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Old 06-19-2021, 12:13 PM   #111 (permalink)
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Solar is only cheaper than other sources during peak hours while the sun is available.

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Old 06-19-2021, 03:01 PM   #112 (permalink)
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Solar is only cheaper than other sources during peak hours while the sun is available.

Bottom line - my electric bill goes down. My employer offered me a reduced rate for electricity for 20 years and I said yes.

I will get 1.7 cents credited to my account for every KWh my fraction of the solar farm produces.

I don't know how they are going to split up that 3251 kWh of panels between the 300 employees.
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After I wondered about converting a commercial shed into a cabin my brother's SLPA went and did it. Once again I feel like I cannot get anywhere, but I can afford a vast tract of land--depending on your definition of "vast."

Someone is selling 1.2 acres for $12,000.

If I ever sell my old laptop (with a new motherboard) and fix up and sell my Hondas I would have that much and more.

The dad of a client said that it would cost $20,000 to connect electricity. "For that much you might as well go solar!"
"Unless you want electricity at night."
"Batteries, man!"

At least he made it clear that he didn't have any idea what he was saying before too long.

The SLP said that it would cost $20,000 to dig a well. I started looking into doing it myself.

The water table is hundreds of feet down!

They prefer filing up a water trailer in-town as needed.

She also said that it would have cost $10,000 to run electricity to her tiny house.

They decided to go solar. They have eight panels, two $900 lithium batteries, and haven't run out of power since they bought the second battery.

However, their only appliance is their refrigerator.

Now, she is a 40-acre person and as a 40-acre person she lives right in the middle of her 40 acres.

She said that it would have been cheap to run power to her gate, but most of the cost was from her approximately 650-foot driveway.

I cannot find a calculator for the connection cost. The electric company says to call, but running power from the neighbor should be vastly cheaper on 1.2 acres, especially without a ridiculous driveway (that will get snow and ice).

Solar just didn't make any sense for me--until our power was out all day today!

I couldn't get anything done!
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Will you need air conditioning? Tesla's HVAC system will produce a gallon or two of distilled water a day from the air.
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Even in Arizona?

It was 100 last Saturday when I drove around looking for abandoned houses.

Does anyone consider that to be comfortable?

My brother's SLP didn't say anything about air conditioning, just the house fan.

What do you think they do when it is actually hot? Hang out in their pickup all day, running the AC?

Fortunately, it wasn't too bad yesterday while the power was out.
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Don't know. Is the humidity 0%?

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Don't know. maybe they put a damp folded washcloth on the back of their neck?
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I read somewhere quite awhile back - that if you run cold water on the insides of your wrists you will cool down -- I have done this and it seems to work ! (07/19/2007) By melody_yesterday. Place a Wet Washcloth on Neck To Stay Cool. I can remember as a child/young person,my mother always had a wet wash cloth around her neck in the summer.
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This is monsoon season! It is all of the way up to 12%!

It has been overcast and cooler for days, though.

When I drove to Colorado I drove through the desert continually putting an icy washcloth on my neck.

I don't think I would do that again!

Then again, before I left Phoenix I used to drive my black Civic without using the air conditioning--or opening the windows.
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I had a 1% humidity day, those are something else.
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We had 100% humidity for a bit!

Good thing my family found my careful stack of insulation and drywall, carefully wrapped with plastic, and weighed down with cinder blocks, and went on a rampage!

My sister was supposed to visit with her kids, but she flaked out, and didn't visit until I was out-of-town. When I returned my fiberglass insulation was unwrapped, dirty, damaged, and piled on my stuff in the shed.

The lumber I bought for Mom's now-deceased friend also got wet.

I really need to order gravel, pay someone to haul it to the back, and put the cinder blocks on top of it!
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When I returned my fiberglass insulation was unwrapped, dirty, damaged, and piled on my stuff in the shed.

The lumber I bought for Mom's now-deceased friend also got wet.
Is there any reasonable explanation for this?

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