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by pdxpyro
Tue May 05, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Musk's Powerwall
Replies: 66
Views: 30277

Re: Musk's Powerwall

"down the drain" - Not quite. As I'm connected to the grid (I realize off-grid folks have completely different considerations), the power generated by PV while I'm at work will flow backward through my meter. Essentially, the grid (someone else using power while I'm at work) is my "storage". I guess...
by pdxpyro
Tue May 05, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Musk's Powerwall
Replies: 66
Views: 30277

Re: Musk's Powerwall

This is what I can't quite understand. (Really! I'm not trying to "troll" here.) Do renewables really produce "excess" energy? I've been looking at PV systems for my home (in the Pacific NW of the USA). Even with the roof fully packed, it will only produce a fraction (20-25%-ish) of our total kWh us...
by pdxpyro
Mon May 04, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Musk's Powerwall
Replies: 66
Views: 30277

Re: Musk's Powerwall

Hmmmm. The 10kWh version is $3500. The 7kWh version is $3000. That still pencils out to $350 and $428 / kWh respectively, correct? True . . . the difference is only ~$167, but we're still a loooong way from $100 / kWh. The system has two versions at the moment, one for $3k and the other for $3,500. ...
by pdxpyro
Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor says something - but not too much
Replies: 141
Views: 55296

Re: EEStor says something - but not too much

Hear, hear! It took me a couple of his (assuming "his") posts to figure out that responding would be tantamount to troll-feeding. I do (or did, anyway) have an interest in this saga, so have been following this thread. For the most part, though, I share GT's thoughtful sentiments below. I don't have...
by pdxpyro
Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor says something - but not too much
Replies: 141
Views: 55296

Re: EEStor says something - but not too much

Agreed. The Eestor saga (scam?, whatever) seems to have the longevity to join list below (BLP, Rossi, etc.). I think theeestory had enough open discussion (between skeptics and true believers) to have vetted the technology (if it can be called that) and business practices of those involved. I wonder...
by pdxpyro
Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor says something - but not too much
Replies: 141
Views: 55296

Re: EEStor says something - but not too much

I somewhat agree. The debate seems to be on how this thing will finally (?) unwind. Anyway, "the issue" I was referring to was on the demise of theeestory.ning.com, not on the viability of the eestor enterprise. From the list below, I'd say the one about the ships transporting power to Europe was th...
by pdxpyro
Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor says something - but not too much
Replies: 141
Views: 55296

Re: EEStor says something - but not too much

Hi papapoe, Well, yes. I had a login at theeestory.com. I hardly think that qualifies me as peddling DW's fraud. I've been a follower of the story, but never a proponent of any of the stocks or principals. If you can present posts to the contrary, I'd be happy to respond. (I've only used the one ID,...
by pdxpyro
Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor says something - but not too much
Replies: 141
Views: 55296

Re: EEStor says something - but not too much

Hmmm. "As I understand it" can mean almost anything. Do you have any source at all for this? (Email, post on other forum? Just conjecture?) As I understand it, the pumpers (few remaining) felt that it was no longer a positive pump site and gave an ultimatum, then left after not getting what they wan...
by pdxpyro
Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: US Condemns Bomb Attack on Iran Nuclear Scientist
Replies: 312
Views: 33805

The point you continue to miss is that Iran has not attacked another country for 100 years Now that is so funny, I do not know what to say! ROTFL!!! What rock have you been living under? Must be real nice a cozy, as well as full of faeries dancing to and fro in order for you not to ever want to com...
by pdxpyro
Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lawrence Livermore discovers Heaviest element yet.
Replies: 17
Views: 2428

I suspect that if the voters were actually allowed to vote AGAINST those "dealers" (congressional deal makers, don't you know) then the practice would stop. The way it works now is that the favor they by helps them at the polls but the disfavor they generate has no adverse effect. Full Option Votin...