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Postby ergot » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:49 pm

Ultimate Home Generator? - Ecoflow Delta / Portable Backup Power
Power outages can be very disruptive and a little unit like this could get you by for at least a little while.
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Re: Home Generators

Postby ergot » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:01 pm

How to get unlimited power after SHTF: Solar Generator (Inergy Kodiak)
What do you do in a SHTF situation?
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Re: Home Generators

Postby recluse » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:11 pm

DIY Off-Grid Solar Generator (rev 1) – Low-Cost Portable Power
$2000 for an out of the box unit is a lot of money. This DIY unit is under $700 and provides a fair amount of power.
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Re: Home Generators

Postby dzrtdwg » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:44 am

How to hook up Solar Panels (with battery bank) - simple 'detailed' instructions - DIY solar system
DIY can save you a lot of money, but you got to do your homework.
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Re: Home Generators

Postby tronagirl » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:53 am

I really like those solar home generators, but they are a bit on the expensive side! Possibly if these were mass manufactured the price would drop. Then again, just having solar panels installed on the roof would be the way to go although that's even more expensive, at least that would be a more permanent solution.
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Re: Home Generators

Postby mrgreen » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:40 pm

Are Solid State Batteries About To Change The World?
Because good enough is not good enough! :laugh:
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Re: Home Generators

Postby recluse » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:19 pm

Solid State Batteries & the Future of Energy Storage
Lots of science in this video, but the bottom line is greater energy density which translates to smaller batteries which store more energy. This combined with solar panels could mean that people will be able to store energy collected during the day to run stuff at night. That's already possible, but this kind of breakthrough could mean greater efficiency and capacity at a lower cost.
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Re: Home Generators

Postby desertrat » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:18 am

Solar Generators: worth the money? Inergy Kodiak after using 1 year
During a long term energy outage it might be impossible to get gas. Solar is a viable alternative.
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Re: Home Generators

Postby dzrtdwg » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:38 am

NEW 2019! The Inergy APEX Generator: Endless Off-Grid Power | Inergy Kodiak
A system on Amazon which includes five solar panels goes for $2040 plus shipping.
https://www.amazon.com/inergy-Portable-Expandable-Alternative-Generator/dp/B07VPR23BZ
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Re: Home Generators

Postby dzrtdwg » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:52 am

Bicycle Generator
How long it would take to recharge a battery I do not know, but it is an interesting proof of concept presentation. Not sure how much difference it makes in terms of the amount of power generated whether an alternator or a generator.
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