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In fact back in October 2016 Euan reported the same story that the times reported today.

Then he became consultant for the company and made a longer report

Yeh it's great when the weather is good..so

May 27, 2017 at 12:05 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Kitepowers website says
"potentially expanding the operation of this technology to the winter months"
So right now they don't work in winter !

Seems to have same problems as airships that they are fair weather solutions only.

Ah Euan's got a page high-altitude-wind-power-reviewed

May 26, 2017 at 11:48 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

@Pcar I believe there is some a thing as as objective truth and a truthful picture of the world
Yet I am astounded by the way that the MAJORITY of sources push out a false picture of the world.
The Labour party organ called the Canary is one.
but the the BBC is getting to be like a copy.
I am frequently having to flip channel cos each news report begins by reporting "Corbyn's line of the day' or they stick in a solar/wind advert.

Take todays KT Hopkins story I was astounded to hear total misrepresentation on BBC News.
It's easy to quote the context and full tweet, but they chose NOT to do that.

Every time there’s an Islamic terrorist attack you can’t just keep sending Philip Schofield to light candles and “sing we are united” each time..
Rather we need a LASTING solution to stop these attacks coming up.

So she tweeted
“22 dead – number rising. Schofield. Don’t you even dare.
Do not be a part of the problem. We need a final solution #Machester (sic).”
58 minutes later corrected to "true solution"

FFS We've had a terrorist attack and the only person who's been held to account and lost their job is someone who sent a reasonable tweet.that was there 58 minutes ..that's nuts.

May 26, 2017 at 11:44 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Let's take advantage this opportunity to remember the difference between loose/looser and lose/loser.

I don't think Trump said "loosers".

http://blog.dilbert.com/post/160986020961/goodbye-isis-hello-losers

May 26, 2017 at 11:33 PM | Unregistered Commenterclipe

@Golf re Kite Turbines
Like anything following day to day news or poring thru details is a waste of time
We know they really work when they start doing it without demanding subsidies and special network privileges.
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Re the actual performance as you said race day conditions are different from real world

I suspect the kite might work some months in the summer , then in the winter you have to pull them in due to storms, and what happens when ice forms around them.

I recall that a big problem is getting the power down ..the higher the turbine the heavier the cable.

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I did see the new high speed yacht which works by having an ofset keel so it doesn't topple over and glides above the water at high speed.
.... And I thought wow that is a true leap i technology

May 26, 2017 at 11:27 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

May 26, 2017 at 7:13 AM | Robert Christopher

May 26, 2017 at 3:59 PM | stewgreen

Hull is not as interesting as it was, when it became the City of Culture.

May 26, 2017 at 10:55 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

May 26, 2017 at 4:24 PM | stewgreen

Giant Kites.
How much energy/effort does it take to launch one of these kites?

As a yottie, I am intrigued to know the life expectancy of the kite. Racing yotties, hang-glider pilots etc, are always looking for the strongest, but lightest material.

The "Money-No-Object" sailors, such as those involved with the America's Cup, can afford expensive and exotic materials providing great performance in specific wind conditions, but which may not last more than a few races, or may be damaged if the wind is too strong. As with Formula 1 Motoring Racing engines, life expdctancy is limited.

If you have access to more info, or even actual test results, I would be interested in the material, and the life expectancy of the kite. An hour/day/week/month of good performance should not be relied on, unless it can be proved that the kite required no maintenance, and was the SAME kite.

May 26, 2017 at 10:33 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

stewgreen 17:10

Typically of the eco-aware chattering mob little Emily has landed on 'lektrix 101. Demand and diversity are central to the implementation of any electricity distribution system and are integral to the layout of any such system.

I've discovered this round thing that if you put a stick through the middle and put one on each corner of a big box you can use for moving things around - I'm going to call them wheels.......

Credulous dumb-ass doesn't get close.

I'd extend it to disallow charging at night unless the windmills are turning adequately or bio-farty gas is turning an IC engine generator somewhere that'll make the accounting work.

May 26, 2017 at 5:29 PM | Registered Commentertomo

Little Emily has some dumb article
' Oh Shell is making these magic devices which will control neighbourhood electric vehicle charging
and stop the substation having problems when multiple cars are trying to charge in the same neighbourhood.'

Jeez I wouldn't have thought that would be too difficult,
don't they build such smart meter tech into a car charger anyway ?

Like within a factory wouldn't the chiller rooms be synched to the building heating stuff so that they both don't kick in at once..That way you get away with having a cable half the size coming into the building.
Wouldn't your high speed car be set up so that turns down if you turn on power devices like the oven and washing machine ?

May 26, 2017 at 5:10 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Oil is back at $52 cos although OPEC is keeping its cuts , it won't be extending them.

May 26, 2017 at 4:47 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

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