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Does solar work if the grid goes down?

 
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Been reading about the problem that the main grid is compromised
( they are claiming that even cars won't work) True or not?
if attecked and wonder if there us a big EMP attack
will solar? wind power still aork?














 
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Woah. Yea, not sure who 'they' are, but, pv cells, and wind, hydro systems should still work. You may need to replace some controllers, if you were tied in grid, but sure. Most cars would work. If that large of an electromagnetic field was released, we got bigger problems than cars and tv. We would be cooked alive. No worries bud.

Not to mention, the only thing that we know of, which is capable of doing this, are nuclear reactions. I would be more worried about the fall-out.
 
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chad Christopher wrote:Woah. Yea, not sure who 'they' are, but, pv cells, and wind, hydro systems should still work. You may need to replace some controllers, if you were tied in grid, but sure. Most cars would work. If that large of an electromagnetic field was released, we got bigger problems than cars and tv. We would be cooked alive. No worries bud.
Not to mention, the only thing that we know of, which is capable of doing this, are nuclear reactions. I would be more worried about the fall-out.


The solar flare of 1859 caused problems with the telegraph system while leaving the people unaffected (other than allowing Hawaiians to see the Northern Lights). If something like that happened today, it is questionable how modern consumer electronics would fare.
 
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For 90 seconds. And we didn't have transistors, heat sinks, complex resistors, or diodes, or insulative wires, overload protection, fuses, breakers, or amperage controllers, substation energy banks, blow out fittings, or homogeneous metal wires. Those two flares blew out pulled copper wire strung on glass bells, exposed to open air, on a very unstable high amperage DC current. Radio signals would be the only temporary loss of significant valve, currently.

A later event, similar to its predecessor, York city, they had these crazy towers called moon lanterns, antiqued street lights. They flickered for a couple seconds during that event. There are no mass scale examples of electric display. These things were fire hazards waiting to happen anyways, with enough power flowing to them, to power an entire grocery store.

Isolated examples do not represent the whole.
 
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