[LMB] rural power/phone/cable lines

phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Fri Sep 23 04:36:11 BST 2011


On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 08:37:08PM -0600, Pat Mathews wrote:
> 
> Yes, do tell me about it. Some tales I've heard would have you believe
> that OTG people are reduced to a single light bulb and tightly
> rationed power (have you read a book called "Thrifty Green"? A woman
> moves to Taos to live OTG, complications ensue, presumably a true
> story) and some make it sound like living in luxury.

Well, there's solar off-grid, and there's buying a gas powered
generator, and there's how much you spend on panels or batteries.
EU1000i claims to be a kilowatt gasoline generator for about $1000.
Sounds cheaper than big power plants...

-xx- Damien X-) 



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