- Oct 13, 2010
I mentioned before a while back, I think we should look into some sort of communal power system in local areas to offset costs(kinda like setting up own fibre networks). The idea would be based on, not everyone uses power at the same time... I don't boil my kettle at exactly the same time you do. If I'm at a mates house having a braai, my panels are being 'wasted' so why can't my neighbour use my solar panels to help out his load etc. If you are in bed at 9pm, why can't I use some of your battery to watch my late night movie. I thought maybe a central battery pool in neighbourhood, each house would have to fork out less for panels and batteries, and due to all panels being networked to battery pool, there would be more available when each house needs it(possibly even having enough panels across neighbourhood to never draw from battery pool during the day). Not sure if its viable, and would need backup for those multiple overcast days, but yeah, just a thought
Wow nice idea. Now that's thinking outside the box.