Category Archives: Solar Panels

Batteries

November 18, 2015 We purchased our last set of batteries, Trojan L16H-AC, for the solar system about four years ago. We had eight six volt batteries for a 48 volt system. Under optimal use, the batteries should have lasted at least five years, … Continue reading

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Bath House

June 20, 2015 Spring and summer are busy times at the Ponderosa. It’s prime time for visitors and this year we had a record number. Since mid May we have hosted a number of dinners and had several overnight guests. … Continue reading

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Kindred Souls

May 6, 2014 So what are the odds that there is another couple living in Manitoba off grid, loving yoga and vegetarian food! A friend alerted me to a CBC article last week about Bev and Will Eert who are … Continue reading

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THE BUILD RESUMES – 2014 – INSULATING

March 23, 2014 Winter has not yet released it’s firm grip on Manitoba, but the sun is powerful. It has warmed up enough that we can start doing a bit of work inside the house. The next job on the … Continue reading

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Clearing Solar Panels and Hooking Up Boiler

November 23/24, 2013 Clearing the Solar Panels and Hooking up the Boiler Ken is back from El Salvador and Hanna is super happy about that. He has to be back in the city for his travel group presentations on Monday … Continue reading

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Windows and Solar Panels

November 9, 10, 11 and 12, 2013 Old man Winter is knocking on the door. So far the weather has not been too bad considering its well into November. I drove out Friday from the city through rain, then freezing … Continue reading

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Moving Solar Panels

October 27, 2013 Sunday was another cold, windy day. Days are getting shorter and soon the shadow from the house will hit the solar panels, so today was the day to start the panel move. Harvesting was finished, so our … Continue reading

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