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  • (UQM) Short Interest Table [View instapost]
    Updated the short interest through 5/15/2015, latest available.

    Need to check current shares out and float to see if that's changed.

    Just checked Yahoo and the outstanding and float are the same.

    HardToLove
    May 27, 2015. 04:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Stability Of The European Union June 2, 2014 To December 31, 2014 [View instapost]
    FPA: WAIT! I have some *old* ones that went away too! I suspect that SA restructured their directories and they're still there but in different places. Try support e-mail before you do-do the deed!?

    HardToLove
    May 27, 2015. 02:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    I would "crow" about it too!

    HardToLove
    May 27, 2015. 11:42 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator May 23, 2015 To ?? [View instapost]
    Thanks for the hard work Rattie!

    Enjoy the longish weekend!

    HardToLove
    May 23, 2015. 04:34 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Speculative Play On UQM Beginning 2/7/2015 [View instapost]
    (UQM): "UQM Technologies to Hold Conference Call Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 4:30 P.M. Eastern Time"

    http://bit.ly/1LtrTH4

    With the $600 revenue expected from the Ballard order over the next four months ... "The purchase order calls for shipments of product to Ballard over the next four months and will generate revenue in excess of $600K. UQM also expects follow on orders from Ballard".

    Previously posted:
    http://bit.ly/1AjPDNc

    we might have a rather upbeat CC.

    HardToLove
    May 22, 2015. 12:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    For those following $AXIH, "AXION Signs Superior Energy Resources to a Master Distribution Agreement for Sale of Laminated Mats as it Confronts Near-Term Liquidity Challenges"

    "... which cumulate to first year annualized sales of $8.0 million in the region".

    "... also received a more than $400,000 order from H.J. Skelton (Canada) Ltd. for pipeline supports to be used in northern Canada by one of its country's largest energy companies".

    More importantly: "Even with this commercial progress, the need for additional capital remains. AXION's investment banker, Gordian Group, LLC, is contacting potential sources of financing with the aim of securing interim funding as a precursor to obtaining the additional capital needed to maintain and grow the business. As these efforts continue, AXION is projecting a near-term lack of liquidity within the next several weeks that is causing AXION, its advisors, and its Board to consider all options available to maintain business operations, encourage investment and to provide adequate time for responsible management of the process".

    http://on.mktw.net/1FE...

    HardToLove
    May 21, 2015. 09:06 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    One of the few things that make me mist up is thinking of the young life lost without even a chance to to begin to live it.

    Condolences to you and your friend and his family.

    HardToLove
    May 16, 2015. 07:19 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EPower Successfully Completes Third-Party Demonstration Trial [View instapost]
    The "last minute surprise" is probably a gift in that it exposes a condition needing attention earlier than might have otherwise occurred.

    One can always use a bit more time to address things like this w/o being "under the gun" to get it solved "right now".

    A more leisurely and considered atmosphere for addressing the problem(s) always helps.

    HardToLove
    May 15, 2015. 01:47 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EPower Successfully Completes Third-Party Demonstration Trial [View instapost]
    Congrats on the early success John!

    Considering the first "at some scale" testing and using higher power and weights, sounds like an excellent start.

    HardToLove
    May 15, 2015. 01:01 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    "400 Million Fake Orders For Oil At The NYMEX" by Phillip Davis.

    Near the end of the article: "China's PMI was already pathetic and the rest of Asia was not picking up the slack so where exactly is this supposed demand for oil coming from? Well, to sum it up in a nutshell - it's nothing but fake, Fake, FAKE orders at the NYMEX where there are currently 383,780 1,000-barrel contracts ordered for delivery to Cushing, OK, in June. The problem with ordering almost 400M barrels of oil for delivery to Cushing in June is that Cushing only has capacity for 50M barrels and, by the way, it's full. Adding 400M barrels to Cushing's stockpile would give us 100M weekly builds on the inventory reports - where just 5M extra barrels can send oil crashing down.

    So, of course, all of those FAKE orders need to be cancelled but the contracts expire on May 20th, which means the Fakers trading at the NYMEX have just 10 days to cancel 383,000 contracts or pay to roll them to longer months. That can, and will, lead to some exciting volatility over the next couple of weeks and, at the moment, we're accepting those fake orders to buy oil at $62 by pretending we have oil to sell and shorting those contracts - we'll see who breaks first!"

    http://seekingalpha.co...

    HardToLove
    May 8, 2015. 03:02 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Does Capstone Executive Shakeup Signal Another Bad Quarter? [View article]
    "Weight, space, efficiency, cost, and control over key technologies"

    Agreed. Weight is always an important consideration. My point was that weight per unit of power in these applications is likely not a factor.

    HardToLove
    May 7, 2015. 06:39 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Does Capstone Executive Shakeup Signal Another Bad Quarter? [View article]
    Speaking of watching turbine news, "Capstone Secures 1.4MW in Follow-On Orders for New Shale Compressor Stations"

    http://bit.ly/1bxQ2iL

    As to more power, a C-30 or C-65 can always be used in conjunction with battery-supplied power for increase in power at the drive wheels. IOW, during hard climbs reduce the battery charge rate, or even let the batteries discharge into the drive circuitry, and deliver the power directly to the drive motors, after proper re-forming if needed.

    I would think this would address power needs?

    HardToLove
    May 6, 2015. 09:44 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Does Capstone Executive Shakeup Signal Another Bad Quarter? [View article]
    CN: W/o knowing if they reduce number of batteries or such, it's hard to guesstimate if his own MT makes economic sense. Further, the extra power capability *may* be a waste if either the batteries can't accept the charge at the maximum rate the generator can deliver (LI batteries, depending on the chemistry(?), often have heat issues and may require expensive(?) cooling, monitoring and cell-equalization circuitry), or the driving profile doesn't require frequent power augmentation from the MT.

    On the plus side, regardless of added power and weight savings, multi-stage compression leads to higher compression ratios, accounting for the higher output, and deliver greater fuel efficiency, just as higher compression in traditional reciprocating-piston ICs deliver higher power and better fuel efficiency.

    A critical consideration, I think, is the TCO equation. Does his design have lubricants? Oil changes and more frequent maintenance? Is the customer going to be OK with rebuild or junking after 10K hours? With the CPST we know there's only yearly filter changes and at 40K or so we inspect and "rebuild" only if needed (usually fuel injectors only?).

    For the class of trucks being addressed, I doubt the weight saving/KwH is a consideration - a couple hundred lbs. of extra carrying capacity or the minimal fuel savings (in the intended use profile) from lugging around a couple(?) hundred fewer pounds doesn't seem a game-changer to me. The fuel savings from the multi-stage compression could be a significant consideration I guess.

    But Ian Wright is a smart guy. Maybe also a showman like Elon? Could this be just a negotiating or sales-enhancement ploy? Get a better price from CPST or offer the customer an option when they think they need more power in their application? It would have to be more expensive to manufacture sans high-volume. Might also be a capital-raise gambit?

    MHO,
    HardToLove
    May 6, 2015. 07:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Does Capstone Executive Shakeup Signal Another Bad Quarter? [View article]
    P.S.: http://bit.ly/1KeTBWN page 10 of 12.

    Suggests ~225 + 151 lbs max for a C-30. C-65 100 lbs more.

    HardToLove
    May 5, 2015. 06:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Does Capstone Executive Shakeup Signal Another Bad Quarter? [View article]
    "Hard to believe the that a 900 lb Capstone C30"

    Check that. C-30 shouldn't be that heavy in automotive format?
    Weight – Grid Connect Model 405 kg (891 lb)

    HardToLove
    May 5, 2015. 06:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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