Posted by Jim Wilkins on October 11, 2014, 11:57 pm
Here's what powers rural India
Posted by Morris Dovey on October 12, 2014, 3:00 am
On 10/11/14 6:57 PM, Jim Wilkins wrote:
That looks pretty good - and there are only about about 400M Indians
without electricity who can’t afford to buy/operate even a small diesel
generator like that. Their new PM said he’d set them up with PV panels,
but I doubt that’ll happen.
The same scenario applies to a large number spread across the rest of
Asia and most of Africa...
...and there are more (although not as many) in the Americas without
electricity who have no reasonable access to any energy distribution
Posted by Jim Wilkins on October 12, 2014, 2:33 pm
That includes my Southern Appalachian grandparents and some recent
neighbors, and I live on less than 1/10 of the regional average for
purchased energy. The tradeoff is that being way out off-grid makes
you much less visible to regulations that restrict or block
traditional construction, fires, farming and sewage, and which make
being off grid in town seem so difficult.
Those neighbors chose not to spend the money to comply with town codes
as this area shifted from rural to residential. I lent them a
generator and left an outside faucet on for drinking water.
Posted by Morris Dovey on October 13, 2014, 1:14 am
On 10/12/14 9:33 AM, Jim Wilkins wrote:
While we differ in how we would like the LENR experiment conducted, it’s
likely that our broader perspectives share a lot of common ground. :-)