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Solar Road Trip!

April 30, 2017

Today, we headed out on a road trip to pick up the solar panels for my garage. My brother, Wayne, and I hitched up my multipurpose trailer to the van and hit the road to go see Phil Manke at Practical Solar in Wautoma, Wisconsin. Phil runs a solar hot water installation business. He also [...]

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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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Garage Update Feb 9 2017

February 9, 2017

  Time for a Garage Update! Ross the Electrician has been over a few times lately, and got most of the rough wiring done. The downstairs is wired for plenty of wall outlets, two electric car chargers, an electric boiler, and plenty of switched outlets in the ceiling for the LED shop-lights. There will also [...]

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Solar is MIND-BLOWINGLY CHEAP!

November 14, 2014

Just the other day, I got the latest copy of HOME POWER magazine in the mail. The cover article was about a DIY 6 Kilowatt system that is about 13 miles from my house. What I wasn’t expecting to learn from the article is how CHEAP solar can be! I live in south-eastern Wisconsin. We [...]

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Going Solar for EVs, Part 2

July 30, 2013

When I got home from work last night, I was happy to see that my MC-4 cable had arrived in the mail! The one thing I was missing from hooking up the solar panel to directly charge an electric vehicle is that fancy little cable. This morning, I pulled out my assorted pile of parts, [...]

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