OK it is time to get down to it. How could we have power at night with no sun for solar power. Simple answer is a battery bank. Charges during the day and provides power at night. On day's with little to no solar / sun power we had a generator. Problem is the generator uses gas and makes it so you are not so self sustainable. I looked into other options like making hydrogen. Problem with storing hydrogen is risk of explosion and storage. I found on line that a professor came up with a great idea of using chicken feathers in the storage tank for hydrogen. The many pours in the feathers makes for space for the hydrogen. For me this is just a little too far out of my reach.
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