10K watt Photovoltaic Grid-tie
As of november 2014, our 40 solar panels are providing us with 10,000 watts of energy from the sun, with the remained being sold back to the electric company to offset our nightly usage. This project has taken a year start to finish, but the payback time is only 4 years.
READY FOR INSTALL
320A UNDERGROUND SERVICE FROM PEC
INSTALLED ON DRILL PIPE RACKING ON THE GROUND
IF YOU DONT KNOW ABOUT THE SUNNYBOY 10000, THIS PICTURE SHOULD CLEAR THINGS UP FOR YOU
EarthWorks - Berms and Swales
THE MASTER PLAN CUT WITH A BULLDOZER, SHAPED WITH A BOBCAT, AND FINISHED BY HAND BY THIS BUNCH OF BADASSES.
THE BERMS HAVE BEEN COVER CROPPED AND IRRIGATED UNTIL WE PLANT FRUIT TREES NEXT YEAR. SERIOUS RECHARGING OF THE AQUIFER GOING ON HERE.
With this processor we are able to produce Bio-diesel enough to meet the need of our back-up generators and farm vehicles, as well as powering the future fleet for the upcoming brewery. As far as alternative energy goes, Bio-D is an excellent option, since it is powered largely by waste vegetable oil. This project it in it's early stages, more to come as we get it off the ground.
5000 gallon Rainwater Catchment
Two Tanks for the Catchment, one for our well Cistern. Here they are positioned on a pad made from RR ties and Decomposed granite. And finally a shot of the overall install, complete with 55 gallon first wash, and a self cleaning siphon overfow.
One-Acre Annual Garden with Fruit Trees
Run on Drip irrigation and timers, we use this space to experiment with seasonal fruits and vegetables, employing many small scale gardening practices combined with more comprehensive permaculture design.
Here were are coming out of the summer, 2015, just before this Fall's planing. Trees are looking good, lots of love and life.