Friday, December 3, 2010
Moving Toward the Sun
Ever since we moved here we have envisioned that our barn's south-facing metal roof would be ideal for photovoltaic solar panels. The barn borders the largest pasture, and after we remove one ancient, hollow silver maple growing out of an old silo foundation and a small tree just east of the barn, there are no obstructions to the sun all day.
Amazingly, our solar power dream is coming true imminently, thanks to some assistance from Rog's mom. She wanted to invest in both our farm and the future of the earth and likes the idea of solar power. So... planning has been going on for a couple of months, and now tangible things are happening!
The actual solar panels and brackets should arrive in about a week and as soon as the weather permits, they will be mounted on the roof. Cold weather won't hinder installation, but ice or snow on the roof would be treacherous for the crew. It will only take a day or two to install the PV panels. Stay tuned for details!