Pre Solstice progress

things are really speeding up…
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messy and muddy – behind the scenes solar install

funny that the solar city truck is green…  as you can see from these pics there is a lot of sweat and mud and energy that goes into solar energy.  we had to trench about 170′ from the ground mount to the house. my new friend cannon who has this great project, art power, was...
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solar panel ground mount posts

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cutting trees, making firewood, heat & room for solar – year 2

Last winter we cut a lot of trees to open up space for more planting.  This wood has been drying for the last year. This fall we installed a huge wood burning stove in the ground floor apt.  This is where full time residents of the farm live and this is also where we will...
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solar pump is in effect

there is still a lot left to do to tune this system to say nothing of committing to an install, but the proof of concept works for moving water to the drip irrigation system next year.  This year i pumped up to the water barrels in the field with a $100 12v 3.8A solar pump. ...
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