North Texans learning to live off the...

North Texans learning to live off the grid

There are 2 comments on the story from Sep 18, 2013, titled North Texans learning to live off the grid. In it, reports that:

The 10,000-watt wind turbine sits atop a 100-foot tower Renner built himself. Solar panels cover his roof, producing 8,000 watts of power.

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La Quinta, CA

#1 Sep 20, 2013
"For Renner, the journey to go off the grid began in 1986 when he had an epiphany of sorts.

“I thought,‘Why should I pay to rent electricity from a utility company when I can harvest plenty of energy straight from the sun,’” he said.“It made no sense.”"

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"In Renner’s case, he estimates it will take 17 years to earn back his investment, and he’s OK with that.

“People will spend money on a luxury car that goes down in value the minute they drive off the lot,” Renner said.“This will eventually pay for itself.”"

If you keep 30K in the bank at a whopping 1% interest, you would make more if you put 30K worth of solar PV on your roof and decreased or eliminated an electric bill for life.
john home

Chiang Mai, Thailand

#2 Sep 21, 2013
Easy Home improvement

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