How Do I Change AC hertz?
So the one local power company has a complete monopoly on my city. I was thinking that this summer, I would produce my own power, and possibly give some away free to my neighbors. I am thinking that I will use solar steam generators to make steam that will power an array of Tesla turbines like those of mrfixits to generate electricity. The only problem is that the steam will likely push the turbines far above the 60 hz we use in the US. Is there any way to reduce the frequency without slowing down the turbines? Also, why does AC need a hot and a neutral wire to function? Isn't the whole point of AC that you don't have to send electricity all the way to the customer and then bring it all the way back? And are there any good i'bles on winding generators, magnets, etc.? Thanks!