Peter Liv

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Susan Bradley Skov wrote:The videos available with paid lifetime access (and early access) are not teasers. I have participated in a similar summit recently, with some of the same promoters, where I opted for lifetime access, and I can still see the full videos online through a members' portal.



i just watched Jerome Osentowski's greenhouse.  It was a very good introduction to a earth sheltered greenhouse, going over basic features.  But it was a basic talk.  If I purchased this Mother Earth package, would I get complete access to Jerome's book?  Or should I just purchase his book directly?
4 years ago
theres an option to pay to watch the videos now has anyone tried.  I wonder if these are teaser videos or if they actually cover the subjects completely.
4 years ago
off topic, but in my area of PNW, salal is infested with ticks.  In spring salal is teeming with ticks, but I have been bitten even in December.  Be extra careful tending salal.
4 years ago
David , what did you decide on?
5 years ago

Chris Olson wrote:

Ryan Mitchell wrote:So I am moving to some land and will be putting in a 1 kw solar panel off the grid (batteries) system, because of the location of the house it isn't going to work to put the panels on the house, but there is a perfect place 450 feet away that gets great solar exposure. So my question is, will this distance present a problem? What voltage drop will I experience with this distance and would it be better to convert it to AC at the panels or at the house?



Definitely run DC if this is an off-grid installation. We have one 3 kW solar array that is 930 feet from the power room. The array runs at 370 volts (370 Vmp, 433 Voc) and the loss is negligible. Array voltage is stepped down to battery voltage with a 600V MPPT solar controller. When running high voltage arrays just remember to allow enough headroom for your MPPT controller in cold weather. We have seen our 3 kW array at 520 Voc in -30F weather on a sunny day.



Hey Chris, what size wire did you run and in what conduit? Any safety issues with running that high DC voltage?

I have a 200 foot distance from panels ( on a sunny hill) to a shady valley cabin.

I am choosing between

#1 locating charger controller, batteries, inverter by the cabin resulting in 200 foot 48 volt dc run( actually variable from 0-60 volts depending on sun and temp)a
or
#2 locating charge controller, batteries, inverter up on the hill .resulting in running 200 foot 120 vac to the cabin.

Seems like I should choose #1 as from my understanding a 5% or so voltage loss on the 120 AC run choice will mean that AC devices simply not work, whereas a loss on the DC, simply means a loss in power, my charge controller will handle from 12 VDC to 60 VDC
To me the issue is not if im loosing a few percent of energy, but whether my devices will work or not. So I will try to avoid long 120 volt runs.

Peter


5 years ago
I have a 1 bed cottage on the grid in Maple Ridge on flat 7 acres.

It was a turkey farm 15 years ago, but has been demolished.

It is rented till June, and I was hoping to attract a permie type of tenant or perhaps some kind of joint venture.

Or maybe just a horse and rider type?

Message me on this site if you have any interest or ideas.

Thanks,
Peter





7 years ago
Hi,

I'm interested in getting some land in South west BC. Either on Vancouver island or on the mainland's coast. Land is pricey, but I have found some decent acreages for around 3,000$ an acre. But they are too large for any one person to purchase. I was wondering if anyone is interested in pooling their resources. Be nice to be amongst like minded neighbours.

The zoning in remote sites, allows for accommodations to be built for any number of farm workers.

If anyone is interested in 100 acres or more in this area, Send me an email to pumpknetr AT yahoo DOT com.


Thanks,
Peter
8 years ago