Next round of black outs
From the article:
"The Institute for Energy Research, in its latest report, predicts more than 72 gigawatts of "electrical generating capacity" are going offline. “To put 72 GW in perspective, that is enough electrical generation capacity to reliably power 44.7 million homes – or every home in every state west of the Mississippi River, excluding Texas,” IER report says."
Just remember, when the lights go our for more than 3 or 4 days or after several weeks of blackouts with no sign of being turned back on all the time people will start to go a little crazy. When everyones lights are out and yours are on, if any one sees that they will notice, the ignorant masses will come to take your power source by force, even if that source is only solar panes, batteries and inverters that most commoners couldn't possibly understand. When people see your house is immune to the blackout they will automatically assume you have some kind of portable generator and lots of fuel since that is the only thing most people understand to be a stand alone power source. They also know a portable generator and its fuel are usually pretty easy to steal too. Then they will likely take your batteries and maybe the inverter too while they are at it.
When the power goes out, just play along or make it look like you are effected too.
It will start next winter, right about the time it starts to get really cold in most of the U.S.
Solar hybrid gasoline generator, 7kw gas, 180 watts of solar, Morningstar 15 amp MPPT, group 31 AGM, 900 watt kisae inverter.
Solar roof top GMC suburban, a normal 3/4 ton suburban with 180 watts of panels on the roof and 10 amp genasun MPPT, 2000w samlex pure sine wave inverter, 12v gast and ARB air compressors.