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Solar Project is Fully Funded and Operational

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Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Solar Array (34 panels, 11.9 kW). The total cost of $33,977 is fully paid for without having to borrow. Our objective is to produce or offset 90% of our energy needs. Thanks to the … Continue reading

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Solar 3: Commissioning by Co-op

Tuesday, representatives from Oakdale Electrical Co-op inspected and commissioned our new solar generation. Bob from Ethos was on hand to explain and then finish programming the system, including wifi monitoring. The array was online — grid connected — around noon and … Continue reading

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Solar installation – phase 2

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David, the solar project’s master electrician, and Shane from Ethos were here Tuesday to complete the wiring among panels and the connection to the main electrical panels on back of guesthouse. These cover all our buildings in the vicinity: founder’s … Continue reading

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Solar installation – phase 1

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Delayed by the snow storms of April’s first half; then, after a quick melt with dry, sunny weather; the solar installation started April 25th. On hand were Alicia the main contractor, Shane, Eric, Isaac, and Shayna. All the work went … Continue reading

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Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait”

Tonight at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall I received unexpected medicine. Almost by accident, created by bad weather, I took Josephine, a dear elder and friend from Oxford (UK) who has been my classical music mentor, to a Chicago Symphony concert. We … Continue reading

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