The tracker that our solar panels are on is designed to hold 20 panels. Up until now, we've only had 10 panels installed. It's been a long time coming, but we now have 10 more panels to add to the original 10 for a full load of 20. Along with a new inverter, designed and built by our friend and alternative energy guru who is staying with us for a couple of days to get the new system up and going, these additional panels will really beef up our solar power.
Today has been intermittently sunny and cloudy, highs in the 40s with a very stiff wind blowing. Not the best weather for this job, but at least it's not raining . . . or (gulp) snowing.
If you look closely at this picture, you'll see Papa Pea's legs sticking out of the truck as he's sitting sideways on the front seat. I had to give him a hard time about not being right up there on the scaffolding (and in the wind) with C. He informed me his job was very important; he was "on call" in case C needed anything brought up to him. Actually, all that was left to be done was the wiring and it was a one-man job for which, obviously, C was more qualified.
This is a shot from underneath. I cannot believe how much BIGGER the whole array looks now.
It's going to be very interesting to see how much more electrical power we're going to be able to generate this winter with our exciting, new set-up.
Progress, folks. It's progress!
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