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German Solar Feed-In-Tariff - Per Watt Benefit

James Houghton

A model of the German FIT program, to develop understanding of the program and its implications. Specifically, we'll ask the questions: 1. What is the impact of the FIT program on Installed Solar Capacity 2. What is the impact of the FIT program on the size of the solar installation and maintenance industry base 3. What is the impact of the FIT program on the long term unsubsidized Cost per Watt of solar power

Practice Solar

  • 6 years 8 months ago

Rabbits

James Houghton
A demonstration of the system dynamics modeling paradigm using rabbits as a simple stock, and their breeding and life expectancy as simple flows.

Practice

  • 6 years 8 months ago

Candle Oscillations

James Houghton
​I observed one night a candle burning brightly, then dimming, then building again and burning brightly, with a period of about 30 seconds. I observed the oscillations for a few minutes and thought to myself: Delayed Feedback. 

Not all candles do that, so why did this one? The wick had folded over on itself such that the volume of the wick compared to its evaporative surface was high. Additionally, the cross sectional area of the wick at the level of the wax puddle was still rather low. 

My hypothesis is that the small cross sectional area of the wick meant that it could only soak up so much wax at a time, and so constituted a delay. The folded top of the wick was a reservoir that was involved in a positive feedback - the hotter the flame, the more wax evaporated from it, and the hotter the flame burned. When the reservoir in the wick was depleted, it needed to wait until the wicking action recharged it.




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  • 6 years 8 months ago

Solar Feed-In-Tariff - experience loss

James Houghton

A model of the German FIT program, to develop understanding of the program and its implications. Specifically, we'll ask the questions: 1. What is the impact of the FIT program on Installed Solar Capacity 2. What is the impact of the FIT program on the size of the solar installation and maintenance industry base 3. What is the impact of the FIT program on the long term unsubsidized Cost per Watt of solar power

Practice Solar

  • 6 years 8 months ago

Clone of Rabbits

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A demonstration of the system dynamics modeling paradigm using rabbits as a simple stock, and their breeding and life expectancy as simple flows.

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  • 4 years 7 months ago

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