I’ve been having a long conversation with a wind skeptic who responded to my Gust Ceiling entry. While the rest of us are thinking about ways to overcome the intermittentcy problem with wind, this Rucio is dismissing it out of hand because of that problem.
See the comments for our conversation. We RE enthusiasts need people like this Rucio/Eric Rosenbloom to make sure that we’re not the ones in la-la land. To paraphrase Paul Newman, if you look around and can’t tell who the lunatic fringe is, you’re it.
I’d like to point out that I jumped to a couple of conclusions myself, which he points out… I left these comments in, even though they do not make me look great. They are there because I want people who are trying to make up their mind to know that I have not just invented myself a straw man in order to look good.