PDA

View Full Version : Powerless



Moscow Mule
27th August 2009, 11:54
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/foyle_and_west/8223305.stm

Surely it would be cheaper to give the bloke a couple of wind turbines and a few batteries?

RichardCranium
27th August 2009, 11:58
Surely it would be cheaper to ...... raise the standard of insulation in the house to the highest possible and add a passive roof-mounted water heating system.

DimPrawn
27th August 2009, 12:27
If it was me, I'd pickup a diesel generator for a few hundred quid:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/3-3KVA-DIESEL-GENERATOR-ELECTRIC-START-BATTERY-SALE_W0QQitemZ380144953557QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_BO I_Industrial_Tools_Generators_ET?hash=item588267a8 d5&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

A shed full of lorry batteries and a DC to AC inverter.

Invest some money in triple glazing, cavity wall, loft insulation.

Some solar panels for the water heating and a ground heat pump and put in underfloor heating.

And tell the electricity company to **** off.

xoggoth
27th August 2009, 12:31
What happened to that idea a few years back that would soon all have our own little underground nuclear power plants?

Moscow Mule
27th August 2009, 12:44
What happened to that idea a few years back that would soon all have our own little underground nuclear power plants?

Somebody's working on "community nuclear". IIRC they cost about $25M for a small town at the mo.

DSW
27th August 2009, 13:06
I think someone in the US was working on a bath sized nuclear reactor.

here we go:
http://www.newlaunches.com/archives/a_bathtub_sized_nuclear_reactor_could_power_20000_ homes.php

Dearnla
27th August 2009, 15:13
Eat beans for lunch and generate your own Wind Power......:moon:

d000hg
27th August 2009, 15:53
Diesel generator. Although he's no excuse for feeling cold, you can run central heating from an oil tank or bottled gas easily (maybe with a tiny source of power to light the fuel etc).