Friday, July 29, 2011

Solar wants

I've been working with a company to figure out what it would take in solar panels and batteries to run the essentials in an emergency. Because I'm in a heavily treed town there isn't anyplace which would get full sun all day so they've estimated it would take 24 panels to completely power my home. Obviously, I can't afford that many and it would a bit silly to have that large an array in town.

What I've been working out is what I want to be able to run all the time. I've come up with the refrigerator, freezer and furnace. I can live without hot water and have alternatives for cooking. A couple fans would be nice but not necessary; likewise the computers.

So, that's basically it. Now all that's left is to see if they can make it work.

1 comment:

Tanya Walton said...

good luck...let us know how many you will need to run the essentials.