I found my missing energy! I’m a freaking genius! Sunlight shines out of my ass! Ok maybe that last bit was a bit over the top but you may remember that in my last blog I may have mentioned that I only got out about half of the energy that I put into the Solar […]Read more "ESPcat Genius"
Holy shit I’ve lost half my energy! No you filthy perverts, I’m not talking about that kind of energy, I’m talking about solar energy. I put 1072 Wh of energy in and got only 438 Wh out! Even allowing for inefficiencies, I still lost half my goddamned energy! This is bad; real bad! I love […]Read more "ESPcat Lost Energy"
It’s Milli the shag (I have difficulty telling him from Vanilli). He (or is it a she) is catching a fish which bodes well for the health of the Whitford Creek Estuary. The pair seem to have no trouble at all catching lunch as they almost always come up with a fish after a dive. […]Read more "ESPcat Solar Trash Can #solartrashcan"
Here is a dog’s view of Borderline the ESPcat floating an Awaawaroa Bay, Waiheke Island, New Zealand. Even though she is the ESPcat (electric solar powered catamaran) she only has two of her 42 solar panels and they aren’t yet connected to anything! The BMS is the brain of the solar power system for the boat […]Read more "ESPcat BMS Brain"
I just finished reading “Treaspasing Across America” about a guy who walked the length of Donald Trump’s Keystone XL pipeline that links Canada’s tar sands fuel supply system to ports in Texas. Keystone XL is the pipeline that Obama stopped but Trump re-started. The devastation being heaped on Canada will be accelerated by this pipeline […]Read more "ESPcat Renewables Now Cheaper Than Coal in Colorado"
This is the way indigenous Maori used to make a fish hook. Start with a bit of root from the pohutukawa tree and with a bit of scraping you end up with a fish hook. Ok this is only my first effort but you get the idea. When you finish with your hook, just throw […]Read more "ESPcat End of Oil Exploration"
Man against fish! That’s James trying to land a big one off the end of the dock at the boating club. Life is a test and the outcome is by no means certain. America has a fool in the Whitehouse, Russia has a fool in the Kremlin North Korea has its own little fool and […]Read more "ESPcat Testing Times MPT-7210A"