I finally have some photos for you to see the results of our solar efforts. We have all the comforts of home, and the Outback is terrific. Our maintenance shed is divided; on the one side is the Outback and battery bank, water pressure tank, 2 water filtrations systems, one for tannin, the other an iron birm system, and Ray’s general workbeach items. The other space is mine to fill with food storage, etc. The lean to shelters the 20 KW Kohler generator. We have a 1000 gal propane tank which also fuels the cabin stove, fireplace, on demand hot water heater, and heat for the furnace. Our next project is a deck with a covered patio to expand the living space and remove the temporary steps. We needed to elevate the solar panels a bit so the animals wouldn’t be tempted to mess with it. Since the pics were taken, we’ve removed additional trees whose shadows became more noticable as the seasons changed.
We are 15 miles on a dirt logging road
. It’s approx 60 miles from Tallahassee. The compound is named Eagles Roos, built as a memorial for 101st Abn veterans. Ray’s brother and a couple of other friends have put up metal buildings that they’ve been finishing off the interiors as rustic dwellings. After observing what we’ve accomplished, I may be able to send more business your way! 🙂
All the best, and can’t thank you enough for your help, expertise, and friendship!
PS I was able to take advantage of the federal solar tax credit for a second home! Yippee, feels like I just won the lottery for my refund this year….and informed even more will come our way, since some will be carried over to next year!
Brenda and Ray Morris