Over lunch with my friend Noel recently we discussed the takeover of diesel and petrol powered cars by electric vehicles. Noel was certain that internal combustion engine cars would be around for another 50 years. I’m pretty sure he is wrong. Stanford University economist Tony Seba predicted in a 2017 report that liquid fueled cars […]Read more "ESPcat Oil Powered Cars Soon Obsolete (electric solar powered catamaran)"
I’ve been a bit busy for the last month with multiple overseas visitors so now it’s back to the solar powered boat project. This project has become a metaphor for life in that there have been multiple setbacks and multiple opportunities to give up. The whole “giving up” thing really isn’t all that much fun […]Read more "ESPcat Version III Solar Generator (electric solar powered catamaran)"
The Electric Solar Powered Catamaran now has curtains, bed covers and pillow cases. Didn’t Gallagher do well? Surely that means Borderline is ready to sail doesn’t it? It is amazing how many things there are to complete before a boat can actually sail. I installed a camping shower with nautically themed curtain. The camping shower […]Read more "ESPcat Carburetors & Curtains"
So the party is over and the new year has begun. Time to contemplate new challenges and correct old mistakes. Some like to make New Year’s resolutions but I’m not so sure they have any value. Take resolutions to get fit for example. If you are unfit it means that there are problems with your […]Read more "ESPcat After The Party"
Ok maybe not solar power to the outboard motors yet but solar power to everything else is here at last. Not only that but it seems to be actually working. Maybe it just looks like a trash can but it is a really cool trash can. And speaking of cool, it runs the refrigerator. Maybe […]Read more "ESPcat Solar Power With Peanut Oil"
Geeks of the world rejoice. Just remember, you heard it here first (or maybe second). Fluoride batteries will replace lithium batteries in electric cars and boats. That’s right; a consortium of big, fat smarties from Honda, NASA and Caltech have invented a fluoride battery that operates at room temperature rather than 150° Celsius (300° F) […]Read more "ESPcat Fluoride Battery #fluoridebattery"
A favorite saying of my long time friend, Nick Copeman is “there are no problems, only opportunities”. I have quoted this mantra many times, particularly when things in my business were looking a bit dark. It is amazing how a problem can be turned into an opportunity, sometimes with something as simple as rewording the […]Read more "ESPcat Dreaming of Solar Power"