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(ET) Wind power and tractor batteries
Just to pick your brains a little:
I am looking at some land for a home with my wife and daughter. However,
one them is pretty far out in the boonies (Fansastic view!!) and connecting
to the grid would be cost prohibitive (up to 6-7,000 feet away from the
power lines means $40,000+ for hookup). Living off the grid would mean a
wind-power system since this property is on a mountain, with a diesel backup
to run on biodiesel.
Meanwhile I am also wondering if it will be both cost effective, and wise,
to run that through a battery pack made up of 6V Trojan deep cycle
batteries, so when they are due for replacement, I can just transfer them
over to my small fleet of ET's for a few more years of life out of them?
I would want a 4k Amphour pack at the very least, or 18 T-105's, to sustain
the house power without the generator on anytime overnight if there is no
wind to charge the batteries with. This can then be put into three of my
tractors close to the end of the batteries' service life. However, this is
not a multiple of 24 or 48v, so I would probably need to put in (24) 6v
batteries, at either 24 or 48 volts with batteires wired in series, and sets
wired together in parallel to achieve the system voltage of the wind turbine
Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated, especially if there are
certain wind turbines recommended for charging DC battery packs. Any links
to suppliers for controllers and inverters would also be fantastic.
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