can i build solar power only?

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solar power home
Image by Maigh
Coming in when it’s dark and leaving when it’s dark reminds me of home. It’s one of the things I don’t miss.

Not an entirely flattering photo, but I’d be missing the point of the project if I only posted the ones I like.

Question by Yip Wai: can i build solar power only?
most of the website recomended to build a wind power system. but can i build solar power only? is that enough to generate power?

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3 Responses to can i build solar power only?

  1. depends upon your latitude
    too far north, or south. probably not.

    depends upon how much you need to consume, also.
    water can create power too if you have a drop.
    Of course, everything could change on 2012….
    polar shifts, and all.

    they make stationary bicycle generators, too

    whatever you use, you will need batteries to store the power. except in the case of really good hydro, which could create a steady flow of power strong enough to run things.

    just visiting
    March 27, 2014 at 7:32 am

  2. It depends where you are, and how much power you need.

    If you want a significant amount of power to run a house or something, and get good wind, get a wind turbine. If you get a lot of sun, get solar. A combination of both is ideal.

    For smaller installations, solar only might be a bit easier.

    March 27, 2014 at 7:55 am

  3. It depends on how much power you need. It’s of course fully possible to power a home with only solar power. Generally people prefer solar power over wind power simply because solar power is more reliable. (This obviously depends on where you live).

    The easiest way for you to find out how much you need is to call someone who is selling solar panels and tell them your monthly power consumption and they will tell you how many cells you will need to fully power your home. You obviously don’t have to purchase panels from them..but information should always be free.

    March 27, 2014 at 7:57 am

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