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Solar Ammo Can

March 2, 2018

With my recent work in solar, quite a few people have started asking me about designing small BATTERY-based solar systems. I thought it would be nice to work on a project demonstrating basic solar battery charging principals, and at the same time, have a handy and useful project when I was done. Thus, the Solar [...]

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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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Solar Shading

December 6, 2017

A few weeks ago, I started noticing a shadow creeping up to the solar panels on my garage. Sure enough, in winter the sun would be low enough in the sky for the shadow of a pine tree in my front yard to start blocking solar panels! What’s a person to do?! Well, other than [...]

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Solar REBATE Arrives!

September 11, 2017

Through the window of the envelope, I could just make out the words “PAY TO THE ORDER OF” above my name and address. Could it be? Was this finally my SOLAR REBATE CHECK!?…

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First SOLAR Electric Bill

August 4, 2017

I was pretty excited today to get my electric bill. No, I’m not usually excited to get bills in the mail, but this one was different. This will be the first electric bill with a FULL MONTH of solar production on it. Last month’s bill, which included about two weeks worth of solar power, was [...]

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