Brenda Groth wrote:
knowing so little about invertors..where would one find the good lower cost ones on the market..
we are looking for emergency power right now (that is why we just ordered the propane generator)...but would be interested in turning over some of our home to inverted power..possibly wind to power the led lights in the house at first..or whatever.
in the 1930's my mom's entire electric came from wind power..but in the 1930's they didn't require much elec either
If I recall correctly, there are two types of inverters. The cheaper, off-grid ones, and the more expensive ones that automatically shut down the link to the grid when the power company has an outage, so that your home electric production doesn't electrocute repair workers.
and then they have no more power bill - but they do have to keep buying more solar stuff over the years
How much energy has been spent on producing this?
Well, where eco in general is concerned, the question actually goes beyond energy requirements for original manufacture. In general, the manufacture of batteries involves some fairly toxic processes. In particular, the mining and manufacture of rare earth magnet material needed for high efficiency electric motors and generators involves very nasty processes. This is the reason that essentially all such mining and manufacturing has been offshored to asia / China.