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Re: Re: +Just wondering about them mini hydro turbine units+

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Posted by Mike D. on October 21, 2002 at 14:14:47 from (

In Reply to: Re: +Just wondering about them mini hydro turbine units+ posted by Ludwig on October 21, 2002 at 12:24:56:

The batteries are just a source of storage I thought. Never intended to do anything but convert 12V to 220 AC. Seems to me that has been proven to be an effecient application in all 3 types of alternative energy sources. The Sine wave invertor is key to how effecient the use of 12V becomes, no? The Pelton wheel turbine is to keep the batteries in charge, right? Seems like it ain't re-inventing the wheel here. Speaking of batteries, did you get your plusing desuphater built yet? We are going to put one to work this weekend on two batteries. Takes about 14 days to break down the crystals.

You mention that it will never make money, but for me there a whole lot more to it than that. I'm not too crazy about being dependant upon a grid that may or may not be there when you need it. We have about a dozen power outages a year. Last long one was 72 hrs. We didn't rough it because we have a Kubota genset (leftover from my onsite const. days) that allows us to keep from losing of refrigerated foodstuffs, and runs the pump.

I think there will be a way for energy to be produced on the homestead in the future. There are people doing it now, and they are not all on some perch in the Rockies, or in the middle of the desert. It is coming, as grid power gets more expensive you can bet that alternatives will become more attainable.

Thanks for your 2 cents worth. Let me know about your pulse generator.

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