|Ask HN: What can I do with extra electricity?|
|1 point by traverseda 4 minutes ago | hide | past | web | favorite | discuss|
|I’m looking at solar power systems, with the intention of eventually not being connected to the electrical grid at all and only having intermittent internet access.
In order to do that I need to over-provision my solar panels. Solar panels remain a lot cheaper than batteries, so for me at least it makes sense to get a lot of solar panels and only a few “hours” worth of batteries.
Let’s assume that some sunny days I have an extra KW of power generation for ~8 hours. On overcast days I probably don’t have any extra power, unless I’m not at home and can shut everything down.
What can I use the waste electricity for?
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