Renewable Energy World

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Thursday July 18, 2013 11:18
Monday September 16, 2013 07:40

LG 840G Mass storage USB File transfer tutorial.

Float charging two 12V 34Ah AGM batteries.

Large-scale solar generation of electricity is scam/fraud, several in New Mexico allege.

Thursday September 5, 2013 06:17

Understimation of the power of msm is a bad mistake.

Facebook used to combat msm.

Who paid for article? And Why? The literary arm of the solar generation of electricity industry?

Liberal arts 'educated' journalists are going into altenergy.

MSM liberal arts 'educated' journalists are losing their jobs.
Where do journalists come from? They are manufactured in America's universities in a liberal arts curriculum.

Mark Mathis
“In much of the country, the Geostellar Solar Index shows that homeowners can actually generate more wealth with solar panels than stocks, bonds, CDs or other investments,” Geostellar CEO David Levine told Solar Reviews. “The index’s findings show residential solar power is not only viable, it’s a wise investment.” ... [Investigation in New Mexico continues.]

Yet even as those in favor of solar power are celebrating victories along the way, there are new roadblocks appearing. Armed with support from the American Legislative Exchange Commission (ALEC), Arizona’s state utility company is proposing to cut back savings on solar power users by implementing fees that could raise utility costs by as much as 20 percent.  

Solar Jihad. Thursday August 15, 2013.



Farmer's market at the Academy visited Tuesday August 13, 2013.

5 bars of soap purchased for $30.

How many kWh required to make a bar of soap?

Harbor Freight 15W solar panel will output about 11-12W with a HQRP charge/load controller.

Earthgift Herbals.

Solar powered soap studio conversation.

Item 11 in solar panel manual seen
Install an appropriate charge controller/regulator
to regulate output and prevent damage. Do not
attach panel to battery or power grid without proper
regulator, inverter, and/or charge controller.

Page 4
Rated Output 12 V ~ 15 W [note ~]
Panel Size 13 IN. W X 37 IN. [13 * 37 = 481 IN2.

Goal Zero Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator [$1,799.95]. 1,200W. Capacity: 1250Wh (12V, 100Ah)

Our 2 Harbor Freight 12V, 35Ah [$62] are easily charged from about 11.5V with above 15W solar panel [$59] connected
to a HQRP charge/load controller [$25].


1 Introduction audio Thursday August 15, 2013
2 Ted Turner batteries with solar/diesel charging and residential solar battery charging systems.
3 End of visit battery charging.

Battery charging is perhaps one of the more, if not most, important applications of solar generated of electricity.
From: "Linley Gwennap"
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2013 10:06:24 AM
Subject: Processor Watch - August 15, 2013

Haswell's FIVR Extends Battery Life
By David Kanter, Real World Technologies

The PC ecosystem has lagged phones and tablets in power management. For many years, voltage regulators (VRs) for PC processors have been a staid and boring affair, delivering relatively incremental improvements. Traditional VRs are bulky and consume high-value motherboard real estate close to the processor, but they operate at very low frequencies (e.g., 1MHz) compared with modern 1-3GHz processors.

Intel's introduction of fully integrated voltage regulators (FIVRs) in its newest Core processor, code-named Haswell, is fundamentally changing the power-delivery landscape. This innovation is the technical underpinning for new platform-level power management that adopts and in some aspects exceeds the capabilities of mobile systems, radically reducing average power consumption for the system and improving responsiveness. The result is one of the greatest increases in mobile-PC battery life ever, as evidenced in the initial Haswell-based notebooks that are now shipping.

Specifically, the FIVR's low latency enables more-agile power management that can quickly turn platform components on or off, enabling the system to spend most of its time in a deep-sleep state. The OS and applications, however, remain alive and connected to the network, and the system swiftly responds to external stimuli. For example, in Windows 8 Connected Standby mode, Intel claims the Haswell platform reduces power consumption by 20x compared with Sandy Bridge, while still meeting the 300ms wake-up requirement.

Looking beyond the PC, the implications are significant across a wide range of markets. Properly designed IP blocks such as CPUs, GPUs, FPGA fabrics, wireless modems, and caches can all take advantage of a FIVR. Applications from smartphones to servers all benefit from improvements in power efficiency. Although Intel is the first to bring FIVRs to market, others will eventually follow.

Microprocessor Report subscribers can access the full article:

Solar electric water pumping works and may not require a battery.

New Mexico film producer Phil Peiffer's solar water pumping system uses batteries which a solar charged.

Arrived on Tracfone J2ME LG840G while in Florida.


Electricity production and cost is a world-wide problem.

Beginning J2ME LG SDK 1.5 and Oracle/Sun J2ME 2.5.2_01 wireless toolkit. Sun and LG builds complete.

Tuesday August 13, 2013 12:58

Albuquerque Jounral Business Outlook, Monday August 12, 2013



PNM wants gas and nuclear to replace coal, but environamentalists want renewables.
By Kevin Robinson-Avila.


PRC renewable-cost issue flare up anew
By Kevin Robinson-Avila, page 7.

© is freely used by the Albuquerque Journal.
§ 409 . Application for copyright registration10 The application for copyright registration shall be made on a form prescribed by the Register of Copyrights and shall include —

(1) the name and address of the copyright claimant;

Does the Albuquerque Journal do this?

India Combats Energy Poverty through Natural Resources.

Hello Pat,

IRP 2014 Meeting Schedule. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, 8 a.m.-noon and subsequent meetings should be preceded by agendas, collection and presentation of facts, I feel to make PNM electric IRP meaningful.

Non-technical literary approaches to solar and wind generation of electricity merits is creating the appearance of writers are using their skills to possibly promote scams/frauds? For personal profit?

Allegations of scam/fraud in large-scale solar/wind generation of electricity have been made by some New Mexicans. Not us. But curiosity caused investigate.

Solar battery charging./load-powering experiments of three 5W and one 15W solar panels, two 12V 35Ahr AGM, NiMH and NiCd 1.2V and 9V batteries confirms that solar works well. Large number of New Mexico solar charged battery-powered electric gate openers and other highway devices supports that small-scale applications work.

Absence of economies of scale in solar make extrapolation from small-scale to large-scale possible.

Wind electric generation field trips and questions raised concerns that revenue from electricity sold may not cover equipment, installation and maintenance costs? And safe removal, of course.

Possible near-term future electricity increased costs and shortages,
Five new generators are on track for completion this decade, including two reactors approved just a few weeks ago (the first new reactor approvals in the US in over 30 years). Those will add to the 104 reactors that are already in operation around the country and already produce 20% of the nation’s power.

Those reactors will eat up 19,724 tonnes of U3O8 this year, which represents 29% of global uranium demand. If that seems like a large amount, it is! The US produces more nuclear power than any other country on earth, which means it consumes more uranium that any other nation. However, decades of declining domestic production have left the US producing only 4% of the world’s uranium.

With so little homegrown uranium, the United States has to import more than 80% of the uranium it needs to fuel its reactors. Thankfully, for 18 years a deal with Russia has filled that gap. The “Megatons to Megawatts” agreement, whereby Russia downblends highly enriched uranium from nuclear warheads to create reactor fuel, has provided the US with a steady, inexpensive source of uranium since 1993. The problem is that the program is coming to an end next year.

The Upside to a Natural Gas Downturn
Marin Katusa, for The Daily Reckoning
Monday April 2, 2012

and PNM will retire coal-fired Units 2 and 3 at San Juan Generating Station by Dec. 31, 2017 along with liberal arts 'educated' going into energy, especially altenergy - solar and wind suggests that an engineering power production and cost data assessment from PNM's solar and wind facilities would be beneficial to success of the 2014 IRP?

Please ack if you receive this email.

Please respond.



The solar energy industry is booming. With governments subsidizing new installations, companies are racing to build huge solar parks and rooftop installations.

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, U.S. residential developers installed 164 megawatts of solar capacity in the first quarter of this year, up 53% from the year before.

The U.S. now has 8,500 megawatts, enough to power 1.3 million homes. According to the Solar Foundation, U.S. companies that manufacture and install solar equipment account for 119,000 jobs. In comparison, there are 83,000 coal miners.

PNM did not send data on solar electricity production it promised.

Let's see if we can get data on its solar facilities, especially PNM Prosperity Energy Storage Project.

And The wind center is located 20 miles northeast of Fort Sumner.

Job Market Faces New Problem, Hitting One Unlucky Group Really Hard.

Thursday August 22, 2013 08:49

When Green Turns Brown

Since 2002, photovoltaic production has doubled roughly every two years, increasing at a yearly average of 48%, making it the fastest growing energy technology. By 2008, PV installations worldwide had surpassed 15 GW and the end is not in sight. However, as Obi-Wan might paradoxically put it, "There is a Dark Side to sun power.

Eventually, existing installations will reach the end of their useful lifetimes, requiring replacement. One of the seeming contradictions of producing the means to generate clean renewable energy is that you must manufacture them using stuff that can be pretty deadly to the environment such as ammonia, arsine, cadmium sulfate and diborane. And when you discard these installations, effluvia such as arsenic are released during solar cell decomposition, and then there is all that chromium in screws and frames. So what do you do with the things?

At present, no laws forbid someone from just tossing them and adding a little extra deadly chemistry to the closest dump. Obviously, with PV being such an integral part of the "green" movement's chimerical goal of absolutely clean, renewable energy, recycling comes to mind. However, this is nor as simple as separating cardboard from glass on garbage day. But all is not lost...

Some PV manufacturers have expressed their willingness to take discarded modules and reprocess them at their expense. First Solar, for example, will take everything back and reprocess it, producing new panels. The only hitch is that they have to have been First Solar panels to begin with. Other manufacturers have similar plans. It makes sense to recycle, because although the cost of producing the new module from the old is about the same as manufacturing an entirely new one, it takes only 25-30% of the energy to produce. As the volume of discarded systems ready for recycling increases, doubtless the cost factor will become even more attractive.

Nevertheless, the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) believes that manufacturers must do much more to protect the environment by reducing and eventually eliminating the use of all toxic materials, as well as designing their systems for easy recycling. The goal is to have manufacturers take responsibility for the system's entire lifetime and beyond, by having it easily reincarnate as a new product.

PV Cycle, a non-profit environmental organization in the European Union, proposes a voluntary recycling initiative and urges manufacturers to start the collection and recycling of modules now, beginning with at least 65% of the PV modules installed in that continent since 1990, and to recycle 85% of what would otherwise be waste. "We want to make the photovoltaic industry 'double green,"' said Jan Clyneke, PV Cycle's managing director, adding that the PV Cycle recycling plan would be in place across Europe by 2015. By 2020, the EU estimates there will be 35,000 tons of degraded panels.

Although there is still no federal regulation specifically governing PV panel recycling in the United States, as in the EU the industry must meet regulations for waste disposal and hazardous waste; in California's case there is also the Hazardous Waste Control Law to be met, which following Golden State tradition is tougher than federal regulations.

But there is more to PV manufacturing than just recycling. According to the SVTC's white paper, "Toward a Just and Sustainable Solar Energy Industry," although the solar PV boom is still in its infancy, what it describes as "disturbing global trends" are emerging. It goes on to say that a considerable amount of the polysilicon feedstock material - the refined silicon used as crystalline silicon solar cells' basic material - is produced in countries like China, "where
"Although the solar boom is still in its infancy, 'disturbing global trends' are emerging."

manufacturing costs and environmental regulatory enforcement are low." It also quotes a March 2008 Washington Post report that at least one plant in China's Henan Province regularly dumps silicon tetrachloride, a toxic waste product of polysilicon manufacturing, on nearby farmland. The Post quoted Li Xiaoping, deputy director of the Shanghai Academy of Environmental Sciences: "Crops cannot grow on this, and it is not suitable for people to live nearby." It is an open secret that besides what the West would consider miserly salaries as well as a lack of benefits and humane labor laws, another reason why manufacturing has moved to Asia is the region's lack of strong environmental laws and stiff enforcement. What is good for business is not necessarily good for the planet. All these matters must be sorted out, otherwise the concept of "green" energy will carry a sarcastic connotation. With current technologies a perfect solution is not an option; manufacturers and environmentalists both must be willing to show flexibility and compromise.

Alexander E Braun

April 2010 SEMICONDUCTOR International
[ceased publication after above article published.]
Those who live near the 230-megawatt Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One want to know whether the 3.7-million cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin film solar panels First Solar will install in their desert terrain are a threat to them.

“I feel somehow that we’re the experimental rat,” one resident said in an email to GTM. “Cadmium? Hmmmmmmm.”

PNM Solar Energy Centers.

First Solar, based in Tempe, Arizona, will construct the facilities using its advanced PV panels at five separate sites within PNM’s service territory.

Microcontroller hacking and unadvertised features. Cadmium pollution in New Mexico?

EPA RELENTS ON RENEWABLE FUEL QUOTAS — The federal government this week agreed, in essence, to lower quotas for renewable fuels as U.S. production of next-generation sources and demand for gasoline have lagged projections.

From: "ABQjournal Business Insider"
Sent: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 4:03:24 PM
Subject: ABQJournal Business Insider

The Outback inverter Hewitt uses has been on the California Energy Commission approved equipment list for eight years and hundreds of these systems have been approved, he said. Now Edison is saying all battery backup systems need more review. Homeowners with battery backup solar electric systems are being asked to pay $800 as part of that review, he said. “Edison is sending small systems through the same review process as large megawatt systems,” he said. “Apparently other utilities are jumping on the bandwagon and they plan to go back and remove credits from all homeowners with backup systems.”

The five utility-scale solar power plants would power nearly 8,713 homes and are likely to displace some 1,164,120 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions over their 20-year operational period under each Ontario Power Authority contract of the solar farms

My programmer friend Clyde introduced me to them via this blog post on programming with Forth. I don't necessarily agree with all his points - I LOVE Forth for embedded programming - but I did find it a good read.

Engineers Killed Detroit.

I am among the most and least trusted professions in America.

Sine wave icon tap.

Shift tap no pic.

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+157 exceeds range of IBM 360 floating point.

CLDC version 1.1 implements floating point is ROMed in Tracfone LG840G!.

Accuracy not checked.

E.35 probably should be and 8.35. Solar panel is from failed water pump.

High voltage output observed from solar panel even in dim light ... but little power.

Slight shade on on front panel caused pump to quit.

Video of front solar water feature.

Solar water pumping works. :)


One of the findings is that the energy intensive manufacturing of EVs mean that some cars make almost double the impact on global warming as conventional cars. This is mostly because of the raw materials and energy needed to build the lithium-ion batteries.

Wednesday July 31, 2013

Solving wind energy storage problems

When it comes to alternative energy, I have been a big fan of storage. Alternative energy will not be viable for large-scale power delivery to the grid without storage. ... Longtin said. “The 50 kilowatt-hours will give you predictable power in the range of 30 minutes. ...

“Batteries would have to come down to a cost point to us on the order of $200 per kilowatt-hour. It is on the order of $800 per kilowatt-hour to $1,000 per kilowatt-hour today.”


High Lonesome wind farm [ranch] essential non-gas-wasting field trip revealed two turbines not spinning. LG 840G, Fuji A600, and iPad mini pics and vid

Video - Fuji A600.

Audio segment 4. Conversation with Mike of Edision at 505-227-8842 Monday November 14, 2011.

Energy returned on energy invested.

It's Still About the Battery.

As we’ve said many times, however, the successes of electronics don’t apply to battery chemistry. There is no Moore’s Law for chemical storage. Moore’s Law is about manufacturing -- pushing the state of the art by reducing the feature sizes of microelectronic devices. [solar panels are similar]

Thursday July 25, 2013 15:52

bill payne (billp37) on Twitter.

Bill Kenmore, WA June 12, 2013.


Mr Darnell.

Listen to Mr Darnell.

Mr Pat O'Connell who bill knows well from 2008 IRP.

Listen to Mr O'Connell.

Listen to questions and Mr O'Connell's responses.

Mr O'Connell is resposible for perhaps the most important foils of 2008 IRP, imo.

Nuclear Dreams and Realities.

Wednesday July 24, 2013 06:26

Persian facebook friend.

Revision History
Symbol  Date Reason Author
0 July 23, 2013 14:17 Document release  william h payne
1 July 23, 2013 06:26 10W corrected to 5W  

William Payne
BA [mathematics] 1959 Whitman College
MS, PhD 1964 Purdue University
Computer Science faculty Washington State University 1966-79

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1972-3
Sandia National laboratories microcontroller hardware/software designer 1980-92
Windows C/C++/assembler vxd/wdm ISO-certified device driver writer 1992-02
Author: Embedded Controller Forth for the 8051 Family

Solar and wind power output

100% appears to mean no coal, petroleum or natural gas.

Next question is How much power do the Scotland and the Philippines currently consume? in kW hours. And how many kWhs do both countries' plan to consume after going 'green'?

Renewable energy sources include sun, wind, water power and vegetation.

Solar and wind generation of electricity are pushed in the media.

No wind, no wind generated electricity. And if a turbine fails because of mechanical or electronics problems, none too.

No solar generation of electricity at night. Big batteries charged when the sun shines the answer?

Water generation of electricity works well 24/7 provided it is available in a country.

Public Service Company of New Mexico states
Solar Energy Center Number of Panels Energy to Power (approx. # homes over the course of a year)
Alamogordo 78,000 1600 homes
Albuquerque  30,000 630 homes
Deming 78,000 1600 homes
Las Vegas   78,000 1600 homes
Los Lunas 78,000 1600 homes

Are these figures reasonable?

Internet post
fast neutron
Santa Fe, NM
January 12, 2009

From actual experience, wind farms produce 1.2 watts per square meter. Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic methods capture 5 to 6 watts per square meter. There is no economy of size in either technology. Dividing the watts you need by those values gives the land area in square meters needed to produce the juice. The numbers are astronomical

caused author to buy three 5W solar panels and later a 15W panel for experimentation resulted in conclusion that fast neutron may be on the low side.

Reliance solely on altenergy may insufficient for Scotland and the Philippines maintain current energy consumption measured in kWhs?

Accusations of large-scale solar generation industry scam/fraud are considerated.

Solar generation output may be insufficient for production of solar panels? -EROEI?

To: "william payne"
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 9:55:26 AM
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