If my electric utility paid me as much as I pay them for electricity,
I’d be making a profit from my solar panels.
As it is, I profit anyway by paying a lot less, the panels are paid for,
and I get to watch
the electric meter galloping backwards on a sunny day:
The little bars are moving to the left below the numbers, which means I’m selling solar power to the power company.
From solar electric fences to selling solar power for profit,
John S. Quarterman will talk about
solar opportunities for farmers and some legal hurdles,
South Georgia Growing Local 2014:
Why solar power is the fastest growing industry in the world
and how to apply it to agriculture.
Financing is the main obstacle.
Some ways to get financing,
and at least one law that could be changed to help with that.
The sun shines through the window into the lower box, heating air that rises through the upper box, dehydrating fruits and vegetables on the racks. That's the theory; we'll see if it works. Idea shamelessly stolen from Raven Waters; I figure it's his fault if it doesn't work. 🙂
Gretchen Quarterman placing racks in the solar dehydrator Pictures by John S. Quarterman for Okra Paradise Farms, Lowndes County, Georgia, 3 August 2012.