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A New Sweeper for the Solar Array

In the winter, one of the most important chores of the homestead is keeping the solar array free of snow (see Solar “Extraction” and Sweeps Season). To do that, I’ve relied for several years on an extendable pole, with a … Continue reading

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Sweeps Season

Snow has fallen periodically on our homestead since Halloween. Most days it briefly covers the new solar panels, then melts away without needing our help. The night of November 13th we got several inches and a hard freeze. The next … Continue reading

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