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February Electric Bill

March 8, 2019

I just got my February Electric Bill!But how much will I save with my solar? February not only has short days, but it’s been terribly cloudy all month as well! At least the days are slowly starting to get longer! I got my electric bill and opened it up. Drumroll please….. $72.71! Yipes!I’m charged for […]

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Disaster Preparedness with a Prius

December 31, 2017

I commonly get questions about battery backups, generators, solar panels, and other provisions which might be useful for disaster preparedness. There were plenty of disaster-related comments on social media at the end of September, due to Hurricane Maria hitting the coastline of the United States. And while most of us enjoy fantastic electric service on […]

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Loop the Lake: Day 2, Part 1

September 4, 2015

Loop the Lake: Day 2 – From Green Bay to Escanaba, Part 1 I woke up to the sound of rain. Not what I wanted to hear first thing in the morning when I would be traveling all day on an electric motorcycle. I didn’t even know where I was exactly. I had pulled in […]

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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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Electric Car Power Brakes

May 19, 2014

I was recently asked how brakes work on my electric Geo Metro. I also noticed that every once in a while lately, my vacuum pump wasn’t powering up, so I thought it was about time to take apart the electric power brakes system and examine it. While I did, I took a few photos to […]

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April 14, 2010

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