So, the close-call I had with blindness is now in the past. It wasn’t anything major as far as a flaw went, just five points in each eye where very small arteries and veins had connected before they were supposed to…’detouring’ oxygenated blood from fully reaching some key areas of the front of the eye and the retina.
Simple to fix, but with NO room for error…5 tiny laser pulses to close off the ‘detour’ points was all it took…but it was where they were in my eyes that made things tricky.
So post-op, means eye exercises 5 times a day that work out the eye’s ability to focus and such…not that hard to do obviously, but like any form of exercise it’ll increase blood flow and in this case it’ll also help correct any latent effects from the ‘detour’ flaws. Also, the usual admonitions to ‘take it easy’ and such…fine, I’ll take that advice. I had a taste of near-blindness, that was enough for me.
We’re getting closer every day to building the powerplant. However, before we begin, some aspects of construction MUST be built/tested/analyzed to make absolutely certain they can withstand the wind-loading forces. Here in Alberta, we get some strong winds, with ‘Bursts’ now and then where it can (and has) reached almost 100 MpH.
When you consider how solar panels can act as impromptu ‘sails’, and you have to build with such wind forces in mind there’s not much room for error. Also, while we are using smaller wind turbines which are considerably more resilient than those gigantic eyesores other companies are so fond of, they still need be to modified to cope with such extreme overspeed risks. Meaning some Custom components will be needed and contractors for such need to be found. I will say that the wind turbines we will be using are Bird-Safe. We take environmental impact VERY seriously…as example, for the hydraulic systems, we have sourced out environmentally-friendly, Biodegradable hydraulic fluid. This is also why we insist on building in an existng Industrial zone, and have put years of work into compressing collection-ability down to the smallest land-use footprint possible.
We are taking a wholly new approach to Solar & Wind energy, and cannot afford a mistake, mis-step. We are building something we want people to be able to find confidence and sense-of-security in. So, we are not cutting corners, but we are also VERY cost-conscious and every dollar put in must get the best it can.
People want Solar & Wind energy to be made every bit as reliable and inexpensive as Coal/Gas/Nuclear energy…and we can deliver this, and better.