greetings to all here;
yes, I have very much enjoyed your website, I do believe, we have more in common than just science, and not merely limited to making sport of the French. (attempt at humor)
When I stated the need for moist to saturated sub-surface alkaline soil conditions, my meaning was not "liquid" as such, but, moisture related to conductivity and contact with, our "structure".
I appreciate the suggestion from Mr. Unjohnharley, referencing pumping water below grade for us, but, I think it unnecessary, in light of the information I've obtained regarding the water table on your playa. Also, drilling would not be needed, since, the sub-surface device is only up to one meter in depth, and, horizontal in orientation. If anything were necessary, it would be to leave a slight depression above the devise and somehow pour water into said "channel", so it would be allowed to percolate down. But again, it seems unnecessary, especially if we can install the large section of the device in advance, allowing the soil time to settle and compact. I'm sure this is an issue to be resolved far in advance, so, we can install our equipment ahead of the construction of infrastructure for your event, on your playa.
I so much appreciate the offers of art to enhance our experiment, and, can easily see how it would not only allow that we are contributing to the overall event, but, if we can power your equipment and lighting, so much the better.
We have discussed the need to document every step of this construction and testing of our scaled device. It is appropriate, and appreciated, that you may offer to assist us in this documentation. Of course, said evidence would be kept private, until our patents are approved. But, at that time, we have verbal commitment from several European media outlets to disperse our information, and, evidence, in either the form of news segments, or, perhaps, a short documentary on our progress, to, what we hope will be, a very helpful solution to power needs, especially in remote locations.
Mr. Zoro Sings:
we would be glad, and honored, to help power your camp, at least to the extent possible.
As we proceed with the testing now underway, we will have a better idea as to total power achievable, with parameters set high and low.
Please know, if I've not stated, that, the power generated will be direct current, and, if alternating current is your requirement, it will have to be rectified to meet your needs. We may or may not have the budget for said equipment, but, will do what we can.
On another note:
I am noticing, in my perusing of your "Eplaya" archives and threads, that, much joy and fun is to be had at your festival. I must say, I am intrigued by what I read and am personally curious how you maintain such safety and pleasant attitudes, without strict rules and enforcement. Perhaps, this is a societal bias, which, I am not familiar with?
Again, I apologize for the length of my replies, I note others are not so long. I merely feel I have much to respond to, and, strive to be accurate and complete in my response, and, with the information I offer.
Again, I thank you for your kind attention.