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  • Axion Power Concentrator 299: Jan. 27 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    Isn't that what women speak about when they are together - being able to operate off-grid.
    Jan 29 03:10 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 299: Jan. 27 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    My view is that as TG created expectations amongst shareholders at the last CC, he owes an update now.
    Jan 28 03:08 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 298: Jan. 22 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    Thanks for the reply John. Makes sense. To the best of your knowledge, are Active Power customers more concerned with international terrorism, domestic terrorism, vandalism, hackers, theft, or just all of the above? Or would that depend on the type of business?
    Jan 25 06:00 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 298: Jan. 22 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]

    14. The site belongs to Elon Musk, or some other battery manufacturer, and they don't want to admit that their battery "just isn't up to the task". (I'm expecting props today from Elon for giving him a shout-out on SA).
    Jan 25 12:46 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 298: Jan. 22 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    Went for a run (in reality a 1km slog) and began thinking about why the customer in New Jersey wants to keep the Bysolar installation on the QT. My thoughts are:

    1. It could be part of a larger contract.

    2. The PC is really at site 51, or some other super-secret government installation. The false New Jersey location is just to keep probing eyes away.

    3. The customer is Howard Hughes, or just publicity shy.

    4. The firm doesn´t care about being viewed as environmentally friendly.

    5. The PC will decrease their input costs and will give them a competitive advantage over rivals.

    6. The CEO's spouse doesn't like the idea so they're doin´ the project on the sly.

    7. They are growing weed at the facility and need the stand alone grid system to keep from being targeted by consuming too much energy. Scared of ridin´ dirty on the grid.

    8. The owner of the company is absent a lot, against innovation and the managers saw this as a way to cut costs. Just don´t want to tell the owner. (Some stories I´ve read out of Mars Candy don't make this entirely implausible.)

    9. Saving the announcement for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    10. It is a birthday surprise for someone.

    11. Zoning or a building permit for such an installation hasn't been approved yet.

    12. The company doesn't want to be deluged by phone calls from Axionistas.

    13. Perhaps the owner of the company is a Neo-conservative congressman who has publicly lambasted wasted government spending on solar energy incentives, but who is now going to take advantage of those incentives to be knee deep in Benjamins come tax time.

    14. ?
    Jan 25 12:22 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 298: Jan. 22 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    I wrote:
    "Just to much" should read Just too much....
    Since I'm complaining about someone else's writing.
    Jan 24 03:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 298: Jan. 22 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    I held my fingers from the keyboard on the previous press release, but can't do it this time. Just to much angst reading these releases when expecting some type of press release about sales.

    Press release opening line.
    "If you’ve ever driven on a highway, then you’ve seen giant 18 wheel Class 8 heavy duty trucks, the behemoths of the road."

    Opening line from the previous press release.
    "When you look out the window, what do you see? On a good day, perhaps you see the sun shining."

    It appears that Axion's target audience for these press releases is a third grade geography student. I just can't be bothered to read on after those catchy, well-crafted, first sentences.
    Jan 24 11:58 AM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 298: Jan. 22 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    Occam,
    That was hilarious. Yes, you summed up some frustrations.
    Jan 24 08:38 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 296: Jan. 12 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    As trucking songs go, I´m partial to the Flying Burrito Brothers version of Six Days:

    http://bit.ly/1gR0S1a
    Jan 16 01:06 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 295: Jan. 09 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    "When you look out the window, what do you see? On a good day, perhaps you see the sun shining."
    Jan 11 03:31 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 295: Jan. 09 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    I am wondering if the math fits together as far as the number of batteries ordered and the "575 KW" system.
    Jan 10 02:23 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 295: Jan. 09 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    Could this be another piece to the customer puzzle?
    http://bit.ly/1irx38h
    Jan 10 01:31 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 295: Jan. 09 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    Stefan,
    http://bit.ly/1iXrKjL
    Jan 10 02:57 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 294: Jan. 04 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    My original post was made in November 2012. It appears that an updated optimistic (I can´t even spell the word) scenario would be to change all the dates to one year later. Scratch the HUB.

    "I originally posted this in mid-November and now appears that the first two items on my list will get checked off. Now if we could just get the PC sales by 15 February. Added a double-dash bullet point today, 5 January as the opportunities keep expanding.

    Within next 3 months: Before 15 Feb 2013
    -Sales of HUB
    -Ship NS batteries for NS999 for which already have purchase order.
    - If TG says PC RFP's are near maturity I think we get a sale or two. When I tried to get some type of comment on PC sales a couple of CC's ago, TG completely stonewalled me. I think him saying near maturity means within next few months and that he is very positive about Axion's chances..
    --Sale of battery sets for 5-10 trucks to ePower.

    3-6 months (Feb 2013 -May 2013)
    -Sale of more batteries to trucking for further testing APU (APU added 5 Jan).
    -Another couple of PC sales.
    -Purchase order for string testing batteries for hybrid locomotive.
    -Small sales of test batteries to OEM's both auto and trucks for testing.
    -more HUB sales

    6 months to 1 year (May 2013 - Nov 2013)
    - purchase order for sale of batteries for NS999 clones - iindelco and HTL are salivating.
    - hybrid locomotive purchase order for batteries
    - fleet testing batteries to OEM's and auto
    - several more PC sales
    - continued HUB sales
    - PbC sales to APU and other trucking refitters (5 Jan refitters = ePower) and OEM's for testing.
    -other locomotive manufacturer testing

    1-2 years (Nov 2013 - Nov 2014)
    -OEM auto purchase order for small production model -
    -more NS 999's
    -locomotive stop/start sales
    -purchase order for more hybrid locomotives for testing
    -more PC and HUB sales
    -trucking, APU sales.

    2-3 years (Nov 2014 - Nov 2015)
    -all above plus larger orders for trucking, auto and rail."
    Jan 8 10:52 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 275: Oct. 14 '13: Axion & Norfolk Southern At ASME Rail Conference; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    ii,
    kind of like many of us would make a nice bit of cash by selling our Axion shares now.
    Jan 8 10:36 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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