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EnviroMission lining up financing for gargantuan solar tower - Preview not available Bruce Joseph Jan 17, 2012 3:48 PM
Battery Technology - Anounced several years ago: Rohn Brown Jan 16, 2012 8:23 PM
Fw: Biosphere 2 Ground Mount Install -  Bruce Joseph Jan 11, 2012 7:32 PM
Contact DEQ/ Gov. Brewer - Support the Clean Car Rule - Help Protect Arizona's Air Oppose Repeal of the Clean Car Rule In 2008, Arizona approved adoption of the California Low Emissions Vehicle and Zero Emissions Vehicle programs, also known as the C Jon Findley Jan 6, 2012 4:08 PM
Some getting solar development money - Since I'm an alumnus maybe I get some bragging rights (very little but work with me here): Rohn Brown Jan 5, 2012 11:07 AM
Fw: article on value of rooftop PV -  P { MARGIN: 0px } Bruce Joseph Jan 3, 2012 4:21 PM
Fw: [alternativeenergy-35] Solar Energy When the Sun Goes Down - Bruce Joseph Jan 3, 2012 1:35 PM
Something We Can Do to Promote Clean Energy and Clean Air - Forward from the Sierra Club - the Support Low Emissions Vehicle and Zero Emissions Vehicle Program Help Protect Arizona's Air Jon Findley Dec 24, 2011 1:39 AM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Two Links sent out by Members of the Phoenix Alternative Energy Meetup - I don't believe these are hoaxes but they both have some problems. Compressed air Rohn Brown Dec 21, 2011 9:18 AM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Two Links sent out by Members of the Phoenix Alternative Energy Meetup - That idea was not from the Mass. Inst. of Tech. I don't think it's a very good idea because solar panels are expensive; you don't want them shading each other. You want them in full sun. m On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 8:48 PM, Timthy Okeefe Mitchell Dec 20, 2011 9:32 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Two Links sent out by Members of the Phoenix Alternative Energy Meetup - Well it takes someone from MIT to say it. Now everyone thinks its a great idea! Next time I'll s Timthy Okeefe Dec 20, 2011 8:48 PM
Google - Preview not available Bruce Joseph Dec 20, 2011 3:44 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Two Links sent out by Members of the Phoenix Alternative Energy Meetup - Since batteries are very expensive, it might make sense to store energy in a tank of compressed air. A compressor uses household electricity to compress air in the tank, instead of charging a battery. Compressed air motors are nothing new; they've be Mitchell Dec 20, 2011 12:21 AM
Two Links sent out by Members of the Phoenix Alternative Energy Meetup - Preview not available Bruce Joseph Dec 19, 2011 11:55 PM
Fwd: [globalwarming-79] Are any Code Green Members Iinterested in Leading a Transition Maricopa / Campaign? - Preview not available Jon Findley Dec 16, 2011 5:33 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Fwd: RSVP for our Green Building Tour! - Sorry - those are my work hours. Have fun.... Peggy Sent from my iPhone On Dec 12, 2011, at 3:25 PM, Jon Findley < [address removed] > wr user 32551192 Dec 12, 2011 4:02 PM
Fwd: RSVP for our Green Building Tour! - Preview not available Jon Findley Dec 12, 2011 3:25 PM
Is the U.S. a backward country? - German Village Achieves Energy Independence … And Then Some August 2011, Vol. 52, No. 8, p. 37 Wildpoldsried produces 321 percent more energy than it needs and is generating $5.7 million in annual revenue — a remarkable accomplishment for a mo Mitchell Dec 7, 2011 11:40 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Spotlight on a local business - Well, what do you know.  I have to make a repeat trip at some point.  Maybe I'll Peter Anton Dec 6, 2011 1:44 AM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Spotlight on a local business - Those are the people that did my solar hot water system. They seem to be capable and conscientious. m On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 10:53 PM, Peter Anton wrote: > I was heading downtown down 9th Ave. on my bicycle when a big wh Mitchell Dec 5, 2011 11:44 PM
Spotlight on a local business - I was heading downtown down 9th Ave. on my bicycle when a big white truck pu Peter Anton Dec 5, 2011 10:52 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Reinventing the Leaf: Future Sources of Fuel - This is very good! Thanks, Robert. m > http://download.fora.tv/rss_me­dia/podcasts/featured_video/20­11-10-26_leaf_fuel_compass-145­12_featured_video.mp4 Mitchell Dec 3, 2011 1:01 PM
Fw: [alternativeenergy-35] More Solar Power in Arizona - Bruce Joseph Dec 2, 2011 8:29 AM
Reinventing the Leaf: Future Sources of Fuel - Reinventing the Leaf: Future Sources of Fuel Nate Lewis, professor of chemistry Robert Bulechek Nov 30, 2011 9:27 AM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] The Wilson Solar Cooker - Bruce Joseph Nov 26, 2011 4:10 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] The Wilson Solar Cooker - Gee, I can't tell that! But I do think that those cookers look like artists conceptions. The lens area is rather small for the amount of cooking being done. But it is possible if the hot plate was heated for 3 hours and then cooked with for 20 minut Mitchell Nov 26, 2011 4:02 PM
RE: [alternativeenergy-224] The Wilson Solar Cooker - If you look closely around the solar cooker in those photos you will see that that cooker has been photo shopped in. -----Original Message----- From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Mi user 14930881 Nov 26, 2011 3:50 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] The Wilson Solar Cooker - Those two grills that the African women are using seem like a different type than we have been talking about. Or maybe the hot plate moves up and down like an elevator, up for heating, down for cooking? But it does not seem like a solar tracking sy Mitchell Nov 26, 2011 10:45 AM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] The Wilson Solar Cooker - Bruce Joseph Nov 26, 2011 9:19 AM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] The Wilson Solar Cooker - One does not need an airspace to allow for expansion (although that would probably be Rohn Brown Nov 25, 2011 1:23 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] The Wilson Solar Cooker - I'm not sure how sodium nitrate affects things but as long as it's sealed, any oxygen would be used up very quickly. On Nov 24, 2011 1:47 PM, "Mitchell" < thetimin@gm tabor Nov 24, 2011 4:52 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] The Wilson Solar Cooker - Yeah, I guess that would work. Then it's just a matter of good manufacturing techniques to produce the "hot plate" container, perhaps sealed up by brazing. This is something that a skilled home hobbyist could build, or a small group. A good sun trac Mitchell Nov 24, 2011 1:47 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] The Wilson Solar Cooker - Any expansion issues could be overcome by simply leaving an air pocket in the  chamber. For that mater, you could pull a vacuum and allow for even more expansion. On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 11:37 AM, Mitchell & tabor Nov 24, 2011 12:42 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] The Wilson Solar Cooker - It must be sealed up inside a metal container. What about expansion/contraction when the state changes? That could break the container. m On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 9:43 AM, tabor wrote: > 250 deg C. That sounds like So Mitchell Nov 24, 2011 11:37 AM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] The Wilson Solar Cooker - I don't think it would be that difficult either and we have the expertise within the T Rohn Brown Nov 24, 2011 10:57 AM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] The Wilson Solar Cooker - 250 deg C. That sounds like Sodium Nitrate/Potassium Nitrate to me. I don't think it would be difficult at all. I'm surprised that it hasn't been done before. tt On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 3:44 tabor Nov 24, 2011 9:43 AM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] The Wilson Solar Cooker - That's a really good idea, but it requires something special, namely a hot plate that stores heat at over 400 degF by means of a phase change. That's not so easily accomplished. The website does not explain how it's done. m On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 Mitchell Nov 23, 2011 3:43 PM
The Wilson Solar Cooker - Preview not available Bruce Joseph Nov 23, 2011 3:15 PM
GreenPowerScience - Solar Thanksgiving Video - Preview not available Bruce Joseph Nov 20, 2011 12:09 AM
Video from the SolarGuild/Biosphere II Solar Panel Installation - Preview not available Bruce Joseph Nov 17, 2011 2:55 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Win a Nissan Leaf - Support Citizens for Solar -  Bruce Joseph Nov 15, 2011 9:21 AM
Re: Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Solar Reflector material - Thanks for the info Bill! Where I find a sample of this? For my initial tests, I'll need 24" x up to 96". Tabor On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 11:56 AM, Bill Cunningham < tabor Nov 14, 2011 4:37 PM
Re: Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Solar Reflector material - Hello Tabor, and group; I have not seen the specs on this material, but from years of experience with it, it only degrades with abrasion, either by the user or blowing sand and dust. It is about 95% refflective -very good indeed, and hard to Bill Cunningham Nov 14, 2011 11:56 AM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Solar Reflector material - I haven't but I'll take a look. Are these anodized or otherwise protected in any way? Mine will be exposed to the weather 24/7 so I need them not to degrade. Plus, the ones I'm considering have a guaranteed reflective value which is nice when tabor Nov 12, 2011 7:01 AM
Solar Reflector material - Hello Tabor and "the Group' Have you compared this to the old stand-by that we called "Ever Bright"? Which is (also?) polished aluminum, and I think thats what is used on the Sun Oven and tubular skylights. Toby used to buy it from the manuf Bill Cunningham Nov 11, 2011 9:37 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Win a Nissan Leaf - Support Citizens for Solar - Wow!  Interesting and beneficial in more ways than one.  Both a chance to win the Peter Anton Nov 11, 2011 1:49 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Win a Nissan Leaf - Support Citizens for Solar -  Bruce Joseph Nov 11, 2011 1:01 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Win a Nissan Leaf - Support Citizens for Solar -  Bruce Joseph Nov 10, 2011 10:47 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Win a Nissan Leaf - Support Citizens for Solar - I just sent this out to my fellow residents at Milagro.  Would you be willing to come out here with tickets if I elicited some interest?  MaryLou  [masked] / [masked] On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 4:56 PM, Bruce Joseph MaryLou Benigno Nov 10, 2011 7:19 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Win a Nissan Leaf - Support Citizens for Solar - YES...I live on a limited SS income, but this is too good to pass up for everyone involved.  Please let me know how I can get a ticket.  MaryLou Benigno On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 4:56 PM, Bruce Joseph < MaryLou Benigno Nov 10, 2011 7:02 PM
Win a Nissan Leaf - Support Citizens for Solar - Preview not available Bruce Joseph Nov 10, 2011 4:56 PM
Biosphere Transportation - Preview not available Bruce Joseph Nov 10, 2011 2:52 PM
Reflector material and call for collaberation - I will be ordering some of this in the next couple months: http://www.alanod-solar.us/ref­lection-products.php It's expensive ($60 per sq meter tabor Nov 8, 2011 3:44 PM
New Solar Manufacturing Technology - Preview not available Bruce Joseph Nov 8, 2011 2:15 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Biosphere II - Solar PV Installation with Solar Guild - I'd really like to go but I'm not sure if I'll have the kids. On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 6:55 PM, Bruce Joseph < [address removed] > wrote: tabor Nov 8, 2011 9:28 AM
Biosphere 2 Workshop - Transportation -  Bruce Joseph Nov 8, 2011 9:02 AM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Biosphere II - Solar PV Installation with Solar Guild - Unfortunately I have another prior commitment, otherwise, Rohn Brown Nov 5, 2011 4:10 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Biosphere II - Solar PV Installation with Solar Guild - Bruce Joseph Nov 5, 2011 1:57 PM
RE: [alternativeenergy-224] Biosphere II - Solar PV Installation with Solar Guild - Hey Bruce, I would like to participate. & Roy Nov 5, 2011 12:38 AM
Biosphere II - Solar PV Installation with Solar Guild - Preview not available Bruce Joseph Nov 4, 2011 6:54 PM
Wind Turbine Presentation - Bruce Joseph Nov 1, 2011 11:29 PM
Solar cooking for Occupy Tucson - Preview not available Bruce Joseph Nov 1, 2011 6:44 PM
Fw: Request for Arizona Daily Star story - Bruce Joseph Oct 26, 2011 12:03 PM
Fw: [Cfsmemberlist] Mailing List - Bruce Joseph Oct 20, 2011 4:17 PM
Re: Catalina State Park - Preview not available Bruce Joseph Sep 28, 2011 10:44 AM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Stirling engines and vacuum tubes - You could try it no rings and see how it goes. m On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 2:34 PM, tabor wrote: > It is a VF500 engine. The plan is to use the engine with as little > modification as possible. So, lubrication would be ha Mitchell Sep 19, 2011 4:12 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Stirling engines and vacuum tubes - This sounds real interesting. I would like to see it sometime. I wonder if you c Rohn Brown Sep 19, 2011 3:28 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Stirling engines and vacuum tubes - It is a VF500  engine. The plan is to use the engine with as little modification as possible. So, lubrication would be handled by the oiling system already in the tabor Sep 19, 2011 2:34 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Stirling engines and vacuum tubes - I'm curious now. What kind of engine was it? What about friction & lubrication? Does it have piston rings? Those may have too much friction. m On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 2:08 PM, tabor wrote: > It's a 90 degree block w Mitchell Sep 19, 2011 2:20 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Stirling engines and vacuum tubes - It's a 90 degree block with a shared crank pin so it's already perfectly 90 out of phase. It's actually a 4 cylinder so it will be functionally 2 engines running in parallel. I plan to remove the cam/timing chain, permanently seal the exhaust  tabor Sep 19, 2011 2:08 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Stirling engines and vacuum tubes - I would think high conductivity. The regenerator must accept and then give up it Rohn Brown Sep 19, 2011 1:49 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Stirling engines and vacuum tubes - It's an alpha type made from a 500cc engine. There is lots of testing to be done but the plan is 300psi, air, and I'm hoping to get useful power from it. I was thinking of manufacturing a plate system using stainless foil. There's a lot of deb tabor Sep 18, 2011 10:12 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Stirling engines and vacuum tubes - Steel wool or a tube shell type heat Rohn Brown Sep 18, 2011 9:30 PM
Stirling engines and vacuum tubes - I'm wanting some of these: http://www.fossilfreedom.com/p­roducts.html He doesn't tabor Sep 18, 2011 7:48 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Environmental Research Lab Tour - I might like to go to that. Yesterday at the permaculture meeting someone was telling me that ERL has an aquaponics (fish farming) project, and that I might be able to get baby tilapia from them. I've been wondering if I could maintain an edible fish Mitchell Sep 18, 2011 7:16 PM
Environmental Research Lab Tour - Preview not available Bruce Joseph Sep 18, 2011 7:03 PM
Power Your Business With Solar - Preview not available Bruce Joseph Sep 18, 2011 6:11 PM
Sept 24 Bike Ride and Event - Preview not available Bruce Joseph Sep 12, 2011 3:15 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Tracker - See http://www.redrok.com/electron­.htm Rohn Brown Sep 9, 2011 7:23 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Tracker - Excellent! Can you show us a schematic for it? m On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 9:38 PM, Rohn Brown wrote: > While waiting for a better design from others, I copied a circuit off the > web for a tracker for my solar oven turntable Mitchell Sep 8, 2011 9:54 PM
Tracker - While waiting for a better design from others, I copied a circuit off the web for a tracker for my solar oven tu Rohn Brown Sep 8, 2011 9:37 PM
9/11 & Energy - Since my upcoming talk will be on the anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center, and because the destruction was accomplished by triggering the conversion of certain forms of energy into other forms, I will discuss this in detail. I will exp Mitchell Sep 6, 2011 9:30 AM
Meetup details changed: OVER COFFEE - Energy, a Fundamental Concept in Science - The time and place have both been changed. It's now at Bruce's house, at 2 in the afternoon. Same day. I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: Mitchell Sep 3, 2011 8:40 PM
Meetup details changed: OVER COFFEE - Energy, a Fundamental Concept in Science - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Solar-So­ciety/events/29630081/ When : Sunday, September 11, 2011 1: Mitchell Aug 27, 2011 7:43 PM
What if solar was subsidized like fossil fuels? - http://solarenergyfactsblog.co­m/what-if-solar-energy-was-sub­sidized-like-fossil-fuels-info­graphic/ ______________________________­_________________ -- Tax the rich! Mitchell Aug 23, 2011 7:17 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Project request - I have seen one of Dave's and Roy's turntable designs which had tracking. E Rohn Brown Aug 19, 2011 10:05 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Project request - Are you familiar with the tiny unit that was used in Dave Thielin's rotating solar oven, the big yellow one? It was designed & built by Roy Scho, with some input from me. I believe the shadow fin was my idea. Anyway, it's simple, cheap & local. It Mitchell Aug 19, 2011 9:19 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Project request - I'm aware of the products on this site and most seem to be too high power and hence to Rohn Brown Aug 19, 2011 9:03 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Project request - This is the tracker I intend to use when I start putting my system together. It looks very well thought out, is quite inexpensive, and can be purchased as a finished product if you don't want to build it. It's competitive price-wise with passive t tabor Aug 19, 2011 8:31 PM
Project request - Rohn Brown Aug 19, 2011 7:12 PM
Fw: SOLAR 101 on Aug 25th - Bruce Joseph Aug 17, 2011 9:27 AM
Green Careers: Where are they? What are they? - Preview not available Bruce Joseph Aug 16, 2011 4:19 PM
Solon Corp. to cut 60 jobs, stop making solar panels in Tucson - Preview not available Bruce Joseph Aug 16, 2011 9:33 AM
Re: Tomorrow: OVER COFFEE Lecture Series - Meetup Bruce Joseph Aug 13, 2011 11:54 AM
350.org & Moving Planet - Ride the Urban Loop, Saturday, 24-Sep-11 - I heard about this at the Tucson-Pima Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting Wednesday night. Robert Bulechek Aug 12, 2011 3:59 PM
Re: Fw: [alternativeenergy-224] Anyone up for a Solar Cooking Meetup? - I'd like that in late September or October. m On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 2:55 PM, Bruce Joseph wrote: > Due to lack of response and interest, this potential Meetup is canceled. > > Bruce > > ----- Original Message ----- > F Mitchell Aug 10, 2011 3:51 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] Anyone up for a Solar Cooking Meetup? - If I can manage transportation I would like to come.  It sounds like a wonderful venue to get acquainted with my Tucson alt/energy counterparts.  I am now living in NW Tucson (Milagro CoHousing).   If anyone will be coming from this direction please gi MaryLou Benigno Aug 10, 2011 3:22 PM
Fw: [alternativeenergy-224] Anyone up for a Solar Cooking Meetup? - Preview not available Bruce Joseph Aug 10, 2011 2:55 PM
Re: [alternativeenergy-224] New Sponsor - Solar Assurance - That's very good news! m On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 6:52 PM, Bruce Joseph wrote: > I just wanted to let everyone know that Solar Assurance > (http://www.mysolarassurance.com/) is sponsoring the Solar Society for six > months.� Mitchell Aug 8, 2011 7:07 PM
New Sponsor - Solar Assurance - Preview not available Bruce Joseph Aug 8, 2011 6:52 PM

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