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    Didn't I hear they sell them in minimum quantities of 500?
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    Quote Originally Posted by h2oeco View Post
    From spending time on the summit as a volunteer, I know that the consumption of electricity is a big deal - apparently, it is quite expensive. I'm not privy to exact numbers, but I suspect that the electric bill for all locations in total is quite high. All the servers and other electronic equipment probably would generate a pretty big bill on their own, even w/o all the other stuff.
    I wonder if anyone there has ever thought about generating their own electric? There are plans for machines that one can build which, according to their pomoters, can greatly reduce or even eliminate consumer energy costs.

    Just an idea to maybe look into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thom01 View Post
    I wonder if anyone there has ever thought about generating their own electric? There are plans for machines that one can build which, according to their pomoters, can greatly reduce or even eliminate consumer energy costs.

    Just an idea to maybe look into.
    One big issue is always the winter weather. It is windier in the winter - but the icing conditions mean the Observatory's weather instruments are heated and still freeze up. Anything that tries to move in the winter at the summit just will not work. Last year there was a small wind turbine product that was tested in the summer. Could not destroy it - heavy duty - and all those words. I am not sure it even lasted a day.

    It would be great if this could be a source of power. But, I have not heard of a practical solution.
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    Still doing last minute shopping? Check out the Observatory's online store and place an order. You know they will work hard to get the items to you quickly.
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    Christmas spirit is on the air

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    It's December 21st and I have not begun Christmas shopping yet.
    I'm really bad at this.

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