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Originally posted by dooleysleftleg
For a long time now Ihave toyed with the idea of and have actually implemented some parts of getting 'off the grid'.I now want to no what else i can do to complete this or ways of getting as far off as possible and still living a semi normal life.
Originally posted by dooper
Easy. No sacrifice. No loss. No grid necessary.
Contact Energenx. What you want is the EnergenX Solar Kick. This is a radiant energy solar powered controller.
You can consult with them and you will utilize two, separate battery banks. With the radiant charger/controller you don't need anything near the solar panels that you would normally require. One is charging while you are using the other. The controller automatically switches banks as required.
Battery banks (and thus the batteries) will last three to five times longer with the radiant energy than with any other system. If good care of a good heavy duty battery will last 4-5 years with proper maintenance, then you should enjoy 12-25 years without battery replacement. Think about that just for a second.
The other thing you may or may not be interested in is that this is radiant energy. The identical energy that Tesla abandoned AC energy to study and experiment with, and this is the same energy that enabled many of his "bizarre" feats and results.
With radiant energy, you will get amazing results with only a 400-watt solar panel, but follow the advice of EnergenX.
From your battery banks, you use inverters to convert the DC current to AC. While at any time you can disconnect from the power grid, it my be better to "save" your new self-sustaining process until such time as an emergency occurs. Can you imagine two complete setups where the batteries are "dry" and fresh from manufacture, and only awaiting activation by filling with electrolyte?
The life of such batteries will begin on that day. Think about it. Or, to provide you with one hell of a long-term setup, just buy an extra replacement set of batteries to be set aside until after the 12 to 25 year life of your operating batteries. Now you have 24-50 years!
Any competent electrician can assist in hooking up the switching, and of course, EnergenX has more information than you could possibly ingest.
Originally posted by scientist
being of the grid is not even close to normal. Not sure why you would want to lead a normal life if you were of the grid... ?