That sounds like a reasonable outlook on life!
Too bad more do not seem to feel that way.
Thank you for the super kind compliments!
I just try to call it like I see it, good or bad.
Its actually 220 off the inverter to the well pump.
Then two 110 circuts to the house for alt. power
for fridge, computer, tv, radio, coffee, etc.
Kind of funky but thats the way I wanted it.
It was either this or drive a fancy outfit!
I figured this was slightly more important!
It is probably not for everyone. I have to check it
everyday to watch my voltage but generally
when its windy or sunny I got good power!
(one windmill will stop turning, that tells me the batteries are full, or
both will depending on how much voltage is in batteries and when its windy and they should be turning, etc)
I can run say 2000 watts in the house and that leaves
2000 for when the pump kicks on.
When the sun goes down I kick it off in the house
and it just runs the pump at night. That way I have
bookoo power in case its rainy and calm for days.
Inverter is in shop and has a fan so its cool, no prob.
I had to build a box for the batteries to pass code though.
The shop is 12volt on a 750 watt inverter with a
small 50 watt panel on a couple batteries.
Works pretty good so far.
P.S. The big panels, windmills and magnum inverter are all 48 volts.
The 48 volt Air X windmills were kinda hard to find.
Got lucky and a fairly local guy does this for reasonable!
P.S.S. I had to buy the remote to hook in a 3500 watt generator to charge batteries. I also run a Tristar solar controller for panels.
The windmills are automatic and stop turning when they sense
enough voltage from batteries. If the wind goes over about 50mph
they will keep shutting down also.
[edit on 24-3-2009 by dodadoom]