thomas rubino wrote:Hi Blake;
I'm not going to guess on how much is flowing.
But I am going to guess, that you can't make enough power from it. Enough to justify the cost.
Now your other property . That sounds like it has potential.
You need drop and you need volume. It sounds like you may have it.
The thing about hydro is its not quite as easy to make enough power as a guy thinks.
And if you can make power. Being able to get it to your home can be a problem as well.
Now Solar, if you have enough panels. Can supply all you need .With no mechanical issues.
They can be located close to your battery's.
Big choice you have ahead of you Blake.
40 years ago I went off grid with solar alone. 10 years later I developed a micro hydro as well.
I've never regretted it.
But I will freely admit I might have been $ ahead to let them hook up the street power.
I brought this back from the farm where they grow the tiny ads:
Harvesting Rainwater for your Homestead in 9 Days or Less by Renee Danghttps://permies.com/wiki/206770/Harvesting-Rainwater-Homestead-Days-Renee