John Suavecito wrote:I emailed Samuel Milham and he said that currently (Pun) the only model that he sees working without putting out dirty electricity is based on batteries, which has its own set of problems.
I'm still looking and investigating. I guess we don't have an urgent timeline. We got the right kind of metal roof going, so we could install it at any time. As I understand it better, I may develop enough confidence to commit to solar the right way. That's the goal.
James Freyr wrote:When I read the words "dirty electricity", I think of total harmonic distortion. It generally, will eventually, destroy sensitive electronics, that are run on dirty electricity. There seems to be no real way of knowing how many hours of dirty electricity it takes to ruin a digital device. Grid power is pretty clean, and doesn't usually fry computers and electronic clocks on ovens, for example. Portable inverter generators make much more total harmonic distortion (THD), and some fancy more expensive generators clean it up before it leaves the generator down the wire to power things, and cheaper generators tend to have much high percentages of THD, but it can still be filtered with a capacitor. Those little boxes that plug into an outlet and have a wire to power a device, clean up THD too, and a cell phone charger is a perfect example.