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Posted by Drums on January 8, 2006, 4:22 pm

I have been doing research into alternative energy and it seems that you get
the biggest bang for your buck
with wind power especially if you build your own.

Home built wind.  Less then 1.00 per watt.
PV panels.                                6.00 Per watt.

I guess if you have lot's of scratch and don't have room for a wind machine
PV panels are cool
but for average Joe it seems like a huge waste of money.

Posted by Vaughn on January 8, 2006, 4:54 pm

    Yes, but if your site lacks sufficient wind, your installation will be
little more useful than a decoration.  Sites with useful, dependable sunlight
are far more common than sites with useful, reliable wind.


Posted by Derek Broughton on January 8, 2006, 5:19 pm

Vaughn wrote:

By all accounts, the a bigger bang for your buck (I'm reluctant to say
"biggest") is from hydro power.  Of course, sites with (legally) useful,
dependable, water are even less common than sites with useful wind.

Posted by Drums on January 8, 2006, 7:21 pm

I have a decent running Brook in my back yard and im working on a Generator
right now.  ;o) I don't expect to get more then 50 watts out of it but what
the hell
it will be fun.

Posted by Charles Foot on January 8, 2006, 7:29 pm

Drums wrote:

As it is generating 24/7, even a modest 50 watts will give you the
equivalent of 200-300 watts of pv.

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