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KD4UPL

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Posted: 05/29/20 05:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You need to determine what your average wind speed is at your sight. You need to make sure you can get the turbine up at least 30 feet above anything withing 300 feet of it like trees, buildings, etc.
You will need a massive battery bank.
My home is 1,500 square feet. In the winter my outdoor wood stove heats my home and my hot water. I have very good insulation and efficient lighting. The kitchen stove is gas. My home uses about 24 kWh per day on a year around average. We only have 1 TV and 1 computer.

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My cousin and her husband have built a '64 GMC bus into an RV and have 8 435w panels on the roof and are using a Nissan Leaf battery (plus one module) to power everything but the water heater. They have a mini-split A/C and 2 window units (one dedicated to cooling the battery bay) and I've seen them running all 3 A/Cs, plus power tools, compressor and =still= charging the battery. :-) In their initial research, they found that people were using these same batteries to make their own "power wall" for a whole lot less than Tesla's charging and for more storage, to boot.

See http://www.beginningfromthismorning.com/.

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