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by pdxpyro
Mon May 04, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Administration
Topic: Apologies for the long down time
Replies: 10
Views: 1985

Re: Apologies for the long down time

Hi Joe!
I've been checking daily to see if the site's been resurrected. Thanks so much for your efforts. I can't wait to get back to my daily lurking.
by pdxpyro
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 433
Views: 280463

Re: EMC2 news

Interesting. In all my years of lurking on this site, I've never looked at the Wikipedia article. If I wanted to stay informed regarding fusion efforts (especially EMC2), I always visited, well . . . here! Thanks for the link below! added the patent info to wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...
by pdxpyro
Fri May 06, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: New Polywell Article On HotGas
Replies: 69
Views: 27479

Re: New Polywell Article On HotGas

@ladajo
My apologies. Now (having actually read through the article) I see your point. (Shoulda done that first . . . rats!)
by pdxpyro
Thu May 05, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New Polywell Article On HotGas
Replies: 69
Views: 27479

Re: New Polywell Article On HotGas

This (credentials) is an interesting discussion, but waaaaay OT. Can we get some discussion regarding the actual article? Or, is the "credential" discussion fundamental to understanding the article? If not, maybe start a new thread.
by pdxpyro
Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Administration
Topic: About the outage and upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 26029

Re: About the outage and upgrade

Joe and Peter - I'd like to add my thanks! I've missed the forums!

Joe - I'd like to especially call out my thanks for the replies to my emails during the outage. The updates were much appreciated.

Regards,
Paul
by pdxpyro
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: PPPL Colloquium: The Lockheed Martin CFR, Aug 6, 2015
Replies: 34
Views: 14491

Re: PPPL Colloquium: The Lockheed Martin CFR, Aug 6, 2015

As promised, the session was posted to the Princeton Media Central site. https://mediacentral.princeton.edu/media/Thursday+Colloquium%2C+August+6%2C+2015%2C+%22The+Lockheed+Marin+Compact+Fusion+Reactor%22%2C+Dr.+Thomas+McGuire%2C+Lockheed+Martin/1_5j8kix93 I've sent an email to the folks at Princeto...
by pdxpyro
Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: PPPL Colloquium: The Lockheed Martin CFR, Aug 6, 2015
Replies: 34
Views: 14491

Re: PPPL Colloquium: The Lockheed Martin CFR, Aug 6, 2015

pdxpyro wrote:I've sent an email to the folks at Princeton asking when it will be posted on the Princeton Media Central site. I'll update as soon as I get a reply.
Response was:
"The file will be available this Monday afternoon."
by pdxpyro
Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: PPPL Colloquium: The Lockheed Martin CFR, Aug 6, 2015
Replies: 34
Views: 14491

Re: PPPL Colloquium: The Lockheed Martin CFR, Aug 6, 2015

I've sent an email to the folks at Princeton asking when it will be posted on the Princeton Media Central site. I'll update as soon as I get a reply.
by pdxpyro
Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: PPPL Colloquium: The Lockheed Martin CFR, Aug 6, 2015
Replies: 34
Views: 14491

Re: PPPL Colloquium: The Lockheed Martin CFR, Aug 6, 2015

I emailed Carol Ann Austin, organizer of the colloquium to see if it would be streamed via the Princeton Media Central site. Her reply was:

"Hi. Yes, it will probably be streamed, as long as the speaker signs the PPPL waiver forms.
Thanks."
by pdxpyro
Fri May 15, 2015 3:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: Musk's Powerwall
Replies: 66
Views: 29194

Re: Musk's Powerwall

Right. The link you have is for a 5.3 kW system. At 3.5 hours sun / day (Pacific NW), we have 18.55 kWh/day, or 6,770 kWh/year. This gets me to about 36% of my demand. (Or, about 51% of an "average" household demand - as you pointed out!). I still don't see any "extra" that needs to be captured by a...
by pdxpyro
Thu May 14, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Musk's Powerwall
Replies: 66
Views: 29194

Re: Musk's Powerwall

Well, if you take my roof (larger than most) getting packed out by about 416 ft2 of panels that produces about (generously) ~25% of my annual kWh consumption of 19,000 kWh, the system would be producing (again, generously) about 5,000 kWh annually. I think we came to consensus that average consumpti...
by pdxpyro
Wed May 06, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Musk's Powerwall
Replies: 66
Views: 29194

Re: Musk's Powerwall

Yes! Your comments really get to the heart of my thoughts about viability (now) of storage proposals. You're one observation ("if everybody bought solar panels that satisfied their daily power needs"), though, is problematic. I just don't know if there's enough roof real-estate on a single family ho...
by pdxpyro
Wed May 06, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Musk's Powerwall
Replies: 66
Views: 29194

Re: Musk's Powerwall

Northern Oregon is about same latitude as Michigan. "least useful" is probably an apt description, but ROI (especially with tax incentives at Fed and OR level) is still reasonable. I'm willing to admit I'm atypical. CNN Money (bastion of truth, I'm sure :-)) article says: "The average U.S. household...
by pdxpyro
Tue May 05, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Musk's Powerwall
Replies: 66
Views: 29194

Re: Musk's Powerwall

I'm willing to admit I'm atypical. CNN Money (bastion of truth, I'm sure :-)) article says: "The average U.S. household uses 943 kilowatt-hours of electricity in a month and pays 12¢ per kWh, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration". This equals 11,316 kWh annually. I have a fairly l...
by pdxpyro
Tue May 05, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Musk's Powerwall
Replies: 66
Views: 29194

Re: Musk's Powerwall

Hmmm . . . It could be looked at in this way, but it would be a fairly tortured view. IMHO.
ltgbrown wrote:Pdxpyro's question, "Do renewables really produce "excess" energy?" could be looked at differently.