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Going Solar – Part 10: How Having Solar Has Changed My Habits

Part of why I opted for solar was that I believe strongly in minimizing my impact where I can. By putting a power supply on my property I not only have some degree of self-sufficiency (in terms of knowing I … Continue reading

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Going Solar: Part 5 – It works

Fortunatly for me, the time it took to get all the permits and approvals to install the system gave the utility some extra time to complete their paperwork in the background. This led to the Permission to Operate letter being … Continue reading

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Going Solar – Part 4: Installed, but still waiting

Yesterday I received a note from my solar project contractor that they had everything required for installation and would be on-site this morning to begin. I was unable to be home, but they said that it wasn’t necessary for me … Continue reading

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Going Solar – Part 3: The Waiting Game

Partly it was my own fault – by the time I was seriously looking into going solar, the holiday season was in full swing. That meant that trying to get real information and a formal quote on the system or … Continue reading

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Going Solar – Part 2: System Investigation

The first step of any project is to identify what is desired to be accomplished. For my solar project, I began with the following points: • Grid tied – I’m already on the grid, and my usage profile sits best … Continue reading

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Going Solar – Part 1: Background Information

When I was living in Germany in the early and mid 1990’s renewable energy was just beginning it’s rise into a commercially viable option, and the German economy was a guiding force in that direction. I specifically recall the enthusiasm … Continue reading

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