UPS Recommendations

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Thu Aug 12 11:06:19 MDT 2010

On Thu, 12 Aug 2010 10:38:18 -0600
Michael Torrie <torriem at> wrote:

> In some cases solar power (or even wind) is really complicated.  You
> can arrange to sell electricity back to the grid, and then draw from
> the grid during no sunshine periods, making the grid act as a sort of
> battery for you.  But in most states the politics are such that while
> you can make your net electricity rate 0, but you have to still pay
> the line fees.  So being completely neutral with the electrical
> company is quite difficult.

Another gotcha is that when they sell you power, you pay retail. But
they buy power from you at wholesale, often considerably less. So
financial breakeven (as opposed to power breakeven) is considerably
more expensive.


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