I’ve got a lot of questions floating around my brain that need to be asked. This months main theme is Electricity. I’m open to discussion about any of the questions below so if you want to engage me email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, hit me up on twitter @wigginsix, or comment and I’ll do my best to reply.
1. Are we approaching the energy crisis from the wrong angle? Have we really considered if AC power is the best solution to our energy needs? It seems to me that while AC is better over long distances, most of our electronic equipment utilises power that is (or has been converted to) DC. Would it not be better to convert to DC at base stations or at the power entry point on our properties on mass and provide all equipment with DC that way?
2. Has anyone successfully gone off the Grid in a city? What trade-offs did you have to make if any?
3. If you own an electric car, or were planning to buy one, which (other than a Tesla) would you choose or have you considered?
4. We have a garden patch in our backyard. Is it worthwhile attempting to grow our own vegetables?
OK that’s enough questions for now.