North Texans learning to live off the grid
Sep 18, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Star-Telegram.com
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.
"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.
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