About Power Freedom System
Power Freedom is a home based energy guide available on PowerFreedom.com, which says that it can teach anyone, even people who have no technical knowledge and are not “handy,” how to create their own home electricity system.
PowerFreedom.com hosts a video presentation from professional electrician David Bradley, who says that he got sick and tired of the extremely high prices of home electricity, but especially with the power outages which occasionally affected his family.
Bradley decided that it was important to find a way to produce his own electricity from a home power system. This required using an energy source that isn’t “on the grid,” and the best source that everyone has access to is the sun.
Solar power is not a new concept. Many companies will set up a solar power system for you, though unfortunately professional installed systems can be extremely expensive and therefore not an option for most American families.
But, as a professional electrician, David Bradley knew that he should be able to create his own at home solar panels for a price that is completely affordable, and which would make such a power system accessible to anyone who wanted it.
According to their video presentation on PowerFreedom.com, Bradley was able to purchase everything he needed to make his own at home solar panels for less than one hundred dollars.
The complete at home Power Freedom system doesn’t stop there however – it also includes a small home wind turbine. The entire system is described as being $197.15 worth of materials which are able to be completely constructed within the time period of about one day.
And the Power Freedom system was completely designed with the intention of being able to be recreated by regular people with no electrical background, even people who aren’t particularly tech savvy. The whole instructional system only costs $47.
The video presentation also says that this is the only guide of its kind available, which isn’t exactly true. Power 4 Patriots and Easy2Power.com both offer the same type of guides, available in the same price range.
If you have any experience with this product, please leave your Power Freedom System reviews below.
14 ‘Power Freedom System’ Reviews
It's a Hustle that's a Hassle
This really sucks that we didn't research this more thoroughly before purchasing the booklet, etc. David Bradley seemed like a standup guy and since our average power bills are $320/month we thought solar power could be the answer. Fortunately, we'll be able to keep the $47 before they get it, but it means we have to cancel a credit card...what a hassle.
it's a scam
powerfreedom.com is a complete scam, after you pay then they tell you they no longer tell how to make solar panels or wind turbines even though the whole ad is based on that promise, don't lose your money like I did, it's a scam. you can find better info for free on youtube.
I'm a degreed EE, and all the issues "John from Virginia" raised immediately crossed my mind on viewing the video. The issue is not whether you can do such a thing -- of course you can -- but that it can be done so inexpensively and easily.
Suppose you wanted to run your electric baseboard heating on a cloudy day. You'd need a couple of kilowatts, right? How many panels would you need to provide that? (Hint -- it's not the three shown. More like 20 or 30.) And if you had a battery storage system, how many batteries (lead-acid car batteries, presumably) would you need to pump out a kilowatt? Roughly ten. How much would that cost?
We haven't even discussed the need for a DC-to-AC converter (an "inverter") to run the AC-powered equipment in your home. It would have to be able to deliver at least 2kW, to be safe. (You could also use a motor-generator system, which would probably be cheaper.)
There is simply no way to do all these things for $200. Period. End of story.
Well, almost end. Of course, that doesn't mean a solar and/or wind system /wouldn't/ be a good idea. Prices are falling, due to big drops in the manufacturing costs of solar panels (a point this presentation conveniently overlooks).
power freedom scam
I just watched the power freedom video,and out of curiosity, decided to do some research. I'm sure that its a scam, but what i found interesting is one of the links that came up is a text version of the video, but the story at the beginning is different. In the video its a snowstorm that knocked out his power but in the text version of his "story" its a tornado that knocks out his power and made him mad at the government. I imagine if i look hard enough i can find other versions of the same story.
I've lived by "if it sounds too good to be true, it is" and this falls into this category. I've priced solar system kits and the individual components and you cannot build a solar grid for your house for 92 dollars, or anywhere near that. Having said that, i would be curious to hear from anyone who has bought the system and built/attempted to build his panels and wind turbine.
Nowhere to go from here
I watched the video with interest but knew soon enough that this site was playing on people's emotions more than anything but sent for the material. Included is a nice study guide that is informative and a DVD with a couple of series on Solar Hot Water Heating, How To Rig Up For Safety When Doing An Install, etc. Nice but not enough. The issue i have is that in the material it tells you to "log in to the Member's Website"; THERE IS NO MEMBERS WEBSITE!! That's when I called for clarification. We you do this you will get an instant phonemail message telling you to go on-line (again) to www.powerfreedom/support. I did this and my only real option was to contact them by email. I got a response back telling me the website was down but it would soon be up. A month later that is still not the case. If you log on to www.powerfreedom.com ALL you will get is the infomercial with the cartoon drawings that is way too long. My complaint is this; if you're going to go to such great lengths to produce what this site / company has done so far, why can't you finish it? I got the info. I get the concept. I know about the nay-sayers who can't wait for a hail storm. I just was hoping that there would actually be a way to order real panels and micro-inverters and take the plunge but I cannot see a way how on this site. If this guy would have done this and really shown people how to proceed to a finished product he would have done well in my book. But it doesn't appear to be David Bradley's real goal.
Too good to be true
Great advice, and great reviews. Thanks,
The talk was just too long with no helpful information. I stopped it and went to the site for his business. It looks like my money is going to someones pocket no matter what. I also don't like the tone of the presentation. I felt like it was manipulative.
Math doesn't add up
If the presenter was getting $50 back from the power company by the second month, and his bill was $185 the month before starting, here's the math:
National average of 15 cents a kilowatt-hour, so presenter made $230/$0.15 or about 1,533 kilowatt-hours of electricity. There are 720 hours in a month, the the array was producing an AVERAGE of 1533 KWH/720 hours or 2,130 Watts, continuously, all day and night. Plus there HAS to be a grid-tie inverter involved otherwise it is impossible to sell power back to the utility. 2,000 Watt grid-tie inverters start at $1000 plus installation. PLus batteries. Plus you'd need 20 or 30 square meters of solar cells for that kind of power (and the sun to shine on them 24 hours a day). This whole thing stinks to high heaven.
liked it it helped me make up my mind
HALF FULL/HALF EMPTY
No person can expect to build a solar power system for a few hundred dollars capable of powering a whole house....but I sent for the program
anyway. Sometimes we need to burn to learn.
I have been emailing the company back and forth with no problem,
not to say there won't be one. I may get burned for the money
I paid Power Freedom but I did learn a few things from them which will make me a little bit smarter consumer if/when contacting an actual certified company in my city. Prior to my contact with Power freedom, I had been quoted between $30,000 to $40,000 to get a system that MAY...MAY run my whole house.
I view Power Freedom's DVD and book as just another source of info
as is POWER4PATRIOTS and some of the other systems I have looked into. I am no longer "pie in the sky" about solar power, I can clearly see the rate of a realistic positive return would be long after my lifetime unless the entire grid would collapse in which case you would have neighbors(or worst ) eyeing your panels expecting to homestead
in your homestead.
As far as the utility company buying your excess don't expect more
than 2 to 5% of what they charge you when the sun doesn't shine.
John (IMPLAUSIBLE) has some great ideas GO SMALL..
I don't like getting ripped off for the money I paid Power Freedom
but I'll have to consider it a learning curve if I do. I do however feel
quite certain I will get my money back should I choose to do so.
Without a large government subsidy solar is and will be impractical
for most of us for some time to come.
Like I've always been told, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." I must admit that it is a very convincing video and if you are a person that takes everything at face value, then, you will more than likely fall for this scam. Just do your own research and think about things before you rush into something. If this product is so easy and the most fantastic way to save money on electricity, then why have only 102,000 people tried it instead of millions of people?
I need a refund and a return of the material, it will not help me.
I watched the video as I have long been a fan of renewable power sources. The claim of building a usable power system for just a few hundred dollars is implausible. Photovoltaic cells produce 6volt DC power in very small (milliamp) quantities. You need 36-50 of them just to get enough power to produce a single amp. Note that this is DC power, not AC which is the power in your house. To convert DC to AC, you need to buy an inverter. Small inverters can be had for $50-100, but to get one big enough to power your house you need to spend close to $500. The alternative is to convert your house to DC appliances (sold at RV dealers).
The claim of getting money back from the power company is even more dubious. To put your power back into the grid is legal - IF - you follow some very specific rules and have the right equipment. You need not just an inverter, but a synchronous inverter so that your AC phase matches the power company's AC phase exactly. If your phase is off even by a few degrees it can damage the power company's equipment. Plus the synchronous inverter prevents your power from flowing into the grid in the event of blackout. You don't want your power electrocuting the line repairmen. Synchronous inverters cost $1,000 and up depending on capacity.
The claim of spending just a few hundred dollars and then generating MORE power than you can use and then getting a check from the power company does NOT pass the sniff test.
A few hundred dollars of photovoltaic cells, plus a charging controller, and a few car batteries will power a few low-power devices such as light bulbs and your laptop computer (with a bit of modification). Double that investment and you can power some small DC appliances from the RV store (such as dorm fridge, coffee maker, toaster oven). But your investment will be around $1,000 - $1,200 and still not power ALL of your house, just select items.
Power Freedom System Scam/Fraud/Con
I'm an unfortunate soul who got scammed into buying this! First $47, then an up sell $67 then another up sell $99. They hit on all the things I'm passionate about saying they don't want to pressure you, but pressuring you like crazy. Stirring angry emotions against the government . Renewable energy for your own home. Stick it to the government. DON'T DO IT!!!! DON'T GET SCAMMED by these guys. They'll disappear off the face of the earth with your money soon I guarantee it. I saw the Glenn Beck and the Blaze Logo- something I TRUST! There's no way Glenn Beck endorses this! I've seen searched for it and nothing. It's all a lie! I'm now waiting for "manuals to make solar panels with" or SOMETHING. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT I BOUGHT! No receipt! No legitimate address. No legitimate phone #. Contact us by email! Yeah right. The site they send you to email them is a PHISHING site!!! I want to warn people right now while it's early. Don't give them any more money they are thieves. THEY misspell that word in their video by the way. Warning signs all over the place.