Try powering your home full time with a generator. You'd need to use about 90 gallons of gas per month... and at a cost of around $250 or more to do it.
Plus, it’s not like I wanted to have a 90 gallons bomb around my family and house.
So this option was off the list.
Next, I considered using solar energy.
I’ve heard the solar industry boomed over the last years and solar panels really can be effective.
But, maybe you’ve heard, here in Memphis, Tennessee it can be overcast for a month straight during the winter and being dependent on solar panels becomes inadmissible.
Not to mention that installing professional panels would have cost me an easy $11,000… And I certainly didn’t have the money to invest…
The idea to buy a DIY solar kit crossed my mind, but when I saw the costs, I changed my mind…
Plus, I did some research on the subject and I found out that such kits rarely produce even 20% of the energy advertised.
So I had only one option.
If I wanted to make sure my family never goes through such an experience again, I had to create my own solution.
It had to be something cheap.
And fast and easy to build because I definitely didn’t have any technical skills to build complicated devices.
Being a teacher doesn’t really offer those kinds of skills.
So I started looking into every other solution that could bring me the security for my family.
Many sleepless nights passed and I was getting tired of surfing the Internet for a simple solution.
Yet one day, Kate, my wife, reminded me about my late uncle Jack and his research in the energy field.
Unfortunately, he passed away in 2004.
He worked for an electric car company as a pioneer in this filed.
His life-goal was to save the planet and offer our children a better life.
As a professional researcher in this domain he had the resources he needed to do it.
And, setting his goal to “Help humankind”, as he said, he dedicated his life to discovering new technology.
And he did a thorough research.
I remembered him telling me how electric eels can be used to produce huge amounts of energy.
And maybe that sounds a bit strange, but there are some fish farms that are completely energy independent.
However, that wasn’t the solution for electric cars.
And clearly, it wasn’t for me either. The investment was too big and I certainly wasn’t going to take care of who-knows-how-many eels all year round.
Not to mention the danger I was putting my family in.
So, while this option was off the table, I knew there had to be a solution out there.
And that’s when I remembered about the incredible technology that he pioneered.
He told me about a spinning principle that is still being used in today’s electric cars.