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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-09-09 09:22 AM
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45. Right, I forgot you live in an alternate reality...
My bad.
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  -Mini power generated by VW engines pscot  Sep-08-09 10:36 AM   #0 
  - FACT CHECK: Internal combustion enginers are NOT 94% efficient.  ddeclue   Sep-08-09 10:43 AM   #1 
  - did the article say that?  fascisthunter   Sep-08-09 10:46 AM   #4 
  - The efficiency of a combined heat and power system -  Tommy_J   Sep-08-09 11:11 AM   #6 
  - Germany can get cold, but I still think it's misleading to say "94%."  joshcryer   Sep-08-09 11:14 AM   #8 
  - This might be a fuel cell  bananas   Sep-09-09 01:35 PM   #50 
     - Here is a photo of the 'innerds'  kristopher   Sep-09-09 01:56 PM   #51 
  - I wish there were plans to export this tech to the US.  tridim   Sep-08-09 10:44 AM   #2 
  - I don't think the 94% efficiency applies to cars. Moving heavy bodies vs generating heat.  glitch   Sep-08-09 10:51 AM   #5 
  - sounds pretty interesting  fascisthunter   Sep-08-09 10:45 AM   #3 
  - They're calculating heating the house into the equation. It still produces copious amounts of CO2.  joshcryer   Sep-08-09 11:12 AM   #7 
  - Another thing, technically this is actually *less* efficient at heating your house than...  joshcryer   Sep-08-09 11:16 AM   #9 
  - That isn't logical.  kristopher   Sep-08-09 01:46 PM   #12 
     - True, if you include them together it's more efficient.  joshcryer   Sep-09-09 03:09 AM   #18 
        - Presumably?  kristopher   Sep-09-09 07:46 AM   #22 
           - Peaking plants come online during the mid afternoon in summer, usually.  joshcryer   Sep-09-09 08:26 AM   #25 
           - Well you'd know about that...  kristopher   Sep-09-09 08:36 AM   #27 
              - Yeah, the waste heat pouring out of the vents into my property sure is irrelevant.  joshcryer   Sep-09-09 08:39 AM   #30 
                 - Increased efficiency = lower heat emissions  kristopher   Sep-09-09 08:55 AM   #34 
                    - ...  joshcryer   Sep-09-09 09:03 AM   #37 
                       - Who gives a fig if you like it?  kristopher   Sep-09-09 09:18 AM   #42 
                          - I don't recall saying anything about centrally generated power.  joshcryer   Sep-09-09 09:22 AM   #44 
                             - Of course you don't...  kristopher   Sep-09-09 09:23 AM   #46 
                                - Because I didn't.  joshcryer   Sep-09-09 09:24 AM   #47 
                                   - Right.  kristopher   Sep-09-09 10:19 AM   #49 
           - Funnily the Wikipedia entry has a graph of Germany's electrical power:  joshcryer   Sep-09-09 08:31 AM   #26 
              - Wow.  kristopher   Sep-09-09 08:38 AM   #28 
                 - How don't I understand it?  joshcryer   Sep-09-09 08:41 AM   #31 
                    - And it means what in the context of the discussion?  kristopher   Sep-09-09 08:56 AM   #35 
                       - It means that until all of these magical renewable energy solutions are created...  joshcryer   Sep-09-09 09:04 AM   #38 
                          - You have no idea what you are talking about  kristopher   Sep-09-09 09:09 AM   #39 
                             - Hmm... explain it to me.  joshcryer   Sep-09-09 09:10 AM   #40 
  - It's a gas furnace that makes electricity.  hunter   Sep-08-09 11:26 AM   #10 
  - Each unit is designed to power more than one home.  kristopher   Sep-08-09 01:34 PM   #11 
  - Check out what I posted down thread  madokie   Sep-08-09 08:18 PM   #14 
  - Here's what Honda offers  madokie   Sep-08-09 05:41 PM   #13 
  - So the plan is to replace nuclear plants with little dirty dangerous fossil fuel plants?  NNadir   Sep-08-09 08:33 PM   #15 
  - Millions and millions of little dirty dangerous fossil fuel plants!  hunter   Sep-09-09 03:00 AM   #16 
  - Yeah, I'm beginning to see where you are coming from on this forum.  joshcryer   Sep-09-09 03:05 AM   #17 
  - Wonder how much waste heat this bugger puts out into your back yeard during summer (peak energy)?  joshcryer   Sep-09-09 03:20 AM   #19 
     - Isn't this sold as a furnace replacement primarily?  madokie   Sep-09-09 06:07 AM   #20 
        - Yeah, but it's also a grid generator that the grid people control.  joshcryer   Sep-09-09 06:33 AM   #21 
           - That is why it is coupled to hot water heat storage, Sherlock.  kristopher   Sep-09-09 07:49 AM   #23 
              - Uh, the heat must be released eventually.  joshcryer   Sep-09-09 08:25 AM   #24 
                 - Your level of ignorance is astounding.  kristopher   Sep-09-09 08:39 AM   #29 
                    - You're the one thinking that the waste heat magically gets stored in plumbing.  joshcryer   Sep-09-09 08:42 AM   #32 
                       - You have trouble with complexity, eh?  kristopher   Sep-09-09 08:53 AM   #33 
                          - Please dispense with the red herrings. It will produce waste heat in the local environment.  joshcryer   Sep-09-09 09:01 AM   #36 
                             - "I dunno..."  kristopher   Sep-09-09 09:15 AM   #41 
                                - Still produces more waste heat than if I used a different system.  joshcryer   Sep-09-09 09:20 AM   #43 
                                   - Right, I forgot you live in an alternate reality...  kristopher   Sep-09-09 09:22 AM   #45 
                                      - Back to your idiotic responses without substance, I see.  joshcryer   Sep-09-09 09:25 AM   #48 

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