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Home Forums General Discussion Human Powered Electricity for Off-Grid Living Re: Human Powered Electricity for Off-Grid Living

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chowan
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LOL well im pretty fit for an older fart and i can tell you pedal power

is and has only limited used for an off grid scenario.

for travel sure or for direct mechanical conversion of energy like in the form

of tredle operated sewing machine or grind stone great

but to convert human power to electrical and store it is very VERY inefficient

and while that would be ok for very low power needs like a couple of led lights

or a radio its not a serious addition to your average offgriders power needs.

with the enviroment im living in and the work i have been doing im having trouble keeping weight on let alone peddling for another couple of hours a night to watch 20 minutes of a movie (for example)