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Old 09-01-2018, 04:21 PM   #2679 (permalink)
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Wind generator that resists a storm.... impressive. It it's made to capture wind and it should have to endure stronger forces than the house's roof had to.

I supose that in many places, if a single house was the only with potable water and electricity, in a situation of chaos, the people would invade or even kill the owner to took the water and power.

Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
No,you don't sound like,nor are you an idiot for asking.It would be worse if you didn't ask.
I met a family in Kingman,Arizona which lived off the grid,on 12-VDC,and 120-VDC power.
They had a rather large,home-built 120-VDC wind generator which they used to charge a series-connected group of batteries.
Some of their lights and appliances were 12-VDC,and all the shop power tools had brush-type 120-V motors.
They were mentioned in the newspaper after a storm had knocked out the city's power,and this family's home was the only one 'lit up'.
If a photovoltaic array were located such that there couldn't be any stray shading,the series connecting wouldn't be a problem.
Converting a voltage from DC to AC would require some type of oscillator to produce the 50-or 60 Hertz necessary,and some sort of power conditioning to create a sine wave (motors need this especially).A square-wave and some synthesized sine-wave inverters will not produce an AC current of sufficient quality to run some ac motors.

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