I would like to suggest a topic for a thread. I would like to
understand more about net metering. I know the the group in Austin has
it on the web site, but like many such sites, it does not answer basic
questions. Could we possibly have a net metering for dummies?
Something in the practical range of if I normally pay x for electricity,
how long would it take to pay off a PV system that costs y and has no
batteries? Some batteries?
My husband and I are working on two workshops right now. The first one
is alternative building methods with the emphasis on picking the right
one for your area. This is not just the climate but what is available
to build with. If we can prevent unnecessary burning of building
materials and use them instead, the gains are financial as well as
The second is fire control. This is directed mainly at rural people and
against grass and brush fires. It includes a garbage fence [nothing
that can be recycled] and proper plants, as in firescaping that has
become so popular in California.
I am still interested in solar cooking but find that the wind is a major
problem. I would like to correspond with anyone who is doing solar
cooking, but at present I cannot join another group in Houston.