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Solar panels and Water tanks

Postby Teal Lantern » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:53 pm


For those of you who have lived in places where the electrical grid is less than 24/7 or maybe they shut off the muni water supply at night, I'm wanting to know how locals deal with it.

Do they have their own Photo Voltaic (PV) system, or their own water storage tanks?
Would such back-up systems stand out & be resented (or targeted for theft) or would it not even be noticed if you did it?

Don't forget to name which place(s) you had experiences.
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Postby djfourmoney » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:23 pm

1) Why would somebody steal your panels???? Many don't understand how it works. You can be completely off the grid if you want or you can do a grid-tie-backup battery system that allows both, more expensive because of the batteries but best of both.

2) Are you talking tankless or are you talking about collecting rain water???
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Postby Teal Lantern » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:38 pm

djfourmoney wrote:1) Why would somebody steal your panels???? Many don't understand how it works. You can be completely off the grid if you want or you can do a grid-tie-backup battery system that allows both, more expensive because of the batteries but best of both.

To use, to sell, simple malice. The "why" is not my concern.
In parts or the USA, people are stealing all sorts of things -- catalytic converters off of cars on the street, copper wiring from street lights, aluminum siding, copper pipes, metal appliances from houses.
I doubt the thieves are concerning themselves with how these things work.
I see no harm in asking about other places.


djfourmoney wrote:2) Are you talking tankless or are you talking about collecting rain water???
Tanks for collecting/storing rain water. This is being constrained in the USA, too.
http://www.naturalnews.com/029286_rainw ... water.html
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Re: Solar panels and Water tanks

Postby TrevorGarzas » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:01 am

Teal Lantern wrote:For those of you who have lived in places where the electrical grid is less than 24/7 or maybe they shut off the muni water supply at night, I'm wanting to know how locals deal with it.

Do they have their own
solar panels system, or their own water storage tanks?
Would such back-up systems stand out & be resented (or targeted for theft) or would it not even be noticed if you did it?

Don't forget to name which place(s) you had experiences.



I do live in outskirts region of the town..It is quiet effective to use solar power or even wind turbines as it will help in solving power issue to an extent.
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Re: Solar panels and Water tanks

Postby Teal Lantern » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:52 am

TrevorGarzas wrote:I do live in outskirts region of the town..It is quiet effective to use solar power or even wind turbines as it will help in solving power issue to an extent.


Thanks.
The way things are going, we might need to start looking at alt-power & alt-water whether or not we relocate.

One state just had a chemical spill, here. No drinking, no bathing, not even washing clothes.
Into their second week, 300,000 people who can't use their tap water for anything other than flushing.
http://www.treehugger.com/environmental ... -next.html
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