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  • SolarCity: Failure To Close The Electricity Loop Looms Large [View article]
    1303
    So your going too hypothesize a point that's 100th of what was real and argue semantics? In addition you feel a 10% increase is immaterial?
    I wonder if mountain climbers feel if the highest 10% of the mountain is immaterial? After all it's much less material than the base.

    "This indeed was tangentially related."
    Yes you had to go of on a tangent to find any relationship to the conversation. Pretty much everything is somehow tangentially related. even if it has no part in the ongoing discussion.

    I see that you go on and on in any direction once you've started. Irregardless of how wrong you were to begin with.
    I see no point in continuing with you.

    Oh it's real nice that in some other article you agreed with something I wrote. :)
    Jan 28, 2015. 02:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 387: Jan. 25, 2015 [View instapost]
    WIO
    PbC would be good for smoothing the variability of wind. From what I understand of the workings of the grid, 15 min of PbC storage max.
    It's not a good pick for hours of storage.
    Possibly pumped hydro for storing energy overnight.
    Jan 28, 2015. 02:34 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SolarCity: Failure To Close The Electricity Loop Looms Large [View article]
    1303
    "I'm going to have to side with Zmorg on this one. This seems partially to be a debate on semantics. "

    I didn't see a semantics problem until I read your post.
    To quote Zmorg
    "RE: The peak power usage is in the morning and evening You can't seriously believe that? That is only for Residential!" and
    "Overall Peak Power usage is right smack in the middle of the day"

    This information is false, that's not a semantics problem.

    1303 To use your description:
    "Nevertheless, according to the graph for New England, the power demand increased by close to 50% during the ramp-up from the overnight lull to 8 A.M., where it stayed more or less until a small approx 10% transient spike in demand for perhaps two hours in the early evening."

    Perhaps you don't understand that is what a peak is?
    It's a "transient spike in demand" (or did you just not want to say 'The peak in demand is in the evening not in the middle of the day?')

    A short term where power demand is higher than the rest of the day. As both of us said the peak occurs in the evening, not in the middle of the day. As Zmorg said and MtgBanker whom my original post was to. Not to mention about a dozen other commenters. I just noticed it is also stated falsely by Stone Fox in the article.

    Which as you just said it doesn't. It occurs " for perhaps two hours in the early evening." (In the case of New England)

    "So the answer to the pertinent question of whether solar installations are providing power at a useful time to the grid would seem to be yes,"

    That simply wasn't a question Zmorg or I were talking about. How exactly do you side with Zmorg an something he wasn't talking about?

    But to discus the question you made up:

    Whether solar installations are providing power at a useful time to the grid?"

    In some but not all ways yes. Clearly solar adds power to the grid.

    However The point of adding power at peak times is that the power company could build less power plants as they would not need them. This is not the case as solar does not produce power at the peak time.
    This is important in that while solar power adds energy to the grid it does not reduce the need for power generation facilities or other grid infrastructure.

    "The power demand shown in the ISO graph for CA is interesting from a number of perspectives. The case that solar installations are benefiting the grid is much less clear cut since the power demand spike is more (about 25% above mid day requirements),"
    Actually it looks that way only because of the graph by eye it's closer to 17% or so.

    " of much longer duration (nearly 6 hours), and going well beyond when the solar installations would be providing meaningful power to the grid. It would be interesting to see the power demands over the course of the year."

    http://bit.ly/Um9bMr
    Jan 24, 2015. 10:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SolarCity: Failure To Close The Electricity Loop Looms Large [View article]
    Zmorg
    The eia (US Energy Information Agency) says peak for new England area is at 6:30 PM and drops below the afternoon usage at about 8:30 PM.
    http://1.usa.gov/Ri0EVI

    In... I think it's the south, where they kick on the AC in the morning they have a morning peak above the mid day hours.

    Here's one for CA which has a lot of solar. It has a peak between 7 and 8 AM and another at 7:30 PM.
    http://bit.ly/1Cn8cxH
    Note this includes Solar wind and all other renewable energy that is grid connected AFAICT. (Including roof top solar.)

    Yes I was surprised when I first found this out.
    Jan 23, 2015. 06:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SolarCity: Failure To Close The Electricity Loop Looms Large [View article]
    MtgBanker
    The peak power usage is in the morning and evening. Not the middle of the day. During the peak times of the day your solar panels produce little to no power.
    Jan 21, 2015. 02:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Tesla Motors Conforms To A 'Low R-Squared' Investing Philosophy [View article]
    I need a bailout

    There is no future in history. You can forget about this article on that basis.

    ....and how do you come to that conclusion?
    Dec 8, 2014. 04:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GASFRAC Energy Service's (GSFVF) CEO Mark Williamson on Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]

    http://bit.ly/1q5pWuy

    "The rise in quakes in Kansas and other states has raised suspicions that the shaking might be connected to the oil and gas drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, especially the wells in which the industry disposes of its wastewater. But a panel commissioned by Brownback said in a report earlier this fall that there wasn't enough evidence to link the Kansas quakes to oil and gas exploration."

    Not all bad for gasfrac.
    Nov 15, 2014. 07:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 347 July 06 '14: Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Definitive Reverse Split Consent Solicitation; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available; Q1 '14 Filing Released;Axion Receives 4 Powercubes Order [View instapost]
    NGS
    There was a bit more to that list.
    Product Type:
    electrochemical capacitors, energy solutions, lead acid batteries
    Jul 8, 2014. 09:23 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 347 July 06 '14: Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Definitive Reverse Split Consent Solicitation; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available; Q1 '14 Filing Released;Axion Receives 4 Powercubes Order [View instapost]
    Glad to hear you talked to him.
    As he signed up for three more years, it seems it is not an imminent threat. Too bad TG won't get the credit, when this goes.
    Of course if he'd quit working there we might have gotten him over here for a chat.

    Hopefully Me DiGiacinto is a bit more talky tho.
    Jul 8, 2014. 08:54 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 347 July 06 '14: Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Definitive Reverse Split Consent Solicitation; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available; Q1 '14 Filing Released;Axion Receives 4 Powercubes Order [View instapost]
    I'm busy elsewhere for a time, but stopped in to wish TG the best. Hope all comes out well.
    Jul 8, 2014. 08:46 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 339 June 01 '14: Definitive Reverse Split Consent Solicitation; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available; Q1 '14 Filing Released;Axion Receives 4 Powercubes Order [View instapost]
    This seems like a good place to add this.

    http://yhoo.it/1nJ0U2D
    Big power-plant pollution cuts are ordered

    "The Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030. "
    Jun 2, 2014. 07:42 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 339 June 01 '14: Definitive Reverse Split Consent Solicitation; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available; Q1 '14 Filing Released;Axion Receives 4 Powercubes Order [View instapost]
    Happy B day Larry! In Paris no less. Good for you. Have fun.
    Jun 2, 2014. 05:02 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tim Geithner, Unreliable Narrator [View article]
    Thanks Felix
    I listened to an interview and couldn't believe what he was claiming. Of course I couldn't believe what he was saying when he was in office either.

    I heard of an interesting study on NPR.
    Basically it showed people who lie to themselves and others; to make themselves seem to be better people, are happier and more successful than realists.
    I'm sure Timmy is very happy.
    Jun 1, 2014. 08:14 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 337: May 25 '14: Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available; Q1 '14 Filing Released;Axion Receives 4 Powercubes Order; Reverse Split Consent Solicitation Filed [View instapost]
    Future
    Right. Patent trolls do make lots of money sometimes, but you have to have
    A. Deep pockets.
    B. Somebody worth going after.

    Patent trolls buy patents and then go after people perceived to be infringing on them usually for years. In this case we would be going after who? Probably a new company or Exide. (Who has no money)
    Also patent trolls are going after people who have violated these patents for years. In our case it would be new companies and small winnings.
    May 31, 2014. 10:44 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 338: May 29 '14: Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available; Q1 '14 Filing Released;Axion Receives 4 Powercubes Order; Reverse Split Consent Solicitation Filed [View instapost]
    EM
    http://bit.ly/1hDMGrH

    Not very Zen but very fun!
    :-))
    May 29, 2014. 09:26 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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