Joe why do you use such stilted, unconventional language? “Shares”? Like in the stock market? Most people would call it “info”, “information”, “Statistics”, “figures”, “data”, etc. Shares, sure Joe, make a noun out of a verb. Sure. Just to be weird, right? Well you succeeded at that, at least.
You make it sound like we’re talking about “Mr. Rogers” putting on a sweater on TV.
I think a good percentage of normal people would not even understand what you mean by “shares”. I only do from years of trying to decipher your strange communications.
Hey Joe I think you forgot a major statistic: “How many AWE group selfies are on the internet?” Isn’t that the MAIN statistic for most of the AWE poseurs out there?
There is ONE BASIC MEASURE in energy in general, including wind energy.
Do I have to explain it? Yes it looks like I do. The basic measure of energy is…
drumroll please… ENERGY! Yes the basic measure of energy is ENERGY.
ENERGY is the one thing missing from all the “work” by you and Dave Santos, and is the only thing that matters in the field of energy, whether it is wind energy or coal energy or whatever.
Even the government figured this out early on, and changed the tax credit for installing turbines that would break down, to a production tax credit - you have to generate energy to get the credit, not just hire people, take selfies, or watch airplanes fly over, trying to somehow take credit for any tailwind that may exist. Please grow up if you want to participate in an adult conversation.
I believe your and Santos’ attempts to include so many unrelated fields in the category of airborne wind energy is… just one more… of your attempts to redefine words in a futile effort to mask the fact that, between the two of you, there has been no significant generation of electric power or any other kind of power in all these years, despite the endless bragging and posturing. Mindless wandering through topic after topic, talk of “good works”, etc. Joe, if you have a AWE solution, it is to make power. Power is energy per unit time. Scientifically, Energy = Work. Whether the work is “good” or “bad”(?) is not really a technical question, but a value judgement that will vary from person to person.
If your system produces energy, that is defined as work. Since we live in a world powered by electricity as the universal currency of work, we measure work as kiloWatt-hours, MegaWatt-hours, etc.
The term “airborne wind energy” which you claim to have originated, was meant as a modification of the common term “wind energy” which means generating electricity from the wind in our civilization. Replacing those dreaded “windtowers”, remember??? Of course you COULD say it means ANYTHING YOU WANT, such as the total amount of energy contained in all the wind on Earth at any give moment, but no, wind energy refers to generating electricity with wind. Look it up. Read a wind energy magazine. Look at official statistics for wind energy output. It will not include airplanes in tailwinds, people flying kites for fun, windsurfing, spinnakers, leaves blowing in the wind, or any other of your attempts to change the subject. This is irresponsible nonsense you’re trying to inject into the conversation, to create confusion, so you and Dave Santos can continue to pretend to even be involved in wind energy.
The answer to your question of “How much electricity is being fed to village or large electrical grids?” has a simple answer ZERO!!! Just like it did when all this started 12 years ago. Zero then, zero, now. Why? Well as I’ve long explained, nobody knows what they’re doing. Very simple. Including you. Why not generate some power, rather than going on with this nonsense?
The only exception I can think of to this is that most windmills, worldwide, by number pump water. Let’s be clear, wind energy statistics do not include farm windmills. But technically it is wind energy. Do AWE systems pump water? No! Why not? Who knows, everybody is lame? Of course you guys talk about pumping water, usually under the topic of then using it for hydroelectric generation, but do you ever DO anything about it? Of course not! Joe if we took everything you’ve written in AWE chat groups for the last 12 years, it amounts to basically nothing. Probably a million words, conveying almost zero helpful information, in a supposed energy field with zero generation into any village or grid. Well maybe the people at Delfts etc. send some power to the grid in their experiments, now that I think of it. Supposedly they are flying on a regular basis, although still only “experimentally”. I don’t know about that. I guess we could ask them. But no, Makani is not generating into the grid, Altaeros is not either, or is Magenn, Minesto, KPS, “kPower”, etc., etc., etc. Nobody is powering a remote village either. It was all fake the whole time, every “500 kW” system, every future grid feed thereby, all nonsense, all just people who didn’t even realize what they were getting themselves into.