One of the things that I’ve found to be something of a problem over the last several months is my electric bill. Particularly in the summer months is can get really out of hand because of my having to use the air conditioning as much as I do in order to keep the temperature in my house at a livable level. (I don’t even want to think of how bad it would be if I ran it enough to be really comfortable all of the time!!)
I do have an idea, though it would of course require my house being for sale at a price I could afford, would be to install an array of solar panels on the roof and use them to charge an array of batteries.
The power from the batteries would then be fed into a power converter to provide 120 volts AC house current which I could then use to power a number of devices and take at least part of the load off of my electric bill.
I figure that even if I just started with a single solitary panel and one battery the system could be expanded over time to increase both the amount of power that it captured from the sun and how much it could store in batteries.
I don’t suppose that something like this could entirely eliminate the need for power from the electric company but it would go a long way to making my bills a lot easier to look at. Of course, I need somebody to decide it’d make a good Christmas gift to get me started.
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