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Re: (ET) Wind power and tractor batteries - Home Power CD's
Home Power Magazine has all their back issues available on CD.
The print issues are easier on my eyes, but the CD 's sure save space.
The number one they they talked about is energy conservation - since a
solar system, with large PV array, battery pack, and high quality sine
inverter, ended up producing electricity that cost about $0.65 per KWh (a
years ago. Solar panels might have dropped in price, but batteries went
up ...). Wind systems in Windy areas could produce electricity for a bit
So - the first thing they talked about is super high efficiency
NO electric dryer, No air conditioning, etc. But, they have microwave
hair dryers, TV's Computer's and a variety of other modern electric
Design/Build an ultra energy efficient house - and everything in it.
Evaluate the site for Wind, Hydro, and Solar.
Learn about types of batteries, and battery maintenance.
Consider Solar Thermal.
On Sunday 25 March 2007 8:13 pm, Matthew callahan wrote:
> Hi All,
> 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
> 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.