manufacturer of premium automobiles to deploy a fleet of nearly 500 all electric vehicles for private use in daily traffic. Powered by a 150 kW (204 hp) electric motor and fed by a high-performance rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the vehicle will be nearly silent and emissions free.

     

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    http://www.businessgreen.com/business-green/news/2228607/electric-black-cab-project

    Plans to launch a fleet of electric black cabs in London are gathering pace with further meetings between UK officials and the co-owners of the company that makes the capital's iconic taxis.

    According to an article in the Financial Times, Chinese company Geely, which co-owns black-cab-maker Manganese Bronze, has been in talks with UK government officials to discuss the launch of electric taxis in London next year.

    "One of our ideas is to convert London taxis [to electric propulsion]," Li Shufu, the company's chairman, told the Financial Times. "We are doing research on this project."

     

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    It was about two years ago that Ruf decided to partner with Calmotors of Camarillo, California, to develop an all-electric powertrain package for the Porsche 997. At the heart of the E-Ruf is a 200-lb. electric motor built by UQM Technologies in the U.S. The drum-shaped, brushless a.c. motor — 15.9 in. in diameter and 9.5 in. in length — resides right where the internal-combustion flat-6 normally would. Its system voltage is between 300 to 420 volts at 550 amperes; the motor peaks at 5000 rpm. It generates 150 kW (200 horsepower) and 479 lb.-ft. of torque. Energy storage onboard comes in the form of 96 lithium-ion batteries manufactured by Axeon of Great Britain. Each of these 3.3-volt cells has a life cycle of 3000 charges. In total, the battery pack takes 10 hours to fully charge at 16 amps.

     

     


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    The Model S, an all-new 4-door 5-passenger zero-emissions luxury sedan powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. Unlike the Tesla Roadster, which is built in partnership with Lotus in the U.K. and based on a stretched Elise platform, the Model S will ride on a platform developed by Tesla.

     

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    http://cleantechnica.com/2008/10/26/australian-scientists-create-worlds-most-efficient-solar-cells/

    Scientists at the University of New South Wales have set a new world record by creating the first silicon solar cell to achieve 25% efficiency.

    Team leader, Prof. Martin Green of the university’s ARC Photovoltaic Centre of Excellence, says their world-beating solar cell is now a massive six percent more efficient than the next best technology. The record edges the current generation of solar cell technology closer to the theoretical limit of 29% efficiency.



    The rise in efficiency is due to new knowledge about the composition of sunlight, leading to an improvement in the solar cell’s ability to capture more energy at the extremes of the solar light spectrum. According to Green, “These light-trapping features make our cells act as if they were much thicker than they are. This already has had an important spin-off in allowing us to work with CSG Solar to develop commercial ‘thin-film’ silicon-on-glass solar cells that are over 100 times thinner than conventional silicon cells.”

    Negotiations for commercial production of the latest advancement are already underway, and could soon lead to a new generation of low cost, high energy output solar cells.


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    http://cleantechnica.com/2008/10/27/first-solar-thermal-plant-in-20-years-launches-in-ca/

    Ausra is well known for their claim that 100% of the US electric load (day and night) could be generated in an area that is 92 miles by 92 miles. This is made possible by steam storage, thus allowing solar plants to operate after the sun has set.

     

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    GM sees China as being among the first markets and production sites for alternative propulsion systems and will continue working to advance its strategy of "in China, with China, for China" to help the country develop diverse automotive energy solutions and commercialize such energy solutions, David S. Chen, vice president of GM China Group, said last week.

     

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    http://devicedaily.com/misc/mit-researcher-mimics-photosynthesis-to-turn-water-into-hydrogen-and-oxygen.html

    A MIT researcher has demonstrated a reaction which resembles the photosynthesis process that plants make each day which means that from now on solar power could be deployed at world scale. Using catalysts developed by the chemist, he showed a video where oxygen was generated from water, just like plants do it in photosynthesis.

     

    http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2008/oxygen-0731.html

    In a revolutionary leap that could transform solar power from a marginal, boutique alternative into a mainstream energy source, MIT researchers have overcome a major barrier to large-scale solar power: storing energy for use when the sun doesn't shine.

     

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    Over a year, the turbine can generate about 2,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity, which is a significant percentage of the 6,500 to 10,000 kilowatt-hours per year that US households typically consume (estimates are from the US Energy Information Administration). While the installation cost run at around $10,000, state rebates and tax credits could help lower the upfront cost; for example, a renewable energy tax credit gives consumers $1,000 back for residential systems and $4,000 for commercial buildings. Depending on these incentives and performance levels, Cascade estimates that the upfront cost could be made up in as little as three years.

     

    Power-Independence in as little as 3 years. How many years will the turbine last?

     

    http://www.swiftwindturbine.com/?intro=skip

     

    Specifications
    Size
    Blade/Ring Diameter: 7 feet
    Minimum clearance from roofline: 2 feet


    Features
    Rated power output: 1.5kW @ 14 m/s
    Annual Power Supplied: up to 2000 kWh
    Electric power: 240VAC, 60Hz output voltage
    Noise: less than 35 decibels for all wind speeds
    Design enables use of turbine in urban and suburban settings
    Quiet mast mounting technology eliminates unwanted vibration to building/home


    Application
    Swift Wind Turbine is grid connected, utilizing the electricity generated by the turbine first and supplementing anything required in addition by the electricity supplier.


    Safety
    The Swift Wind Turbine incorporates safety features which meet IEEE safety standards.


    Environment
    The Swift Wind Turbine has been designed to be environmentally sustainable. The product produces more energy in its lifetime than is incorporated in the material and processes used to manufacture it - it is therefore "harm neutral."


     

    What is the warranty?
    Swift has a 5 year manufacturers warranty and is designed for a 20 year life.


     

    So...

    Initial cost is 10,000

    3 Years to pay one off.

    20 divided by 3 is 6.6 or at least 6

    Therefore the 10,000 dollar unit can produce 60,000 dollars worth of electricity.

    Look at Joe's Law now.

    Power produced into a state of oversupply reduces the price of power while purchasing power increases because power reduces the cost of production.

    What then happens if the investor returns the power back into creating more power?

    The investor buys one unit at 10,000 dollars and saves each dollar of electric production.

    3 years later the investor had 10,000 dollars of saved electricity (the investor pays the electric bill into a savings account instead of sending that money to the electric company).

    The investor then buys a second wind generator and now the investor saves 20,000 dollars in 3 more years (the output of 2 wind generators).

    Now the investor buys two more wind generators after 3 more years (total of 6 years from the initial wind generator purchase).

    At the begining of the 6th year the investor is now producing with 4 wind generators (the first one generated the price of the second one and then two running generators generated the price of two more generators).

    After 9 years the investor banks (saves) 40,000 dollars (and can now afford to supply the entire home electric consumption and supply power for more electric appliances such as a hydrogen generator and a hydrogen fuel cell).

    See here:

    Over a year, the turbine can generate about 2,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity, which is a significant percentage of the 6,500 to 10,000 kilowatt-hours per year that US households typically consume (estimates are from the US Energy Information Administration).

    See here:

    http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2008/oxygen-0731.html



    Four wind generators at 2,000 each is 8,000 kilowatt-hours.

    Now the investor buys 4 more generators for a total of 8 wind generators and the total time from the first purchase is 9 years when 8 wind generators begin producing 16,000 kilowatt-hours.

    The first wind generator will last 11 more years while 7 newer wind generators increase the power produced. At the end of 3 more years the producer can bank 80,000 dollars (the total savings from 3 years of electricity produced by 8 wind generators).

    Here is where realtiy steps in concerning how much electricty can be used, stored, saved, consumed, employed, or sold. The average home, according to the link just linked, consumes up to 10,000 kilowatt/hours per year and one wind generator, average, produces 2,000 kilowatt/hours per year or one fifth of the average home consuption. Since it is estimated that it will take 3 years to pay off one wind generator it is then assumed that the 3 year consumption of the average home is 5 times that 10,000 dollar price tag. 

    If the home only consumes 50,000 dollars in 3 years (3 years worth of the average cost of electricity), then 8 wind generators producing: 6,000  kilowatt/hours is assumed to be more electricity produced than the average electric consumption of the average home.

    60,000 can get this:



    http://www.roadandtrack.com/article.asp?section_id=10&article_id=7201

    The Model S will have a base price of about $60,000 (versus the Roadster's $109,000 price tag) when it goes on sale in late 2010. Tesla recently hired Franz von Holzhausen as its chief designer; he was formerly the director of design for Mazda North America. His first project is to put the finishing touches on the Model S.

    Now the investor can bank the output of those 8 generators and the investor can bank the savings in gasoline costs (no gasoline costs because the invstor now has an electric car to drive).

    15 years go by since the begining of the investment of one wind generator and the investor banks another 60,000 dollars or more as the investor saves the money he or she would have spent on electricity and gasoline in the next three years.

    8 electric generators were purchased from the one electric generator purchase. The output of 3 years of 8 electric generators purchases the one electric car.

    Time goes by like this:

    Year 1: One generator producing 20,000 kilowatt/hours and 3,333 dollars per year

    Year 2: 6,666 dollars in the bank from saving the money that would have been sent to the electric company

    Year 3: 10,000 dollars of savings is spent on the second wind generator

    Year 4: total savings in money is now up to 6,666 after one year with 2 generators producing 3,333 dollars worth of electricity per year.

    Year 4.5: Total savings after one and a half years is enough to buy one more electric generator but the investor holds off the purchase until two more generators can be purchased.

    Year 6: Total savings after 3 years of two wind generators is now 20,000 dollars worth of money that would have went to the electric complany but was sent to a bank account instead. Now the investor buys 2 more wind generators.

    Year 9: Four wind generators have produced 8,000 kilowatt/hours of electricity for 3 years (almost the entire home electric bill for the high end average of 10,000 kilowatt/hours per year home) and since one generator produces 10,000 dollars worth of electricity in 3 years, then, 4 times 10,000 dollars is 40,000 dollars in the bank (instead of in the electric companies bank) is spendable at this time after 9 years of investing in power investments. The investor now spends 40,000 dollars on 4 more wind generators.

    Year 12: If the investor also found and spent other moneys on appliances that eliminate natural gas appliances and if the investor used all 80,000 dollars of electric production from the 8 wing generators for 3 more years from the 9 to the 12 year time span, then the investor has 80,000 dollars to spend on that electric car. The investor may also have reduces the electric bill by storing over production (when the wind is blowing fast) into hydrogen (see the MIT "discovery" link) and during times when the wind isn't blowing the hydrogen is used to generate electricty with a hydrogen fuel cell (another investment purchase that isn't accounted for in this scenario precisely).

    Year 15: Three more years go by and the investor banks 80,000 dollars worth of new electric production (consuming the electricity and paying the money that would have gone to the electric company into a savings account every month) and three years go by as the investor banks the money that would have gone to the local gas stations as the investor drives by these gas stations for 3 years in his electric car that the investor fuels up at home. If the average cost of gasoline is 100 dollars per month, then this investor saves 100 times 12 times 3 to add to the 80,000 dollars worth of electric BANKING.

    12 times 3 times 100 is 3600. If the investor traveled 100 dollars per week instead of 100 dollar per month worth of gasoline, then the investor banks 14,400 dollars in gasoline savings after 3 years.

    That is the situation on the first day afte 12 years of re-investing the power from one of these wind generators.

    80,000 dollars worth of electricity produced by 8 wind generators in the bank and from 3,600 to 14,400 savings in the bank from electric car miles traveled to save and bank the expense of gasoline.

    Home power generation converted to dollars and saved in a bank on day one of the 13th year. 80,000 more dollars, plus the gasoline savings for the next 3 years, and 3 years after that, until year 20 when the first wind generator needs to be replaced.

    Think about it.

     

     

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    http://www.livescience.com/technology/081103-solar-cells.html

    The research, conducted by Peng Wang of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and colleagues, including Michael Gräztel of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, inventor of this type of cell in 1991, involves photovoltaic cells composed of titanium dioxide and powerful light-harvesting dyes.

    The team used a new type of ruthenium-based dye to help boost the solar cells' light-harvesting ability. The new cells showed efficiencies as high as 10 percent, a record for this type of solar cell (efficiency is the ratio of useful energy delivered by a system to the energy initially supplied). Most silicon-based solar cells have efficiencies of around 12 percent. But manufacturing silicon is not cheap. The current cost of electricity from silicon-based solar panels for houses or businesses is 25 cents to 40 cents per kilowatt-hour, roughly triple what most people pay their utility company.

     

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    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A new type of reflective coating can make solar panels far more efficient, soaking up nearly all available sunlight from nearly any angle, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

     

    Current solar panels -- which convert energy from the sun into electricity -- absorb only about two-thirds of available sunlight.

     

    But surfaces treated with a coating developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, can harvest 96.2 percent of sunlight.

     

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    A failure of political leadership (talk about an oxymoron)

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    http://cleantechnica.com/2008/11/07/laser-sensor-boosts-wind-turbine-efficiency/

    Virginia-based Catch the Wind has an innovative solution for improving wind turbine efficiency— laser beams. The company’s fiber-optic laser system gives turbines up to 20 extra seconds to adjust to changes in gusts and wind direction. That may not sound like much, but Catch the Wind claims that its system can improve turbine output by 10 percent.

     

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    http://www.livescience.com/environment/081112-pf-energy-islands.html

    quote:

    The concept is the brainchild of inventor Dominic Michaelis. He was originally unsatisfied with the slow progress in developing ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC), a process in which cold water is pumped up from the deep ocean to generate electricity.

    "Nothing new was happening with OTEC, so I thought why not bring other marine energy technologies on board?" Michaelis said.

    The Energy Island that he and his son have designed would have an OTEC plant at its center, but spread across the 2,000-foot-wide (600-meter-wide) platform would also be wind turbines and solar collectors. Additionally, wave energy converters and sea current turbines would capture energy from water moving around the structure.

    One of these hexagonally-shaped islands could generate 250 megawatts (enough power for a small city), Michaelis said. Even more power is possible by mooring together several Energy Islands into a small archipelago that could include greenhouses for food, a small harbor for ships and a hotel for tourists.

    To attract possible investors, the Energy Island team will present their concept this week at the U.S. China GreenTech Summit in Shanghai.

     


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    The concept is the brainchild of inventor Dominic Michaelis. He was originally unsatisfied with the slow progress in developing ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC), a process in which cold water is pumped up from the deep ocean to generate electricity.

    "Nothing new was happening with OTEC, so I thought why not bring other marine energy technologies on board?" Michaelis said.

    The Energy Island that he and his son have designed would have an OTEC plant at its center, but spread across the 2,000-foot-wide (600-meter-wide) platform would also be wind turbines and solar collectors. Additionally, wave energy converters and sea current turbines would capture energy from water moving around the structure.

    One of these hexagonally-shaped islands could generate 250 megawatts (enough power for a small city), Michaelis said. Even more power is possible by mooring together several Energy Islands into a small archipelago that could include greenhouses for food, a small harbor for ships and a hotel for tourists.

    To attract possible investors, the Energy Island team will present their concept this week at the U.S. China GreenTech Summit in Shanghai.

     


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    http://www.fastcompany.com/news/2008/11/11-fuel-cell-sticker-hyperion-nuclear%20energy.html

    The first device is a compact nuclear power plant about the size of a minivan that could power up to 20,000 homes, and run uninterrupted for 10 years without needing to be refueled. The energy modules were originally the brain-child of scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, but have since been commercialized and developed by a company called Hyperion Power Generation. Hyperion announced this week that it is now taking orders for the mini-reactors, and will commence mass production within five years.

    Hyperion claims that the diminutive power plants, which can be buried underground - out of sight, out of mind, as the saying goes - will generate electricity for about $0.10 a watt, anywhere in the world. That's greater than the average cost of residential electricity in the United States, but for areas with high-density energy needs and little space for electrical infrastructure, the Hyperion devices could be a good deal at $25 million each. Distributed over 10,000 homes, for example, the cost is only $2500 for an entire decade of electricity.

    The plants are easily transported because of their small size, and can be plopped down in remote areas that don't currently have electricity available. They have no moving parts, and never require service or maintenance. The company says the device is incapable of “going supercritical,” or in lay-speak, melting down and killing everyone; if the enclosure is breached or a malfunction occurs, the fuel cools instead of suffering a run-away reaction. It's also not a terror risk, says the company; to enrich the fuel to weapons-grade, you'd need “nation-state resources.” After its ten years of fuel are spent, it produces a wad of waste about the size of a melon, which could theoretically be recycled into new fuel, or lobbed at your neighbor's place with a water-balloon launcher.

    Hyperion says it already has 100 orders for its devices, mostly from oil and electrical utilities companies. The company plans to build 4,000 mini nuclear modules between 2013 and 2023, which may sound like wide distribution - unless compared to the potential market a new energy technology called Fuel Cell Sticker, made by a company called MyFC. Their fuel cells can fit inside cell phones, of which there are some 3.3 billion in the world, as of 2007.


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    http://www.ecogeek.org/content/view/2289/



    Ocean Power Technologies and the Navy have joined together to create a small wave farm off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii. The company has installed one of its PowerBuoy units one mile off the Kaneohe Bay Marine Corp Base, with plans to install others in the near future to generate 1MW.

     

     

     

     

     

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    LONDON, England (CNN) -- Researchers have developed a new anti-reflective coating that boosts the efficiency of solar panels and allows sunlight to be absorbed from almost any angle.

     

    Leggett believes that the future is already very bright for the solar industry. He says that $150 billion was invested in renewable energy last year, with $28 billion of that going to photovoltaics.

    "With the current efficiencies, we are one of the fastest growing markets in the world. Solar is the fastest growing clean technology with existing technology. Any other increases in efficiency are going to be the icing on a very nice cake."

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    http://cleantechnica.com/2008/11/18/new-cost-effective-battery-tested-to-store-wind-power/

    +++++++++++

    Xcel Energy
    ’s “Wind-to-Battery” project is currently being tested on a Minnesota wind farm. The company believes that the 80-ton battery will power 500 homes for 7 hours when fully charged. The battery’s 20 50-kilowatt modules together are roughly the size of two semi- trailers and can store 7.2 megawatt-hours of electricity.

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    Sun + Water = Fuel
    With catalysts created by an MIT chemist, sunlight can turn water into hydrogen. If the process can scale up, it could make solar power a dominant source of energy.

     

    For your information: 

    http://www.savefuel.ca/hydrogen/

    http://hytechapps.com/

    http://www.magnegas.com/

    http://waterpoweredcar.com/stanmeyer.html

     

     

     

     

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    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/11/360-wind-powered-wal-mart-stores.php

     

    Say what you like about Wal-Mart (and I certainly have said some less than flattering things), but sometimes the world’s largest retailer does something undeniably positive: Like make its first major purchase of wind power in the United States.

    Announced yesterday, Wal-Mart Stores will be supplying 15% of the electricity in approximately 360 Texas stores and other facilities though wind power, purchased from Duke Energy. Wal-Mart says that the purchase will be the equivalent power of some 18,000 ordinary homes. Here are the rest of the details:

     

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    http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/11/25/california-unveils-electric-vehicle-infrastructure-plan/

    Recently the cities of San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland unveiled a massive concerted effort to become the electric vehicle capitol of the United States! This groundbreaking development heralds a nine-step plan that includes everything from buying fully electric vehicles for all government transportation to expediting the approval of charging outlets throughout the bay area, including those located on the street. The creation of this essential infrastructure marks a huge step towards the acceptance of electric vehicles as a viable alternative to those that run on fossil fuel.

     



    2 cents per mile is the advertised cost of runnng an electric car. That is equivalent to a car at 50 miles per gallon when gasoline is priced at what?

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    Mitsubishi Partnering with California and Oregon to Bring Electric Cars to Market

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    But, as published in the current issue of the journal Angewandte Chemie International (1), a team of scientists from South Korea has discovered a way to bulk produce these nano-silicon sponges so that they can withstand repeated charging and discharging cycles. Not only does this new material have a much higher charge capacity, the nature of its nano-structure allows for rapid charging and discharging.

     

     

    The storage capacity of current generation lithium ion batteries remains a bottleneck for the widespread adoption of electric cars due to a perceived limited driving range. Although we could argue whether a 100-130 mile range really is that much of a limitation or not, perhaps the better solution is to be able to ignore that argument altogether by increasing battery capacity.

     

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    Solving our energy crisis requires serious manpower— and serious incentives. That’s why Scotland has launched the $15 million (€10 million) Saltire Prize Challenge to create commercially viable wave or tidal power.


    http://www.wavepartner.eu/page_1219330357093.html

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    Waves work in a constant up-and-down movement, back and forth, and the WaveReaper, a simple mechanical device, takes advantage of this in a cheap way. As we said, the wave moves up and down, while most generators, rotate around an axle, and the wave size varies a lot, and creating problems, when you want to utilize their energy content. The current technologies regarding wave energy today is very costly, which means they can't compete with other ways of making energy. The technology can also be used to save the shoreline from The North Sea, Causing havoc in northern of Europe in Great Britain.

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    Glen Kertz, Valcent's President and CEO commented, "The completion of the VertiCrop plant will demonstrate, on a commercial basis, the high quality food products the technology is capable of producing. With ten to twenty times the yields of conventional field crops, while using only 5% of the water and nutrients, VertiCrop technology will provide sustainable, renewable, high density food production, sited in urban areas, insuring food supply at reasonable cost. This new commercial plant represents a key sales tool in facilitating the Company's plans to market this technology globally."

     

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    How would like like a building material that is stronger than cement and SIX TIMES lighter?

    Better yet, one of its main ingredients in the waste product of a plant that literally grows like a weed.

    Well, Big Brother says you can't have it because the plant - hemp - is "dangerous to society."

    Here's the reality about cement:

    1. The manufacture of traditional cement is incredibly energy intensive, so much so that many cement companies seek and receive legal variances to not only burn coal, but also medical waste and used automobile tires as fuel for their kilns.

    2. After oil refineries and chemical plants, cement factories are the most polluting factories in the world, spewing tons of microparticles containing toxins like arsenic and mercury into the air.



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    No less an industrial and financial titan than Henry Ford demonstrated that the plant hemp could be transformed into a lightweight material stronger than steel.

    The perfect material for car bodies.

    Who needs steel?

    Maybe the guys who owned all the iron ore and coal fields (the Rockefeller syndicate) needed steel which is why for decades this simple technological possibility has been denied to us.



     

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    Dickson Despommier became the guru of vertical farming because his students were bummed out. A professor of environmental health at Columbia University in New York City, Despommier teaches about parasitism, environmental disruption and other assorted happy topics. Eventually his students complained; they wanted to work on something optimistic. So the class began studying the idea of rooftop gardening for cities. They quickly discarded that approach--too small-scale--in favor of something more ambitious: a 30-story urban farm with a greenhouse on every floor. "I think vertical farming is an idea that can work in a big way," says Despommier. (See pictures of urban farming.)

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    One Word: Plastics Algae

    Pond scum might turn out to be the world’s best source for, well, saving the world. By Heather Millar

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    The three-wheeler solar taxi, which towed a trailer packed with batteries charged by the sun, reached speeds of 90 kilometres (55 miles) per hour. It had a battery for travel in the night and in cloudy conditions.

    "One of my goals was to persuade as many people as possible that renewable energy is ecological, economical and reliable," Palmer told reporters.

     

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    The financial crisis has made that leap more nerve-racking than ever. Many green startups are trying to wait out the storm. If their new biofuel or high-efficiency solar cell is still a few years away from production, they can sit tight, conserve as much cash as possible and hope the banks will start lending again by the time they need to build something. They can also look for more venture capital, but even that well seems to be drying up.

     

     

    "All we have to do is tread water and we'll be OK," he said. "And I'm pretty sure we'll do better than that."




    Add that article above, where credit is not flowing to empower electric car production, to this:

    http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/545.html

     


     

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    http://cleantechnica.com/2009/01/04/green-algae-bloom-process-could-stop-global-warming/

    The researchers, aboard the Royal Navy’s HMS Endurance, have found that melting icebergs off the coast of Antarctica are releasing millions of tiny particles of iron into the southern Ocean, helping to create huge ‘blooms’ of algae that absorb carbon emissions. The algae then sinks to the icy depths, effectively removing CO2 from the atmosphere for hundreds of years.

    According to lead researcher, Prof. Rob Raiswell of Leeds University, “The Earth itself seems to want to save us.”

     

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    Now, with the economy tanking again, another bunch of scientists is telling anyone who will listen that the region's next economic boom might be borne out of pond scum.



    Algae that is -- green gold, San Diego soda.








    San Diego, already home to dozens of companies involved in solar or wind energy, would be a major player in the nation's multi-trillion-dollar energy economy if a group of local researchers succeed in turning algae into a commercially viable transportation fuel, something they think they can do within a decade.

    "[It] is the scientific challenge of our generation," said Stephen Mayfield, a cell biologist and associate dean at the Scripps Research Institute, referring to the need to cure America of its 200-billion-gallon-a-year oil addiction. "And algae is the answer."

     

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    Ford would not say what its electric car will cost. The Chevrolet Volt is expected to cost around $40,000.

     

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    The new Honda Insight hybrid promises to revolutionize the hybrid market by making gas-electric cars affordable. But the five-door hatchback with a rock-bottom price isn't the Prius killer Honda might have hoped for.

    Honda isn't saying exactly what the car unveiled today at the Detroit auto show will cost when it rolls into showrooms on April 22 (Earth Day) but it will undercut the Toyota Prius by several thousand dollars. That won't be enough to knock a car that's synonymous with hybrid technology from its pedestal, but the 2010 Insight poses the first credible threat to Toyota's dominance of the hybrid market.

     

     

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    The tiny Toyota is bigger than a Smart city car but smaller than most other hatchbacks and can be fully recharged in a little more than seven hours.

    It is due to go into production in Japan in 2012 and it could be on sale in Australia soon after.

    “We are certainly looking at,” said Toyota Australia’s product planning manager Peter Evans. “It’s a fascinating vehicle. It is definitely one of our priorities for the Australian market. I think you will start to see a major shift towards these sorts of vehicles from 2012 and beyond.”

    Toyota would not speculate on the retail price of its new electric car so far out from launch, but a similarly-sized petrol-powered hatchback costs about $15,000, and an electric motor and battery pack would likely add about $5000 to the cost of the car, say industry analysts, bringing the total close to $20,000.

     

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    Water as fuel - old news


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    Mexico is trying to exploit its rich wind and solar potential after relying almost exclusively on petroleum for decades. With oil production down by 9.2% in 2008, Mexico now is turning to foreign companies, mainly Spanish, to tap its renewable riches.

     

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    San Jose Business Times reported Thursday afternoon that the car company could not get the $100 million in venture capital it needed to build the plant.

     

    High-level officials at the company have said they believe they will get through the financial turmoil they have seen thus far.

     

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    Wind industry jobs jumped to 85,000 in 2008, a 70% increase from the previous year, according to a report released Tuesday from the American Wind Energy Association. In contrast, the coal industry employs about 81,000 workers. (Those figures are from a 2007 U.S. Department of Energy report but coal employment has remained steady in recent years though it’s down by nearly 50% since 1986.) Wind industry employment includes 13,000 manufacturing jobs concentrated in regions of the country hard hit by the deindustrialization of the past two decades.

     

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    Most electric cars will be powered by lithium batteries, and Bolivia has more lithium than any other nation worldwide. How this development will affect Bolivia is unknown, but will squarely place the South American country at an intriguing and crucial crossroads.


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    Tesla to be Profitable by Mid Year

    Although extraordinarily difficult to close, the $40M financing round completed in December was twice the amount Tesla needed to reach profitability.  Moving forward two months later, we remain on track with our cost reductions and production ramp, so it appears highly likely that Tesla will meet the goal promised to those investors of becoming profitable by mid year. 

    The main reason for this confidence is that Tesla is already in the fortunate position of being sold out until early November, something few automakers can claim, and will soon be sold out of all 2009 production.  While we have had some cancellations due to buyers experiencing personal financial difficulties, new orders continue to flow in every week from the United States and Europe. We have now produced over 200 Roadsters for customers and there are more than 1,000 customers still awaiting delivery.

    Due to our order backlog, it seems that owning a Roadster can be a good investment.  Last September, as the financial and real estate markets began crashing, a Roadster was sold at the Sonoma Paradiso in California wine country for $160,000, well above the current list price of $109,000.  Many Roadster owners who have taken delivery of their cars have already decided to purchase a second Roadster or Roadster Sport because they like the first one so much. 

    The continued strong demand is driven by the fact that the Tesla Roadster has no direct competitors in the marketplace.  It is faster than almost any sports car on the market (our Roadster beat a Porsche GT3 on the Top Gear test track) and yet uses less energy and has a smaller carbon footprint than a Toyota Prius, even if you assume the worst possible case where all electricity comes from coal. 

    Regarding funding, I am excited to report that the Department of Energy informed Tesla last week that they may disburse funds from our $350M Model S loan application within four to five months.  The Obama administration has thankfully made it a top priority to move quickly on the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program, as this will both generate high quality jobs in the near term and lay the groundwork for a better environment in the future. 

     

     

    We announced last month at the Detroit auto show that we have been working with Daimler (maker of Mercedes) for over a year to create an electric version of the Smart car. Daimler has contracted with Tesla to build the battery packs and chargers for an initial run of 1,000 cars.  Pending the results of that test fleet, the relationship could expand to tens of thousands of cars per year.

    This is a very significant endorsement of both Tesla’s technology and our financial strength by one of the world’s most respected automotive companies.  Daimler would not feel comfortable depending on us for this program if they felt that either our technology was easily replicated or that we were in financial danger.

    Daimler was the first company to commercialize the internal combustion engine and has become a benchmark for automotive quality and reliability.  It is an honor that they chose to work with Tesla after a thorough investigation of other options. The deal is likely to be the first in a series of strategic partnerships between Tesla and other auto manufacturers to engineer and produce electric cars. 

     

     

    My goal for Tesla from the beginning was to do whatever we can to help end the world’s addiction to oil.  We’ll do that by making cars directly, helping other automakers develop cars, and serving as an example to the rest of the industry.  Although the Roadster is still the only highway capable production electric car for sale in the United States, it was very encouraging to see that the central theme of the Detroit auto show this year was electric transportation.

     

     

    One of the top questions customers ask about the Roadster is, “How long will the battery last and what will it cost to replace?” Tesla engineers have determined that a Tesla battery pack should last approximately seven years or over 100,000 miles under normal use.

    Customers may pay $12,000, €10,000 or £9,000 up front and in return receive a replacement battery pack after seven years.  Customers will also have the option of replacing the pack earlier at a premium or later for a partial refund.  With the low production volume of the Tesla Roadster, the current replacement price of the pack is almost three times that number.  The main reason for the relatively low cost up front -- and why this is a smart purchase -- is that we are arbitraging the relative cost of capital between Tesla and our typical customer. 

     

     

    Many customers have also asked to purchase an extended warranty. We now offer a doubling of the standard warranty, which means an additional 3 years and 36,000 miles or 60,000 kilometers, for $5,000, €4,000 or £3,800.  This covers everything on the car except the battery pack. Should the motor, power electronics, HVAC or any other major system need to be replaced, this will be money well spent, and it provides peace of mind to many customers. 

    Thanks for your support!
     
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    BLACK-GOLD BLUES
    Discovery backs theory oil not 'fossil fuel'
    New evidence supports premise that Earth produces endless supply

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    Just as it takes huge amounts of energy to desalinate water, energy is generated when the reverse happens, and saltwater is added to freshwater. Unlike hydroelectricity, where the energy from a surging river is evident to anyone sitting at its banks, the energy released at an estuary can’t be easily seen. Nevertheless, that power is there. If the proposed saltwater power plant is built on the Afsluitdijk, it could produce 300 megawatts of electricity. That could supply a large part of the electrical demand for homes in the northern parts of The Netherlands.

     

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    Can two people build a beautiful, functional home with a rubber mallet, a glue gun and a crow bar?

    Yes they can.

    This is what happens when computer science meets architecture.


     

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    When you compare battery to gasoline power, electricity wins hands down. A 2007 study by the non-profit Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) calculated that powering a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) would cost the equivalent of roughly 75 cents per gallon of gasoline -- a price not seen at the pump for 30 years.

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    GM doesn't have a Volt waitlist, so Dennis created his own. To date, about 47,000 people are "registered" on his Web site to buy the Volt, from all 50 states and 85 countries. And Volt fans say they are willing to pay an average of $31,297.89 for the car.

    In a way, this is a shot at redemption. A decade ago GM discontinued its first electric car, called the EV-1, and terminated all leases. The outrage that followed was a public relations nightmare and the subject of a scathing documentary, "Who Killed the Electric Car?"


     

    http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=13277371

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J5f9x_RfHI


    Batteries - Stan Oshinsky who has over 200 patents to his name - manufacturered Ovonic batteries for the electric car.  GM bought controlling shares in the company.  Then GM sold to Texaco.  Interesting.  An oil company buys controlling shares in the batteries that fueled electric cars.

    I just read that Think, previously owned by Ford, sold to Norwegian investors, has bought interest in Tesla Motors batteries, to the tune of $43M.  So GM buys Oshinksy batteries, sells to Texaco.  Ford sells its Think electric vehicle to Norwegians who buy batteries from Tesla Motors.  Hmmmm.  Almost humorous.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw6R2j3OTXQ&feature=related

    Do it.

     

     

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    250th Delivery

    Tesla Motors delivered its 250th car last Saturday. Lucky No. 250 was Dr. Rob Wilder, an academic and entrepreneur who created the first Index on Wall Street for energy efficiency and zero-carbon solutions. Rob lives in Encinitas, Calif., where he charges his Roadster from his home's array of solar panels. He picked "very orange" as the exterior color to symbolize the car's connection with the sun.



    "We're not beholden to Middle East oil – and by the way my car is probably faster than your car!" joked Rob, CEO of WilderShares LLC and manager of WilderHill Clean Energy Index, the first Index on Wall Street for energy efficiency and zero-carbon solutions. "This car is an elegant solution to some of the world's most difficult problems. And buying it is helping push along EV adoption generally because Tesla is investing the money in lower-priced cars down the line."

    Rob's new car marks a symbolic milestone for Tesla and a personal first for Rob, who previously tended to purchase used cars for no more than $13,000 each. In fact, the Roadster is more expensive than all of his previous cars put together.

    "I took a big, big gulp and sent in my check – and although this car may not seem like a bargain, I can now say it's a great value. This is exactly the type of car I'd design for myself."



    Tesla is now producing approximately 20 cars per week, which will increase to 30 per week this summer. About 1,000 people are waiting to take ownership of their Roadster, which means Tesla is sold out through October of this year. The Roadster remains the only highway-capable production electric vehicle of any kind (not just in the sports car category) for sale in the US or Europe. It does 0-60 in 3.9 seconds yet is twice as energy efficient as a Toyota Prius.

    Model S Update

    Tesla will unveil its Model S prototype sedan March 26 at the Tesla design studio inside the SpaceX rocket factory, in Hawthorne, Calif. This is going to be a historic event for car enthusiasts; the Model S will likely be the world's first mass-produced, highway-capable EV when it rolls off the assembly line in late 2011.



    The Model S will have an anticipated base price of $57,400. After a federal tax credit of $7,500, the effective price will be $49,900. Because of tax incentives and relatively inexpensive maintenance and refueling, the lifetime ownership cost will be closer to cars with far lower sticker prices. Tesla executives will provide a lot more product details at the launch party in Southern California, home to Tesla's design studio and the world's largest new-car market. The Model S will become the car of choice for environmentally conscious and discriminating drivers throughout North America and Europe. Tesla expects to roughly split initial sales between the two continents, later expanding to Asia.

    New Digs in Chicago

    Tesla announced earlier this month it plans to open a Midwest regional sales and service center in Chicago, the first of seven retail facilities the electric vehicle manufacturer plans to launch this year.



    The Chicago store -- which will open this spring -- is at 1053 W. Grand Ave. in the River West neighborhood. The location gives prospective customers the opportunity to experience Tesla's best-in-class performance under a range of driving conditions, including highways and urban streets.

    After Chicago, Tesla plans to open a store in London's Knightsbridge neighborhood. We are also finalizing site selection in Manhattan, Miami and Seattle and scouting sites in Washington, D.C. and Munich, Germany. These stores will expose more people to the Roadster – and most importantly they will serve as a lean and efficient retail footprint as we get more mainstream customers for the Model S.

    One reason Tesla service centers will be smaller than gasoline car service centers is that the Roadster has far fewer moving (and breakable) parts than an internal combustion engine vehicle. It doesn't require nearly as much service and maintenance as gas guzzlers, so Tesla doesn't need cavernous service and repair bays and large spaces to store spare parts. Tesla requests that owners bring in the car – which never needs oil changes or exhaust system tune-ups, among other costly repairs -- every 12,000 miles or once a year for a diagnostic check and software upgrade.

    Tesla Heads North

    Earlier this month, Tesla began selling cars in Canada. We will begin delivering cars in the fourth quarter, and we believe Canada will become a premier showcase for the Roadster. In Canada, the majority of electricity comes from renewable resources, including run-of-river small hydro, wind, biomass, geothermal and solar energy. An EV recharged from the current Canadian grid, on average, would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 85 percent compared to an equivalent gasoline-powered vehicle. In hydro-dominant British Columbia, Quebec and Manitoba, the reduction would be an impressive 98 percent.

    Canadian Roadsters will comply with all national and provincial safety regulations for mass-produced, highway-capable vehicles – and they'll perform in the snow, just as they already do in Northern Europe. The base price for Roadsters in Canada will be set closer to the start of deliveries, and pricing will reflect exchange rates at that time. In the United States, the base price is $109,000.

    Thanks, and please be on the lookout next week for official Model S photos and video -- and more exciting news from Tesla in the weeks and months to come!

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    Model S is here!

    Just moments ago, we took the wraps off the Model S, an all electric family sedan that carries  seven people and travels 300 miles per charge. We also launched a web site and began taking orders for this historic vehicle, which will likely be world's first mass-produced, highway-capable EV.

    The Model S, which carries its charger onboard, can be recharged from any 120V, 240V or 480V outlet, with the latter taking only 45 minutes. By recharging their car while they stop for a meal, drivers can go from LA to New York in approximately the same time as a gasoline car.  Moreover, the floor-mounted battery pack is designed to be changed out in less time than it takes to fill a gas tank, allowing for the possibility of battery-pack swap stations.

    The floor-mounted powertrain also results in unparalleled cargo room and versatility, as the volume under the front hood becomes a second trunk. Combining that with a four-bar linkage hatchback rear trunk and flat folding rear seats, the Model S can accommodate a 50-inch television, mountain bike *and* surfboard simultaneously.  This packaging efficiency gives the Model S more trunk space than any other sedan on the market and more than most SUVs.

    "Model S doesn't compromise on performance, efficiency or utility -- it's truly the only car you need," said Tesla CEO, Chairman and Product Architect Elon Musk. "Tesla is relentlessly driving down the cost of electric vehicle technology, and this is just the first of many mainstream cars we're developing."

    Tesla expects to start Model S production in late 2011. The company believes it is close to receiving $350 million in federal loans to build the Model S assembly plant in California from the Dept of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program.

    Building on Proven Technology

    Tesla is the only production automaker already selling highway-capable EVs in North America or Europe. With 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, the Roadster outperforms almost all sports cars in its class yet is six times as energy efficient as gas guzzlers and delivers 244 miles per charge. Tesla has delivered nearly 300 Roadsters, and nearly 1,000 more customers are on the waitlist.

    Teslas do not require routine oil changes, and they have far fewer moving (and breakable) parts than internal combustion engine vehicles. They qualify for federal and state tax credits, rebates, sales tax exemptions, free parking, commuter-lane passes and other perks. Model S costs roughly $5 to drive 230 miles – a bargain even if gasoline were $1 per gallon.
     
    The anticipated base price of the Model S is $49,900 after a federal tax credit of $7,500. The company has not released options pricing. Three battery pack choices will offer a range of 160, 230 or 300 miles per charge.

    But the anticipated sticker price doesn't tell the full story. Model S costs half as much as a Roadster, and it's a better value than much cheaper cars. The ownership cost of Model S, if you were to lease and then account for the much lower cost of electricity vs. gasoline at a likely future cost of $4 per gallon, is similar to a gasoline car with a sticker price of about $35,000. That's why we're positive this car will be the preferred choice of savvy consumers.

    The standard Model S does 0-60 mph in under six seconds and will have an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph, with sport versions expected to achieve 0-60 mph acceleration well below five seconds. A single-speed gearbox delivers effortless acceleration and responsive handling. A 17-inch touchscreen with in-car 3G connectivity allows passengers to listen to Pandora Radio or consult Google Maps, or check their state of charge remotely from their iPhone or laptop.

    Tesla is taking reservations online and at showrooms in California. Tesla will open a store in Chicago this spring and plans to open stores in London, New York, Miami, Seattle, Washington DC and Munich later this year.

    We're certain you'll be hearing a lot more about Tesla in the weeks and months ahead, and we look forward to seeing you at the stores we're opening soon!

    Elon


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    To some extent, China is making a virtue of a liability. It is behind the United States, Japan and other countries when it comes to making gas-powered vehicles, but by skipping the current technology, China hopes to get a jump on the next.

    Japan is the market leader in hybrids today, which run on both electricity and gasoline, with cars like the Toyota Prius and Honda Insight. The United States has been a laggard in alternative vehicles. G.M.’s plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt is scheduled to go on sale next year, and will be assembled in Michigan using rechargeable batteries imported from LG in South Korea.

    China’s intention, in addition to creating a world-leading industry that will produce jobs and exports, is to reduce urban pollution and decrease its dependence on oil, which comes from the Mideast and travels over sea routes controlled by the United States Navy.

    But electric vehicles may do little to clear the country’s smog-darkened sky or curb its rapidly rising emissions of global warming gases. China gets three-fourths of its electricity from coal, which produces more soot and more greenhouse gases than other fuels.


    http://seekingalpha.com/article/128372-china-pledges-huge-solar-subsidies

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    The Chinese government on Thursday announced what some industry analysts called the most aggressive and generous solar power subsidy in the world, giving Chinese solar companies a big market boost amid a generally gloomy outlook for short-term growth.

    China's solar subsidy plan would offer 20 yuan (about $2.94) per watt for solar photovoltaic installations greater than 50 kilowatts. That would essentially cover half the cost of entire installations at today's low solar panel prices, according to an RBC Capital Markets analyst note.

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    Less than a week after unveiling its new Model S electric sedan, Tesla Motors yesterday revealed that it has already received 520 orders for the all-electric car despite the fact the company is still waiting on the $350m (£238m) federal loan required to build the Model S assembly plant.

    Tesla chairman and chief executive Elon Musk said that the reservations received since the car was officially debuted in Los Angeles last week had exceeded "our optimistic internal projections", adding that the rush of orders provided "proof that there's pent-up demand for more affordable, fuel-efficient vehicles".

     

    What is the interest rate on that loan to Tesla; does it cover the loss of all that Bail-Out money sent to the mysterious "bankers"?

     

     

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    What is your feelings about the range-extender concept of the Chevy Volt and why have you not considered it it any of your products?We looked closely at a range extender architecture for Model S. It ends up costing about the same in vehicle unit cost, a lot more in R&D and a lot more in servicing. Also, although performance is ok when both battery and engine are active at the same time, it turns really bad when the battery runs out and an undersized engine is carrying all the dead weight of the pack. Essentially, a REV is neither fish nor fowl and ends up being worse (in our opinion) than either a gasoline or pure electric vehicle.

     

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    “Electric vehicles have the possibility to transform our economy, revive our car industry, and improve our environment. To make sure electric vehicles succeed this time around we need to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in battery technology and [charging] infrastructure.”

     

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    Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that a tiny aquatic plant can be used to clean up animal waste at industrial hog farms and potentially be part of the answer for the global energy crisis. Their research shows that growing duckweed on hog wastewater can produce five to six times more starch per acre than corn, according to researcher Dr. Jay Cheng. This means that ethanol production using duckweed could be "faster and cheaper than from corn," says fellow researcher Dr. Anne-Marie Stomp.

     

     

    And then there is Algae

     

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    Chicago Gets First Solar Powered EV Charging Station


     

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    Spain Leads the World in New Solar Energy Development

     

    Although Germany is still the leading nation in total grid-connected solar photovoltaic capacity, this news now means Spain has surged into second place there. The report comes as an embarrassment for a floundering Japan, who used to lead the world, but now has fallen to third place in total capacity and forth place in added capacity.

     

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    By using biology instead of conventional semiconductor manufacturing approaches, researchers at OSU and Portland State University have created a new way to make "dye-sensitized" solar cells, in which photons bounce around like they were in a pinball machine, striking these dyes and producing electricity. This technology may be slightly more expensive than some existing approaches to make dye-sensitized solar cells, but can potentially triple the electrical output.

    "Most existing solar cell technology is based on silicon and is nearing the limits of what we may be able to accomplish with that," said Greg Rorrer, an OSU professor of chemical engineering. "There's an enormous opportunity to develop different types of solar energy technology, and it's likely that several forms will ultimately all find uses, depending on the situation."

    Dye-sensitized technology, for instance, uses environmentally benign materials and works well in lower light conditions. And the new findings offer advances in manufacturing simplicity and efficiency.

     

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    Model S: More than 700 reservations in two weeksIn the two weeks following the launch, we received 711 reservations for the Model S, the all-electric family sedan that carries up to seven people and travels up to 300 miles per charge.

    Tesla unveiled the car March 26, and reservations immediately began streaming in online and at showrooms in California. This historic vehicle is likely to be the world's first mass-produced, highway-capable electric vehicle when production begins in late 2011. The surge of reservations already proves that there's pent-up demand for a car that doesn't compromise on performance, utility or efficiency.

    The Model S does 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds and will have an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph. A 17-inch touchscreen with in-car 3G connectivity means you can listen to Pandora Radio or consult Google Maps, or check the car's state of charge remotely on your iPhone. The Model S can be recharged from any 120V, 208V or 240V outlet or quick-charged from an external direct current supply in only 45 minutes.

    The anticipated base price of the Model S is $49,900 after a US federal tax credit of $7,500. The reservation fee of $5,000 is refundable. Three battery pack choices will offer a range of 160, 230 or 300 miles per charge. The company has not released for pricing for options and higher mileage battery packs.

    If you account for the cost advantage over the life of the car  vs. an equivalent internal combustion engine car at a cost of $4.25 per gallon (a likely future cost in the United States, and a bargain right now in many parts of Europe), the Model S is equivalent to a gas guzzler with a sticker price of about $35,000. Importantly, those savings are realized immediately if you lease a Model S, so there is no need to wait years to earn back the price difference.

    Tesla also is taking reservations for the Model S Signature Edition with a $40,000 reservation fee, which is also refundable. Tesla will produce only 2,000 Signature Edition cars, which will be the first built and have unique interior and exterior features. Signature Edition cars will be evenly split between US and European customers.

    See the Model S this weekend in Silicon ValleyIf you live in the San Francisco Bay Area or are visiting for the holiday weekend, you're in luck: The Model S will be in Tesla's showroom in Menlo Park, Calif., on Saturday and Sunday – the first opportunity for the general public to see this car in person. Additional sales representatives will be at the store throughout the holiday weekend (Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday noon-5pm) to answer questions and take reservations.

    Eventually we will have a Model S in all of our showrooms and at major auto shows. We'll send updates in this newsletter on when and where else you can see the car in person. Customers and their invited guests will soon get more information about the late April viewing in New York City.

    Proven technology, record Roadsters The acclaimed Model S comes from the only production automaker selling highway-capable EVs in North America or Europe today. With 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, the Tesla Roadster outperforms almost all sports cars in its class, yet is more than twice as energy efficient as a Toyota Prius and delivers 244 miles per charge.

    Tesla delivered  over 100 Roadsters to customers in March, marking the first triple-digit delivery month in the company's history. Tesla delivered over 170 cars in the first quarter – more than the total delivered in 2008.

    Tesla has delivered about 330 Roadsters so far. The base price of the Roadster is $101,500 after a $7,500 federal tax credit.

    Le Rallye Monte Carlo Late last month, the Roadster set another impressive record – a feat that's attracting a lot of buzz in the blogosphere: A Tesla  Roadster went the entire 241 miles on a single charge of the Le Rallye Monte Carlo d'Energies Alternatives. And the Roadster still had an estimated 38 miles left on the charge! This appears to be an absolute record for a production EV.

    The challenging course, sponsored by l'Automobile Club de Monaco, went from Valence, France, to the Principality of Monaco. Terrain was mixed and included high-speed driving on highways, urban streets and up and single-carriageway roads that wind through the Alps.

    The Roadster was the only car to finish the rally after a modified Porsche 911 dropped out. After the Roadster crossed the finish line, former F1 driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen took it for a spin around one of the Monte Carlo Rally's special stages.

    Tesla's coming to LondonWe're opening a regional sales and service center in London's popular Knightsbridge district. This will be the first of three European stores that we hope to launch this year and an important base in Europe's largest city.

    The London facility will open this spring at 49-51 Cheval Place, formerly the Segrave Supercar Club. We'll be walking distance from Harrods department store and convenient to Heathrow Airport.

    We signed the London lease at a historic and exciting time for clean-tech companies in the U.K. London Mayor Boris Johnson, a sportscar buff and fan of the Tesla Roadster, announced  this week a plan to introduce 100,000 EVs and to build 25,000 charging stations in the capital. Prime Minister Gordon Brown – also familiar with Tesla – said EVs would be one cornerstone of his economic recovery plan.

    We'll soon be sending an invitation to customers and guests with details about our launch party later this spring. We look forward to meeting Tesla's many European fans at this event.

    Cheers!

    Elon Musk

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    5 minute Battery Swap

    How much time does it take to fill up a gasoline powered car at the Gas Station?

     

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    If you think the American auto industry is in trouble now, just wait until the Chinese learn how to make great cars. And if you doubt that they will learn, check out my cover story about BYD in the new issue of FORTUNE, headed to subscribers and newsstands this week.


    http://cleantechnica.com/2009/04/10/wind-energy-industry-brings-badly-needed-jobs-to-detroit/

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    Wind turbine manufacturer Global Wind Systems announced today that it will be hiring 250 new employees to work in the company’s new wind turbine assembly plant in Novi, Michigan, thirty miles west of Detroit. The news brings a ray of hope for a regional economy struggle under the weight of a sinking auto industry.

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    We want to be the worlds’ headquarters for electric vehicles

     

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    Something else that is a myth

     

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    city officials soon plan to introduce buses that run on biofuels extracted from human waste. ... The biofuel, which is methane generated by fermenting sludge, will come from the Bekkelaget sewage treatment plant which handles waste from 250,000 city dwellers. "By going to the bathroom, a person produces the equivalent of eight litres (2.1 gallons) of diesel per year. That may not seem like a lot, but multiplied by 250,000 people, that is enough to operate 80 buses for 100,000 kilometres (62,000 miles) each," [one official] says.

     

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    4.23.2009 2:44 PM
    How to Get Started with Solar Power
    Learn the basics of solar panels, inverters, installers, siting, financing and more. Harvest your own clean energy from the Sun.

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    Knowledge is power

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    Not only will they get nearly free electricity, but utility companies will pay them to provide power to their neighbors and the rest of New Jersey.

     

    As far as I know so far the amount of money earned in California for a home electric production sale will not exceed the home electric consumption rate. In other words: here in California (Southern California) the electric companies will not pay out any money to home owners who make electricity and supply that new electricity to the grid. The electric companies will only reduce their charge to the homeowner based upon the total net transfer of electric power.

    If the home owner makes as much electricity as the home owner uses (makes 100 kilowatt/hours during the day when the sun is out and uses 100 kilowatt/hours when the sun is not out), then the homeowner is not charged for electricity by the electric companies.

    Home electric producers do not receive money from the electric companies - as far as I know - in California. I've asked an electrician, and I have not actually tried to sell electricity yet.


     

     

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    Journey Man Pictures: New hybrid Chinese car a new development in electric cars

     

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    http://climatebiz.com/news/2009/05/14/mini-ethanol-refineries-hit-market

    The systems could benefit companies who want to use alternative fuels in their fleets, potentially save money and simplify their supply chains, but face challenges with the limited availability.

    Dallas-based Allard Research and Development LLC unveiled the mini refineries capable of producing 100, 200, 500 or 1,000 gallons of ethanol per day, depending on the model. The systems are available in either automated or manual versions.  

     

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    The Chiron Transportation concept transforms between both a big rig and a locomotive. Powered by an algae-based fuel cell engine, the Autobot-wannabe also comes with a satellite tracking system for navigating railways efficiently.

    The design addresses the gianormous ecological and economic costs of commercial transport. Something even the un-green have had to contend with due to the increased costs of petro-based fuels.


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    Improved capacity is thanks to the addition of a component that uses oxygen drawn from the air during discharge, replacing one chemical constituent used in rechargeable batteries today. Not having to carry the chemicals around in the battery offers more energy for the same size battery. Reducing the size and weight of batteries with the necessary charge capacity has been a long-running battle for developers of electric cars.

    The STAIR (St Andrews Air) cell should be cheaper than today’s rechargeables too. The new component is made of porous carbon, which is far less expensive than the lithium cobalt oxide it replaces.

     

     

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    From the what-a-world department: Daimler AG's $50 million investment in Tesla Motors this week means the San Carlos electric car maker is worth roughly half the value of the world's largest auto manufacturer, General Motors Corp. With one roadster on the market and one sedan in prototype, Tesla, thanks to Daimler's 9 percent stake, is valued at $550 million. GM sold 8.35 million vehicles worldwide in 2008; its market value as of Thursday was $1.17 billion, based on the closing stock price of $1.92.

    "It's sort of amusing," remarked Tesla co-founder Martin Eberhard.

     

    And where does the bail-out money go?

     

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    If things go well, lighting a mini-sunfire inside that hydrogen ball would release far more energy than the already gigantic amount of energy the laser is putting in. The main goal of fusion science is, of course, to create a nearly endless supply of safe and carbon-free electricity without the need to create nuclear byproducts. But scientists hope it could also be beneficial for astrophysics, as well as inspection and explosion-free testing of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile.

     

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    Because of the vacuum, the boiling point of the liquid is lower than it would be under normal atmospheric pressure. This effect is known from the mountains: as the atmospheric pressure there is lower than in the valley, water boils at temperatures distinctly below 100 degrees Celsius. The evaporated, non-saline water is condensed and runs down through a completely filled tube in a controlled manner. The gravity of this water column continuously produces the vacuum and so a vacuum pump is not needed. The reconcentrated brine runs down the tower surface again to absorb moisture from the air.

    “The concept is suitable for various sizes of installation. Single-person units and plants supplying water to entire hotels are conceivable,” says Egner. Prototypes have been built for both system components – air moisture absorption and vacuum evaporation – and the research scientists have already tested their interplay on a laboratory scale.

    Drinking Water From Air Humidity

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    REALITY CHECK

    Hi,

    My name is Joe Kelley and I am an average Joe, a worn out old laborer with an interest in discriminating wrong from right, true from false, and good from evil. I've had enough of the false stuff that proliferates through the so called "Modern World".

    The link above is a report about General Motors, America, China, Politics, and Economy. The link above is about history, the present, and the future.

    I'm here now to offer a reality check on that link above as that link above offers its "perspective".

    Reading anything that reports doom and gloom without any mention of prosperity for posterity, whatsoever: is cause for concern? Why is the "news" nothing but negation?

    Consider reading the entire link above and then take your own time, your own energy, and your own power, in your own command, and decide between looking into some good news and continuing on only a bad news diet.

    A.      Feed yourself a steady diet of bad news

    B.      Look at some good news in addition to all the bad news

    Where is the good news; you may ask?

    I’m going to link four links where the process of creating good news occurs in Modern Times.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Tesla+Motors&aq=f&oq=&aqi=n1g10


    That first link counters (reality check) the bad news link at the top of this post. An American inventor, worker, thinker, builder, entrepreneur, human being, named Elon Musk is currently working towards supplying the world with a better automobile. That is being done in America.

    That is being done despite all the power that intends to crush competition in the auto industry.

    Why is that link, to that good news, missing in the often reported events of Modern Times?

    Note the two sentences above; “crush competition” and “missing news” are related: one works with the other to create that "perfect storm".

    Tesla Motors must advertise on the free network; because the non-free network is controlled by the powers that crush competition. Tesla can compete for market share despite all the powers that intend to crush competition including the power that “hires” slave laborers.

    Much can be reported, as a reality check, concerning Tesla Motors as a good news competitor in Modern Times. The next link intends to add fuel to the fire as another example of good news contending with all the current bad news.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Aptera&aq=f&oq=&aqi=n1g10

    That second link reports on another home grown, American, invention and production of a competitive automobile; where the potential to gain market share, despite all the power bearing down on any competition, is real, is current, and is cause for optimism. Why are “news” reports of the failure of GM, the failure of “government bail outs”, the failure of foreign trade policies (outsourcing capital, “capital flight”, to China), and the failure of the American Dream, why, why, why, is all that bad news not offered in concert with the good news?

    Think about the future please. At some point the average Jane and average Joe American will need to buy another car. Will the choice be one car only, no choice? Will the choice be a choice between the new Tesla economy car, made in America, and the new Aptera economy car, another one Made in America, or will the choice include new economy cars offered through importation from other places outside of America?

    Why will we have a choice at all? Please think about that as I offer link number three.

    http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2008/oxygen-0731.html

    When people only see bad news, I wonder, is the condition desired, or is the condition undesirable? The link above offers more than simple data, more than simple reporting concerning some obscure news item occurring in some irrelevant place, as if nothing matters in the face of all the global doom and gloom.

    When major scientific establishments authorize specific discoveries to be valid, to be true, to be worth knowing; should the people of industry listen? The link between the “discovery” at MIT and the car industry is worth looking into, in my opinion, because doing so tends to brighten the future outlook.

    Imagine, for example, a future choice offered to Americans as Americans look for their next car, their next car purchase, and the idea occurs to us, us Americans, as we consider the possibility of making our own automobile fuel at home – cheaply. We then have a choice to bypass any connection with the Oil Companies, completely severe that link, or at least the link between transportation, the power to make the car go, and sending our hard earned power, our income, our pay, to the Oil Companies, just so that we can drive from point A to point B, which is more often than not: a drive from home to work and back again.

    So many choices, so little time, especially as the work hours grow longer and the pay rate declines.

    What do you think will be my next link?

    http://www.perfecteconomy.com/pg-parable-of-perfect-economy.html

    When Americans regain their power over money, something that will happen if America is to survive the attack by legal criminals, the fraudulent criminal extortion racket called The Federal Reserve, when we win the battle over our money, we will have a choice to adopt a higher quality money – at a lower cost.

    That last link should be read thoroughly by the reader of this post – if the idea is to employ good news in competition with all the bad news.

    Please do some homework on this subject matter; you may reap the rewards of that investment instead of engorging yourself on a steady diet of doom and gloom. The power to know the truth is in your hands.

    Joe

     

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    The E1pc can go from zero to 120 mph in “seven or eight seconds” according to Michael Czysz, the company’s founder. It uses ten lithium-ion battery packs with three electric motors all mounted on a carbon fiber main frame.

     

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    15 Year Old Invents Complete Algae Energy System

    The basis of Javier’s system is salt-water loving algae, and the beauty of VERSATILE is the interconnectedness. The efficiency comes in part from the ability to take waste from one part and use it for nourishment for another, and the modular nature of VERSATILE allows customization to meet individual needs.

     

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    Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the loan recipients at Ford's Research and Innovation Center in Dearborn. The loans to Ford will help the company upgrade factories in five Midwest states to produce 13 fuel-efficient vehicles.
    Nissan was receiving $1.6 billion to retool its plant in Smyrna, Tenn., to build advanced vehicles and build a battery manufacturing facility. Tesla would get $465 million in loans to build electric vehicles and electric drive powertrains in California.
    "By supporting key technologies and sound business plans, we can jump-start the production of fuel efficient vehicles in America," Energy Secretary Steven Chu said in a statement. "These investments will come back to our country many times over — by creating new jobs, reducing our dependence on oil, and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions."

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    The tale from Musk is quite different than Eberhard’s allegations that Musk and Tesla pushed him out of the company for no reason. According to Musk’s post, Eberhard grossly miscalculated costs of production of the Roadsters and purposely withheld this information from Musk and investors:

    The real reason that Roadster development cost so much more than can be accounted for by typical entrepreneurial hubris is that we essentially had to spend the development money twice. After Eberhard was asked to step down from the CEO role two years ago, almost every major system on the car, including the body, HVAC, motor, power electronics, transmission and battery pack, had to be redesigned, retooled or switched to a new supplier.
    The post is a fascinating read in its own right, diving deep into some of the early missteps at Tesla and how they were overcome. For instance, the company’s decision to move production of the battery packs from Asia to the United States was counter-intuitive, but crucial to its survival. Writes Musk:

    Avoiding the cost of shipping a half ton pack from Asia also meant significant savings on shipping costs. This is a much bigger deal for a heavy and bulky product than a small consumer electronics device, where outsourcing to Asia makes a lot more sense. Very importantly, our supply chain went from a tectonically slow six months and having to pay for tens of millions of dollars of inventory in transit to a matter of a few weeks.
     

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    The UK has the largest wind resource of any country in Europe, making it the ideal choice for a renewable source of energy.

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    Baltimore has rolled out an electric car sharing program featuring 10 small city cars that deliver as much as 120 miles per charge, and the people behind the program hope to see it catch on in other cities.

     

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    Yes, I'd Do It Again
    The eternal question of price/performance always crops up. Clearly, I'm saving money, but I also sank around $38,000 into the system. At $3,000 per year in savings (which assumes a constant rate for power cost and the same power usage pattern), that's a 12.5 year payback.


     

    Power will be consumed or power will be "saved", so the equation isn't exactly as follows:

    Total cost = 38,000

    Production per year 3,000

    Total time of production 25 years (not confirmed)

    25 years times 3,000 = total production of power

    25 x 3,000 = 75,000

    Total production minus total cost equals total profit

    75,000 - 38,000 = 37,000

    How much is that profit when comparing that rate of increase, which is almost 100 percent increase in 25 years, to a typical interest rate charged to a typical buyer for a loan on 38,000 dollars, straight interest for 25 years?

    http://www.bankrate.com/calculators/mortgages/amortization-calculator.aspx

    That page defaulted to 7% interest rate and that page didn't show the total sum of payments where the borrower pays interest and principle for 25 years.

    The monthly payments are 268.58

    Try 5.5 percent interest and get 233.35 per month

    Times the monthy payments by 300 total payments to get the total: 70005.00

    The idea here is to look at the Solar Panel investment as if you are a Banker loaning out 38,000 dollars to see how much your borrower will pay you back in interest payments over that 25 years when the loan is being paid off. At 5.5 percent interest the 38,000 dollar loan pays you back a total of 70,005, which means that the Solar Panel investment returns more than 5% interest since the total return on investment (cost of the Solar Panel plus the power produced after the Solar Panel was paid off in full) is 75,000.

    See?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    DOOM-MONGERS have got it wrong - there is enough space in the world to produce the extra food needed to feed a growing population. And contrary to expectation, most of it can be grown in Africa, say two international reports published this week.

    The first, projecting 10 years into the future from last year's food crisis, which saw the price of food soar, says that there is plenty of unused, fertile land available to grow more crops.

    "Some 1.6 billion hectares could be added to the current 1.4 billion hectares of crop land [in the world], and over half of the additionally available land is found in Africa and Latin America," concludes the report, compiled by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

     

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    How much power is enough and for what is it enough?

    If power is produced into abundance, what happens to the price of human labor?

     

     

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    Perhaps this isn't really a signal that electronics consumers are scrambling to buy electric vehicles when they purchase a new TV or camcorder. As the article suggests, it could be a way to fill empty space in stores, and an attempt to go out on a limb on what might put the store ahead of the curve.

    However, a representative from the company said the introduction of electric-powered personal vehicles is a test, "designed to determine consumer likelihood for adoption."

    Kelly Groehler, a spokesperson for Best Buy continued, "You see the popularity with personal transportation options that are more cost effective and energy efficient," and the West Coast was a good place to begin the test.

     

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    GE announced today that it was awarded the contract, which is being funded with Recovery Act money from the DOD's Environmental Security Technology Certification Program.

    The move advances GE in the smart grid arena as an increasing number of public-private partnerships and projects emerge to develop intelligent, integrated systems to efficiently manage energy from its generation at multiple sources to the many points of its delivery.

    "The way to think about microgrid technology is that it's another tool in the tool box when you look at the smart grid -- it is designed to address specific challenges, but it is also an important piece of the overall smart grid strategy," John Kern, the manager of GE's Smart Grid Research Lab, told GreenBiz.com and GreenerBuildings.com.

     

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    It shows what can be achieved with the determination and commitment of a collective body of people.

     

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    The cat (EV) is out of the bag

     

     

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    Auto executives say that with fewer moving parts, easy-to-assemble electric cars may also lower the bar for entry into the cut-throat autos industry and make battery manufacturers the unlikely competitors for car giants.

     

    "I've said for years that Toyota's rival will be Hitachi," said Kenichiro Senoo, a professor at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Tokyo.

     

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    We have been losing hope that the eeStor ultracap would ever arrive, but it appears that a car that charges in minutes and runs for hours, a wind turbine that stores its own energy, notebook computers and cellphones that charge in seconds and run for days could be months, not years, away.

     

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    The real challenges for Tesla – and the true test of Musk’s mettle – will come over the next three years, as it makes the risky transition from a niche producer of about 1,000 cars a year priced at $100,000 to a high-volume manufacturer of about 20 times that many cars, selling at half that price and destined for a much more crowded middle-premium market. The company’s main concern will not be breakthrough propulsion technology, but the more routinely brutal demands of the car business. From a quirky start-up whose growing pains were chronicled in excruciating detail, Tesla is taking a much bigger step into the public eye as a mass-market carmaker benefiting from a taxpayer-funded loan for closely watched new technology. The status may put new demands on the amount of transparency and accountability required of the company – and on the gravitas demanded of its straight-talking CEO. “Tesla’s not a private company any more if they’re taking public funds,” says Siry. “It’s a big leap,” Musk acknowledges in Knightsbridge. But “every company goes through transformations”.

    Rival electric or plug-in cars produced by Renault/Nissan, Toyota, GM and other carmakers will have hit the road by 2011, when Tesla’s Model S saloon launches. The biggest question – and not just for Tesla – will be whether consumers with less money than the rich first-adopters are ready to buy. Like other carmakers, the company will need to persuade people that the higher price tag of a plug-in car will be recouped in the lower running costs of petrol-free driving. But Tesla’s saloon will also be competing against petrol-engined luxury cars of similar quality that cost about half as much. Daimler will be taking a seat on Tesla’s board, and helping it in areas like supply, production and vehicle engineering. Musk says that he still plans an IPO, “probably a couple of years from now”.

     

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    Re:        News Release - Wednesday, August 05, 2009
    Title:     Valcent'S First Commercial Verticrop System Now Operational

    Valcent Products Inc. (the "Company", or "Valcent"),
    http://www.valcent.net - Valcent Products (EU) Ltd, http://www.valcent.eu, the UK based wholly owned subsidiary of Valcent Products Inc., announce that their first full scale VertiCropTM High Density Vegetable Growing System is now operational. Constructed as a joint venture with Paignton Zoological and Environmental Park in South Devon, the final touches to the system have now been completed and the VertiCropTM planted out with its first crop of lettuce.

    Occupying a purpose built polytunnel in the centre of the Environmental Park and open to the Zoo's 500,000 visitors on a year round basis, the Paignton VertiCropTM is the world's first moving vertical growing system capable of producing over 11,000 heads of lettuce or other vegetable crops every 3 to 4 weeks. Eventually the system will be planted to allow sequential harvesting to provide the Zoo with fresh vegetables daily for its many animal species.

    In addition to lettuce, the VertiCropTM will produce red chard, mizuna, mixed leaves, and a variety of herbs as well as edible flowers and fodder crops such as wheat grass and barley. The Zoo will use the VertiCropTM system to bring greater variety to the diets of its animals as well as adding nutritional value from having these fresh crops grown on site.

    Three members of the Zoo staff have been trained to operate the VertiCropTM system, and they will be working closely with the Valcent Research Team to gather data on different plant performances, growth rates and nutritional update. Of the trained staff, one member will be allocated two hours a day to operate and maintain the system on a rota basis. The Paignton VertiCropTM system has been designed to be low maintenance with computerized controls to regulate irrigation and water supply and the environment within the polytunnel. Loading and unloading of the plant trays onto the conveyor system will be fully automated to facilitate harvesting and re-planting.

    The Zoo currently has large quantities of vegetables delivered to them for animal feed. Growing their own on site in the VertiCropTM system will give them a wider variety of produce, control over nutritional value and enrich the lives of their animals, in addition to providing substantial savings in their weekly food bill. With the VertiCropTM operating in a continuous production cycle, the Zoo now has the capability to be self sufficient for most, if not all of their total vegetable requirements. The Zoo estimates that this will reduce their overall feed bill by up to £100,000 per year.

    Over the course of the next three months it is expected that over fifty potential commercial customers for VertiCropTM will visit the Paignton site to see the system in operation. Representing interests from the Middle East, Asia, Australasia, North and South America as well as Europe, the viability of the system to produce vegetable crops in many different environments will be fully assessed and the Valcent team anticipates a full order book for the VertiCropTM system by year end.

    About Valcent Products Inc:

    Valcent Products Inc. (OTCBB: VCTZF) develops highly innovative consumer and industrial products and processes for global markets. Valcent is a pioneer and leader in ecotechnology with its core research and development in sustainable, renewable, and intense growth of agricultural products. For more information, visit:
    http://www.valcent.net and http://www.valcent.eu and visit and contribute to http://blog.valcent.net.


    Contacts:

    Media Relations


    Nancy Tamosaitis-Thompson
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    Investor Relations

    Gerry Jardine or Mike Parker
    (800) 877-1626 or (888) 506-7979
    or worldwide (604) 630-2941
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    A non-issue?

     

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    70% more out than in?

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    Ally’s products offer returns that are well above what is currently available from most banks: 1.65% for savings, 1.7% for money markets, and 2% for CDs (for which there no penalties for early withdrawal).

     

    What is the rate of inflation?

     

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    I am looking for Part 1

    In that presentation there is an idea that goes like this:

    The mind is a tool, you are no more your mind as a carpenter is not his hammer.

    Then that presentation offers up a term: The Flicker fa

    I am viewing that presentation now, I may comment more later, here is a Google search for The Flicker Frequency

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=The+Flicker+frequency&aq=f&oq=&aqi=

    Intuition is your personal power.

    If everyone has power, what is mine worth?

    If no one has power, mine is worth a whole lot more.

    http://www.mayanmajix.com/

     

    http://www.enlightenmentnetwork.com/video/2008/9/mayan-calendar-comes-north-ian-xel-lungold-part-1-2

     

    New link

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    Valcent Products Inc. (the "Company", or "Valcent"), http://www.valcent.net - Valcent Products (EU) Ltd, http://www.valcent.eu, the UK based wholly owned subsidiary of Valcent Products Inc., announce that their first full scale VertiCropTM High Density Vegetable Growing System is now operational. Constructed as a joint venture with Paignton Zoological and Environmental Park in South Devon, the final touches to the system have now been completed and the VertiCropTM planted out with its first crop of lettuce.

    Occupying a purpose built polytunnel in the centre of the Environmental Park and open to the Zoo's 500,000 visitors on a year round basis, the Paignton VertiCropTM is the world's first moving vertical growing system capable of producing over 11,000 heads of lettuce or other vegetable crops every 3 to 4 weeks. Eventually the system will be planted to allow sequential harvesting to provide the Zoo with fresh vegetables daily for its many animal species.


     


    From an e-mail:

    Valcent Products Inc. (the "Company", or "Valcent"), http://www.valcent.net, today announces the company's vertical farming expansion with the introduction of a new VertiCrop(tm) product line for use in a warehouse environment. Using the latest horticultural lighting technologies, combined with state of the art irrigation and nutrient delivery systems, Valcent Products (EU) Limited (VEU) is in the final stages of developing a commercial application of its VertiCrop(tm) High Density Vegetable Growing System suitable for installing in industrial type warehouses, as an alternative to polytunnels or glasshouses.

    "A warehouse environment will provide a commercial grower with significant benefits, particularly in areas of climate extremes," said Chris Bradford, Managing Director, Valcent Products (EU). "Growing crops in a glasshouse or polytunnel can involve high energy costs to maintain stable temperatures suitable for healthy plant growth. Growing in a warehouse environment with a VertiCrop(tm) vertical farming system improves production and lower costs."


     

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    Australian Scientists Develop World’s Most Efficient Solar Cell

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    For solar shoppers these days, the price is right. Panel prices have fallen about 40 percent si