|I would like to know
more about solar and wind power you had and is it expensive?
We only need enough power to run a couple computers, our coffee
grinder, battery chargers of various kinds and a couple lights to
read by at night. So as not to have to rely so much on our storage
batteries (three or four 12 volt - 100 amp hour), we try to use
the power as it is being created. This is why the wind generator
is the most useful because there is often not very much sunlight
during storms when we are in the cabin needing the power. Storms
usually bring lots of wind between storm the wind usually picks
up at night. It doesn't take much wind to make more power than we
can use, even with the small Series 910 Rutland, made in England.
We have a 75 watt and a 60 watt size solar panels. We ration what
is in the batteries and coast by the slack times. There are separate
voltage controllers for the wind generator and the solar panels
so we don't have to worry about over charging. As for where you
get information about all this stuff, there are now many stores
that specialize in alternative electricity. We deal through "Power
Source" in Calgary Alberta.