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Living with Batteries

Boone Guyton
I got our February Electric breakdown and was glad to see for that month we had a 58 kwh credit for the month. We now have about 500 kwh excess energy produced for the year. That is the first full year of having our Leaf electric car and our additional...

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Solar surplus- A conundrum

Boone Guyton
We have now had a battery back up and enlarged solar system for about 6 months and have driven our electric LEAF for about 5,000 miles over that time.   We also bought and EGO self propelled electric lawn mower that I should be using right now. I talked about that...

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I have an Ego.

Boone Guyton
   And I got it at Home Depot.  I decided on the Ego because I have excess solar generated electricity from my roof top solar system. We net meter and have some batteries that allow us to power our house and our electric car, a Nissan Leaf  as mentioned in...

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Trending

Boone Guyton
The big trends for the climate seem to be at a turning point. February was the tenth month of record setting heat and was not only the hottest February since records began but the hottest by the largest margin. Clearly it was an El Nino year which added a spike...

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Carbon negative landscaping

Boone Guyton
“The world’s cultivated soils have lost 50 to 70 percent of their original carbon stock.Absent carbon and critical microbes, soil becomes mere dirt, a process of deterioration that’s been rampant around the globe. Many scientists say that regenerative agricultural practices can turn back the carbon clock, reducing atmospheric CO2 while...

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A month with an Electric Car

Boone Guyton
  North Carolina dropped the tax credits for renewables for projects after 2015. This stuck us as a dumb move for jobs creation, staying ahead of the innovative curve, fighting climate change and empowering people in their energy choices. It did inspire us to go ahead with a plan to...

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Renewable Energy in Nicaragua

Boone Guyton
I am in Nicaragua with Leaf for Life that is doing workshops on sustainable ways people can grow food to fight malnutrition. The workshops have been at the University of Agriculture in Managua and two women’s coops out in the country. I was here 30 years ago and the country...

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Heating with wood

Boone Guyton
Heating with wood is about as old a technology as you can get and it still works. I think that primitiveness is part of its appeal. I have been using wood heat for my homes since the 70’s. My first stove was state of the art for the time, an...

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Solar + Batteries

Boone Guyton
We are looking into adding some more PV to our exisiting net metered 3.8 KW system along with a compatible amount of batteries. The idea being to produce enough to fuel an electric car with solar generated electricity that will be our short run town car. We have a 2015...

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DC motors and CERVs

Boone Guyton
I came across this Green Police 2 minute video (http://bcove.me/ryhxnqc9) and was impressed by the difference in the AC vs DC fans they tested.( These guys are often worth the 2 minutes of video they do on different green building products.  http://bit.ly1DY27M8 )  Basically while doing the same work the DC...

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