Hi James, that link is for Dr. LaFave's Executive Summary html code that he will be using to copy and paste when it needs to be shown somewhere. Sorry it looks cryptic, but it comes out pretty when pasted into the comment box... :-)
Hi, Greg Smith from Oklahoma City. I am very interested in some of the situations we find ourselves, in the area of Solar technologies. Both Solar Thermal and Solar Voltaic have just undergone some astoundingly complex variances in efficiencies. So, for one who is trying to find the very best products, my idea is to develop a test lab in regional areas, that tests for each region.
Why have such redundancy? Because it would not be that redundant. Sure, certain temperature levels can be designed for inside exposure testing, but if the product is going to be used in an area where the temp is high and so is the humidity, then you can't so easily test inside for those conditions. Also, if you test in your area, you can certify in your area, if the credentials are accepted by industry and by the scientific authority, one needs to know where to get them. Who do you call?
So you see, logistically and business-wise, it is important to have local or regional Institutes or Organizations, such as a foundation, that can use resources for those solutions. If one is very wise, they would see this and begin to form a network of like-minded professionals so that every state or region, could have access to significant data, shared and compiled for such situations and in the event of emergencies, disperse the information to locations that are safe, so the data is not lost to future research and scientists. I am thinking about the California to Idaho earthquake corridor that could be destroyed if the entire side of the USA was destroyed by some cataclysmic earthquake and continental shift. Usually they do not occur often, but the next one is about due, and the results in the center of those areas will be total loss. Can we be ready for such an event? Only if we suspect there will be less damage as you extend past that area. Thus, the advantages of such a network.
OK, it seems far off and remotely tied to our discussions, but I believe it is right on, when we are talking about the extreme levels of efficiencies we have seen from Cal Berkeley and NY state, and Florida. Each one has their own potential for disaster, by size, by location or by value. So, what is your idea about promoting such a venture to the US Congress and having them look for interested individuals to begin the efforts? It might be lost in another 4 months as politics takes over from reality and the serious needs that are difficult to verify and prove...Remark and I'll reply. Gregor S.
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