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Q ~ Will the RYEM technology reduce my electric bill?

The Reverse Your Electric Meter, Legally (RYEM) technology is not an energy generation technology, it is an interface technology.  It does not, by itself, reduce your electric bill or provide any ‘free’ electricity.
The RYEM technology allows you to build a simple, inexpensive, Grid compatible and very practical synchronous interface that allows you to pump YOUR energy into the Grid.  When you pump energy into the Grid, your electric meter turns backwards (except a ‘racheting’ meter or some of the new ‘smart’ meters).
The RYEM technology solves a couple of very important issues when people are developing their own home-power systems.
1. The cost and maintenance of batteries.  If you ‘store’ your energy in the Grid, as a credit on your electric meter, then you do not need batteries.  BTW, you can get sulphated batteries for free and recover them using my Capacitive Battery Charger technology.
2. The cost of synchronous technology.  When I wrote the RYEM book, the cost of a synchronous interface was $20,000.  The RYEM technique can be done for as little as $20.
When you connect your power system to the Grid, your AC must be exactly in ‘tune’ with the Grid AC or your generator will burn out (even explode).  The RYEM technology uses the exact SAME technique the Grid uses to keep all of it’s interconnected generators in tune with each other; so it is absolutely Grid compatible.  I show you how to do it using surplus parts that you can buy for scrap prices (or even get free).
Where you get your energy is up to you, most people use Solar, wind, hydro, internal or external combustion engines running on eco-fuel and/or bio fuel, LTPC, LENR, etc., (and/or some combined combination of the above).  
Once you have energy, in a form that can turn a generator (prime mover making rotary power), you can connect that generator to the Grid using the RYEM technology and feed your power into the Grid.
So excess power you don’t immediately use for yourself is stored in the Grid as a ‘credit’ by making your electric meter turn backwards.  
If you ‘store’ enough power that your electric bill is negative, the Utility is legally obligated to pay you for that power.  The rate of payment varies depending on the Utility, usually requiring a contract and an inspection.
Most people just feed in enough power to reduce their electric bill to near nothing and don’t worry about a contract; this is known as guerrilla net metering.

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