Tag Archives: Solar Power

Another 4.5kw of solar goes in.

Stan and Pete designed the new solar frame, getting an Ex RAAF engineer and an Ex Army Warrant Officer to reach an agreement is a rare occurrence so these are very special frames. The low profile is excellent. Stan fabricated … Continue reading

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Making power again. 

Those bloody mice pissed, pooed, chewed and destroyed another solar controller. So a quick email to Jennie at http://www.indepower.co.nz/ my go to for all things solar and 3 days later our groovy new Art Deco solar controller arrived. It is made by http://www.midnitesolar.com/.  … Continue reading

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Our House Stars on the Chasers TV show ‘The Checkout’

We were watching The Checkout on the ABC the other night and to much excitement our house featured on their episode on Electric Cars. In this episode Craig Reucassel runs out of power in his car on our road and … Continue reading

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We are making electricity

A most exciting day today. A year after the solar array blew out of the ground we are making free electricity again. Stan flew over from Thailand to lend his expertise to the job and with DOD as TA we … Continue reading

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First solar array completed

After a day off to have my back realigned by the local physio I completed the first of the solar arrays mark II. I think the most expensive part of building a house is all the physiotherapy bills. 10 panels … Continue reading

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New Solar Panel Frame

Well after a week of welding I finished the 4 frames for the new solar array only to discover I could barely lift them let alone carry them to where they needed to be – design flaw I might make … Continue reading

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New solar panel frame begins

As my first solar frame blew out of the ground in a huge storm last year I have been saving up for solar frame mark 2 which I began today. My plan for this frame is more steel, deeper in … Continue reading

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