Happy Earth Day!
We’re going solar!
And the construction makes a great run-in shed for the sheep, too!
We are not up and running yet – we have to wait until final inspection from our electricity co-op. But I am happy we can do a little to help the earth!
Technical details: we are still tied to the grid. The solar installation should provide for about 80% of our energy needs. During the periods that we produce more than we are using, the extra energy goes to the grid, and is banked for us by our utility co-op. Then when we are not producing our own energy (like in the two months of rain we just had), we can use up our credits. If those get used up, we pay for electricity as before.