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.

Join the discussion below, or


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.”"

Read more here:

"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

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Solar Energy Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Trade panel says low-cost solar imports hurt US... 1 hr Dee Dee Dee 10
News Floridians with Solar Inverters had Electricity... 1 hr Solarman 9
News Student power brings solar power to Iroquois... (Apr '10) Sat why Bateman closing 4
News Florida residents prohibited from using solar e... Fri Solarman 1
News Indiana governor signs bill aimed at dimming so... Fri nono 2
News Army, Georgia Power build 250-acre solar energy... (Dec '16) Sep 17 Jamesmatheson 3
News Smart internet applications to bolster renewabl... Sep 17 Solarman 1
More from around the web