Wednesday, September 25, 2013

98 Panel Solar Array

The 98 solar panels now installed on the restored barn at Graywood Farm will soon be able to charge my Chevy Volt and provide electricity for power needs on our farm. The Volt uses about 10 kilowatt hours of power from one charging session to travel from 35-40 miles.

The panel installation is almost complete. Next the electricians will go to work, hooking up the power system with inverters that will convert the DC power that comes from the panels into AC power that can be used for lighting and other uses.

It's kind of amazing to realize that the power of the sun is strong enough to power a car.

Copyright 2013
Wanda Hayes Eichler

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