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Leo Said:Can solar and wind energy be combined in building a small home for total power usage?
We Answered:Yes it can, the energy is stored in a rechargable battery array.
DC power can be converted to AC power easily.
A friend of mine wanted (needed) to be sel-sufficient for energy for a house he was building on a private island in the Philippines.
The house is built and he has combined Wind turbines and solar power with an array of solar cells on the roof of the house, he has a bank of connected rechargable batteries the size of car batteries in the basement and produces more AC power than he needs.
The downside however is the cost of the Solar Panels that we estimated would take 15-18 years to pay for themselves.
I personally think yes, solar and wind energy can be combined in building a small home for total power usage. It can actually be a good idea for power usage. Pretty impressive post this is.