- May 12, 2009
- Reaction score
- North Wilts
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
- Lots and lots
I robbed this from the other thread that took my eye.Gave a talk about renewable energy to a local small farm training group a couple of weeks ago - my only "aid" was an old-fashioned white board upon which I drew crude diagrams of wind turbines, and parts of a solar hot water system, apart from that relied on humour and waving my arms around a lot, and rather a lot of heaven-gazing whenever the subject of councils/government came up
I may be being 'involved' in building a new house (awaiting planning!) and like the idea renewable energy's and getting it plumbed in from the start. I have been doing quite a bit of research and am struggling to find a cost effective way of making it work....
Wind I have read makes the biggest loss, where the installation does not equal the savings over the lifespan.
Solar would take 30 years just to recoup the installation. (I understand there is a worldwide shortage of silicon cutters which is why solar is so expensive)
The best for me may be groundsource, as the majority of the work can be done myself, but need to read more...
The only way I can see anything remotely cost effective is to do the work myself.
The will is there, I just don't want to make a loss and the facts and figures I have seen are just plain dumb!
If you or anyone knows better, I would be very interested to know how!
Electricity usage is high!! Damn marine fishtank burns over 700W an hour! (would like to upgrade if the wife lets me! )