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by cricketo
Feb 23 2019 12:11am
Forum: Electric Aircraft
Topic: Elephant in the room - Quadcopters...
Replies: 187
Views: 26639

Re: Elephant in the room - Quadcopters...

Am I the only one thinking a 650w fuel cell would be a significant range extender on an ebike? It seems like 650W would have many practical applications. Any idea on the cost ? Also do they have a way to produce / store hydrogen, or the expectation is you'd take those cylinders elsewhere for fillin...
by cricketo
Feb 22 2019 10:57pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 721
Views: 43799

Re: Tesla Model 3

Hillhater wrote:
Feb 22 2019 8:28pm
Tesla may not be the highest payer in the country, but i am sure someone with a "VP" , CFO, or Director, title, would not be on the same pay scale as an assembly line worker !
+1
by cricketo
Feb 22 2019 10:55pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3373
Views: 117161

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Yep. Then there's racking. Then there's conduit, wire and protection. Then there's installation. (And installing most any racking system takes a lot of labor.) Then there's permitting; fees for drawings and applications. You end up at about $3/watt unless you do everything yourself. Then you can ge...
by cricketo
Feb 22 2019 12:03pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3373
Views: 117161

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Punx0r wrote:
Feb 22 2019 4:04am

I assume you'll be removing and junking the PV system on principle? ;)
:mrgreen:
by cricketo
Feb 22 2019 2:55am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 721
Views: 43799

Re: Tesla Model 3

neptronix wrote:
Feb 21 2019 10:51am
are there any explanations as to why people left?
Have you checked Glassdoor ? :)
by cricketo
Feb 22 2019 2:52am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Reel Lawn mower
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Reel Lawn mower

brushless motor Going with a permanent magnet brush motor would simplify/cheapify your setup quite a bit - brush motors can run without controllers, just on/off where RPMs are directly related to the voltage. You may think brushes are a maintenance item, but given how little use a mower is going to...
by cricketo
Feb 22 2019 2:36am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3373
Views: 117161

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Are you really telling us that you got a 20 year contract for a $14k system, with costs frozen for 20 yrs ? and if someone buys that house tomorrow, they do not have to continue the contract payments ? Correct. Something does not add up there ? US companies that were leasing solar systems were feed...
by cricketo
Feb 21 2019 10:41am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3373
Views: 117161

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Panels get a bit cheaper by the sea container load, and all the racking needed for a 5 kW array comes to about $250. I still don't know how some installers can pitch a no-strings 6.6 kW system for under $3000, but they do. The (much maligned) federal incentives amount to about $1000 on a good day; ...
by cricketo
Feb 21 2019 1:40am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3373
Views: 117161

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Panels are about 55c/W at the wholesale price: Panel Wholesale Price.JPG Inverters are about $800. We have installers offering complete 6.6 kW systems for $3000. Crazy cheap. My project with SunRun was about $14,000 for rooftop 2kW in 2011. Only half or so of that amount was equipment cost back the...
by cricketo
Feb 21 2019 1:34am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3373
Views: 117161

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

What happened when i bought a house with Solar already installed.. What happened to pedant in you ? You didn't buy squat with solar installed, somebody else did :) Second, I am actually a SunRun customer with 2kW array (I have another 6kW array that I own in another location). As such I fail to see...
by cricketo
Feb 18 2019 5:58pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3373
Views: 117161

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Here is something for you to scrutinize in your usual fashion : https://electrek.co/2019/02/18/tesla-bi ... or-itself/
by cricketo
Feb 18 2019 5:54pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3373
Views: 117161

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Hillhater wrote:
Feb 18 2019 5:21pm
Why do you make comments on things you have no knowledge of ?
Why do you question my knowledge when you don't understand the point of my comment ? :)
by cricketo
Feb 18 2019 5:05pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3373
Views: 117161

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Hillhater wrote:
Feb 18 2019 4:56pm
I see you have never watched Australia's ABC channel.. (which is 100% Public funded)
I don't have any subscription for TV, and pretty sure Australian ABC isn't broadcasting in Oregon :) And yeah, I like your definition better - public funded, as opposed to government.
by cricketo
Feb 18 2019 12:28pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3373
Views: 117161

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

It is a property of a religion-prone mind to seek out a single ultimate source of truth and reject any alternatives no matter how legitimate. You found your Jesus, and now everything else is just heresy 😀
by cricketo
Feb 18 2019 11:33am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3373
Views: 117161

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

??? . Did you watch the videos? Anyone? This is essential information that everyone in the world needs to understand if we want to make wise decisions going forward. It has been simplified and condensed down to the minimum time and difficulty level. Watch on 1.5 speed for the time/ attention span p...
by cricketo
Feb 18 2019 10:44am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3373
Views: 117161

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Punx0r wrote:
Feb 16 2019 6:03am
Just turn off your TV & computer and disconnect from the grid. Helps you, helps us. :thumb:
+1

He had me at "leftist ABC gov funded broadcast media"
by cricketo
Feb 18 2019 10:43am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3373
Views: 117161

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Hagens has thrown together a series of short videos explaining energy/ economy/ psychology (ecology to follow next week) that his Dean of the Honors College at University of Minnesota pushed him to produce. Every incoming freshman is now required to view them. . https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLL...
by cricketo
Feb 11 2019 1:24am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3373
Views: 117161

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Yes, still grid connected. Can you share some details ? I imagine you installed your system yourself, but you likely still had to have a certified electrician (unless you're one) doing the interconnect. Additionally power company probably required a bump in liability insurance. So how did you arriv...
by cricketo
Feb 07 2019 4:27pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Bms 16s li ion Help
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Bms 16s li ion Help

How reliable you think these "red-box" BMS´s are? Ali is full of these. Does it do also the balancing in decent way? BMS usually creates amount of heat, just curious how these closed boxes can avoid overheating. Anyone? Your mileage will vary. For more reliable stuff you can look at Zeva or Orion.
by cricketo
Feb 07 2019 3:11pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Zero SR
Replies: 17
Views: 651

Re: Zero SR

I know a guy who broke several belts on FXS by taking off from a side walk too quickly (wheel in the air). I had 13,000 miles on 2014 DS before belt started stripping likely due to incorrect tension set by the shop when replacing tires. Currently onto the second belt with 14,000 miles and no signs o...
by cricketo
Feb 07 2019 12:20pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3373
Views: 117161

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Cephalotus wrote:
Feb 07 2019 10:47am
I guess we will find out in a few years.
Yup! It's totally worth a try. Developed countries have too much money, as demonstrated by their militaries and military programs. It would be better to spend it on the prospective of clean future.
by cricketo
Feb 07 2019 10:47am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: sodium / sulphur batteries for solar storage
Replies: 18
Views: 430

Re: sodium / sulphur batteries for solar storage

The NGK site quotes the following for the 300MWh Fukuoka installation.. .....This is the first MW-scale project in which a newly developed containerized NAS system was utilized. The containerized NAS system expedited installation drastically, and the huge 300MWh installation was implemented in just...
by cricketo
Feb 07 2019 12:52am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: sodium / sulphur batteries for solar storage
Replies: 18
Views: 430

Re: sodium / sulphur batteries for solar storage

Hillhater wrote:
Feb 07 2019 12:43am
So really it took Tesla 139 days.....more than twice as long as the press release statement. :roll:
Cool, you caught them on misrepresentation of facts. How long did it take to construct sodium-sulphur battery references above ?
by cricketo
Feb 07 2019 12:42am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Harley livewire vs zero test drive video
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Harley livewire vs zero test drive video

I've been riding a Zero DS for 5 years now, 27 thousand miles since buying it brand new. So with that in mind, let me say this guy may be a motorcycle guy, but he clearly doesn't understand EVs, and especially Zero lineup. Now the only really interesting thing he kept talking about was Level 3 charg...
by cricketo
Feb 06 2019 8:20pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: sodium / sulphur batteries for solar storage
Replies: 18
Views: 430

Re: sodium / sulphur batteries for solar storage

The power of novelty. "New lithium ion storage systems installed" - people read that; media outlets make money. "Old sodium sulfur storage systems still working" - no one reads that; media outlets lose money. Media gives people what they want to read. Meh... Try this : The Tesla CEO made a bet that...