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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #45 on: August 17, 2017, 01:20:53 PM »
That 500,000 people put $1,000 down on an all electric car.
So? Also, who ever said that an electric car could not be practical or that solar can't be practical? It just won't happen in a few years or anything close to it.
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #46 on: August 17, 2017, 01:25:08 PM »
So? Also, who ever said that an electric car could not be practical or that solar can't be practical? It just won't happen in a few years or anything close to it.
Already testing it in Kauai.
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #48 on: August 17, 2017, 01:30:12 PM »
so?
Ok. Let's agree to disagree. I believe it can happen in a few years and you believe that it'll take much longer. Only way to find out is to wait
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #49 on: August 17, 2017, 01:40:34 PM »
Ok. Let's agree to disagree. I believe it can happen in a few years and you believe that it'll take much longer. Only way to find out is to wait
One thing I want to point out is that you are basing on speculation while I am coming from the regulators and grid operators. Four month's ago PJM published a major study of their evolving generation mix. Their most solar leaning scenario places solar below 10% in 6 years. Their most likely scenario places it at 0.1%. CAISO with their standard of 50% renewable by 2030 only has solar up to 9.8%. There are many calculations needed to reach 30% other than the potential reliability. Let's leave it that they and most likely myself (I am dealing with energy policy as a full time business, although not this specific aspect of it) will have a better picture.
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #50 on: August 17, 2017, 01:45:28 PM »
Ok. Let's agree to disagree. I believe it can happen in a few years and you believe that it'll take much longer. Only way to find out is to wait

I'm a big technology bull, and if you look at the history of electric cars (going back to the 1970's), it's very impressive how far they've come to making it realistic. But range anxiety is and will remain a huge roadblock to widespread success. Rapid charging is just not rapid enough, and having fill stations that swap out batteries is pretty impractical (so far).
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #51 on: August 17, 2017, 01:47:50 PM »
Coming to MCI?
I guess not. Nothing on SW and UA/AA are to high.
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #52 on: August 17, 2017, 01:52:57 PM »
I guess not. Nothing on SW and UA/AA are to high.
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #53 on: August 17, 2017, 02:03:39 PM »
I guess not. Nothing on SW and UA/AA are to high.
The official DO group is flying into XNA.
Wasn't too hard to manufacture award space into MCI though.
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #54 on: August 17, 2017, 02:05:59 PM »
Roadtrip?
You are looking at 7 hours.  :(
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #56 on: August 17, 2017, 02:13:39 PM »
Haven't got glasses yet, anywhere to buy them and get in time?

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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #57 on: August 17, 2017, 02:15:22 PM »
Haven't got glasses yet, anywhere to buy them and get in time?

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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #58 on: August 17, 2017, 02:15:47 PM »
Haven't got glasses yet, anywhere to buy them and get in time?
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #59 on: August 17, 2017, 02:29:46 PM »
The official DO group is flying into XNA.
Wasn't too hard to manufacture award space into MCI though.
XNA has space. What time is it supposed to be there