[ExI] solar is looking better all the time: was RE: Efficiency of wind power

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 16:13:08 UTC 2011

On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 9:08 AM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 07:23:25AM -0700, spike wrote:
>> The notion of maintaining a bunch of lead acid batteries in the home is not
>> attractive.  Among other things, you have a huge contamination risk if you
>> have a house fire, plus the room taken up in your house, oy.
> Charged lead-acid batteries (or any other batteries, for that matter)
> can be a considerable hazard. A short will easily make you lose your finger,
> and exploded lead-acid (nevermind outgassing) have blinded or killed people.

Having pried the heat distorted lead acid batteries out of a couple of
UPS systems, this may be more common than people think.


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