Saturday, September 21, 2013
Solar Panels on the Graywood Barn
A crew began work this week on the installation of solar panels on our barn at Graywood Farm. The barn, which is undergoing a major restoration, has a new metal roof. The panels will cover the surface of the south side. This photo, taken on the day when the crew was getting ready to install the first panels, shows the barn being reflected in a stack of the solar panels.
The intersection of solar panels on the roof of an old barn brings together the timber frame sturdiness of a classically rural building with the new technology of today's energy. The barn, which was used to store harvests of grain and hay for years, will soon be harvesting energy from the sun.
Wanda Hayes Eichler