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    Default Energy : Production, Storage, Efficiency, Solutions

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    As per nbp suggestion ~


    A general thread on energy production in your area, individual & regional solutions & advancements.
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    Energy solutions are a mess to be honest. For solar, you usually have to choose between an off grid system which is costly and limits your day to day use to battery power remaining or get a grid tie system which is cheaper but cuts off your power during blackouts. If you have a contract with a company for grid tied panel power, you usually have to go through that company should you decide to have battery backup storage. Both systems suck. You need a hybrid system that stays plugged into the grid and switches to battery backup with an automatic transfer switch during a power outage to have a reliable system. Currently, I like the Generac Pwrcell system running off something like Duelsun Spring hybrid solar/ hot water heating panels. This way, you get the hybrid system, hot water heating, and prioritization of circuits to stay on or shut off automatically during a blackout. When California requires all cars on the road to be electric, it will destroy the grid. Electric cars charge at night when there is no solar and wind often dies down. They are currently destroying base load power and what they are trying to do is guaranteed to fail miserably. PG&E has a backlog of over 100 years of maintenance repairs and the state wants all cars to be electric by 2035. You're going to want a system with battery backup for those inevitable blackouts. Unfortunately, the government is in bed with companies that want to force or incentivise you to buy their power solutions that don't solve the problems (example:GE). Our only real chance to save the grid is to start building nuclear power plants now so we have the power available when all those electric cars get plugged into the grid. Alternatively, we can get rid of the people (fire them) mandating these impossible things and run our grid on natural gas and coal until we have the resources in place to run a cheap, greener electric grid. After what happened in Texas, I don't think there are many people who will tolerate long term blackouts before finding who's to blame and ending their career. Ask a California governor what happens to them after rolling blackouts during record heat. I'll tell you. It's career suicide. If you want a lesson in green energy, I suggest watching the documentary called "Planet of the People" directed by Michael Moore. You'll learn that you can't make solar panels without high quality mined quartz (silicon) and coal and oil byproducts to make plastic and rubber for the covers, frames, and wire insulation. How do you have a green energy grid that bans oil when all the electrical wires are covered with oil byproducts for insulation?

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    Just read this evening that Milwaukee has a 7000 solar panel array up and running.
    It'll produce 2.25 Megawatts, enough electricity for nearly 700 homes.

    Wisconsin has adapted large wind turbines in a major way in the last 25 years, but this solar array setup is a new stone..




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