Category Archives: solar

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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more on solar cooking

Have had a little opportunity to use the Sunflair Portable Solar Oven Deluxe with Complete Cookware, Dehydrating Racks, and Thermometer That I bought on Amazon.  Over the weekend, did a lasagna through out Saturday, and then heated it up in … Continue reading

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solar cooking

My FIRST successful solar cooking experience. A while back bought a Solar Flare Parabolic solar cooker.  It was cheap (at the time about 1/2 what they are selling for now).  When my slow cooker died recently, decided I could use … Continue reading

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