Join Date: Jan 2006
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Re: Self sufficent energy
Originally Posted by Hopefulliveaboard
Can you ballpark for a fridge, computer,lights,.....heater,ac,waterheater,....... phone charger, tv dvd, and any pumps that need to run?
Remove the heater, air conditioner & water heater and plans of electric cooking as well and then you can support your needs with less than $5K. Easy to do in a moderate climate. I'd forget about harnessing wind and solar for a hybrid propulsion system and try a system of aluminum spars and stainless steel shrouds to support an array of sails to harness the wind. 'plenty of information about these rigs on the internet!
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