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DanB

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New Front Page Poll
« on: November 23, 2006, 04:57:20 PM »
I think we need a new poll for the front page...  any thoughts for a good one?
« Last Edit: November 23, 2006, 04:57:20 PM by (unknown) »
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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2006, 10:08:33 AM »
How about:


Have you ever had a serious windturbine accidient ?


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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2006, 10:16:18 AM »
How about a pole telling how many are off the grid and where to find a membership club for those off grid. The only one I know of is Free Mountain People:
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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2006, 10:16:58 AM »
What about a poll concerning windmill reliability?  I'm not sure if the poll can be set up this way but maybe divided into home built and commercial, then subdivided, for example, 0-24 hours 2-7 days, 2-6 months, 7 to 12 months, 1 year, 2 years, etc.  And/or what type of failure; electrical or mechanical.

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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2006, 10:46:45 AM »
What Kind of Power are you more interested in ?

Grid

Solar

Wind

Hydro

Heat

Chemical

Nuclear

Trees
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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2006, 11:07:51 AM »
Alternative Power Poll (check box that applies)


I make some power at home catagory.



  1.  I make a bit of power, sometimes O
  2.  I make quite a bit of power.     O
  3.  I feed power into the grid, sometimes O
  4.  I am the generator at Nigiara Falls  O


My power comes from.


  1.  I make 10% Solar--90% wind  O
  2.  I make 30% solar--70% wind  O
  3.  I make 70% Solar--30% wind  O
  4.  I have 100% Solar           O
  5.  My wind gen broke, my solar controller is kaput


  and I'm in the dark, I'm cold and hungry.             O


6.  I have the mineral/power rights to the Sun,

  and y'all need to pay your usage rights.  O



  1.  I don't need power, I live in a cave. O
  2.  I have developed an OU generator and ya'll can go fish. O


Actually Dan, it is hard to really do a poll that would appeal to all.

Maybe a state to state "hardness" poll for grid tie requirements?

I'm up for about anything.

« Last Edit: November 23, 2006, 11:07:51 AM by stephent »

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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2006, 11:36:19 AM »
I second Zap's idea. Failure mode analysis could be useful to further development.
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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2006, 01:44:12 PM »
I like your suggestions!!  :)
« Last Edit: November 23, 2006, 01:44:12 PM by nanotech »

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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2006, 02:13:18 PM »
A couple of different links to things like a formula page with formulas on everthing wind related & a page to things that would  be helpful kind of a green horns page answering basic questions related to wind would help a lot of the new & intermediate users  


I know this isn't a poll but just an idea to help people looking for answers..


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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2006, 04:20:12 PM »


    Dan--so far, I think Stephant is on track.  Although it was a

bit on the funny side, he had a point. Or maybe more than one.

    Anyway, have fun, and whatever you decide is great.

    bj

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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2006, 04:24:08 PM »


    Two posts on one thread, record for me.  Zap's idea is pretty good

as well.  Have fun choosing.  But that's why they pay you the big bucks.

(that was intended to be a joke)

    bj

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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2006, 05:59:36 PM »
I like this but 2 suggestions


Under power at home

5 Who needs to make power? I buy all my power from the grid and print money.


Under my power comes from

How about 10 30 70 100 percent for each type power solar wind hydro?


Anybody got a funny line for biodiesel?


Finis

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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2006, 06:01:15 PM »
Lots have been done on windmills and towers, How about some ideas and pictures on control panels.  Solar and windmill hook ups,  Maybe different ideas on battery boxes and vents.

How to ground the tower and control panel. Pretty common stuff for some but to us newbe's

a picture is worth a lot...    Keep up the good work, some wicked good stuff here...


bonnie

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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2006, 06:10:22 PM »
How about Radial gens vs. Axial, or Composite Blades vs. Wood


but I think Zap's idea is better

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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2006, 07:24:06 PM »
There's a reoccurring string that makes reference to the use of diy devices and manufactured .  Taking a look at the level of builders out there would be intresting.
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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2006, 09:44:35 PM »
You might want to do a poll asking people what their average monthly usage is each month, in KwH.


Folks could then compare their usage to other folks.  We might think we do good on conserving energy in our homes, but we'd have a better idea of how we compare to other energy conscious users.


I normally use 300-350 KwH a month, and I know I waste electric.

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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2006, 10:19:42 PM »
My

$0.02

"stephent"'s

Idea was good.

Or maybe

just windmill/turbine type:


Induction Conversion

DC motor

PM Air gap

Commercial

DC brushless PM motors

Vehicle alternators

Induction motors

And any others I might have missed

Maybe-

Blade size

Maybe-

Battery Bank:

Amp Hours

Battery type

Age of cells

Type of control


This could go on and on.

LOL

:)

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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2006, 11:20:42 PM »
But what do you do with all the data fed back to you via the poll?


Is it useful, and, if so, can you occasionally feed it back to the people that visit the site.


David HK

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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2006, 05:29:08 AM »
Bonnie, not on Dan's topic but may help you for some guidance on your  ask,

http://www.sandia.gov/pv/docs/John_Wiles_Code_Corner.htm


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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2006, 09:32:22 AM »
I suppose it would be interesting to see how many people are actually getting a real benefit from selling power to the grid (net metering).
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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2006, 10:08:53 AM »
I like the power use poll

wow, you use 325 KWH a month. I use a yearly average of 27 KWH a month in a 1600 Square foot house.
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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2006, 10:23:27 AM »
What do you do with the all the dead birds at the bottom of the tower?


A) Feed them to the cat.

B) Haul them away to land fill.

c) Just leave them there as an example to other birds.


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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2006, 10:44:46 AM »


I like it too, some of the subjects need their own heading: WXYZCIENCE's foam cutting machine and making composite blades. I would like more info on grid ties without the component manufactures BS. I called my electric company and they charge the normal monthly fee, you have to pay for the new meter that sends them your usage. They said somewhere around 3000 to 5000 dollars. Good God! And they will only pay 3 cents per kilowatt-hour and they charge us 8.5 cents. Anyway I will still have to pay 40 bucks plus per month to stay hooked up. What is the point


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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2006, 11:53:42 AM »
What about where people come from? i.e


  1. USA
  2. South America
  3. Europe
  4. UK
  5. Asia
  6. Africa
  7. other

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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2006, 12:41:47 PM »
i `ve wanted for a few times to ask admin next one - can you rearrange site so when i click on any hyperlink people are providing here, it will open in new window. i do not like leaving basic site to see something elsewhere. always it is " right click, open link in new window etc". lots of other sites has this "thing" in use.


is it hard to make this change? is it complicated?


i know it hasnt much in common Danb`s topic, but i just wanted to ask.

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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2006, 12:43:22 PM »
Dan maybe you could condense all these great ideas into one big pole.Maybe add type of turbine also.

 A thought
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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2006, 12:58:54 PM »
This is usually accomplished in the browser you are using.

Set preference to "open link in seperate window" in your browser.

Mine is set to "open in seperate tab". But that's similar.
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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2006, 04:49:13 PM »
There are a couple of other countries on "your" continent, fungus, that you forgot to mention.
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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2006, 11:01:46 PM »
Ain't Canada a state yet?

That must be why I'm gonna need a passport to go fishin'.

(that's just silly IMHO)


But I think Fungus is in England.

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Re: New Front Page Poll
« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2006, 11:30:31 PM »
LOL... I like selection "c"
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