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Aquarius (Landing-Module)

Vehicle The Aquarius (LM) is a trailer, pulled by the Odyssey (CM) to a designated deployment area. It will serve as a means of transporting all the tools and infrastructure while travelling from one location to another and as a combined workspace/habitat for hackerspace/fablab operation.

Blockchain based Micro-Grids

Here is a great story about the beginnings to autonomously produce, share and manage local energy harvest and consumption in blockchain based micro-grids: Politico Magazine - Brooklyn’s Latest Craze: Making Your Own Electric Grid solar power blockchain energy microgrid

Blu-Ray nanopatterns to boost solar (PV) efficiency

There are often reports about breakthroughs in alternative technologies and when I look, I can find charts claiming that in 2014/2015 top solar conversion efficiency is reported to be at about 45%. However, when I look harder I don't seem to find obtainable Panels above 21%. The highest grade I could get were the Mobile Technology MT-ST110 panels on the Odyssey (Command-Module). I can't help but to ask myself:

Clear-Sky Solar Prediction: First Test-Results

Since it's currently winter in central Europe, it's the perfect time to evaluate the Unified Clear-Sky Solar output Prediction Model for its feasibility/validity. After bringing the VFCC online, it was a simple task to ship prediction metrics and reference measurements into influxdb and create a couple of dashboards to create meaningful graphs to evaluate its performance very easily.

Odyssey (Command-Module)

Vehicle Vehicle Specifications Attribute Value Schematics Model V 220 CDI Motor OM 611 DE 22 LA Capacity 2148 cm³ Cylinder/Valves R4/16 Power @ min-1 90 kW/3800 Torque @ min-1 300 Nm/1800–2500 Build 2002 HSN 0710 TSN 558

Personal Log: Instrumental Flight FTW

Hello H0u5t0n, thanks for giving me a heads-up about the solar eclipse today... NOT. [Watching the Eclipse of 2015-03-20 in Munich through Metric Instrumentation (24h View)] It must have been around 0935, when I couldn't escape the feeling of some environmental anomaly.

Project Release: UCSSPM

The Unified Clear-Sky Solar output Prediction Model is an open-source clear-sky prediction model, incorporating math algorithms based on latest research by the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a few veteran but still valid and publicly available NOAA/NASA computations. It has been around for a while but received a major revision, code refactoring and got bumped to primary project status, since it's becoming an essential tool in predicting…

Unified Clear-Sky Solar output Prediction Model

Using the sun as a sustainable energy source isn't really a new invention. Plants have been relying on it for millions of years and have developed and optimized the process of photosynthesis over a very long bio-evolutionary period. Almost everybody appreciates the comfort, when it's warm and the sun is shining but we very often forget how hard our ability to actually survive as a species, is linked to solar output: