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  • Axion Power Concentrator 325: Apr. 21 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    "I can't imagine price next year" - a nice touch.
    Apr 21 02:29 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 324: Apr. 17 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    A not uncommon traffic move in Dubai is to drop into the empty left hand turn lane - where the turn lane is separated from straight ahead traffic by a median - then gun it as fast as it will go to the intersection and then pull into the straight ahead traffic from the left. And just swerving in soon enough to avoid front ending the cars stopped in the other direction. (often with a Saudi license plate- always give a Saudi license tag a wide berth)

    I just had never seen that manoeuvre before and it scared the willikers out of me when I was in the left lane and a car overtook me on the left at high speed going through the intersection.

    Most drivers aren't so bad, but then there is a complete subset of loons.
    Apr 20 04:14 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 324: Apr. 17 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    It looks like it would be fun. How far do you ride typically? Is it a daily commuter? Lots of others on like bikes?
    Apr 20 04:06 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 324: Apr. 17 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Cold shivers go up my spine thinking about riding one of those in Dubai. Life expectancy would probably be measured in minutes.
    Apr 20 04:02 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 324: Apr. 17 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Sohkubo,
    Just curious where you live?
    Apr 20 03:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 322: Apr. 09 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Wonder if this was Envia's third party testing and validation?
    Apr 12 05:56 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 321: Apr. 04 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    iindelco,
    DOE seems to be in a Better Place.
    Apr 8 06:44 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 319: Mar. 31 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Rick,
    Thanks for the reply.

    I guess my question boils down to roughly what percentage of track would have to be electrified, if fairly flat and few curves for a 100% battery powered locomotive? I'm thinking NS is probably building these models already.

    Glad to see you back on board.
    Apr 3 11:32 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 319: Mar. 31 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    The friend will like the Galapagos.
    Apr 2 09:52 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 320: Apr. 02 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    I have to get a liquor license so have something to celebrate with.
    Apr 2 04:03 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 319: Mar. 31 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Edmund,
    Since reading the patent application a few weeks ago, I have wondered at what distance the charging areas would be apart for a battery powered locomotive pulling an "average" train on a reasonably straight and level track. Whether that would be charging 4 miles per 10, 4 miles per 20, 4 miles per 40, etc. Have thought about that "not obsessively" since NS stated that full electrification of the entire line is too expensive.

    It appears they would have to do a lot of planning for a consistent train weight and number of cars, or overbuild everything for the heaviest and most demanding loads.

    Have also wondered about how often they would have to change out the batteries and the expense of doing so with relation to the cost of diesel fuel. And just found that the average locomotive uses 147,000 gallons of fuel per year.
    Using rough figures 1,500 batteries at $400 would be $600,000 and the cost of diesel 147,000 @$4 would be $588,000. About a one year payback if my calculations are near correct.
    Source for fuel usage figures:
    http://1.usa.gov/QGhH7F
    Apr 2 03:30 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 320: Apr. 02 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    I believe it was Maya who posted this link many moons ago. Thanks Maya, and apologies to anyone to whom I might not have given credit, should the linkster not have been Maya.

    technical analysis cheat sheet for AXPW.

    http://bit.ly/zPTNxJ
    Apr 2 01:33 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 319: Mar. 31 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Thanks 393748,
    Thanks for that background info.
    Apr 2 06:01 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 319: Mar. 31 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Thanks to everyone who asked questions today. My principle concerns were answered.
    Apr 1 12:23 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 319: Mar. 31 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    missed by 3 minutes
    Apr 1 10:09 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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