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Defender now sells the Solar Stik !

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And they are still lying about their product despite the practical sailor review:
This results in a net power gain of typically more than 100% in a 24 hour period, producing an average of 80 to 100 amp-hours of energy per day.
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And they are still lying about their product despite the practical sailor review:
This results in a net power gain of typically more than 100% in a 24 hour period, producing an average of 80 to 100 amp-hours of energy per day.
Unbelievable.

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"This results in a net power gain of typically more than 100% in a 24 hour period"

Unbelievable nonsense. Maybe it works on moonlit nights. I recently attended a renewable energy conference at the Kortright Centre north of Toronto. One of the permanently installed demonstration solar panels had an automatic (battery powered) tracking device. The very knowledgeable person I talked to mentioned this would only increase performance by about 40%.
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Yeah John...but it is the movement + the dilithium crystals + panels that actually deliver 40% more than their rated power that add up to an average 100% gain. (g)
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I have two dogs that can do square roots and they say solarstik is better loosefitted.
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Perhaps they are including the (converted) energy the operator expends trying to track the sun, coupled with the sum of erg's (and urk's) expended - some might say expelled - by the cumaltive membership of sailnet in reading this thread (god, don't even try to calculate the energy used in replying).

My vote is that really they are using anti-podal -reversible panels, the back side gathers the sunlight from the anti-podal (currently daylight) side of the planet while it's still night time where the stic is mounted.
I know it's the back side of something.
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My question is:

Is CD gay??
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