True south is the ideal direction to face solar panels for maximum performance in the northern hemisphere. True south may also stand for truly appreciating the energy that flows into our environment from the southern sky. Mounting solar panels on a single pole is the easiest way to accomplish a true south orientation. The benefits gained from finding this True South is so great we had to develop our own poles (and a company by the same name) and provide them for our customers.
We’re preparing for Inspiramental Company’s third year at the Great Darke County Fair! It really is a great fair! People come from counties around to peruse the exhibits; some of the exhibits take two weeks to erect. We’re caught up in the spirit of the fair too and try to go all out to display our products and services as well as working solar energy models for the curious.
Get ready for the 2011 Green Energy Ohio Tour which takes place Oct. 1 and Oct. 2. The tour features a wide variety of renewable energy systems across the state. If you are considering adding solar to your home or business this is a great opportunity to talk with those who have already invested in these technologies.
We know about walking the talk, and we try, however, we have yet to apply at our home many of the technologies that we promote. We have 400 watts of Solar PV and a few solar ovens. We have an evacuated tube solar hot water collector that we still haven’t installed. We also have a pole mount for a 400kWh/month solar electric system that we haven’t bought panels for.
This is the fair where we exhibit the latest Inspiramentalisms. Last year we had our new stand alone solar electric with battery back up on display. That is to return, plus, we’re adding solar hot water and a solar oven to the exhibition.
See you there!
Even on cloudy days there’s a good bit of light. That’s why the science of lighting buildings naturally is called ‘day-lighting’ rather than ‘sun-lighting.’ Daylight is one of my favorite things. I’m really intrigued by the practice of purposefully designing windows and skylights into buildings to optimize the light of day. Especially because of the positive psychological effect of natural light, but there’s more; natural light doesn’t require electricity and the coal to make it (which, by the way, is another psychological plus).