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homeiswheretheyurtis 06-18-2013 11:47 PM

Green power
We are buying a yurt to set up as our full time home, with many people using yurts as vacation homes or weekend get aways this poses a bit of a bump for us when it comes to electricity. (Also living on the West Coast we don't have sun consistant enough for me to feel warm and fuzzy in solar panals) We have electrical an hook up so it isn't a rush, we would rather take a little time and find the very best. Has anyone tried wind power, or hydro power ( we have a small creek ). If my perception of solar power is incorrect please let me know!

Jafo 06-19-2013 12:51 AM

Re: Green power
Are you in the Pacific North West where it basically rains all the time? Does the creek freeze?

I have never used hydro or wind myself, but out of the two I think hydro would be the one to look into as long as the creek doesn't freeze up.

homeiswheretheyurtis 06-19-2013 09:24 AM

Re: Green power
We are pacific south west, the creek runs the majority of the year it needs to be opened a little deeper and wider and it should run all year unless there is a drought. It's never cold enough here to do a proper freeze most I've seen is a very thin layer of ice on the top.

homeiswheretheyurtis 06-19-2013 06:27 PM

Re: Green power
I should say pacific south west Canada haha!

Jafo 06-19-2013 06:47 PM

Re: Green power
If it were me then, I would look into hydro power for sure, especially if you have a backup. I have seen some setups on youtube where they generated so much power, that several homes were run on the generators and everyone pitched in for maintenance costs.

Ronjf1 09-11-2013 01:45 PM

Re: Green power
Are you still looking for a hydro solution?

YurtSquared 09-17-2013 03:54 PM

Re: Green power
Interested in an update as well!

bamboo 10-11-2014 04:22 AM

Re: Green power
Those alternative energies follow a lot of development this days, great inventiv new stuff coming out mostly from passionate people...

One guy created a sphere (bowl) that looks very interesting, can even get power from moon at night...

Solar solution as foldable sheet type materials as well coming...

Regarding hydro, there is a car manufacturer that makes car running on compressed air. The compressed air is scheduled to be made out of the flow of rivers and wheels...

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