Patron of the Arts
- Jan 8, 2009
May I ask, how far have you gone into this endeavor? Are you into planning only or had any practical experience too?
Cool, it would be fun to build a tesla coil with the lathe!My dad recently got a huge industrial lathe and mill.
I have thinking about thermoelectric generators as a backup energy production method for the days the weather is rainy.
...battery bank which has to be thrown away in 3-4 years.
they used these to power satellites too. In my case of course the thermoelectric generator will have a more mundane heat source...Watch the following vid from 12:40 to 14:40. The guy helped design nuclear power plants.
you can charge your batteries either by spending hundreds on a generator & some charging equipment, which you can run as needed when it won’t bother your friends & neighbors or you can spend thousands on solar equipment. Either way can work.
We have only 345 watts of panels (that is less than three new 130 watt panels), which we tip up to 50 degrees in the winter and four golf cart batteries giving us 450 amp hours of storage, so we can get through a few cloudy days.
If you decide to buy new batteries, get the six volt, golf cart type and run two of them in series to get 12 volts. The differences between batteries average out this way and they match up better. If you will do this, you will get better than twice the life of the standard 12 volt marine battery and around 20% more power. They are built heavier and work much better.
Mine were over eight years old when I replaced them..
What would cost less? Replacing 450Ah batteries every few years, or buying the gas required for the generator (and repalcing 150Ah battery every few years).
(Those few years according to the article are 8. According to my first experience are 4.)
They also make excellent tasting plant milk which is high in monounsaturated fats (like olive/avocado). I think this crop has a bright future.Since the tubers of C. esculentus contain 20-36% oil, it has been suggested as potential oil crop for the production of biodiesel. One study found that chufa produced 1.5 metric tonnes of oil per hectare (174 gallons/acre) based on a tuber yield of 5.67 t/ha and an oil content of 26.4%. A similar 6-year study found tuber yields ranging from 4.02 to 6.75 t/ha, with an average oil content of 26.5% and an average oil yield of 1.47 t/ha.