Category Archives: solar

tax day

At least for some people.  For me, it was getting one section of the garden cleaned up and organized.   First, the tale of the Goal Zero 1000.  This was from Costco of all places and seems to be an unique … Continue reading

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Goal Zero at Costco

As some of you may know, I’m something of a fan of the Goal Zero product even though it is made in China.  Started out with a Yeti 150, which was pretty much useless, unless all I ever wanted to … Continue reading

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enjoying the green

  Not traditional, but FRESH. Asparagus with the corned beef and potatoes today Keeping the garden protected against critters is becoming hard!  They ate 4 of the 6 broccoli plants in the main garden despite it being a fenced in … Continue reading

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better late than never

  Am finally hanging those sheets and drapes to cut the light into the greenhouse.  They will also offer some dead air space to help even out the temperatures in there.  Could feel the difference as these were going up … Continue reading

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have you seen?

This company and their products? http://peppermintenergy.com/products/forty2/ Was just getting ready to bite the bullet for the Goal Zero 1250 when I saw this. Li ion battery (which has its plusses and minuses), made in America (BIG PLUS), solar panels included … Continue reading

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solar slow cooker

  2 pork tenderloin, put into solar cooker at 9am, no pre warm up sitting on its chair, with the 2 x 5lb weights I use in case the wind comes up.  They increase warm up time, but also hold … Continue reading

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calculating solar panel installation

  This article is aimed at van/RV use of solar panels, combined with a Goal Zero.  There are other units similar to GZ, and this info works if you want to build your own instead of buying ready made. http://www.goalzero.com/solarlife/2016/10/13/tips-for-installing-solar-on-your-van/?utm_source=Main_List&utm_campaign=6442268d91-11-9-16-vansolar&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f649b1a061-6442268d91-289602817&mc_cid=6442268d91&mc_eid=e44a9796ceContinue reading

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