In part one I wrote about some practical properties of electricity and energy, in this part I write briefly about realistic ways of generating electricity for off grid home use. Focusing on costs of setups and on quantifying how much power is generated. Part III will be about storing electricity, maintaining batteries, charge controllers and DC-AC inverters.
This is a comment I added to the previous post (Off Grid Power Systems I – Electricity):
- To gain a better understanding of quantities like power, voltage, current, charge, etc., it is helpful to consider the analogy to flowing water.
There are basically five realistic ways to generate electricity: Continue reading Off Grid Power Systems II – Generating Power