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Above: Current out verses current in for the LCB40 at two different voltage threshold settings. The voltage of our 12 Volt alkaline battery varied from 13.5 to 16 VDC.

Fluke 87 multimeters using 100 Amp, 100 mV shunts.

With a producer as large as a wind generator, this makes a tremendous difference. We're now cooking extensively with the microwave, and occasionally running electric heat in the office. We know this is disgusting for a renewable energy system, but we've got lots of power. What to do? Soon, the hydrogen electrolyzers...


There are two different ways we can look at efficiency here. Most important to us is systemic efficiency. The wind generator/battery system is now at least 50% more efficient than it was when the wind generator was directly

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Renewable Energy 101

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable. The usage of renewable energy sources is very important when considering the sustainability of the existing energy usage of the world. While there is currently an abundance of non-renewable energy sources, such as nuclear fuels, these energy sources are depleting. In addition to being a non-renewable supply, the non-renewable energy sources release emissions into the air, which has an adverse effect on the environment.

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