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Posted by Bowie007 on February 3, 2009, 5:36 pm
 
I wonder if anyone can help me with this. I am going to start creating
my own power, partly because of the financial cost and partly because
of the environment issues. I have come across this site
http://www.inform-site.com/for/earth4energy/renewable/energy1.html

I think this is perfect for what I am looking for.

Anyone know if this can do the job for a three bedroom property?

Please let me know

Posted by vaughn on February 3, 2009, 5:55 pm
 


Do you really believe that you can build a power system that will power your
home for $00.00?

Do you think it is ever a good idea to send money to a spammer?

If so, go right ahead!

Vaughn



Posted by news on February 3, 2009, 6:40 pm
 On Tue, 3 Feb 2009 09:36:54 -0800 (PST), Bowie007


First check your local library for books on solar power.  That cost is
zero.  There are also online sites that provide information on
insolation, which is how much sun your location gets - if the doesn't
shine, you don't have power.  Some areas do not have enough snlight to
justify a solar installation.

Any site with that many "testimonials" and an auto-start video is
usually a "make money using the web" site, not a serious green power
site.  

A solar installation for your house would probably cost $0,000.  

You would also need to convert to higher efficiency in both large (air
conditioning, refrigerator, etc) and small (CFL and LED for lighting)
products.  

You either havespace for a large battery bank to store power or go
back to utility-provided power at night and in cloudy weather.

John

Posted by wmbjkREMOVE on February 4, 2009, 2:51 pm
 On Tue, 03 Feb 2009 13:40:50 -0500, news@picaxe.us wrote:


It's almost certainly a waste of money. The same package is being sold
by spammers everywhere, including Ebay, where one seller claims to
have saved $40 in a single month by building a wind turbine from
hardware-store parts. That claim is so ludicrous that it could only
come from a blatant fraudster.

Everything you need to know about saving money with home power is
available for free on the web. Start here
http://www.homepower.com/files/webextras/loadcalc.pdf .

Wayne

Posted by Rick Samuel on February 4, 2009, 9:04 am
 

Not to be rude or sarcastic, but do your home work, which you haven't,
before spending money.
After your homework is finished, (well, semi-finished, cuz you will never
truly finish) you'll find the first step is to reduce power requirements.
Add insulation, better windows, close air gaps, more efficient appliances,
CFL's.

 INFORMATION IS FREE, INFORMATION IS POWER

 After you learn about energy and alterntivities, you'll be able to answer
most of your questions.



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