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Axion Power Concentrator 328: May 01 '14: Revese Split Consent Solicitation Filed; Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials

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Mar. 26, 2014 Axion Power CFO Resignation

Mar. 5, 2014 Axion Power Names Veteran Trucking Industry Executive Dr. James A. Smith as Special Consultant

Feb.. 6, 2014 Axion Power Appoints David DiGiacinto to Board of Directors and The SEC Filing for the appointment. User Iindelco found this background on Mr. DiGiacinto at The Colmen Group.

July 15, 2013 Axion Power Announces Resignation Of Chief Financial Officer Charles R. Trego; Will Be Nominated To Serve On Board

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(NEW!) Apr. 30, 2014 Reverse Split Consent Solicitation Statement. Extensive discussion began with Articula's comment in # 327.

Apr. 21, 2014 John posted a comment linking to his updated share overhang workbook.

Feb.. 2, 2014 Axion Power: Out Of The PIPE And Into The Light - Part II

Jan. 31, 2014 John posted a follow-up as we are nearing the wind-down of the PIPE financing effects, Axion Power: Out Of The Pipe And Into The Light. As part of that new article, John was kind enough to make his conversions worksheet (.xlsx format) available so that folks could examine his considerations in detail.

Nov. 25, 2013 Updating The Impact Of Axion Power's PIPE by John Petersen.

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Apr. 04, 2014 Axion Power International's CEO Discusses Q4 2013 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Apr. 02, 2014 Mp3 recording of 2013 Q4 & EOY CC.

Apr. 01, 2014 2013 Q4 & EOY 10-K and all exhibits and forms.

Apr. 01, 2014: PR Axion Power Reports Results For 2013.

Mar. 26 2014: Axion Power Announces Date For The Release Of Fourth Quarter And Year End 2013 Results, Conference Call And Webcast

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Jan. 31, 2014, an Axion Power Letter to Shareholders Regarding Systems with Solar PV and Storage was released that demonstrates some sample financial impacts of adding storage to a PV system

Nov. 13, 2013 Axion Power Announces Sale Of PowerCube™ Energy Storage System: "... received a purchase order, ... for a PowerCube™ to be commissioned into a solar project. The Cube will provide storage for energy created by the solar panel system and also service the frequency regulation market ... expects to ship all equipment to the site in the current quarter of 2013, with installation to begin immediately".

Mac325 posted a link to an Axion Power web site blog post on "Solar in the Caribbean". Iindelco posted a link to a slide show on some durable energy thinking in Curacao by Michael Garvin.
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Apr. 17, 2014 Advanced Wayside Energy Storage Systems for Rail Transit (PDF) was located and posted by Edmund Metcalfe. Many thanks for that and his comments and in-depth examination of related patents.

Nov. 7, 2013 flyinglow, posted a comment saying Norfolk Southern is setting up classes for training in operation of all-electric locomotives. That started a thread of comments (well worth reading) by participants that led to flyinglow later saying it was in Atlanta. Subsequently Stefan Moroney posted a comment with a link to an article about NSC's training facility.

Oct. 10, 2013 Update Report On Hybrid Norfolk Southern Switcher Locomotive To Be Presented At 7th Annual ASME Rail Conference

Jan. 11, 2013 Axion Power PbC Batteries Continue To Demonstrate Effectiveness For Railroad Applications -- Axion completed shipping its high-performance PbC batteries to Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC), one of North America's leading transportation providers, for use in Norfolk Southern's first all electric locomotive - the NS-999

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Mar. 14, 2014 John Petersen shared a new 4 minute video that Jay put on Youtube which combines in-cab video with a couple of real time data feeds as the ePower Engine Systems tractor climbs and cruises on flat ground with a light trailer (33,450 GVW). He explains some of the displays in this comment.

Feb.. 11, 2014 Video of Epower Test Drive by Jay Bowman. Thanks to John Petersen for sharing this!

Jan. 27, 2014 Excerpts From EPower's January 26th Update by John Petersen

July 8, 2013 Axion Power Receives Additional Purchase Order From EPower Engine Systems To Supply PbC® Batteries And Battery Management Systems For (10) Class 8 Heavy-Duty Trucks --

An extension of the existing agreement between Axion and ePower and ... current specifications, each conversion kit System would require 56 PbC batteries and the PbC battery management system (NYSE:BMS). Axion values each truck conversion battery order at in excess of $20,000.00.

June 13, 2013 Axion Power Receives Order To Supply Class 8 Truck Battery Strings For ePower

Mar. 4, 2013 Axion Power and EPower Engine Systems Inaugurate Strategic Alliance Using PbC Batteries in Hybrid Drivetrains for Class 8 Trucks

Dec. 6, 2012 "ePower's Series Hybrid Electric Drive - Unmatched Fuel Economy for Heavy Trucks" -- by John Petersen. Discusses the potential fuel savings for ePower's Hybrid electric drive for class 8 trucks using Axion's PbC batteries.

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Mar. 5, 2014 John Petersen, in this comment on the performance of carbon additives and the Ultrabattery, provided a link to the ELBC-13 Presentation from Banner Battery (1.65MB) that shows what carbon paste additives do for AGM batteries and emphasized slide 16.

He also provided a link to this ELBC-13 Presentation from Sheffield University (677KB) that compares four storage configurations including (a) an AGM Battery, (b) an AGM Battery with a 300F ultracapacitor, (c) an AGM Battery with a 2,400F ultracapacitor and (d) an Ultrabattery. He singled out slide 14 for emphasis.

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Feb. 5, 2014 The ABC's Of Axion Power's Business Execution And Price Performance by John Petersen.

Nov. 20, 2012 Axion Power - A Battery Manufacturer Charging Forward -- by John Petersen. This is an excellent summation on Axion Power's history. It is a good starting point for introducing Axion Power to friends and family.

Mar. 20, 2013 Axion Power Completes New Continuous Roll Carbon Sheeting Process

Dr. Ed Buiel, Axion's CTO until the end of 2010 -- A link to an archive of his comments on yadoodle about the PbC battery and much more. Invaluable commentary! Thanks to 481086 for putting the list together.

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Axion Power Weighted Moving Average Prices and Volume:

3/27/2014 Comments from JP about the volume chart
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Historically the 10- and 50-day volumes traded in a band above and below the 200-day MAV but since June of last year the 200-day average was an absolute barrier. This week's plunge below the 200-day level is one more compelling bit of evidence that the PIPErs have left the building and we're seeing more normal trading activity.

3/15/2014 Comments about these two charts from JP
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On the volume graph, the 10-day hit an all time high of 2,714,580 last week, eclipsing the previous all time high of 2,620,720 in October 2013. Since June 2011, the 200-day average volume has climbed from 232,885 (0.27% of outstanding shares) to 1,113,273 (0.52% of outstanding shares).

On the price graph, the 10-day and 20-day both moved up through the 200-day, setting up a classic golden cross that was confirmed when the 50-day also turned up.

2/15/2015 Comments about these two charts from JP
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First, in the first half of February the 10-day volume has been bouncing around in a narrow band at 1.5 million shares a day. If the pattern continues; my estimate of Parsoon's remaining holdings is close to the mark; and Parsoon accounts for 15% of daily volume, they should be gone by the end of the month.

Second, while the change isn't massive, my 10-day VWMA has moved up through the 20- and 50-day VWMAs and even the 50-day has turned up slightly. After several months of misery I think the trend is encouraging.
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(Current through 4/27/14)

(click to enlarge)4.19.14 AXPW PriceClick to enlarge

(Current through 4/27/14)

(click to enlarge)4.19.14 AXPW VolumeClick to enlarge

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Axion Power Market Cap, Share Count and 200-day Volume:

Link to JP's write-up on this graph in the header of APC #248 --
4/19/2014 JP comments
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The only change worth noting is that I increased my estimate of the fully diluted share count from 215 million to 225 million for the Market Capitalization graph. This adjustment ties back to the inaccurate acceleration assumptions I referred to in my comment that explained my error and apologized to D-Inv.

4/13/14: JP comments
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The only change worth noting is that I increased my estimate of the fully diluted share count from 215 million to 225 million for the Market Capitalization graph. This adjustment ties back to the inaccurate acceleration assumptions I referred to in my comment that explained my error and apologized to D-Inv
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(click to enlarge)4.27.14 Mkt CapClick to enlarge

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Monthly Volume and FINRA Short Percentage

3/15/2014: On the FINRA short graph, volume for the first half of March is within 2.3 million shares of total volume for February and exceeded total volume for 2010. Cumulative volume in Q1-13 is within spitting distance of total volume for 2011.

(Current through 4/27/14)

(click to enlarge)4.27.14 FINRA ShortClick to enlarge

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Axion Power Concentrator Comments Statistics:

3/15/2014: On the APC Comment graph, we've hit an all-time high of 176 for my 5 edition daily moving average, eclipsing the previous high of 174 in August 2012.

(Current through 4/27/14)

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The Axion Power Concentrator Web Sites, created by APC commentator Bangwhiz. It is a complete easy-to-use online archive of all the information contained in the entire Axion Power Concentrator series from day one, including reports, articles, comments and posted links.

Axion Power Wikispaces Web Site, created by APC commentator WDD. It is an excellent ongoing notebook aggregation of Axion Power facts.

Axion Power Website. The first place any prospective investor should go and thoroughly explore with all SEC filings and investor presentations as well as past and present Press Releases.

Axion Power Intra day Statistics Tracking: (current edition 4/8/2014) HTL tracks and charts AXPW's intra-day statistics.

PbC Cost Estimating Spreadsheet and Instablog: Apmarshall62 put together an instablog for estimating costs of the PbC. It includes a downloadable spreadsheet that you can use to plug in your own cost estimations.
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