[Gasification] Documentary of Living Off Grid

Pete & Sheri spaco at baldwin-telecom.net
Tue Nov 3 12:30:57 CST 2015

Dan makes a good point about the Amish.  We have had an “Amish Invasion” here in west central Wisconsin over the last 3 years or so, signs of them are everywhere.  Not only do they disdain connection to the Electric Grid, but they don’t use electricity at all(not in their homes, for sure)l as far as I can tell.  No PV solar there.  However, they do use a lot of diesel fuel for operating stationary machinery and kerosene for lighting.   So they are still firmly on the “Petroleum Grid”.

  I am not too sure that they’d take to being interviewed, but they are friendly.  I have heard that there are about 10 million of them in the  USA.


By the way, Net Metering is rapidly going away in our area.  So I’d expect to see a lot less interest in big individual PV arrays around here in the future.  Utilities are increasing their connection charges and, in some cases, only paying avoided cost (wholesale) for the power sent to the grid by homeowners.


Pete Stanaitis


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