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Forum: Solar Power 04-20-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,287
Posted By randen
NiHaoMike Just curious if there is any...

NiHaoMike

Just curious if there is any update on the progress of your inverter??? Our late winter early spring was quite disappointing for any serious product , alas we had to buy electricity
...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-05-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 113,831
Posted By randen
Xringer I’m suprized your contemplating...

Xringer

I’m suprized your contemplating defeat!!! After all the things you have accomplished. The installation of a brazed plate and pump maybe a little more daunting than just replacing the...
Forum: Conservation 02-23-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 28,083
Posted By randen
mrmhf That is awesome you are off the grid....

mrmhf

That is awesome you are off the grid. That's a huge accomplishment !!! Kudos.

I've temporarily installed a wind turbine to monitor the wind resource. I have to say I'm quite disappointed...
Forum: Solar Power 02-09-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,287
Posted By randen
Gadget I as well am on the edge of my seat...

Gadget

I as well am on the edge of my seat to see what Mike will come up with. The liquid cooled IGBTs will be a big help. When you start to draw current to keep an efficient home powered the...
Forum: Tools 01-15-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,363
Posted By randen
In another lifetime I worked in a lawn and garden...

In another lifetime I worked in a lawn and garden repair shop. Id seen a lot of odd things. Sometimes lawn mowers would come to the shop in a box. The best one and I realize the woman really was...
Forum: Conservation 12-25-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,402
Posted By randen
Looking back 2 yrs. to the announcements of car...

Looking back 2 yrs. to the announcements of car makers spending billions. I guess Tesla made a real deal building a plant in 168 days and only $5 billion from which they are delivering cars already....
Forum: Solar Power 12-21-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,287
Posted By randen
NiHaoMike Building your own inverter is a...

NiHaoMike

Building your own inverter is a huge undertaking. We had let the smoke out of ours more than once.

I've read your post though 3 times and still unsure to how this will work. Your...
Forum: Conservation 12-21-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 28,083
Posted By randen
December 21 the day is sunny and no snow to speak...

December 21 the day is sunny and no snow to speak of.!! This can change at a days notice. We are off grid and collecting electrons and heat from the solar hot water collectors. The home is heated...
Forum: Conservation 12-18-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 28,083
Posted By randen
Anyone working to off grid

I had been interested in wind for a long time. I was very fortunate to have a close friend that had been in the business of manufacturing these for a short time. These 1-10kw turbines were used in...
Forum: Conservation 12-16-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 28,083
Posted By randen
working toward off-grid

Fellow EcoRenovators

Winter has begun here in southwestern Ontario. Days of overcast and wind. The 14 kws of solar only produce on the average 15 kwhs of stored energy. So not near enough for...
Forum: Conservation 12-07-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,402
Posted By randen
Charging on 120 volt receptical is not a huge...

Charging on 120 volt receptical is not a huge drawback. There are people functioning on that. Its approx 4 miles per hour. As soon as you get home plug in and 14 hrs later you have 56 miles added.
...
Forum: Solar Power 12-01-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,588
Posted By randen
Robaroni Nice looking system and the price...

Robaroni

Nice looking system and the price also excellent. 10 kWh for $900.00 unheard-of !! To have an autonomous system is very nice in-deed. 2 days reserve power amazing !!

Could you give a...
Forum: Conservation 11-28-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 28,083
Posted By randen
Here in Southwestern Ontario Canada the energy...

Here in Southwestern Ontario Canada the energy company just announced costs increases. I understand that through regulatory bodies the prices are reviewed twice a year. This year a sizeable increase...
Forum: Conservation 11-23-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,402
Posted By randen
Tesla unveils the truck. Elon was true to his...

Tesla unveils the truck. Elon was true to his word. The truck was absurd but the price and specs were amazing. I’m starting to warm up to the aesthetics. Thinking about making a deposit

I...
Forum: Conservation 11-18-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,402
Posted By randen
The unveiling of the Tesla pick-up will be on...

The unveiling of the Tesla pick-up will be on Wednesday.

And yes Ford during that same week are unveiling a Mustang inspired SUV. at the LA Auto show. And these concepts are never put into...
Forum: Conservation 09-21-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,402
Posted By randen
Rivian has sold 100k delivery vans to Amazon. ...

Rivian has sold 100k delivery vans to Amazon. Where are the big three???? And Tesla has the Shanghai plant finished with cars to be in production end of the year. GM,Ford,Chrysler the walking dead...
Forum: Conservation 09-10-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 28,083
Posted By randen
Today a bit of an interesting event. But first a...

Today a bit of an interesting event. But first a little history. Yesterday mostly sunny and a full pack at 7:00pm. Dinner was cooked on our electric stove top and a meatloaf in the oven again...
Forum: Conservation 09-02-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 28,083
Posted By randen
September is upon us. Here in southwestern...

September is upon us. Here in southwestern Ontario Canada fall is approaching fast. The additional panels were of great improvement especially for after 5:00 pm

This summer the mighty Geothermal...
Forum: Conservation 08-16-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,402
Posted By randen
My S-10 EV has 2 Chevy Volt packs so around 34...

My S-10 EV has 2 Chevy Volt packs so around 34 kWh and I'm currently getting 100 miles or 160 kms per charge at highway speeds. Its extremely quick and handles like a go-cart with the low centre of...
Forum: Conservation 08-08-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,402
Posted By randen
Not much progress yet for the big three. Although...

Not much progress yet for the big three. Although Ford did demonstrate an electric F150 It was impressive however just more vapourware.

GM interestingly enough cancelled the Chevy Volt. I thought...
Forum: Conservation 08-04-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 28,083
Posted By randen
Any one working toward Off Grid

Fellow Eco-renovators

This huge project is nearing completion. The addition of another 3.5 kws of solar panels is complete.
During this summer we have been off the grid for 95% of the time. The...
Forum: Conservation 06-04-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 28,083
Posted By randen
Anyone working toward off grid

Spring maybe in full swing here in Southwestern Ontario. Our home spends most time off grid. A lot of days have been quite overcast but we manage to collect enough power. A few more panels will be...
Forum: Conservation 04-28-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 28,083
Posted By randen
Stevehull The aging process can be sometime...

Stevehull

The aging process can be sometime a little rough. I too find a big push is necessary to get somethings accomplished. But keep up the good fight.

The system is performing very well....
Forum: Conservation 03-27-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 28,083
Posted By randen
Ah yes!!! I believe the off grid season is...

Ah yes!!!

I believe the off grid season is here. Currently the second day off grid. The day-length is longer and the demand for the heat-pump is lower with more warmer temps. More sunshine less...
Forum: Conservation 03-19-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,402
Posted By randen
Automakers spending billions

Its been 1 year and 3 months since pinball looking tabled this thread. My take on this is, don't hold your breath the traditional manufactures.

Wallstreet is still quite hard on Tesla and I'm at a...
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