THE JONAS EFFECT IS NOW IN AFFECT SINCE MONDAY!! You see, when Joinass shows up, the PPS goes up! Joinass is a lucky charm!
Nobody here cares about what, who, what species you are. You are a stupid twit that's all.
The only important thing is that now you are here and that means the PPS will go UP!
If you go back more than 6 months or so, Jonas suddenly appeared and the price was around 1.25 or so. He kept saying the price would go to zero, and he posted about 50 posts a day bashing everyone. Well the PPS steadily went up to the $2 area while he was bashing bashing and bashing. Then suddenly, poof he disappears because the PPS went up. Now it has been quite awhile since he was active on this MB, and he reappeared because the PPS dropped. He was nothing but good luck to the PPS while he bashed away!
So I think his appearance is significant in the grand scheme of things, and that signals an upward movement again.
Whenever Joinass appears, the stock price goes up! This is good news to see the twit again.
Now the stock is trading at 2.36 in after hours. May be the news is coming out tonight!!
Fridays are always the most active days for FCEL news!!! GO GO GO
Article just out: FuelCell Posts Late Pop to High of $2.39, but Retreats Quickly - Some Reports Suggest New Order/Contract May be Driving Spike
Focusing solely on LCOE as a metric fails to recognize the potential for radically lower costs through completely rethinking where electricity is generated and how it is distributed across the system. By designing a system that is nearly twice as efficient (uses half the energy) as the traditional model for delivering electricity to a server, we can obviously pay more for electricity coming out of the fuel cell and still have a lower total cost. And that is just the energy cost savings. Once we add in the cost savings from the avoided infrastructure (the outlets, meters, power lines, power plants), we have a design that is more elegant, requires less energy and has the potential to be significantly less expensive than traditional datacenter designs.
The final point I want to make is the potential this concept holds for the energy world outside of datacenters. After all if we can make a low cost, superefficient, mini power plant work in a server rack, there is no reason it cannot be used in the home. Imagine a small box roughly the size of a beer cooler in the garage providing heat to your home and electricity to your home and back to the grid. Utilizing the waste heat would increase the fuel cell overall energy efficiency to over 80%. Now imagine the impact an entire city fitted with small power plants in not only efficiency but in conjunction with other renewable generation sources such as wind and solar. When the grid losses capacity, say when the wind dies or a cloud blocks a solar array, each fuel cell could be instantly and remotely turned up to supply more power on to the grid and make up for the sudden deficit.
We believe the advancement being made in fuel cell lab will someday change the game in terms of how energy is delivered and managed.
You can read more about fuel cell-powered computing on our Microsoft Data Centers Blog or over on the Microsoft Green Blog.
So why not just use batteries? After all it's the same principal, electricity derived from chemical potential.A battery's fuel and energy conversion system are locked together in a closed system. When the battery fuel, or electrolyte, (lead acid, lithium ion etc.) is depleted, you need to reverse the electrical flow and refresh the liquid. This is what we know as charging the battery.
When the battery acid is depleted, why can't you simply replace the acid rather than charging the battery? Oh and let's use a readily available electrolyte such as natural gas!What you have just described is a fuel cell. A battery but with electrical conversion system disaggregated from the fuel.
But aren't fuel cells much more expensive than conventional generation technology? On a pure levelized cost of energy (LCOE) basis, an off-the-shelf fuel cell system will not be cost competitive with conventional generation. In other words, the cost of electrons coming out of the conventional power plant will be less expensive than the cost of electrons coming out of a fuel cell. However, we don't pay for electrons coming out of a power plant; we pay for electrons coming out of our outlets. We pay to install and maintain all of the electrical wiring in our houses. We pay the utility for our meter (and someone to read the meter), the power lines running through our neighborhoods (and someone to maintain those lines), the transmission lines running to the power plants and the cost to build and operate the power plants.
Since servers a) run internally on DC voltage anyway, and b) already have sophisticated voltage regulating circuits internally, we saw an opportunity. Using an off-the-shelf fuel cell system, we cutout the power regulation circuits and bypassed the AC-DC rectifier circuits in the server and powered each server directly off the fuel cell stack. Then we subjected the system to transients; powering up and down servers, etc. Nothing broke. Not only that, the electrical efficiency, from fuel cell stack to server, improved by a full third from 39.8% to 53.3%! This is improving an already very efficient system by eliminating parasitic loads and eliminating many points of failure and cost.
What would this improvement look like on the national grid? Factoring all the losses from an average US power plant, all the losses in transportation, distribution, transformation, etc., and all the losses within the data center distribution powering servers directly from fuel cell stacks, we expect to effectively double the efficiency, from fuel to load, while cutting out many points of failure
But aren't large, centralized power plants more efficient than smaller power plants? Generally, that is true. A state-of-the-art combined cycle natural gas plant can achieve electrical efficiencies as high as 60% by capturing the waste heat to generate more electricity. However, combustion engine technology is still limited in efficiency by fundamental thermodynamics. Fuel cell efficiency, on the other hand, is based on chemical energy, not heat energy. This means we can achieve efficiencies greater than that of the state of art large power plants but in a very small space. In other words, while turbines use the difference in heat to make power, fuel cells use the difference in chemicals to make power. ....continued
Note, when you search, this article is the 1st one on the list....Other articles show up, but the 1st article is the important one!
I found this February Microsoft update on their Datacenter Site. It provides details on what they found while testing their fuel cell powered datacenter. This is a must read, and it clearly explains why fuel cells are the way of the future! To find the article, search on ''Achievement Unlocked – Fuel Cell-Powered Computing'
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- NRG Energy Inc.(NRG) said Thursday it was buying New Jersey-based Roof Diagnostics Solar, in what the giant energy company called "a big step" in the growing U.S. residential solar market.
Roof Diagnostics Solar was privately held. The company is among the top ten U.S. residential solar installers, with customers in the northeast and plans to expand to California and other states. Roof Diagnostics will begin operating under NRG Residential Solar Solutions within a month.
Terms of the transactions were not disclosed.
"With the price of residential solar increasingly competitive with the retail price of power in multiple states, the time is now for NRG to ramp up its efforts to bring the benefit of self generation to NRG's millions of present and future retail electricity customers," David Crane, president and chief executive of NRG Energy(NRG), said in a statement.
"With residential solar sales expected to take off in the next few years, NRG wants and expects to meet the demand of Americans in every state who are seeking to benefit from the inexhaustible supply of clean energy provided by the sun while affording themselves greater independence from an increasingly less reliable electric grid," he added.
NRG (NRG) shares rose 0.5%. The company said Friday its solar portfolio surpasses 1,000 megawatts of capacity through its subsidiaries NRG Yield Inc. and NRG Solar. Through these companies, NRG provides solar power to 1 million homes. The company's solar portfolio has more than doubled since the end of 2012.