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  1. He does like a bit like he has some snake oil to sell. But the MIT connection may suggest some seriousness, and he has managed to raise a fair amount of start-up capital
  2. Summaries are nice: "The technology was realized 20 years ago as a twist on the dehumidifier. The machine has evolved from a unit that looks like a small air conditioner to a machine similar in size to a water cooler. It runs on electricity, but Dutra said future units could run on solar cells or other independent power. He believes the machines could replace bottled water and water coolers in homes and businesses, which use up natural resources in materials and transportation. "This would be considered a green technology because you aren't getting water that has been transported from the spring, bottled, and transported to the store or your house," he said"
  3. Bids over 4.25p would be a sign it is moving. Soon, I hope
  4. Just added the charts to the header- Looks like a big rise has already happened to AVL, at least
  5. Another Uk-quoted Moly play, So.China (SCR.L) has been on a tear chart might the success, and some buying in it spill over into Thor??
  6. drbubb

    Retailing

    Needle, YOUR IDEA... has been tried... ======= Alternative Energy Store Announces New Internship Program The Worcester, Mass., based Alternative Energy Store, providers of renewable energy products to customers around the globe via their website (www.altenergystore.com) and catalog, has recently announced the development of an internship program. Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) December 27, 2005 -- The Worcester, Mass., based Alternative Energy Store, providers of renewable energy products to customers around the globe via their website (www.altenergystore.com) and catalog, has recently announced the development of an internship program. The Alternative Energy Store’s internship program is designed to prepare students and others for a career in renewable energy by educating them about a wide range of renewable energy systems and products. Interns will work alongside staff in the areas of customer service and tech support. Through the company’s internship program, plumbing and electrical apprentices or students will learn many of the techniques and details for sizing and recommending renewable energy systems which will help them to become professional installers of alternative energy systems such as solar thermal water heater or solar electrical systems. There are several schools and colleges in the Northeast that have already begun offering courses in the fast-growing field of renewable energy. “The energy market is uncertain and cost and source of traditional energy such as natural gas, oil and electricity have become significant issues. The use of these energy sources may not always be an option. Natural resources, such as solar, wind and hydro power, are becoming more popular in the mass market,” explained Sascha Deri, founding partner and president of the Alternative Energy Store. He continued, “Growth indicators in the alternative energy market include government rewards and incentives, on both federal and state level, designed to encourage individuals and businesses to use renewable energy sources. Alternative energy is moving to the forefront and the demand for people who are not only knowledgeable in this industry, but who can install these systems is growing very quickly.” The Alternative Energy Store’s mission is to provide the best renewable energy products at affordable prices and to educate consumers about valuable renewable energy sources that are not only good for the environment but that enable people to become more “fuel independent” and rely less on expensive traditional fuel sources. To learn more about the Alternative Energy Store’s internship program, contact (800) 320-9564. Making Renewable Energy Affordable Founded in 1999, the Alternative Energy Store, LLC has catered to customers on every continent of the globe. With a mission to make renewable energy affordable, the Alternative Energy Store has established long-standing relationships with manufacturers to pass along the cost savings to customers. These relationships coupled with the expertise of the purchasing department and exceptional promotions enable the Alternative Energy Store to offer the best prices over competitors. Committed to benefiting societies and the environment, the Alternative Energy Store is dedicated to educating consumers and providing the best selection of solar, wind, micro-hydro and other alternative energy products worldwide. Alternative Energy Store is located at 65 Water Street in Worcester, Mass. For more information visit their website at: http://www.AltEnergyStore.com or contact Toll Free (800) 320-9564.
  7. Market Cap : C$28.1 Million = 20.1 Million shares x $1.40 U. Resource: 110 million lbs Price/ lb. : $0.25, grading 0.040% Daily Chart ... update : Daily-12mo : Target-C$2.25 (Here is what Steve Saville says): Mawson Resources (TSXV: MAW), a company focused on exploring for uranium and gold in Sweden. MAW's primary focus is on uranium and the company has several prospective uranium projects in Sweden. The company reports a POTENTIAL resource, based on historical data, of 130M pounds of uranium oxide (U3O8) across three of its projects. Here's the breakdown: - Tasjo: 116M pounds - Duobblon: 11.6M pounds - Klappibacken: 2M pounds None of the above resource estimates currently meet NI 43-101 requirements so they should not be relied upon for valuation purposes. They are, however, based on extensive exploration work carried out in the past. The resource potential estimated for the Tasjo project, for example, is based on the results of 190 drill holes. The main reason we are going to add MAW to the TSI Stocks List at this early stage of development is that the company's market valuation is low enough that it will be a value proposition even if the actual resource proves to be only one-quarter the current 'guesstimate'. To be specific, MAW's current market cap is US$26M (26M shares at C$1.16/share), so if the resource turns out to be only 30M pounds of U3O8 then MAW would still be trading at less than US$1 per pound of in-ground uranium. This is much lower than most exploration-stage uranium companies. Another reason to be adding MAW to the Stocks List at this time -- in the face of considerable general market risk -- is that the stock does not look risky from a technical perspective. As evidenced by the following chart, MAW rocketed higher between the beginning of November and the middle of January but has since been consolidating. It has retraced about 50% of its spectacular run-up and has strong support within 15% of Friday's closing price. Barring a total collapse in the resource sector of the stock market, a drop back to support at around C$1.00 probably describes the maximum downside potential over the next few months. In our opinion, the two main risks associated with MAW are: 1. Geological: At this early stage we can't be confident that the quantity or quality of the resource will be sufficient to enable uranium to be profitably mined. 2. Political: Sweden's current government does not favour uranium mining. Taking into account the opportunities and the risks, we think MAW is a reasonable speculation within 10% of Friday's closing price (C$1.16). = = = = = LINKS: Corporate Website : Stockhouse Bboard: Advfn thread, MAW : http://www.advfn.com/cmn/fbb/thread.php3?id=9860975
  8. drbubb

    Uranium: Price is booming

    (Steve Saville comments on Uranium stocks): Update on Uranium Stock Selections ===== (Note: To review the complete list of current TSI stock selections, logon at http://www.speculative-investor.com/new/market_logon.asp and then click on "Stock Selections" in the menu. When at the Stock Selections page, click on a stock's symbol to bring-up an archive of our comments on the stock in question) We usually won't consider adding an exploration-stage stock to the TSI Stocks List unless we believe that a) there is a good chance of the company being able to achieve strong growth in its resource base, AND the stock is under-valued or, at worst, fairly valued based on the resources that have already been defined to measured-and-indicated status. In other words, good exploration potential is generally not enough by itself; we usually want the downside protection provided by a proven resource base that is currently being priced at a discount to fair market value. There's also the issue that we have no idea how to assign a dollar value to a company that has nothing other than the POSSIBILITY of its exploration activities finding something valuable. Occasionally, though, we make an exception, and today's new inclusion in the TSI Stocks List is an exception in that the company has not yet officially proved-up (defined to NI 43-101 or JORC or SAMREC requirements, that is) any resources. The new inclusion in the TSI List is Mawson Resources (TSXV: MAW), a company focused on exploring for uranium and gold in Sweden. MAW's primary focus is on uranium and the company has several prospective uranium projects in Sweden. The company reports a POTENTIAL resource, based on historical data, of 130M pounds of uranium oxide (U3O8) across three of its projects. Here's the breakdown: - Tasjo: 116M pounds - Duobblon: 11.6M pounds - Klappibacken: 2M pounds None of the above resource estimates currently meet NI 43-101 requirements so they should not be relied upon for valuation purposes. They are, however, based on extensive exploration work carried out in the past. The resource potential estimated for the Tasjo project, for example, is based on the results of 190 drill holes. The main reason we are going to add MAW to the TSI Stocks List at this early stage of development is that the company's market valuation is low enough that it will be a value proposition even if the actual resource proves to be only one-quarter the current 'guesstimate'. To be specific, MAW's current market cap is US$26M (26M shares at C$1.16/share), so if the resource turns out to be only 30M pounds of U3O8 then MAW would still be trading at less than US$1 per pound of in-ground uranium. This is much lower than most exploration-stage uranium companies. Another reason to be adding MAW to the Stocks List at this time -- in the face of considerable general market risk -- is that the stock does not look risky from a technical perspective. As evidenced by the following chart, MAW rocketed higher between the beginning of November and the middle of January but has since been consolidating. It has retraced about 50% of its spectacular run-up and has strong support within 15% of Friday's closing price. Barring a total collapse in the resource sector of the stock market, a drop back to support at around C$1.00 probably describes the maximum downside potential over the next few months. In our opinion, the two main risks associated with MAW are: 1. Geological: At this early stage we can't be confident that the quantity or quality of the resource will be sufficient to enable uranium to be profitably mined. 2. Political: Sweden's current government does not favour uranium mining. Taking into account the opportunities and the risks, we think MAW is a reasonable speculation within 10% of Friday's closing price (C$1.16). Mawson Resources, discussed above, is the third uranium position in the TSI Stocks List. The others are USEC (NYSE: USU) and SXR Uranium One (TSX: SXR). USEC, a uranium enrichment company, is a conservative way to play the energy bull market. It generates around 1.5 billion dollars of annual revenue and trades at low price/earnings and price/sales ratios. It would be reasonable for long-term investors to accumulate USU near the current price. In the short-term we think the stock's upside potential and downside risk are both around 20%. SXR is a development-stage uranium producer with near-term production potential (the company is scheduled to begin producing uranium at its Dominion project in South Africa in early 2007). It also has significant development-stage gold assets and some current gold production. We like SXR as a long-term investment, but from a technical perspective the stock is presently 'overbought' (the following chart shows that it is at its channel top). As a result of the extended technical situation we wouldn't be doing any new buying at this time, but we also wouldn't be inclined to take any profits. Our opinion is that current owners should continue to hold and prospective new owners should wait for a pullback to near the 200-day moving average before buying.
  9. drbubb

    Uranium: Price is booming

    Dont forget to have a look at those threads on Advfn (see header), if only for the charts
  10. ANOTHER SCAM?? FREE ENERGY - FREE POWER FOR YOUR HOME, GARAGE, CAR OR BUSINESS! FREE POWER / FREE ELECTRICITY 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week! Use this motor to power an AC generator to power your home. ( See our Sp500 AC or DC HV Generator plans ). This awesome device can also be used to replace any AC or DC motor in your home furnace or air conditioner! We have professionally designed these plans and video so just about anyone can easily build this motor in the privacy of there own home! You will love our step by step plans! These plans will be easy to follow and will give you the confidence you need to successfully build and install this free energy motor for what ever application that it is needed for. This is an easy to build low cost project that pays for itself! If you know what a screw driver is then you can build this motor! We have spent over 8 years researching and developing this device. It has been built and fully tested! Our demonstration video shows our motor running and working and is definite proof that this motor really does work! But to anyone who may be skeptic. I first challenge you to have faith and purchase our plans, Second, build one of our easy low cost 1/2 hp Fuelless Engine motors, ( Estimated cost to build less than $50 ), then take it to any machine shop in your area and have them test the motor. Tell them it is a free energy motor and then watch there eyes light up! They will be glad to check the motor out for you at no charge! Our Fuelless Engine motor is Guaranteed to work or your money back! We are scientist's and we are here to sell our inventions and our ideas and we want you as a repeat customer! We use the money to help fund our research, the US Government does not give grants to our type of free energy research. We want you satisfied so you will come back and buy more plans and videos or our entire CD Package # 1 of all 33 plans and 2 videos. @: http://www.fuellesspower.com/engine2FREE.htm
  11. INVESTORS GLOSSARIES ================= For a glossary, or some trading tips, try: http://www.advfn.com/money-words_.html or http://www.optionetics.com/education/trading.asp ...or, maybe these, that I found thru Google... http://www.investorwords.com/ : search any term, http://www.investorglossary.com/ Also, i believe that you can find some good explanations of chartist terms on http://stockcharts.com/education/GlossaryA.html MAYBE you can let us know which one you found most useful and why
  12. " those that profit the most from it are not likely to be the initial inventors" Not necessarily true. Ever hear of Thomas Edison? = = BTW, I have a favorite way of startng my searches on Google. I love images, so what i often do, is put the Key Words in Googles Image search engine. As an example, click on the two seaches below, I bet you will see some interesting things: 1# : "tesla idea" 2# : "free electricity" Below is the most interest image I found on the first page or two of these searches: The above image led me to: http://www.teslasociety.com - The second image led me to an almost certain scam: "With this (3 x 3 x 3) Sundance Generator, a 50 HP Hummingbird Motor, the head of research, many scientists and once 1.6 million America homeowners are signed up to be witnesses to the truth of Free Electricity!; Then, The Research and Development Groups of America (DGofA) will begin installing the first 108+/- generators strategically locating them Nationwide; So all can easily come and see Free Electricity being made simultaneously Nationwide!" @: http://www.sonshipindustries.com/ If it sounds too good to be true - it almost certainly is. Most often I find that websites that have interesting images, have interesting written content as well.
  13. OK, let me take a crack at the Mission Statement The purpose of GEI is... To provide a forum for investors (and others) interested in the impact of Peak Oil, global warming, and pollution upon the world economy. There is a particular focus on renewable energy technologies and the companies that will help deliver the energy economy of the future. The website will assist those who are new to the sector, as well as those who may also be new to investing. In the early days of this emerging technology, the website will assist those who want to increase their capital by also highlighting other promising areas of investment. To instill a sense of the larger potential, there will be sections look at innovations, ideas, and future visions. And there will be other sections that help the site users to look back at previous times of change, tipping-points in historical market moves. GEI will aim to attract successful investors, journalists, and writers, who may have unique and valuable insights into technologies, markets, or trading technigues. ANY COMMENTS please?
  14. NICE ARCHIVE of Articles on Batteries on the Alt-Energy Blog : http://www.altenergystocks.com/archives/batteries/ EXAMPLE / excerpt: Battery Technology Lithium-Ion Polymer - Tops in Battery Technology. Fuel cell industry respondents rank Lithium-ion polymer (32%) and Lithium-ion (12%) as the battery technologies that will experience the highest growth rate over the next 3-5 years. Summary of Key Findings Fuel Cell Sector Well Positioned for Future Growth Which Sector will Experience Biggest New Technology Breakthroughs in Next 12-24 Months? Fuel Cells (27%, up 5-pts), Hybrid/Electric (27%, unchanged) Which will Experience Most Rapid Economic Growth - Next 5 Years Fuel Cells (25%), Solar (22%), Hybrid/Electric (20%) Reasons for Rapid Growth in Fuel Cells Technology Advances (37%), Cost of Energy/Short Supply (23%) Where Will Fuel Cells Have Greatest Economic Impact in Next 3-5 Years? Stationary Power for Buildings (52%), Aerospace/Military (24%), Automobiles (16%) Fastest Growing Fuel Cell Areas Proton Exchange/ PEM (44%), Solid Oxide (20%), Direct Methanol (16%) Biggest Barriers to Rapid Adoption Cost of Fuel Cells Too High vs. Other Energy Sources, Complexity of Technology/ Too Many Technical Hurdles Still Ahead Leading Companies Fastest Growing Fuel Cell Companies - Next 2 Years Fuel Cell Energy (33%), Energy Conversion Devices (17%), Ballard Power (14%) Biggest Market Impact - Next 3 Years Fuel Cells Fuel Cell Energy (28%), Energy Conversion Devices (24%), Ballard Power (24%) Hydrogen Energy Conversion Devices (24%), Ballard Power (11%) Battery Technologies Energy Conversion Devices (45%) @: http://www.altenergystocks.com/archives/batteries/
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    Assessing Wind & Renewable Energy for the Home

    Here's an interesting company with a smaller scale wind focus. Not homes, but small communities: mcKenzie Bay (MKBY); see thread here
  16. Mr. Nice, YES, I have met Michael Hudson, several times. He is a good guy, and knows what he is doing: building a gold resource while accumulating an interesting collection of Uranium properties in Sweden. Your comment about him being "promotional" right now is not too far off the mark. But the fact is that with the current still-growing mania for Uranium, and MAW's relatively modest market cap, the quickest way for MAW to bring increases in MarketCap is by "getting the story out", so investors with an interest in uranium can see that MAW looks cheap relative to its peers. But meantime, he is using the the money raised to build a real gold deposit while increasing and advancing somewhat to Uranium portfolio. If the stock leaps to $1.75 or $2.00 in the coming few weeks, it will be larger due to those promotional efforts. But you must keep in mind, that riding the uranium wave comes with a two-sided coin. If the uranium hype fades, the stock price will too, unless he can build those gold assets quickly. WATCH and learn the game, I would say. But only invest, if you are comfortable with the risk profile. - - GEARING IN JUNIOR MINING SHARES ============= This is another reason why I like them. Here's a comment that I posted in reaction to a discussion about leverage on Singing Pig... "What's wrong with gearing Doc? We invest £20k. After ALL expenses we turn £20k into £40k after only 4 months. That's 300% per annum !" So what. You can get gearing in gold and in mining shares too. Hence my ACTUAL return on real trading since August 2005 of 350%, which is over 500% annualised (these are actual, after expense returns, see the portfolio challenge). How are you doing in your actual property investing? Now gearing in mining shares can come in different ways, that do not necessarily require you to BORROW money: 1/ You can borrow money. A margin of 50% is normal for shares trading over C$2.00. But this is only the first of several ways of getting gearing... 2/ You can buy options, which can give you 5x or 10x leverage- this is a tool that i have used in my own investing, 3/ You can buy juniors miners or explorers, which are often highly geared to the gold price, so a 10% rise in gold, can bring a 30% or 40% or higher rise in the price of the junior miner, 4/ When you participate in a private placement you often get warrants for free (normally 1 free warrant for every 2 shares you buy), this means that if the stock rises 20%, you might make a 30% gain. I have used techniques #3 and #4 extensively in my own trading, but it is not possible in the Challenge portfolio, given the way that account is domiciled. So I have actually done better in recent months in other accounts, than I have done in Challenge portfolio. I friend who trades in a similar way to what I do, is up almost 50% already in 2006. My own returns have been similar in those accounts where I can invest in pp's in Juniors. Property is "over", compared to mining. Don't kid yourselves. Highly-geared illiquid assets are not the thing to invest in, when global interest rates are rising, thanks to inflationary pressures. The massive outperformance of gold over the past 12 months is the proof of what I have been saying for the past year or so. But I suspect that my comment will soon be proven in other, more painful ways, through actual losses in property, before this year is out. But even if it isn't, I don't mind. Gold and mining shares are providing far better returns on less risk than property does. And I will be happy so long as that remains true. No bother what some bulls here may say and do.
  17. THE OWNERSHIP of CG, is another positive: + Management, incl. Hidefield : 32% + Global Resource Investments (Rick Rule's group) : 35% Various newsletter writers (Laurence Roulston, Doug Casey, etc.) are shareholders This will help insure that the company get noticed
  18. drbubb

    Retailing

    Quick response: Try selling online first. It will be cheaper to get started, and you can soon find out what sells. Have a good look at: www.EBay.com , and http://www.AliBaba.com (China-oriented) You may be able to source some cheap products on AliBaba. I would also look at SunTech, which wants to be the cheapest provider of PV cells = = FUNNILY ENOUGH- I was discussing a similar concept recently... someone wanted to set-up : an "energy shop": A high street store where energy (savings) are for sale. I like it, except one thing: High street Shops like the Body Shop, Tie Rack etc.." THEY sell inexpensive things, that people need to buy regularly, especially the Body Shop. Things with huge mark-ups which are still not too expensive after the mark-up is added on A few people might by a solar cell or a wind turbine once, as a novelty, but they will not be buying everyday. You need enough volume to cover the expensive High St. rents
  19. PROJECTS IN COLUMBUS ================= (Nevada) CG has 9 projects in Nevada, all are 100% owned. Their plan is to retain the seven "upper plate" projects, which require only shallow drilling to test their potential: + Golden Mile : about 100k Gold oz. resource, which can be increased thru drilling. in fact, the property has been drilled already. The material from the drilling has been bagged, and is awaiting closure of the financing, to begin assays. The assay result should be coming within a few weeks after the IPO. .. and: + Guild, Linka, Summit, Silver District, The six "lower plate" projects will need (expensive) deep drilling to test their potential. The idea is to JV these projects with other parties who have the capital need to develop them, should they have the potential to become mines: + Upper Clipper & Orbit* : very well located, on-trend with the pipeline complex, and sandwiched between three historic mines (Utah mine, Boss mine, and Clipper mine) Limited historical exploration. Discussion with majors already underway. .. and: + Chert Cliff*, and Dutch Flat* + Laura, Crestview (Arizona) Four projects: + Silver District : Historic production, exploration prior 1992 delineated 19mn oz. Silver, of which 10mn oz is controlled by GC. The company wants to consolidate the district, and do some drilling to bring the resource up to 30million Silver ounces. At that point, they may sell, JV, or spin it off. + Clara, Clanton Hills, and Four Metals* *(for these projects, discussions for farmout or JV are well advanced)
  20. TWO IMPORTANT parts of the CG story: + MANAGEMENT & the relationship with Cordex =========== Columbus has an exclusive 3 year contract with Cordex, who will design, initiate and carry out generative activities on behalf of CG, as well as designing and operating the exploration programmes. The Cordex team (John Livermore, Pete Chapman, and Andy Wallace) are three of the most successful exploartion geologists in the USA, with several multi-million ounce gold discoveries to their credit. Cordex discovered: Pinson (1.8mn oz.), Dee (800k oz.), Marigold (4.0mn oz.), and Stonehouse/Lone Tree (5.0mn oz.) And John Livermore is considered the "father of invisible gold", since he was directly involved in Barrick's discovery of the Carlin deposit, which kicked Nevada gold into high gear some decades ago. Cordex is working for no salaries, but they will get a 2% royalty on any gold deposit they find. This provides a huge incentive for success. CG has 13 projects in Nevada, and many are already to subject of JV interest from major gold miners + WHAT IS HAPPENING in Nevada =============== Rod McEwan was the CEO, principle shareholder who built Goldcorp., one of the most consistently successful gold mining companies ever. He has made fortunes for his shareholders, and obviously has a huge following. He recently resigned as CEO of Goldcorp, to build a new company specialising in gold exploration in Nevada, a state which he feels has great promise. He started by purchasing a large stake in US Gold in mid-2005. Since then he has purchased shares in several other Nevada-based companies, and has now made a proposal to merge them into a single large entity. Thanks to his historical reputation and a rising gold price, the result of this activity has been a huge appreciation in the share prices of all the companies that he propses to merge. And some other Nevada-oriented companies have gained too. Nevada Gold Exploration companies ================ The following companies have little or no production. Some have ounces of gold resources, but their value is mostly in their exciting potential for Gold exploration in Nevada. *(companies that McEwan is merging) Symb.: Company---- : ShsO/S C$Price : MarketCap -------: ------------------- : --------- :--------- : ------------ USGL-: US Gold*........ : 33.3mn : $10.00 : C$ 387 mn WKR.v: White Knight*..: 59.3mn : C$2.66 : C$ 158 mn NPG.v: Nevada Pacific*: 62.9mn : C$1.77 : C$ 111 mn RSM.v: Royal Standard: 58.3mn : C$1.46 : C$ 39.9 mn MAD.v: Miranda Gold.. : 35.3mn : C$2.00 : C$ 70.6 mn KDX.v: Klondex Min'ls..: 17.2mn : C$3.25 : C$ 55.9 mn VIT.v: Victoria Res.......: 53.0mn : C$0.63 : C$ 33.4 mn CGR.v: Coral Gold*.... : 5.11mn : C$6.20 : C$ 31.7 mn TNS.v: Tone Res.*...... : 16.6mn : C$2.21 : C$ 36.7 mn JPN.v: J-Pacific Gold.... : 45.8mn : C$0.40 : C$ 18.3 mn -IPO-: Columbus Gold. : 19.9mn : C$0.85 : C$ 16.9 mn : including C$6.2mn Cash ! GOT.v: Golden Oasis.... : 12.2mn : C$0.67 : C$ 8.17mn R.v - : Romarco Min'ls.. : 47.2mn : C$0.28 : C$ 13.2mn === : ===========: ===== : ==== : Link to: Large map
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    Uranium: Price is booming

    The U stocks that I currently own are: Aldershot (v.ALZ) : thru wts. Canalaska (v.CVV) Formation (t.FCO) ISX Corp. (v.ISX) Magnum (v.MM) Mawson (v.MAW) : will add in the C$1.15 placement Uranium Power (v.UPC) and I plan to buy some: Uranerz in the next few days
  22. drbubb

    Assessing Wind & Renewable Energy for the Home

    This is what it looks like ... ... what your Pds.495 gets ... : . ... what your Pds.1495 gets ... : ........ Rutland FM910-3 ........ : . : ........ Rutland FM1803 ........ : . Peak output of 200W (pre furling). ... 750W (pre-furling). Turbine diameter of 910mm.... ... Diameter of 1869mm. Weighs 15Kg... w/ 12V or 24V ... 38.5Kg. 12V or 24V output. Basically, a toy............. A bigger toy?? THOSE "peak output" figures are what they say: Peak WHEN the wind is blowing. Best you can hope for is probably 10-20% of that on an average basis
  23. drbubb

    The Micropower Thread

    DID ANY OF YOU KNOW, that the DTI has a Micropower Strategy? ================ Microgeneration Strategy In 2004 there were approximately 82,000 microgeneration installations in the UK. Yet a study commissioned by the DTI from the Energy Saving Trust suggested that by 2050, microgeneration could provide 30–40% of the UK's electricity needs and help reduce household carbon emissions by 15% per annum. The objective of this strategy is to create conditions under which microgeneration becomes a realistic alternative or supplementary energy generation source for the householder, for the community and for small businesses. You can download either the complete strategy or each individual chapter by following the links in the table below. The publication may be obtained from DTI publications, Orderline, Admail 528, London, SW1W 8YT, tel. 0845 015 0010, Fax 0845 015 0020, E-mail: publications@dti.gsi.gov.uk. The URN reference for the document is 06/993 ...MORE: http://www2.dti.gov.uk/energy/environment/...ion/index.shtml
  24. Another company with the Chips that transform the Solar into electricity is called OPEL They were in London last week taking about a pre-IPO fundraising. I am considering whether to invest. And I may organise a group to meet them, when they are next in London
  25. "Can you elaborate on getting in on Canadian Private Placements (PP's)"? SURE. I suppose that it is a little like being in a Property Buying club back in the old days, when it still made economic sense to buy off-plan property at a discount. Because if you participate in a PP, you are able to buy stock below market, and with warrants attached. Let me give you a current example, Acadian Gold (v.ADA). Here is their press release from Friday: ACADIAN GOLD ANNOUNCES BOUGHT DEAL $10 MILLION PRIVATE PLACEMENT WITH NORTHERN SECURITIES INC. Acadian Gold Corporation (ADA-TSX-VE) ("Acadian Gold") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement ("Agreement") with Northern Securities Inc. ("Northern") as lead underwriter in a syndicate of underwriters which includes Canaccord Adams ("Underwriters") pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase, on a bought-deal private placement basis subject to certain conditions, 18,000,000 equity units ("Units") at a price of $0.50 per Unit and 1,538,462 flow-through shares ("Flow-Through Shares") at a price of $0.65 per Flow- Through Share for aggregate gross proceeds of CDN$10,000,000 ("Offering"). Each Unit will consist of one common share of Acadian Gold ("Common Share") and one-half of one common share purchase warrant ("Warrant"). One whole Warrant will entitle the holder to subscribe for one Common Share for $0.65 at any time until the date that is 18 months from closing. My broker (Canaccord) sent me a copy by email, and I also received an email directly from the company asking me if I would like to participate. I may do so, and will need to make up my mind early next week. I already own quite few shares from a previous placement at $0.25 from December 2005, so i may have enough already. I will use this example to point out some interesting points. + How is it priced? Note that the price of this recent pp is $0.50. On thursday, the day before the pp was announced, the stock closed at $0.57, and so the pp price was a 12.3% discount. That is normal, since we often see a 10-15% discount to the market price on a pp. The other point is that there is a half warrant attached. So for every 1,000 units you buy, you get 500 warrants. The warrant is "free", since it comes as part of the units. The strike price is $0.65, which is a 14% premium (normal) to the traded price, and a 30% premium (normal) to the price of the units. The maturity on these warrants is two years, and 1-2 years is normal. But longer is not uncommon. + Can you sell immediately? NO. The buyers of the units agree to hold them for at least 120 days. In fact, the restriction is written on the shares, and the broker will not allow them to be sold, until the restricted period has elapsed. Some people who already own the stock, will take up the placement, and sell freetrading stock that they already hold. I am considering doing this. but much of the stock that I hold is subject to a restriction until late April. So I may not. + Who manages a placement? It depends on the type of placement. Some are "bought deals" where a broker has already pre-placed most of the stock with one or more of his clients, and so there will be few shares available. Others are "brokered placements", where brokers will phone their clients (or email them) and ask if they are interested. A third type is a "non-brokered placement", where the company will place the units by itself. In this case, the company will contact institutions and private investors that they know, and see if they are interested. + Who can participate? Normally, you have to be an "accredited investor" and there are certain tests to determine who can take up such "risky shares" as those issued by mining exploartion companies. What are the tests? You can have "net financial assets" in excess of C$1 million. You can have income in excess of a threshold (I think it is C$200,000.) There are some other tests as well. You do not need to meet all of them. Only one will surfice normally. There are also a few loopholes. For example, you can be a "friend or family" of management of the company. My girlfriend qualifies because some issuers now allow you to be in the same household as someone else who meets the "accredited investor" tests. + How does one find out about a pp? I find out about them through my networking. I attend several lunches or other meetings each month. And we hear about future deals in these meetings. There is also an excellent networking event run by a group called Minesite (see the "About" section for more info.) And other groups like the Association of Mining Analysts (AMA), and a group called 20/20 run their own events. Networking is important, and there is more to this business of investing in Junior companies than just sitting in front of a screen all day long.
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