The bad part is that it can set fires.
I've done the off grid thing up in the mountains for over a year, so I've had all the seasons.
It's expensive, depending on what you want to run.
E=I*R and P=I*E. Those things never change. AC adds an element of .707 spice to things.
Part of Texas’ problem was the major push by ERCOT to build lots and lots of windmills, though I don’t know to what degree you can blame T. Boone Pickens for this. So we get hundreds of thousands of new people moving in PLUS population growth from a high birth rate, and most of the new power generation is unreliable wind. Then you get the shut-downs of a few coal fire plants and a continual hold-up on the nuclear plant expansions in Commanche Peak (east Texas) and South Texas Project (near Houston), and we see reliable power stalled while unreliable power expands.
Then last winter, they learned that their new wind turbines could FREEZE at low temperatures and high winds, triggering winter blackouts.
You forgot P=I2R:). Sorry don’t know how to do subset or superset on the 2.
If EVER I've felt STUPID, it was after reading that. Oy!
.707? Thats just for theoretical power calculations, You’ll also need to know about PF and efficiency to make your calculations actually correct.