Reply 60 of 80, by debs3759
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-08-07, 08:36:Sphere478 wrote on 2022-08-07, 08:23:
It does seem like old hardware plus modern psu wouldn’t be too spendy.
But solar man. I run my computers off grid on solar.
I love the Solar setup we have here, being Australia it works amazingly well and for the most part offsets the entire power bill, sadly that will be soon changing as the power utility is lowering feed in tariffs again. At one point they were paying us for power but the last few years the feed in tariff has been slashed and is due to be hit again, so it we will be paying more and more of the bill until the utility gets the feed in for free, might take a few years to get to that point.
The other option is to install a battery bank and have the Solar charge that and run the computers from that.
Batteries are definitely the way to go, if you find some that are very efficient. That's my long term goal.
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