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Snow-cover on my Solar Panels!

December 9, 2017

I woke up this morning to a gray half-light, and a blanket of snow covering everything…. including my solar panels! Hmmm. What would this do to my solar power production? To find out, I thought I would clear the snow off as many of the panels as I could and see what the difference would [...]

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Gen 2 Flux Mopeds DIY Special

December 2, 2017

Recently, I’ve had a fair number of people asking me about electric scooters. Not only are scooters fun to ride, but you don’t need a motorcycle license, and they are often cheaper to insure and title. That’s why I was excited to recently hear from Matt at Flux Mopeds. A while back, they had a [...]

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Electronics Project: Sophie’s 3-LED Traffic Light

November 16, 2017

Yesterday, my Crazy Circuits arrived in the mail. After dinner, the Little Girl (Sophie, just turned 7 years old) and I decided we would play with them. I thought the first thing we would do is a simple LED circuit – just a battery going to an LED. Well, we barely had that done before [...]

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Solar Experimenting

April 9, 2017

Spring is Sprung! It was the first Saturday of spring with some actual nice warm sunny weather, so that means it’s time to experiment with solar! A couple of weeks ago, I got a few used Enphase micro-inverters in the mail. My buddy, Russ, (https://www.youtube.com/user/rwg42985) had found some inverters at an electronics salvage yard near [...]

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Solar Proposal

February 27, 2017

This past week, I turned in my proposal for my solar electric system to the local power utility. Here’s the equipment I’ll be using and why. Please keep in mind that there’s more than one way to design a solar electric system. What is right for me may not be right for you, but I [...]

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