What should be considered in determining whether you need a 12, 24 or 48 volt battery bank and wind generator? A converter changes 12v DC into 120v AC. Does this mean that a converter changes 24v DC to 240v AC etc? Is there really a need for running 240v through your house? Should I sell my current washer and dryer and get a GE Spacesaver combo that runs on 120v AC? I think my dryer is the only thing that would need 240v AC, but only during the winter. Is there a way to re-wire my dryer to run on 120v AC? Then again a large capacity dryer probably wouldn't do much drying at 120v huh? Sorry about all these questions. Just trying to fill in the blanks left over from surfing AE links.