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Florence Said:

How to synchronize an AC power system?

We Answered:

You can have a single phase power system. As a matter of fact it would be better when you have a dc solar and inverter system.

To synchronize a power system you have to match frequency, sequence, voltage and phase, slowly.

Asynchronous generatros are induction motors which are driven past their synchronous speed and start developing a braking torque and supplying power into the grid. They need to be excited by the grid, but difficult to run off the grid.

50 or 60 hz choice: I would pick the one that is cheaper.

From the level of your questions I take it you have NO CLUE of what you are getting into. Nothing of what you are trying to do is easy, nor simple, nor cheap, or necessarily feasible.
The more systems you have, i.e., biogas, solar, diesel, batteries, and so on, the more maintenance tweaking and tuning you wil have to do. Even a simple diesel generator has its quirks. It will be a full time job.

Then, you have to make them work together. On the grid! It can be done, but it is a very tall order. In the end, you will kick the whole pile of junk sky high and get an of-the-shelf system.

Of all the options, I prefer wind, with batteries and single phase inverter. Wind ain´t cheap, and it is noisy, but it is cheaper and simpler than other options, and you can connect to the grid.

"Micro hydro" (not sure how big that would be) will still require some kind of a dam. Not easy to operate either.

Use biogas just for heating and cooking.

Even so, you will have your hands full.


Jay Said:

Why doesn't the Dept. of Urban Development, (HUD), require solar panels in all new housing?

We Answered:

Good question...
But this is only intereresting for places which receive a lot of solar radiations like Spain (close to 2000 W/m²)

And they DO IT: every new building or reftrofit for a building has to include the use of solar energy, especially for hot water.

Beside that, they are building the largest single solar PV power plant with over 16MW.

Glen Said:

Proof Read This Please?

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What will we do when we use up all of our natural resources? Over populate? Completely pollute our planet?

Of course we will try to develop renewable fuels, keep building new homes, and recycle more trash, but what if we have lead our world to complete chaos? What if we have no place to go?

Our next step is moving out. Building colonies in space. Housing developments in unknown areas can be risky but there would be endless space for shelter. The sooner we start the more beneficial it will be for not only us, but for future generations.
If we start developing technology in space that will one day end up being used as a mass transit network then we need to start development now.
We can start renewing energy by using massive solar panels as big as entire cities, making enormous generators that will float literally in the middle of nowhere, and hydrogen powered vehicles and buildings.
The reason for solar panels the size of cities? Because in space, no matter what might happen, there will always be sunlight. Large floating generators can be powered by light by using low powered motors to spin the turbines, using only a fraction of the energy they would need to produce on reproduction of electricity.
Using hydrogen is another way of renewability because hydrogen is found in water, and Earth has an overabundance of water. If we can extract hydrogen from water at low costs and at a high rate, that will be considered a renewable resource for decades, if not centuries.
Using renewable resources will keep us from polluting the Earth even more. We don’t know what pollution can do in space, so it would be best to keep emissions down and keep income at a high rate.
What will happen if we overpopulate Earth? We will either have to live in apartments and neighborhoods with lots of land will be destroyed and turned into cities.
If we stay on Earth long enough, we will end up living with our neighbours in our faces. No matter how wealthy someone may be they will have to live with, or near a highly prolific family with children crying at night and with criminals lurking in the shadows.
Wouldn’t it be nice to live in an isolated place with peaceful neighbours, a perfect view of the stars above, below and around? Of course it would. Highly ranked people in our society, or just people who love peace will have to move to a peaceful place or they will turn into the slum itself.
With the enormous size of the planet it may seem like a while until people will overpopulate Earth, but it is closer than we might think, or even want to think. New families will always be established, and the population will constantly and consistently increase. We will need to move out into space, build colonies and perhaps make cities out of space stations. Homes in space might be built on land like the moon or they might be like satellites, orbiting planets and other larger objects.
At this rate we will burn a hole in our atmosphere and we will need to escape Earth before we die of inhalation of smoke and other airborne bacteria, as well as get fried by the sun’s UV rays. We will kill all of our natural materials by polluting them. If we keep filling up dumps, throwing away toxic chemicals into rivers, and puffing away smoke into the atmosphere we will eventually kill Earth and it will kill us. We will have to pollute other planets or just build big reservoirs that can store all solid waste, we can build large pressurized tanks that can keep all harmful gasses out of our atmosphere, and we can try to purify all liquid waste by using filtering facilities. Sending hazardous materials into space can lead into unknown situations, like explosions that might affect our colonies, and the citizens of those colonies. Polluting space can lead to unforeseen consequences, like asteroids directing towards Earth, chemicals eating through our atmosphere from the outside, and loose baggage like trash just floating around and damaging equipment.
The point of establishing space travel is that if we start traveling now we can still discover ways to keep on living and thriving but not necessarily on Earth, because we can and will eventually burn up all of our fuels, we will overpopulate and crowd Earth, and we will damage the environment by polluting every natural, living thing. So if humanity is to prosper, let it take a huge step outside, into the new frontier, into space.

Jeffrey Said:

Republicans: May I ask you a polite question and receive an intelligent response concerning energy use?

We Answered:

I've been waiting all night for an intelligent question......still waiting.

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