We are officially in our homestead and find ourselves doing a lot of self-pep after being KO’d by the spirit of Big Hydro 2 minutes into the first round. Watching videos, discussing with friends, practicing to live by daylight alone in your apartment is not a preparatory training camp that will serve you well during the self-help battle royal. By the time you get over the disappointment in realizing the political hypocrisy about conserving energy, protecting our environment you become eviscerated and ready to plead insanity.
A 500w solar system powering an (under) 800sq’ home for a couple in their 60’s who have a radio and 14 inch TV for their only plugged appliances worked for over 10 years. However, we in our 40’s with our combined 5 children are creatures of bad hydro habits and instantly overloaded the system. As teachers and artist we did not do the simple math and take in account what is being used in consideration to the power that is available for usage.
After 4 days of trouble shooting the gas generator and solar system (without the use of internet) I can say that the teachers have been taught and the artist have created a D.I.Y. electricians hat.
The children have witnessed their parents blow the system, are familiarized with the consequence of no power and do not need to be convinced to be essential minded.
I need sales and support, to discover more self-sustainable forms of electricity. We with the millions at war against the evil beast that takes God’s free, authentic, self-powered natures, attaches a plug to them, regulates their usage, creates a false currency, called money and then charges us to enjoy whatever “it” may be.