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Showing posts from June, 2010

Oil Slicks and Slick Oil

Oil spills of the magnitude of the one in the Gulf don't just happen. A combination or series of errors and misjudgements leads to them. One could say that 100 years ago when we had electric cars before petrol cars that we should have stayed with electric cars, but we didn't. And recently BP tried to save money and at the same time drilled into pressures that have never been dealt with before and the latest oil spill is the result. Here's a short video that shows what might be going on. It concerns a coffee spill and 5.4 million people have watched it already. The latest BP oil slick isn't the only one in the Gulf and there are probably loads more elsewhere. Here is one that was toppled by Hurricane Ivan 6 years ago. It still leaks today to make a plume 10 miles long. If BP and the USA government and current technology can't control this, then what about the latest debacle? A huge undersea slick and with sea currents running at one to two knots, then I b

World Cup, Grid Tie, Net Metering, Ecovillages, Acid Mind Drainage

Dear all World Cup fever is here. I'm supporting Bafana Bafana and hope you are too. Kick off in an hour. Even if Bafana Bafana don't win, South Africa wins. The opening ceremony was great. Take a look at The Spectacular World Cup circle. Click anywhere in the circle and on the outside of the circle. An amazing bit of programming and a great reference. I thought you all might like to know that things are starting to change in South Africa with more and more people connecting grid tie systems. I met the Minister of the Environment in the Western Cape Province on Tuesday about grid tie and net metering and he wants me to come back and do a presentation to his department. I'm also currently doing quotes and working on proposals for systems of 2KW, 3KW, 5KW, 100KW and 1MW, so things are hotting up. If you're thinking about lowering your cost of electricity over the next 20 years and of getting security of supply, please contact me. I'm also in touch with a Solar