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Old 01-20-2019, 12:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have no plans to get solar, though I might if subsidies make them attractive enough to justify the upfront cost.

I'm more interested in micro-hydro and would like to purchase property that is conducive to that.

Since I'm in Oregon, wind probably makes more sense. That is the most likely route I will go.

None of that has any bearing on me wanting to get an EV (which I do). Perhaps if there were a smart way to use the car as emergency house power, that would influence my decision. I've got no interest in battery backup apart from making an EV dual purpose because batteries are so expensive and it's a waste of resources considering the grid is my "battery".
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