2017 Full Year Solar Production

Our second system was grid connected in February and we are now officially a net zero house. Our power bill is now negative with the last one cumulatively reaching over negative $1,000. We produced a lot more power than we consumed, however Dominion buys all that solar power. We buy back 100% of our usage in solar (Green…

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More Code With My Son: A New Game – Blob Attack

Before you read my ramblings, here is Ahan’s blog post about the game. After our last attempt implementing the card game 7-8, this time around we set about making a game totally invented by Ahan called Blob Attack. It’s not yet complete, but playable now (visit his blog post for a link – seriously, no…

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Can Tesla’s Semi Truck Be Profitable?

Seeking Alpha just published my article “Can Tesla’s Semi Truck Be Profitable?“. I look at the surprisingly low price of Tesla’s truck and break down what it would take to make the truck profitable. Also look at how Tesla can provide “MegaCharging” for only 7c/kWh guaranteed. I’m expecting the usual litany of comments calling me…

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Adding Electric Vehicles Into the Oil Consumption Equation

In my last two posts on the subject, I looked at the US light duty vehicle fleet and oil consumption followed by projections of oil consumption going forward based on extrapolating the past. This time I’m going to add electric cars to the equation to determine their impact. For this calculation, I’ll assume that a…

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Peak Oil in the US: Light Duty Vehicle Consumption

I often see discussions, calculations, estimates etc. of when we will reach peak oil. Originally peak oil was related to when we will run out of oil, i.e. when production will not keep up with consumption. Currently, however, it seems that we will reach peak demand first. Estimates for global peak oil demand vary wildly…

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The Best Food In Charlottesville – Part 4: Brazos Tacos

Brazos Tacos has the best tacos in Charlottesville, hands down. They are so good we have Taco Wednesday catered by Brazos every week at work. Lots of vegetarian options, my favorites being Triple Pickle and Tres Quesos and The Bill. But seriously you can’t go wrong with anything. They have a great family friendly location…

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