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jamie commented on The Giving Tree [UPDATED 9 Feb 2015]

Love this idea. One question on your interview with New Wind. You mention they plan to launch the first batch in 2016. Will they have any units available before then? Thanks!

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jamie commented on A Revolving Fund for Solar Energy [Updated Feb 9]

Great idea and project! Will you plan to focus outside of the Bay Area for any of your next projects?

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jamie commented on The Giving Tree [UPDATED 9 Feb 2015]

I love this idea a lot! It is exciting to see opportunities for distributed wind. One overarching thought I have is about the use of the power generated by the tree. You mention it could be used for music/speakers, which seems like a non-essential activity in a community (fun and interesting but non-essential). I wonder if there's a way to refine this idea so that it can have even greater community impact. Perhaps the tree could provide electricity for street lamps, or feed back into a community center, or as you mention elsewhere, be used for cell phone charging. I think that if you could increase the focus on an existing community needs, it would strengthen the project.

You mention crowd-sourcing as an option to build out the financing options. Could you form an official partnership with one of these organizations?

Thanks!

Ciao, Jamie