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4 September 2015

One of the subjects I'll be focusing on with my new videos will be the area of alternative energy.

Regular readers will recall that I did the design work on a somewhat revolutionary form of wind-power generation specifically targeting the potential for suburban installations that produced neither an audible or visual pollution.

I'll be doing a lot more on this project in coming months and undertaking some serious R&D to see if it can be turned into a commercially viable product.

I'm also going to be doing some scientific evaluation of options such as Tesla's off-line battery storage system. Exactly what is the break-even point (in terms of the charge paid per KW/H) required to make the business-case for an investment in such technology by the average Kiwi householder? Just as important, what's the *real* lifetime of lithium-ion batteries when used in an application like this?

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Forums are up!

Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.

Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.

So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkrox when asked for it.

Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.

The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.

Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.

Stay tuned!

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