Presentation on theme: "Powering My House From My Car (not vice-versa) Internet Cowboy Un-Conference Jackson, WY 7/16/11 by Gary Lauder 1."— Presentation transcript:
Powering My House From My Car (not vice-versa) Internet Cowboy Un-Conference Jackson, WY 7/16/11 by Gary Lauder 1
Problem Statement Put in solar PV in 2001 due to rolling blackouts – When Enron was gaming the system Done for backup power, so included batteries – Much much more complicated than standard Past decade's grid reliability has been excellent Power drain to maintain charge state significant Time to replace batteries, so decided to: – Use fewer batteries so would not last the night – Add generator to sustain power when w/o sun 2
Generator issues Natural gas supply likely cut in big earthquake Diesel tanks can leak, need refilling, smelly Where to locate? (noise, refueling, space) Was pondering problems... Unrelated activity: gave short TED talk in 2010
Stats Tested at 3KW/car (more than I need) I think I can double that output/car Uses 1.7 Gal./hour = to driving at 31.5 MPH, so tank lasts 7+ hours if operated full bore If gas costs $4.00/Gallon Using PriUPS costs $1.59/hour Cost of electricity is $0.55/KWH With less power consumption, rate of gas usage declines Many thousands of $'s less than traditional gen.
Thank You! Gary Lauder Gary@LauderPartners.com 14