Quite a day...
$32 million endorsement of Cappy at 50+ cents above December prices.
Another 30 million bought from weak hands.
Opportunities abound for shorts and longs...
yagottaaskyourself....why somebody bought 6% outright, and picked up another 6% in the panic...
b) California-sponsored bill will pass.
c) Marines, military, DOE and Uncle Sam want to put a Cappy in every builging that has a federal flag waving from the roof.
d) Jan Brewer in AZ will find out that Cappy's protect from EMP.
g) Waste management buys a cappy for its dumps and trucks.
h) CIA invests in Cappy to keep Russia from building a pipeline to China.
I) Russia buys Cappy to ensure a pipeline to China.
j) China Buys Cappy for pollution and a pipeline to China from Russia.
k) Somebody wanted to ensure that the smale fruit insect pi$$ed her pants while eating another hat.
Lets see what happens to this jewel in the next 6 months.
they may need the capital to start a second line for the C250s...
10-K from a year ago...
Capstone is working with the Department of Energy on two next generation technology roadmap programs, including the Flexible Fuel Turbine System and High Efficiency Microturbine with integral heat recovery. The FFTS program is aimed at developing a microturbine system for operation on a range of higher BTU gaseous fuels, including synthetic gas produced by a biomass gasifier and hydrogen. The High Efficiency Microturbine with integral heat recovery is focused on improving microturbine electrical efficiency and overall system efficiency utilizing heat recovery. We are currently focusing efforts on the development of the High Efficiency Microturbine with integral heat recovery system. In March 2013, Capstone successfully completed proof-of-concept testing of the first C250 that produced 270 kW as part of the first phase of development to increase power and electrical efficiency.
This milestone validates significant design and aero-performance work and marks the most powerful engine ever produced by Capstone in the lab. Capstone is also working to boost the power capability of the power electronics and electrical system required to support this higher power generator. The second phase of the program is expected to incorporate further engine efficiency improvements, resulting in a product with a projected electrical efficiency of 42% and targeted power output of 370 kW. Improvements in efficiency are key to all markets as improved fuel efficiency benefits users through lower operating costs. We expect to commercialize these products into the C200/C1000 product family upon successful project completion and acceptable technical readiness level.
Now that really is a great post sternip....did you notice that we are still up over 30% in last 6 months?
GLTA...long and short.
This is ANOTHER bill just introduces...
Udall and Peters' bill, DODESA 2014, will:
Create a pilot program for using private-sector capital funding to increase the efficiency of mobile assets such as ships and deployable equipment, while allowing the Pentagon to reap long-term savings.
Streamline efforts across the service branches and reduce redundancy by establishing a central database for new energy projects.
Lighten the load for troops by creating a Warrior Power executive agent to focus the development of troop-portable power generation systems.
Continue funding for more fuel efficient tactical vehicles.
Help military installations continue to function in the event of a major power outage following a natural disaster or an attack on the electrical grid.
Authorize investments in infrastructure on military installations for alternative fuel vehicles, including those running on natural gas.
Reinvest savings realized from smart energy programs into other energy-reduction programs, creating a virtuous cycle.
It is important for little guys like myself to let this sink in...Cappy just made a MAJOR move on seeking fool posts...the principals did not prevent or remedy the manipulation.
The last week smells to high heaven...
I'll follow along and wish everyone goodluck....shorts and longs.
Ready...set....launch...2-speed transmission...very cool!
Google the title below to find it...
Video: Testing Driving The Wrightspeed Turbine Truck
Published on May 8th, 2014 | by Susanna Schick
Enjoy this “cabcam” video of me taking the Wrightspeed-powered Isuzu panel turbine truck for a spin around the Long Beach Grand Prix racetrack. OK, so right now it’s supposedly just a bunch of streets, but you can still see the tire marks and all the lines painted marking the starting boxes and such.
Wrightspeed’s Isuzu is QUICK. Much quicker than the gasoline-powered Penske of the same size I drove across country. 45 MPH felt plenty fast, which is odd for someone who feels like they’re standing still on a motorcycle traveling at speeds below 80MPH. The turbine generator sounds really cool, too. You might want to keep it running just to impress the neighbors, but you won’t need to. The truck averages 40 miles on a charge, so for local deliveries it’s fine. If you’re close to home and want to disable the turbine, just push the button and it powers down. Read more about the Route and see video of the 2-speed transmission in action here.
Engineer and founder Ian Wright chose the turbine because it’s more durable and lighter than your typical ICE. What’s especially cool about this generator engine is you can choose from a plethora of fuels. The turbine can be run on: Diesel, Biodiesel, Jet A, Natural Gas, Propane, or Sour Gas. That last one is new to me, even after a day of hearing about all kinds of biogas substitutes for fossil-based natural gas. Obviously you’d have to choose liquid or gaseous fuel before taking delivery of your truck.
Wrightspeed builds powertrains, though, not trucks. They currently sell them to fleets in need of replacement powertrains, but are interested in selling to OEM’s as well…and not just for commercial use. Check out this video of founder and retired racer Ian Wright tearing it up on the salt flats for an idea of what we’re getting at. The fun thing about having software to control wheel speed independently is you can do donuts much more safely. More about the fuel savings here- it saves 20x more fuel than a 100MPG car! Here you can enjoy the sound of that turbine generator…
Guess: announcement soon...wonder if single investor has interests in Wrightspeed, Peterbilt, or both...Walton perhaps?
1) Google: sfti/20140505_forum_tech.pdf
2) Notice "Sustainable Freight Initiative" presentation from May 5th.
3) Notice On January 23, 2014, the Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) adopted Resolution 14-2 which directed staff to engage all interested stakeholders to provide input on the development of a Sustainable Freight Strategy (Strategy) document by the end of 2014. The purpose of the Strategy is to identify and prioritize actions that move California towards a sustainable freight transport system that is characterized by zero or near zero emissions.
4) See lower right of Slide #8.
5) Notice "Engine and vehicle efficiencies" on slide 14.
6) Notice "microturbine engines" on slide #15.
7) Notice Walmart truck in slide #16.
"On Friday, Obama will visit a Walmart in Mountain View to talk about the importance of energy efficiency."
Could be an interesting day tomorrow. They needed 30 million bucks pronto...for what?
"On the heels of President Obama's plea for more efficient big trucks, Walmart has revealed a new truck prototype previewing what the retail giant has in store for its truck fleets."
From March 6th...
"Last month President Obama announced plans for improved fuel-efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles as the latest move in his Climate Action Plan. The Administration also has a SuperTruck initiative run through the Department of Energy (DOE) that aims to develop tractor-trailers that are 50 percent more efficient than baseline models by 2015. If all Class 8 trucks, or 18-wheelers, in the U.S. were so efficient the country would consume nearly 300 million fewer barrels of oil and spend nearly $30 billion less on fuel each year, according to the U.S. DOE."
"Details of Mr. Obama’s speech at a Walmart in Mountain View, Calif., haven’t been released, but Walmart is developing buildings that use solar power and less electricity, and is trying to cut fuel consumption for its fleet of trucks."
WASHINGTON — President Obama will announce on Friday a handful of executive actions and private and nonprofit groups’ investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy.
The initiatives will not amount to much in terms of energy policy or their impact on global warming. But they are part of a broader campaign to build public support for an Environmental Protection Agency rule that the White House will unveil in June. The rule, which has already run into objections, will limit carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants and is expected to create a major new market for zero-carbon energy from sources like wind and solar.
Mr. Obama will make his announcement in a speech at a Walmart in Mountain View, Calif., where he will talk up the benefits of solar power and energy efficiency.
The president chose Walmart to make a point: The corporation gets about 25 percent of its electricity from solar power. In the United States over all, only about 2 percent of power comes from solar sources.
Yet, there is no chance that a major climate change bill will be passed by the deadlocked Congress. The E.P.A. regulation next month, which could close hundreds of coal plants, is the most significant action the president can take on energy or climate change policies without Congress.
But Mr. Obama continues to announce small-scale actions. On Friday, they will include new energy conservation standards for devices like conveyor belts and escalators and one for walk-in coolers and a program to replace outdoor public lighting with energy-efficient alternatives in five cities. He will also set a goal to save $2 billion in three years by increasing energy efficiency in federal buildings, and he will promote an Energy Department program to provide solar industry training at community colleges.
The White House will also announce that several housing developments will voluntarily increase their use of solar power.
I backed up the truck last week for a refill.
I just kept looking at the equation:
Wrightspeed + Fedex = Capstone
I actually think the hire today has more to do with a soon to be announced contract or a hint that Fedex actually thought the truck kickked #$%$ than the man.
If this is a dead cat bounce, I'll eat sternip#$%$....and then I'll buy more.
Distributor is Chenega.
Chenega Corporation today ranks among the top 5 most successful Alaskan owned businesses in the state.
5 capstone youtube videos posted today.
They are doing more than platforms...its cold in Alaska, and they have no fear of hydrocarbons.