Regarding the £67,000 electricity problem of John McCarter (August 26), I would like to point out that he can have a complete, continuous electricity supply by using a combination of the following items.
Diesel engined, water-cooled generator of five kilowatt output.
A three kilowatt electronic inverter (converts DC voltage to 230 volts AC at 50 Hz.).
A bank of 12-volt batteries.
An in-house receiver (eg water tank, radiators etc) to be heated from generator's cooling system.
Central heating pump, sockets and switches, copper piping, valves and various switches.
This arrangement is very cost-effective and by the incorporation of the inverter, there will be a supply available 24/7.
Not only will this arrangement give Mr McCarter his much needed winter heating, he will be able to treat himself to some of life’s little luxuries such as a washing machine, TV, toaster, hot showers, computer and, of course, instant lighting, day or night.
The cost of producing power in this way compares favourably with the price per kwh charged by NIE.
The total cost for the entire installation would be less than £10,000.
Monkstown, Co Antrim