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  • Tesla In China: Cleaning Up The Smoggy Skies [View article]
    Ford
    "For example you can't give a CO2 footprint for a battery produced with wind and solar energy can you. "

    Which as Tesla's batteries are made in Japan and does not presently use much if any wind or solar to power their factories the question is irreverent.

    Post-Fukushima Japan Chooses Coal Over Renewable Energy
    "A new energy plan approved by Japan’s cabinet on April 11 designates coal an important long-term electricity source while falling short of setting specific targets for cleaner energy from wind, solar and geothermal. "


    "The country’s 10 electricity utilities increased their use of LNG by 1.9 percent to 4.6 million metric tons in November, the biggest volume for the month, according to data from the Federation of Electric Power Cos. Coal consumption climbed 20.5 percent to 4.78 million tons"

    Oil is their larges source of electricity. in 2011 it was 43% of the grid.

    also in 2011 hydro was 4% other renewables added up to 2% so a total of 6%. Nukes were 8% down to 2% last year.


    So that battery from renewable sources carbon foot print?

    It's got nothing to do with Tesla.
    Apr 16 10:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 323: Apr. 14 '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]
    Yes!
    Apr 16 09:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 323: Apr. 14 '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
    I considered cooling at first but I couldn't see how mentioning that would ruin a competitive advantage....unless perhaps he thinks they might lower their margin thus spoiling Axion's price advantage. (and Axion's greater margins with a lower price point?)

    As with solar panels and everyone cutting their own throat for market share.
    That seems weak, but plausible.
    Apr 16 08:01 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 323: Apr. 14 '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
    Having thought it over a few times.
    I've no idea what he was talking about... but he clearly had something in mind.
    Apr 16 07:26 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 323: Apr. 14 '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]
    From the transcript.
    "Good morning, question again about the PowerCube, you mentioned a sweet spot at 2.5 megawatts. Can you explain why that is the sweet spot?
    Thomas Granville

    No. I certainly could but I don’t want to reveal too much other than certain things dove tail level and our economies of scale that include electronics and some other things that I would rather not get into because of the competitive advantage."

    What those 'other things' are is my question.
    Apr 16 02:17 PM | 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]
    RA
    " Wish I could pick bottoms with greater accuracy! "

    Don't we all...Tops too while we're at it.
    Apr 15 08:08 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Costco Ownership Analysis: Buy, Sell, Or Neutral? [View article]
    I also feel Costco is a class act. I will likely be buying when it stops falling.
    Apr 15 08:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 323: Apr. 14 '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]
    Chill
    Apr 14 07:18 PM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 323: Apr. 14 '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]
    GT
    "Besides, I bought Axion before steady sales so, I obviously have poor impulse control. "

    I suspect you are not entirely alone here in that regard.
    ;)
    Apr 14 02:04 PM | 15 Likes 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]

    By John Goreham G+ 2014-03-31 13:25
    Myth busted - Electric vehicles cost more to maintain than gas cars do
    http://bit.ly/1gQrpJJ

    He points out that in 5 years the average buyer will spend less on maintenance for a Prius than the "Maintenance nearly free" Leaf. Also some higher priced cars have free maintenance as it is backed into the car as opposed to Tesla.

    The author participates in the comment section.
    Apr 10 10:32 PM | 5 Likes 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]
    Ah the good old days.
    Apr 9 07:54 PM | 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]
    It seems tipping over smart cars has become a sport in SF.

    http://aol.it/1g5MvEn
    Apr 8 10:09 PM | 2 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]
    <"On closer examination of these fuel savings, some 28% came from shore charging the batteries overnight, making the system more efficient, and the remaining 10% is the result of the fact that Imtech Marine is using the battery energy in a 'smart' way via our new Energy Management System (EMS).">
    http://bit.ly/1hxU8mK

    Using the batteries 'in a smart way' as a guess means docking and possibly getting up to speed before engaging the diesels.
    Apr 7 08:18 PM | 6 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]
    Maya
    After I thought about it, I figured you probably already knew. Too late to edit though. I do think it needed to be said.
    Apr 7 08:09 PM | 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]
    Maya
    I have to think none of these will do the job.
    Otherwise Axion would not be making them.
    I don't imagine Axion's versions will be close to that price.
    Apr 7 02:59 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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