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kgreen501
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Okay,

Well, I don’t really want to attempt anything really complicated–or dangerous! I was wondering if I could perhaps just create a simple system that runs off of eco-friendly generators powered by sun, wind, water, etc. Couldn’t I skip the wiring if I used batteries that were charged with power generated from these sources? Sorry, I’m a real novice, as you can probably tell. I don’t really know how a lot of these systems work. I would appreciate a brief walk-through and explanation so that I’ll have a better idea of why I can’t simply attach a solar panel to a large battery. (the panels themselves are very expensive, anyway.)