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Old 11-02-2018, 01:26 PM   #719 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
A generator is not actually off the grid, in the strict sense. Unless you are making your own fuel.
If I were to go off grid I would want some where around 97 to 100% of my electrical power to come from solar panels and thermoelectric.
Liquid fuels would be for AC generator power and DC generator power needed for excessive cloudy days, run my big welder, 5hp air compressor and plasma cutter, fuel and oil for chain saw. Propane for space heating when no one is home or awake to stoke the wood stoves.

I have already proven I can run my 2 smaller welders and other small tools off solar power.
Somethings like my plasma cutter I could probably run it of solar inverter power but the compressed air would likely need to come from my gasoline fuelled air compressor.
My spot welder may need generator power.
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