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sweeswee14 36 points ago +37 / -1

don't forget solar chargers and generator backup. for when they cut your power and cell service.

Truglow 36 points ago +36 / -0

I used to build sream turbines generators.. Large ones. I have never understood with natural gas and water so prevalent in areas of the country why communities haven’t built small facilities to produce power for private use. Two small units that are put in rotation for maintenance can produce power for hundreds if not thousands of homes. This is the way out of governmental control. Control the power have the power. That’s an HOA I would contribute to.

Icepck 5 points ago +5 / -0

Fire protection and maintenence of the facility. Capital costs money. The grid itself has capital costs and maintenence costs. In not an environmentalist, but for small scale amix of both has its benefits. STG's are great for large scale and more efficient that way.

Truglow 3 points ago +3 / -0

Two gens of what I recommend wouldn’t take anymore space than a average two story 2000sq ft residential home. Buried transmission cables is the big cost. No aerial cable maintenance just stationary transformers. It would all pay for itself in a few years and you could be paid for the excess powered generation.maximum of 150-200 homes including solar battery backup. Don’t laugh but years ago I used a creek , made a very small spill way and used some water paddles in conjunction with auto alternators to power up a few 12 volt battries to light up a hunting hut and power a few other gadgets. Getting to old now to do bigger thing!