Re: Question about motor(s)
An interesting update on my first and only attempt at a home made wind turbine and it's "energetic disassembly" that Bill reminded us of: This past Summer, the nearby lake was drained down to it's lowest point in 40 years. Of course out of curiosity, several of us went exploring the newly revealed land. Believe it or not, at the waters edge I came across a two foot tip from the other end of the old blade, the green paint still on most of it! Apparently it had landed in the lake, became waterlogged and sank, where it remained for almost 30 years! What caught my attention was the green paint, and after studying it's shape, it finally dawned on me what it was. The wood was still almost as good as the day it was subjected to that unfortunate "energetic disassembly" so long ago. Never in my life had I ever expected to hold it in my hand again, but the lake had preserved and handed it back to me. And now water from that same lake is powering the computer that's sending you this message. Life can surely take some strange and unexpected twists!
1900 watts PV, (1000 watts PV feeding MidNite Classic 150; 900 watts PV + 160 watts micro hydro both feeding into a single shared Morningstar TS-MPPT-60) ; Xantrex Pure Sine 1800/12 for heavy loads; Xantrex Pure Sine 1000/12 on 24/7 for everything else; six Rolls Surrette 2 volt L16 @ 12 volts.
Domestic hot water totally provided by the sun 8 months out of every year via thermal panel.