PNM Prosperity Solar Energy Storage Project
cloud cover data

First posted
Tuesday April 22, 2014 13:11
Monday April 28, 2014 09:34

Clouds over the Sandia Mountains on return from 4 day essential non-gas-wasting trip to Durango, Co suggested that clouds may be over the Prosperity Solar Energy Storage Project too?

Laboratory field trip required with calibrated solar cell, Harbor Freight autoranging and expensive [<$20] multimeters.

Monday April 28, 2014 09:34

Digital multimeter purchased primarily for solar luminance testing.

Free digital multimeter acquired too.
Voltage accuracy of meters comparison video.

AA lithium Energizer was within .005V with both the free and 98674 expensive meter measured
Friday April 25, 2014.

CEN-TECH ITEM 98674 manual - pdf.
YouTube demonstration.

CEN-TECH ITEM 98674, free harbor freight, and innova 3320 video converted with Koyote v2.

98674 autorange measuring DC volts doesn't always work. Meter must be turned off, then on
for proper voltage meaurement. Removing the ground, then reconnecting sometimes works too.

Wednesday April 23, 2014 15:14

When Good is Bad.

Tuesday April 22, 2014 15:06

View over Prosperity Solar Energy Storage Project.

Calibrated solar cell and digital multimter video.

Prosperity Solar Energy Storage Project built in gulch and clouds video.
Greater than One Sun [1,000 W/m2] solar irradiance video.

Cloud cover video.
Ask to see liberal arts 'educated' laboratories. :)

Sitting in an office and 'thinking' is their method. Then opening their mouths or creative writing.
Where do journalists come from? They are manufactured in America's universities in a liberal arts curriculum.

Mark Mathis
Solar generated electricity output is erratic. As well as intermittent on total cloud cover days.

And totally reliable at night. Zero output.

PNM should have this data for the Prosperity Solar Energy Storage Project.

Mainstream media audio.
Meter audio.
Windows xp on installation on 4th generation desktop audio.
Discussed at lunch on Tuesday April 22, 2014 with Dr Richard J Hanson.

Decision made to do it! For fun, of course.

And try do the more expensive than AMD Intel i5 4670K Haswell for the reasons


A clean install is going to get you a cleaner operating system.

USB 3.0 audio.

Audio recording made on Tracfone LG840G cell phone in amr format.

Tracfone audio files uploaded over USB to Toshiba A105 laptop through My Computer.

WavePad used to convert amr to mp3.

WiFi transfer of mp3 files to prosefights. Then downloaded to AMD Phenom desktop.

HotMetal PRO 6.0 used to build this page which is displayed on Godaddy.

All works on electricity which may become more expensive and is shorter supply?
Especially if the wind and solar generation of electricity triumph.

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