Seismograph – Part 4

Made the last physical change to reduce the urban noise this past weekend. We did a speed read of the USGS seismic vault construction guideline, you can pull it down and check it out here; https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2002/ofr-02-0144/ofr-02-0144.pdf In short, they recomend a bunch of things that I cant come at, either size wise, or cost wise.… Continue reading Seismograph – Part 4

Face west to feed the duck curve

This one caught me out….. http://midwestenergynews.com/2017/08/03/to-solve-duck-curve-missouri-utility-to-pay-bonus-for-west-facing-solar-panels/ To solve ‘duck curve,’ Missouri utility to pay bonus for west-facing solar panels. In an effort to better align solar-energy production with peak demand, the electric utility in Columbia, Missouri has begun to pay higher rebates for new west-facing arrays than it will for those facing south. Fantastically simple.… Continue reading Face west to feed the duck curve

Solar traffic jam

The solar eclipse on the 21st is getting some press over here. I liked this guys take on it. http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/traffic-congestion-predictions-maps-eclipse-august-21-2017 In short, he thinks there is going to be a whopper of a traffic jam. Traffic, along with weather, will be the chief challenges for people wanting to see the total solar eclipse of August… Continue reading Solar traffic jam

22 years

22 years ago today (in Australia), this guy arrived. Its been fun. Looking forward to the next 22.