Tag Archives: Electricity

DIY Power and Load Leveling

Some thoughts and selected links on electric power generation on a DIY to small group scale. Continue reading

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Is The UK Grid Approaching Instability?

An interesting tool lets you watch the UK Electric Grid dashboard. It looks to me like at no more than 50% more wind turbines, the UK grid destabilizes and failures happen. Also at about 5 GW less coal or nuke, it destabilizes. Not good. Continue reading

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Flaming Cruise Ships, Batman!

An interesting electrical connection to ship fires, and a potential line to India and China more recently. Continue reading

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Water Battery

A crazy idea, based on some odd properties of water. Continue reading

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Coleman Lantern Heat Cheaper

When markets are left competitive, they work very well. When markets are “managed” or “regulate” or biased by government mandates, they break. The particular form of the breakage is always a surprise to those who broke them. For California, for example, screwing around with electricity costs means I have cleaned off my Coleman Lantern and I’m digging in the garage for my Aladdin lamp. Continue reading

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