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Alternatve Energy
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RE: Alternatve Energy
(August 11, 2021 at 10:43 pm)Peebo-Thuhlu Wrote:
(August 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm)onlinebiker Wrote: A buddy of mine had one installed - and I still haven' t got to talk to him about it. He's been so busy the last year I haven' t got to pick his brain about it.

We have enough acreage to farm lease it to cover our property taxes.... If it ever gets lucrative enough we could go " sun farming".

Not yet though...

As a corollary to "Sun farming". If you get enough rain often enough have you thought about going into the 'Spring water' buisness?

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Our water here isn' t too bad. I get by with a simple sediment filter for drinking water - and everything else goes through a water softener to remove the iron..(drinking water goes thru a Britta pitcher as well) .. If you use our water unsoftened to wash whites they turn orange. Ditto the shower, sink and toilet - gotta use softened water or the rust stains quickly form.

Probably not much market for it.
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RE: Alternatve Energy
(August 12, 2021 at 5:18 am)onlinebiker Wrote:
(August 11, 2021 at 10:43 pm)Peebo-Thuhlu Wrote: As a corollary to "Sun farming". If you get enough rain often enough have you thought about going into the 'Spring water' buisness?

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Cheers.

Not at work 

Our water here isn' t too bad. I get by with a simple sediment filter for drinking water - and everything else goes through a water softener to remove the iron..(drinking water goes thru a Britta pitcher as well) .. If you use our water unsoftened to wash whites they turn orange. Ditto the shower, sink and toilet - gotta use softened water or the rust stains quickly form.

Probably not much market for it.

Oh I was just remembering something I'd seen on the local telly about a farmer in Tasmania taking advantage of the rains there to simply bottle the stuff and thence sell it as, quite litteraly, 'Natural Rain water'.

Wasn't sure how wet or dry your part of the world is.

If you have an on shore breeze, might you be able to harvest 'Mist'? I think there's a South American place that's trying to do that.

Cheers.

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RE: Alternatve Energy
I've bypassed primary reliance upon a generator during grid power outages and have gone with solar panels and a battery bank, with a small LP generator only for times of high load demand.

Longer term gasoline storage is expensive and time consuming. Diesel has some of the same issues as gasoline.

Natural gas depends upon something to power it's distribution system.
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