North Texans learning to live off the grid
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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#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.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
#2 Sep 21, 2013
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