Power Consumption / Light Cost

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by -=4:20=-Guy, Dec 7, 2006.

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    thetr33man

    thetr33man Well-Known Member

    Your low peak is higher than my 24/7 price (at least until they shut down the coal power plants)... No wonder your country can afford free healthcare!!!
     
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    Reggie Mack

    Reggie Mack Member

    Ontario is about 50% higher than the rest of the country. And most of our hydro is privately owned our bullshit healthcare costs are gouged out of our taxes smh...
     
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    jester2trife

    jester2trife Active Member

    I went to the actual store a few weeks ago. Priced up, but barely noticeable. Dudes who worked there were super cool. Store is not as big as you'd think, but yeah they had a little of everything.
     
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    Danielson999

    Danielson999 Well-Known Member

    After reading THIS article, I can't help but think how it would apply to growing marijuana. Can you imagine never having an electrical bill to pay? This is bigger than epic.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Dude, they're just expensive batteries. You still have to generate that power somehow.
     
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    Danielson999

    Danielson999 Well-Known Member

    LOL! Oh you were serious. Well, yeah, that is the entire concept. A self-sustaining power supply that can be completely off grid. Or...just some expensive batteries. Gotta love technology.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    No, they're just batteries. Lithium ion, so good batteries but nonetheless they just store power, they don't produce any.

    Solar would be a good way to utilize them. Wind is an excellent supplement. Hydro is tricky, seems there's a stupid amount of regulations involved. I bet most of them are there because power companies don't like competition.
     
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    Evil-Mobo

    Evil-Mobo Well-Known Member


    Let's hear it! (:
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Update; my chiller is working just fine throughout the summer, keeping things nice n cool here.

    Anyone else looking further than their lighting for some power savings?
     
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    goofy81

    goofy81 Well-Known Member

    Wow,
    Surprised how cheap everyones electricity is.
    I think my city has one of the highest electricity rates in the world. Making my move to LED very justified.
    Here are my rates copied and pasted.

    First 10.9589 kWh usage per day 36.597 cents per kWh
    Remaining usage per day 41.745 cents per kWh

    Using 6-7kw worth ballast + lights + fans, usually comes in $3000- $3500 a quarter. :(

    All in Australian dollars which makes it about $2255 - $2632 USD
     
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    Javadog

    Javadog Well-Known Member

    ~ $600 / month USDs ....brother you actually beat Southern Cali, if not
    by all that much. Wow! *Very* sorry to read that.
     
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    JasonKruger

    JasonKruger New Member

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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    What's my power bill? 'About a pound'

    Lol
     
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    OLD MOTHER SATIVA

    OLD MOTHER SATIVA Well-Known Member


    < ontario hydro has even more cost to add to that than the actual usage....d
     
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    CobKits

    CobKits Well-Known Member Rollitup Advertiser

    ever see an li-ion fail? you wouldnt be worried about your house.... RIP neighborhood
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I know they can cause fires, but are they that explosive? Wouldn't a good power regulator prevent them from going Nova?

    In any case, it's about generating power and being able to use it when you want. The best solution I saw was driving a water pump to lift water from a lower pond to one at higher altitude. When power was needed, water in the upper pond would drive a generator on the way to the lower one. This isn't a perfectly efficient power storage solution but it is stand alone and there's the potential for fishing.

    Gotta have the right spot for this.
     
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    TacoMac

    TacoMac Well-Known Member

    Some of the rates I'm seeing on this thread are simply shocking. My current electrical rate is .076 cents per kwh.
     
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    Ecosunlite CREE LED

    Ecosunlite CREE LED Well-Known Member

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    fearnoevil

    fearnoevil Well-Known Member

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