Friday, March 25, 2011

Solar comes to the Adventure Inn in Ely


Late march, still temps below zero at night...will spring ever come. But.... the tilt of the earth has given more power to the sun and we are soon to capture some of the power for the Adventure Inn. We have gotten 10 of our panels up and 10 more will be up in a few days. It has been a learning process as at first the panels were hoisted up by man power. Grunt!! Then a crane came to the rescue and then the panels went up much easier.
The glass on the panels is similar to windshield glass on a car. 50mph winds and golf ball hail
should bounce off the panels without a crack. I hope I never have to find out.

We have 3 large hot water tanks that will store the hot water from the sun. We can use the hot water to provide showers to our guests, do our laundry and in the winter, the excess will run through the wirsbo piping in our cement slab. During our busy summers, there will be no excess as guests and laundry will use it all up.
Inside, the dry wall is being finished, tiling is beginning and mudding and taping of the drywall is
also in process. June is around the corner.

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