# If you had $1000 to build a generator 1. Sep 21, 2012 ### salzrah ...build a generator that uses renewable energy, what type of energy would you invest in? 2. Sep 21, 2012 ### zoobyshoe Re: If you had$1000 to...

What do you have the most of where you live, sun, wind, or spare vegetation?

3. Sep 21, 2012

Re: If you had $1000 to... Equal amounts of all of them, relatively speaking. There is not one that is more apparent than the other. Or put in a better way - you could take the generator anywhere you want that inhabits people, except for "extreme" locations. 4. Sep 21, 2012 ### zoobyshoe Re: If you had$1000 to...

In that case, I suppose the best bet is a methane digester because it would be the least intermittent.

5. Sep 21, 2012

$1000 isn't that much. A quick google tells me I'd be lucky to get a 1kw solar panel in the UK with that. 7. Sep 21, 2012 ### salzrah Re: If you had$1000 to...

Yes it's not a lot, but solar panels are very expensive.

Wouldn't hydroelectric energy also be much easier to develop and not intermittent if near a body of water.

8. Sep 28, 2012