The Random Thoughts of a Geek heading for Banbury
The Random Thoughts of a Geek heading for Banbury

Off the Grid


Nuclear Power Yes Please (2000x2000)

Some people know how I feel about large scale wind farms; and Photovoltaic Cells; for use in the UK (hint it’s a good way of requiring more Gas Turbines to be built). However when living off the Off The Grid, are they any use?

On my recent walk along Regents Canal I saw these two boats:
NB Florens with both a Wind Turbine and Photo Voltaic Cells (The Wind Turbine was spinning much faster then the photo shows).
This boat, has Photo Voltaic Cells on its roof, on a wooden frame holding them at about 40 Degrees.
Anjuna has a frame that looks like it came as part of the cells.

Lots of boats seem to back up generator or shore supply with “Renewables” So I am wondering just how effective these are in this context.

When I get some time to play; I will conduct an experiment.


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