Finally got around to watching it over the course of multiple days.
You’ve probably all seen it, so I don’t have much to say. It’s so sad to see the company die after solving so many problems. If they couldn’t do it, it’s really hard to believe, anyone else can right now. Some day… it will work.
Wind Energy is one field where if you don’t know what you’re doing, you don’t know what you’re doing. It’s not like writing an app. The field is littered with the debris of wannabe “improvements” to wind energy by outsiders who “think” something “should” work. Their particular implementation had more than one “showstopper” aspect, which could have been identified on paper if the supposed engineering expertise were for real. Nonetheless, you have to give them credit for giving it a try. The problem is, if you go down the wrong path, it doesn’t matter how far, or how fast, you go - the wrong path remains the wrong path.
Hi Doug, sure but some other AWE wrong paths could be discovered then developed, although their funding may be increasingly uncertain, with Makani’s failure setting a precedent. It is not the first failure, remember Magenn and some others.