Mother Earth is Shifting Her Vibrational Frequency and So Are We

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Mobiwind arrives in 2018

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A WIP Shop view of the Mobiwind 3322 in prep (genset housing sidewall removed)  getting ready  for shipment to Toronto for  final Bench and Field Testing before production starts.

A journey that started in October of 2006 as an idea to really do up the Darrieus wind turbine right after several mis-starts from 1966 to present day, with its re-birth in Canada(NRC/MNR) in 1966 and further development in the USA (Flowind/Sandia/NREL) followed by derivations created in Germany, Switzerland, France, UK, Taiwan, China, and the USA etc between 1974 and today, continues full steam ahead in Canada.

The Starwind5, designed by ex-pat Canadian Robert Reive, is now heading to Toronto, for its final stages of testing in the lab and in the field in early 2018, after additional  prototype work was completed recently, partly supported  under a Canadian NSERC  applied research and early commercialization grant to ready the Starwind5 design for manufacture. This time the Darrieus  Starwind5 version has sprouted multi-stage Savonius elements which sees the turbine working as a hybrid Darrieus/Savonius  five blade design having quick consistent startup and  high wind speed aerodynamic  self regulation, all developed  under license to by Mr. Reive and to be branded as Mobiwind and integrated as part of  Mobismart’s very cool and practical Clean Power Trailer “CPT” which is set to debut and ship in the 1st half of 2018.

The Mobismart CPT combines the Starwind5 wind turbine,  Canadian Solar solar panels  and  optionally 3rd party ICE  power generation with  Discover Energy energy and fuel storage to create a  next generation, rolling, clean power station with 5.2kW NP generation and 68 kWhr or more storage to support a continuous output of 2kW, enough to power a small remote worksite,  edge mobile tower installation or a remote residence or work shop, all off-grid.

We look forward to hearing more about the Starwind5 and Mobismart journey in the next few months, so  please stay tuned. It’s also starting to look like the Ultimate Prepper Power Station!


Clean Power Trailers = Off Grid Life n Biz

Mobismart Clean Power Trailers

or “CPTS” will replace the typical Diesel Power Trailers we currently use to backup our homes in off grid situation temporary or permanent.

The Question is When?

The answer is:   Now, and especially in 2018 and beyond.


The Reason? Energy Storage has arrived


Energy Storage has arrived because Battery Power Density has increased 2X  twice in the last 4 years in terms of price/performance with:

Significantly lower prices on traditional deep cycle (50% depth)  lead acid/gel/matt  3000 to 4000  re-charge cycle technologies trying to compete with newer,  longer life (6,000 to 11,000 cycles) Lithium Polymer offers with similar or better energy density but higher sticker prices which continue to drop putting the price squeeze on traditional lead acid battery manufacturers.

A New Breed of  micro Hybrid Clean Power Stations in Mobile Form has arrived:

The Mobismart Clean Power Trailer, a sneak preview.. coming soon in 2018

Mobismart CPT w Starwind5 4kW NP 2017-11-02 17-15-08

WARNING!!!- Do not read this blog if you a numbers averse. 🙂

Now that the Mobismart Clean Power Trailer is about to make its debut in 2018, let’s take a deep dive into the numbers to see why this exciting new Clean Power Solution  offered by as a turnkey,  “hook it up, tow it to where you need it,  just deploy in a few minutes and  plug it in , and  it works right away” offers tremendous value  for   both  power generation and energy storage needs of anyone looking to get off grid.

First and foremost, the Mobismart CPT  will work where ever or when ever you need it, rain, wind, shine, in  -50C or +50 C weather conditions. (That’s right the has some really nifty  patented active battery thermal management built right in to make sure you get optimum power production and battery  performance, all the time regardless of the environmental conditions outside the trailer). Having said that, you do need to option the CPT from Mobismart at time of order to meet the needs of your planned off grid site, and you will probably wait 8 to 12 weeks to get your CPT, as Mobismart produces each CPT to the customer’s exact order specifications, within the available generation types, sizes and  energy(battery)/fuel storage options offered. Think of the Mobismart Clean Power Trailer ordering experience  like ordering  and financing a small RV  for your exact site specific power needs and you will get the picture (trailer hitch spec option included.)

Second the Mobismart CPT has built in twin axis control to track the sun accurately for maximum solar conversion all the time.

Third the Mobiwind 4kW Wind Power Generation sub system can be trailer mounted or separate mast mounted ( @ about 35% for the tip up tower mast, as a percent of the cost of Wind Power Generation module, predicted to be US $ 10,000 MSRP)  to suit your local site needs.

Fourth, if your site and application requires it the Mobismart CPT can be easily integrated into an existing Diesel Power Trailer to semi-retire it to generation of last resort (to reduce your carbon foot print and avoid most carbon taxes)  or combined with a new fuel powered generation sub system of your choice as certified or offered by Mobismart to be used a a full backup of last resort, or as a trickle charge system.

Fifth, your choice of battery tech , depth and cycle life from proven list of battery leaders in the lead acid/gel/matt space or the Lithium Polymer space.

Sixth, order the CPT the weay you like it, only an 8 to 12 week lead time to get the CPT exactly your way, ready to be picked up, towed to your site and plugged into your site power use.

Seventh, and last if not most important, Mobismart  CPTis a very bankable solution which will easily qualify for bank or lease company rates under normal terms, as the suppliers of components are well known and reliable, which also ensures an after market for your Mobismart CPT should you sell your site or the CPT itself later on due to life or biz changes. Expect a return on your investment, that is the CPT paying for itself in 3 to 5 years if properly sized to your power requirements and needs for power reliability.

Mobismart Options.

The Mobismart  CPT  “Clean Power Trailer” solution is sized and priced to meet most everyone’s  small business; remote work site  or; residence off grid needs and can be ordered configured with Solar only, Solar & Wind, Solar Wind and  co-generation or any of the above with an optional  trickle charge configured  internal  combustion engine with 60 gallon fuel tank ( the latter two ICE options only for use on non roof top configurations  which must be placed out in the field, yard,  or outside a building with proper ventilation/exhaust). These ICE CPT options may be necessary for mission critical backup and make the CPT less clean, however they are last resort or “must trickle charge” options only, capable of running on propane, natural gas, or regular gasoline, and if necessary even  dirty marine grade or farm diesel.  There is even a Mobismart option to integrate with existing diesel power trailers to “semi-retire” the latter into duty  a last resort use configuration, to squeeze the last bit of useful economic life out of your existing diesel power trailer.

Significantly for the larger work sites and small businesses, it is also possible to daisy chain the Mobismart Clean Power Trailers together to deliver up to 110 kilowatt Name Plate Generation matched to what ever you feel your energy storage (battery capacity) might be, as the CPT can also be configured as a slave system with only batteries and solar panels, hooked up to other CPTs in a redundant mesh, where at least two of these CPTs have the master controllers, basically a communication equipped PLC “Programmable Logic Controller” from a well known and trusted PLC vendor.. (ie Siemens, Mitsubishi, Schneider/Xantrex, Omron, Rockwell/AB , etc, you can spec what PLCyou like to fit your existing business and operations model for your distributed off grid energy sites and staff expertise).

The Mobismart CPT dance with Diesel Power…

What the new Mobismart CPT  means is one can power their future off grid energy requirements with clean generation  elements, all of which  are priced competitively  in comparison with  Diesel Power Trailers,  as far as Level Cost of Energy is concerned  “LCOE” ( LCOE means including in the solutions complete life cycle and disposal costs factoring in applicable of rises in the cost of fuel and carbon taxes over a 20 year useful life asset)  as follows in US $, when we look at the Mobismart equipped with a 2.2kW of Solar Generation, 4kW Nameplate Wind Generation, a 3kW backup Internal Combustion Engine “ICE” and 70k Whrs of Battery Storage with a 60 US Gallon Fuel Tank (good for 24 hours):

A Typical  “All-in ” Solar/Wind/ICE configuration off the Mobismart CPT might be 

Capital Expense  (As part of CPT)                                                                        Cost/W (MSRP)

2.2 kW Solar Generation (standard with all Mobismart CPTs)                               1.50

–  As part of Total CPT Sticker price est. = US $3300.00

– Maximum  AEP efficiency @ 1100am-1pm is 14% of Name Plate

4kW Wind Powered Generation  (option with all Mobismart CPTs)                     2.50

– As part of Total CPT Sticker price est. =  US $10,000

– Maximum  AEP average/hr is 30% of Name plate properly sited

– Add Tower @ 15m with screw pile mount @ 35% of Wind Gen        .50

5.5kW Onan 5.5HGJAB-6755 RV GENERATOR (Popular RV Gasoline)                    .88

– As part of the Total CPT Sticker price est. = US $5600.00

– using  a 60 Gallon Fuel Tank  ( which adds about US $+.10/Watt)


Total CPT  Capital Expense  Generation Cost/W   installed   ===>                 $5.88


What this means is expect  2.2+4+5kW of Name Plate capacity  – 11.2kW NP to  list in the US Market for around $70,000 including storage.

So think of  acquiring Mobismart CPT off grid freedon as powering your house for the same 8 year leased price of an expensive SUV,  which is more than than worth it anyway you shake it, especially if you are a prepper with more insights to the impending economic bust and fall out predicted than the average bear!  If your not a prepper but your  power use application is off grid and you are looking for a reliable clean power source with minimal amount of long term maintenance and fast return on investment, then the CPT certainly fits the bill.

Energy Storage Performance where art thow? And what art thow? 🙂

Energy Storage price performance of CPTs is best measured for capital expense purposes and securing a loan at the bank expressed as Cost/kwhr over the useful life before replacement which should always exceed the warranty period offered by at least 20%.


Energy Storage with 12 year Useful Life (10 year warranty)

Energy Storage  Lead Acid Gel/matt (one of several battery options)                 .10

-operating at 50%draw depth with 4000 cycle life (more required)

– more weight than LiPoly,  less capital cost up front,

– requires 7 year one time   switch out if heavily used

– use if your CPT  deployed as a short term worksite power source

Energy Storage Lithium Polymer                                                                                .13

-operating at 90% draw depth with 9000 cycle life (fewer required)

– less weight, higher up front capital cost, longer life

– longer to get to BE , howver longer life

– use if the site is permenant deploy and forget w/ zero site mainteance

CPT Fuel Cost for  ICE Generator of last resort with co-prime mover (able to handle the entire load) . Oil price dependent.

Predicting the cost of ICE Fuel over the next 12 years is always a  best guess , so lets stick with expert advice that sees the price of a barrel of oil going 2X from current Fall 2017 rates to about $100/barrel by 2020, so that takes care of the first 2 years of useful life for comparison purposes, and lets be kind to Oil and Gas and say the barrel price will  gradually rise to 2030 levels of US $ 150 per barrel. Using this reasonable assumption, lets assume we have 10 days per year in which we run the Diesel Generation as a co-primer mover because we don’t want ever to be without power for everything regardless of global dimming and still day “no wind” impact at our off grid site, be it our home, cottage, work site or small business location.      Here is what the Total Operational Cost fo the ICE co-prime mover would look like using gasoline only. Lets assume we never have to change a spark plug as the system will routinely run weekly for a short period to keep all  ICE gaskets lubricated so they don’t dry out to avoid a refurbishment charge of the ICE. (Do typical part time regular “RV like” use of the ONAN Genset for which there is a lot of useful information from use on the web which help quantify the Opex cost of the ONAN ICE gasoline version), all numbers below . We have used the  following Link Canada’s Energy Future to back up our own CPT forecast, with info below expressed in Canadian Dollars, given is a Canadian Company hailing from Toronto, Canada:

         Fuel Cost/L            Fuel Use  (24hrs*10 days)        Delivery/  Maintenance Costs    

Year 1           1.00                           $240                                    4 times @ $20.00 = $ 80.00

Year 2          1.05                            $252                                       4 times @ $20.00 = $ 80.00

Year 3         1.10                            $264                                   4 times @ $20.00 = $ 80.00

Year 4        1.15                             $276                                   4 times @ $20.00 = $ 80.00

Year 5        1.22                           $292.80                                   4 times @ $20.00 = $ 80.00

Year 6        1.30                           $312                                   4 times @ $20.00 = $ 80.00

Year 7       1.39                            $333.60                                   4 times @ $20.00 = $ 80.00

Year 8      1.50                             $360.00                                   4 times @ $20.00 = $ 80.00

Year 9       1.61                           $386.40                                   4 times @ $20.00 = $ 80.00

Year 10     1.73                         $415.20                                   4 times @ $20.00 = $ 80.00

Year 11    1.85                          $444.00                                   4 times @ $20.00 = $ 80.00

Year 12   2.00                           $480.00                                   4 times @ $20.00 = $ 80.00

Totals                                       $4056.00                                   $960.00

Total Fuel Cost over 12 Year evaluation period for CPT  = $5016.00

The REAL  Levelized Cost of Energy  LCOE production using of ICE over 12 Years simply as a 10 day last resort co-prime mover?

Capex  of US$ $5600 (installed and integrated) + Opex (adj. to US $ @ .80 CDN) US $4012.80  = US $ 9712.80

Then add the adjusted  8% interest  the bank wants for interest on your 1 year  short term loan  if you purchased  the ICE system separately or as an add on item through a 3rd party  so lets say  you  paid US $350.00 in interest for a grand total of:

So you will need to spend US $ 10062,80  for the privilege of a 100% guarantee your CPT is always on for mission critical work site, small biz or family lifestyle support. 🙂

That said, the financing of a bankable solution such as the made up of reputable components, controllers and materials,  will probably fall into an RV like lease  rate of 8% paid out over 8 years , which is after discount or 0% lease rate at MSRP which is typically the case these days. So the 350 interest charge might also be considered  a small sticker price at discount for those who subscriber to Zero interest offers from vendors.

When looking at the ONAN ICE (gasoline)  generation  Capex to Opex Ratio (including interest) we get the following:

US $ 5600/$4362.80  =  1.283579353  or  looking at a simpler way it says my  ICE Capex is  55.65% of the total LCOE  and the ICE Maintenance including interest is likely 44.35% of the LCOE over the 12 year evaluation period of the asset  (before any long term refurbishment is required, ie- ICE overhaul and tune up @ Year 12), which is not bad for a part time 10 days a year energy generation and fuel storage asset, provided you think your business or situation really demands that type of  “business continuity)insurance  and you cannot afford to be without power across all your needs for a single hour.

So if we evaluate the ICE generation component on its own in terms of true LCOE in Cost/W terms for generation we can see that the actual number, including fuel, interest charges and maintenance given the “RV style” ONAN ICE system we are looking at is 5.5kW Nameplate which represents the  ICE true cost/W as configured and used 10 days per year (2.74% of the year as a full time producers covering all needs)   is really  5500watts/$5600 US  Cost/W .98 cents plus the Fuel tank of .10/Watt  (US $ 550.00)   or  really all in  Cost/W is US $1.10 for the ONAN ICE Generation capex spend.

Now applying a bit of number magic, the utilization rate  of the ICE as a contributor to overall AEP “Annual Energy Production” is really only 2.73% per year  which = 240 hours running the ONAN ICE generation system at  a rate for what the house, biz site or work site needs which is typically recommended by the vendor of such equipment to be a 50- 60% rate or 2.75 to 3.3kW power output of the total 5.5kW  ONAN Name Plate capacity for the Model in question,  so  we can expect the ICE asset  to last 15 years before refurbishment/overhaul  or retirement  of the ICE generation conmponent is required ( a 15 year term is typical of the accounting Capital Cost Allowance Schedule  write off scheme used by anyone   such power generation equipment in the US/CAD or EU economies as dictated by the current  Federal/State/Provincial  tax regimes.)

Mobismart Wind Solar and ICE Power Generation, How do they compare?

So how does the Mobismart  ONAN 5.5kWatt ICE option  as we have specified at order time really stack up to the Clean Power Generation components provided Solar (Canadian Solar  is the standard offer) and Wind( The Mobiwind option design licensed for manufacture from Starwind5-  optioned only if the site will support it) versus say adding a slave Mobismart CPT with additional batteries and solar only? Well let’s have a look:

Generation Component:     Cost/W  as used    Efficiency     Cost/W 365days*12 Years

Nameplate                               US$                           of NP                 AEP   Adjusted Efficiency

2.2kW Solar Generation         1.50/W                   14%                              1.50/Watt

4kW Wind Generation            3.37/W                  30%                               3.37/Watt

-15m tower included (@35% of Wind Gent Capex)

5.5kW ONAN ICE (Gasoline)     1.08/W                30%

= assuming  365 days worth of fuel for 12 years running 100% of the time

wait for it…

A whooping  US $146,438.00  (ouch)

you will spend on just fuel to run the ONAN 100% of the time at 60% capacity or a continuous 2.2kWhr over the coarse of a year, every year for 12 years

That’s a little over US $1000.00 per month for 12 years,  a bit more than tad over what you spend on your SUV or pickup driving back and forth 20 days per month to and fro from work.

For a closer look at the ONAN ICE Generator as a potential integration option with the Clean Power Trailer go here  

An then there is cost the Carbon Foot print of the ICE…,

ICE -Carbon Foot print has not been factored into the cost, as each regime applies it as a tax and credit differently, with Canada, the home turf of Mobismart  set to introduce same in 2018 across all businesses, institutions and residences using non-renewable carbon based fuels to generate electricity. In Canada the Carbon tax like in many jurisdictions is based on rate charge Carbon emission tonnage per year for each type of generation based on its vendor labelled Name plate capacity. (The accountants and tax lawyers are cheering!)

Incentives… oh my what a nasty web THEY weave…

The powers that be at the Municipal, State, Provincial, Federal and even regional level offer a dizzying array of incentives to offset your investment in clean power generation and storage (More cheers from the accountants and lawyers!) Ultimately, if you decide to take the incentive plunge be ready to commit the hours it takes and the upfront dollars to extract they benefits from such parties .


So how much does the Clean Power Trailer weigh and how much towing power do I reliably need to get the CPT to and from my site? Well depending on how one configures and orders the CPT, the weight will vary from a minimally configured (75% less battery storage than the standard offer of 75kWhrs at 2kW continuous output) 1.5 tons to a maximum of 2 tons(imperial 4000lbs) which offers the same 2kW continuous output.

Need to understand if you can tow the CPT with your current vehicle?

Check here  the 2017 towing guide in pdf form .

Chances are if you have a decent SUV or Pickup, you will be able to tow the Mobismart CPT whenever and to where ever you need it, any time.  🙂

Is CPT right for my off grid application and power needs?

Do know justifying off grid power also needs for comparison sake that you also need to  factor in the cost of getting power to the site and the cost of power annually and its forecasted rise over the next 12 years, before you have all the fact in front of you and can make an educated financial decision of whether or not the Clean Power Trailer is for you.

Chances are it will be, now that the price/performance of batteries has arrived at new attractive levels for the average consumer and small business, and also the fact does indeed have the smarts built in to optimize the use of your local free solar and wind energy resource and convert those natural clean sources of power into a fast return on your investment, in three to 5 years, without the use of the ICE option if you size and design your power needs correctly for your off grid site to fit within the Mobismart’s power output  and energy storage capabilities.



Clean Power Stations for micro Data Centers: Diffusing the Power Sucking Alien- Mega Data Center for Cloud Services profit..

DataCenterMonthlyCostssource:    (2010)

By now you have heard about  Mega Data Centers being built at record pace for mega bucks.

It’s less likely you have heard of or even considered the environmental cost of these data centers, unless of course you fall for the green-washing promoted by the typical large players like Google, Microsoft, Oracle, EMC who claim they are working on it in an impactful way (say 10% of their data center footprint running on renewable energy whether directly or indirectly).

Let’s face it, it’s nice to be green, but can you do it profitably? Today,  Monthly Power Bills are anywhere from 18-20% of the cost of a Mega Data Center’s monthly operating charge.  Competitive reality says all of the big Data Center Players use OPEX financing models, in order to favorably attract shareholders looking for a dividend, so this means going to debt markets to finance such a  distributed hosting service delivery strategy couple  with  off-grid power strategy for Cloud Services to the B2B and B2C market segments, which means the returns have to be there year 1.

To get started, so the move to micro data center based Cloud Service delivery is profitable in an impactful way, a market player in this space needs to commit to a small 5% foot print conversion to renewable power, and that means a 1 year investment of at least US $1B even for even a small player like Telus in Canada, or Swisscom in Switzerland. Certainly not a “chump change” decision, and what does it really buy them in terms of L2R “Likely to Refer” score improvements with their ever fickle commercial or residential  service subscribers, where L2R is THE key investor indicator of market success in the Telecoms subscriber retention game. Amortized over a three year facilities/equipment lease, it means annual revenue must be maintained above $390M/yr for this 1% of the micro DC foot print and edge delivery of cloud Services  move to make sense, where the equipment deployed has a useful 5 year life, generally, with the exception being Solid State Drives (the key to fast Cloud Service Delivery and optimal VM density), which on average  see these SSDs decommissioned every 4 months (50/50 R/W use).

Reality tells us the efforts of these “World Order” giants, National  Leviathans and  local state or country Wannabe Telecoms players to reduce power consumption and convert such power consumption to renewable energy sources in order to improve L2R scores, grow stock value and beef up operating margins,  is only now becoming a main operating expense line item to be scrutinized intensely as part of the overall strategic plan.  Many of these wannabe cloud services players  include “slow to move” country and state level former Telecoms Monopoly “spawn” trying to “pull on their big boy pants”  and change up  their “same old, same old” game in order to survive, let alone thrive in this ever growing and  changing market of mega data centers. So far, none have been successful in implementing the above suggested strategy.

So “What’s a poor ‘Telecoms centric’, Mega Data Center wannabe player to do?” Grow bigger with bigger Mega Data Center footprint in order to compete with the likes of world players Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Equinix, and big national players like Rackspace, etc? Well they can try but I say good luck with that.

Hmm? Maybe there is another way.

How about go against the flow, play to their small market strengths and go distributed, with localized modular micro data centers hosting delivery of Cloud Services with their own off-grid generation and storage, using the grid as backup of last resort to improve Cloud Service delivery Access times and raise L2R scores with subscribers, oh yeah, and improve operating margins?

Is it even possible? What new market dynamics need to be harnesses to make it possible?

Will localized Cloud Service delivery from local micro data centers really boost L2R scores,  meaningfully impact stock value and improve operating margins?

The answer to the  first question is  a “qualified” Yes as it is for the last question, provided the progressive CTO gets the backing he needs from the CEO to really scale up micro data center powered Cloud Services, locally hosted and accessed by  the B2C and B2B customers found at the edge of their existing service network which connect to smaller secondary markets. Such a deployment of Cloud Services  can deliver  2X to 4X  better response times and  boost L2R scores at much lower cost, due to long term cost savings in power consumption. (In fact excess power can be sold back to the grid to further improve monthly operating margins, where the co-lo operator has enough roof space for large solar and even micro wind  power generation).

The 2nd, third and fourth tier players such as Telus, Swisscom et al,   looking to carve out decent earnings for their shareholders in the Data Center delivered Cloud Services markets can find success in harnessing the market dynamics of renewable energy,  to actually boost higher L2R scores, retain and grow subscribers and, in the process, improve overall operating margins, however,  the responsibility for such distributed micro data center success largely rests in the hands of the smaller player CTO and relies on  their ability to chart a strategic course of action to CEO backed lower power costs per month. The CTO needs to tailor  the deployment and management of Cloud Services in an operationally  efficient, cost effective manner which actually plays to their local market strengths and loyalties , by leveraging  centrally managed, yet localized execution of lower Cost of Energy  “CoE”,  which manifests itself as  off grid  powered or edge grid connected (for backup only), which are primarily battery powered micro data centers capable of hosting dynamically deploy-able, containerized, scalable cloud services as needed, to satisfy subscriber real-time demand, all the while managing the power consumption dynamically and efficiently. When the micro data center is not busy in slow periods or in the middle of the night any excess power accumulated  is then sold off to the public grid at a time of day which is most profitable. This means installing  potentially more storage that what is required by the micro data center for normal operation to take advantage of selling power at higher prices.

6761_Huawei-data-center-container.jpgsource: Huawei

Quick Deploy Containerized  Data Center Solutions:

Also the really  good news is there are more and more “canned” and even containerized solutions emerging every day, which make this “go against the flow” strategy of localized micro data centers not only a possibility, but a competitive reality which cannot be ignored. Of course none of these solutions are created equal when considering power consumption, so one has to be a careful shopper of Cost of Energy “CoE” when evaluating these canned or containerized micro data center solutions.

The Micro Data Center Secret Sauce:  

DevOps Driven Deployment  “D3” via Cost Effective Orchestration

DevOps Deployment Players Chart

Always Software combined with New Deployment Operational Mastery is the key these days where container management within a VM Virtual Machine distributed framework is the order of the day when moving software servers , components and even applications around, and those that master the current tools of the DevOps trade will win, provide they can cost effectively and efficiently orchestrate a collage of vendor equipped deployment capabilities as IaaS, Infrastructure as a Service to squeeze our those better subscriber experiences used to keep stock prices buoyant and operating margins plump.

If you want to cut through the vendor  spin of DevOps Orchestration,  here are some useful reviews  from the DEvOps faithful.


In the End its all about the Power Baby to go against the flow

For those DevOps faithful, power today in the Mega Data Center is taken for granted, “the cost is a given” or, is it?

In fact someone else tends to provide current DC power under sub contract, providing all   management and servicing of  the power source under the 3 or five year DC co-lo agreement, which by the way,  is tough and costly to break, which means there goes your market agility as your competitor’s out grab you in market share, improve their L2R and attract investors their way, because they went against the flow to lower power costs with distributed co-lo-based Cloud Services operating from micro data centers powered by offgrid renewable generation and new low cost energy storage with predictable flat power charges for the next 15 to 20 years.

The fact is, how you,  as a Tier 2, 3 or 4 Cloud Services player,  provide Power to your Data Center, big or small, is  without question, a strategic decision, moving forward. Such a move can become part of boosting L2R scores across 50% of the subscriber base long term,  which is done so by simply and effiicently  shifting part of your data center build and deployment of co-lo software servers and components  back to  old local co-lo points and  into new local co-lo points of access as containerized Cloud Services operating in remote VMs to service these remote  fixed and mobile subscribers.

One can  simply strategically commit 1-3% of your  renewed or new growth DC deployment per year to become  off-grid and grid edge micro data center builds, supplied by  80-100% by renewable energy generation. These new deployments will be powered up with cutting edge Lithium Polymer and Zinc based large format and containerized battery systems, fed by those same renewable generation systems,  and backed up by the less than reliable, aging and efficient, legacy power grid, which by the way will become more and more expensive as centralized power generation costs continue to rapidly rise over the next five years.

The off-grid powered Micro Data Center hosted Cloud Services Bottom Line…  

L2R goes up, Operating Margins go  up, Power Costs Flatten…

Within three to five years, 5%  and as much as  15% of your DC foot print will be transformed into micro data center hosted Cloud Services  with higher L2R scores and  fatter Cloud Service margins based  on lower power consumption costs.  No guarantees here, but there is also a good likelihood your company’s stock price will  float to the top of the  competitive heap…

Can you afford to wait?    Off-Grid Power Stations for Micro Data Centers:

Profitable Cloud Service Delivery at the Service Network Edge

One can always wait.., for impending doom, or go for it and not only survive but thrive, with the right strategy,  energy, and application of capital in the right market location when it comes to micro data center powered Cloud Services delivered at the edge of your service network, leveraging localized off-grid or grid edge  renewable power generation and new cutting edge battery storage for power supply.

The existing market dynamic now in full force is the  confluence of  new price/performance synergies between  new Solar and Wind Power Generation technology advances and price reductions and  the new low cost Lithium Polymer as well as Zinc Air and Zinc Bromine Energy Storage which now makes micro data center deployments of Cloud Services a reality, so there is no need to wait.

Low cost, Large format Battery Storage has finally arrived, as has cheap  small scale Solar and  cheap small Wind powered electricity generation, and more and more there are canned renewable power stations employing these advances which can be deployed rapidly to power your localized ” canned” or containerized” micro data centers serving up your most popular Cloud Services.

To find out more about of off-grid and near grid clean power solutions capable of powering your micro data center driven Cloud Services, check out our partner’s site at

If you need some help designing, sourcing and supporting the deployment of off-grid clean power stations in order to realize your edge deployment of Cloud Services in  off-grid powered and/or grid edge connected  and powered micro data centers, then send an email or give them a call, and we would be glad to provide you with a plan and way forward.



Ontario Government’s Green Energy Shame and Tax Payer Disaster…

Ontario Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault has issued a mea culpa on the way the Liberal government implemented its Green Energy plan. Thibeault says the implementation of the Green Energy Act has led to “sub-optimal outcomes” for consumers and to increased prices in electricity for families and businesses in Ontario. In a speech delivered Friday to […]

via Ontario energy minister admits mistake with green energy program — Global News

Starwind5 licenses <10kW Name Plate Designs to

Friday, February 24th, 2017, Toronto, Canada- Press Release, Starwind5.


As part of a worldwide exclusive agreement Starwind5 has  today, licensed their five blade, low mount, wind powered generator designs to Mobismart of Toronto, Canada for  production, sub-licensing  and re-sale  both as integrated options attached to the  Mobismart Clean Power Trailer and as standalone MobiWind Power Generation, Storage and Delivery solutions.

World’s First Clean Power Trailer with Low Mount Wind, Solar, ICE Combined.

“To our knowledge is the first Clean Power Trailer company to tightly integrate mobile/portable, tilt up wind turbines, designed to operate in Low Mount turbulent wind conditions. The Starwind5 will be utilized under the MobiWind label as a co-prime mover clean electricity generation element in parallel with their Solar electricity prime mover element and Mobismart’s optional ICE ‘Internal Combustion Engine’  prime mover of last resort, which is diesel/gas/propane power electricity generation,” Mr. Robert Reive stated, the Managing Director of Starwind5, a wholly owned subsidiary of Harvistor, a limited liability technology holding company, based out of New Jersey, USA.

MobiSmart Clean Power Trailers can be deployed with the MobiWind turbine mounted on the tow trailer for easy transport and deployment anywhere. As an option the MobiWind wind power generator can also be installed on a separate mount on rooftops or in the field and then connected to any MobiSmart Clean Power Trailer near by, as the MobiSmart Power Trailer can be optioned with a slave controller which specifically integrates and balances the MobiWind power generation in fast, simple “plug n charge” fashion.

Made in Canada, exported worldwide.

“We are quite excited to be working with MobiSmart and their main contract manufacturing partner, also in Toronto, to create the the world’s first mobile/portable Clean Power Trailer or Power Station, one which can be configured and tuned to efficiently generate, store and deliver clean power anywhere on the planet. MobiSmart’s innovative design allows their Clean Power Trailer to be shipped in quantity via standard ISO shipping containers, for delivery and use any where in the world.”

Starwind5 will fly under the MobiWind product label at MobiSmart, configured and produced in various nameplate capacities from 1.5kW up to 10kW  Name Plate, optioned with a MobiSmart Clean Power Trailer mount tilt mast,  or in separate but power connected “island”  rooftop masts and field mast options installed and connected to one or more nearby MobiSmart Clean Power Trailers.

Diesel Power Trailers are morphing into Hybrid Clean Power Trailers

Mr. Reive went on to say “In 2016 and 2017 we see the worldwide power trailer market changing rapidly, with big name vendors looking to integrate solar and wind into their existing diesel power trailer offer, and in certain market segments, these vendors want to simply replace diesel with wind/solar and battery, especially where delivery of diesel fuel, theft of diesel fuel and the related high monthly service costs of diesel systems are prevalent. MobiSmart has for the first time, after many years of design effort, been able to converge the improvement in price/power density of the latest generation of Lithium Polymer and Tubular Gel Lead Acid batteries, together with the dramatic improvement in solar power  price/power efficiency and also by adding Starwind5’s superior Low mount power output into the mix,  to create, with Mobismart’s new dynamic control logic power charging schemes,  a brand new type of Clean Power Trailer which can be configured and dynamically tuned to balance power production with storage, against  ever changing local power needs, and if necessary , balance clean generation & storage with ICE generation  and related fuel levels, to  absolutely deliver the best Cost of Energy “COE” solution in this power market segment.”

Fast Payback in 3-5 Years on Average:

MobiWind equipped Mobismart Clean Power Trailers

“Payback of MobiSmart Clean Power Trailer systems, when deployed for a variety of different applications such as permanent remote Mobile Tower Power,  temporary Roadside Signage Power, or  power for remote work sites, both temporary or long term, can occur in as little as 18 months, when replacing or augmenting diesel power. Typically  a break even point for the MobiSmart Clean Power Trailer will occur with in 3-4 years of use and operation. Since the warranty life is 10 years  for MobiSmart Clean Power Trailers and the useful life is typically 15 and extend-able with maintenance packages to 20 years, we can see that MobiSmart is going to be very busy selling, renting and maintaining many of these Clean Power Trailers for many years to come.”

For more information, to get a quote, ask for a customized  Power Trailer Solution, or to place an order for’s  standard new Clean Power Trailers, you can send Nick Efston the CEO of MobiSmart a note at

MobiSmart Clean Power Trailers can be configured with 2kW,3.5 Kilowatt all the way up to 9.5kW of Name Plate generation. End user applications can expect to get up to 60 Amp hours of continuous 2.0kW output from one full charge in the standard full configuration. Given the MobiSmart Clean Power Trailers are continually re-charging, even in low wind and dim days, users can expect properly configured systems to never run out of power. Mobismart Clean Power Trailer weights range from 4500lbs to 6000lbs depending on the configuration options selected. Grid Connection options are also available.

Early Production of the Clean Power Trailer with the MobiWind option power by Starwind5 is scheduled to commence in March with first deliveries to the first waiting customers in Canada to be delivered by June of 2017.








Parts 2.0: Coming to a local manufacturer near you – 3D Printing Startup Exit Activity – Q4 2016

Checkout the vibrant 3D printing market which is transforming the manufacture of most parts to be a local boutique, small and medium business endeavor without all the mold nonsense. Hi volume part production just around the corner in the next 3 to 5 years.. 🙂

Happy New Year 2017!


The following two graphs show exit activity in the 3D Printing sector. The graphics include data through October 2016. The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each…

Source: 3D Printing Startup Exit Activity – Q4 2016

Big Wind keeps on Burnin’ Proud Vendors keep on churnin’, more spin

Nice summary of Big Wind HAWT fundamental design problems.

The future reality is distributed small wind with solar and storage is the  winning combo, not this CENTRALIZED  Big Wind,  Grid attached production which creates a dineNdash cocentration of wealth which does not benefit the local communities hosting this big wind farms.
Wind Turbines: Lots of Problems, No Free Energy –