Inside the Knockoff-Tennis-Shoe Factory

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Inside the Knockoff-Tennis-Shoe Factory

Niccolo and Donkey
Good story. This of course will eventually end up at the WTO as "Intellectual Property Rights/Copyright Infringement" will be invoked and the Chinese will claim cultural differences to brush off the complaints.

I was at a conference last year on renewable energy manufacturing. The consensus amongst the panel was that we can't compete price-wise with the Chinese, but we can innovate since they seem to focus on the knock-off and mass produce it from there.
Team Zissou

Did they have any good tips on how solar/wind are supposed to power factories, much less the HVAC in Goldman Sach's building?

Niccolo and Donkey
At present solar and wind are fed into the grid to offset "peak load" and lower the cost of power at its most expensive times. The silver bullet that is coming with solar and wind is the effective storing of this power (combined with constant improvement/refinement of the current power capture tech) so that it can be used 24/7.
President Camacho
I have heard about this; it should also decentralize power to a greater extent, which is good for RAHOWA.

What are the main methods in discussion for storage besides old fashioned battery power? I heard about some Danes working on "fuel cell pellets" that would eliminate the problem of storing liquid nitrogen, but weikel says this is just a pipe dream and the only solution is nuclear stacks from here to kingdom come.
Niccolo and Donkey
Fuck Weikel.

Fuel cells are trending strongly atm, but so are attempts to store using water, particularly when it comes to wind power.