Re: [hreg] Solor Energy anyone?
- Hi Richard,
For 6 years, I claimed that I had a solar lawnmower. The fact is
that I had solar photovoltaic system powering my workshop. We also had a
rechargeable electric lawnmower that stayed charged from the PV. That was
close enough for me. I also bought an electric string trimmer. Same deal, I
ran my 100ft extension cord out from the shop to power the trimmer.
I think I remember seeing a small PV powered mower, one with a solar panel
to keep the battery charged. It was a reel type mower. It didn't seem too
practical for large or shady yards like many.
The Houston, North Texas, El Paso and Austin chapters of the Texas Solar
Energy Society are not too busy on our respective discussion sites these
days. It could be the holidays are a distraction or whatever.
The latest event here in North Texas was the final addition of a 20 ft
extension onto the top of my wind data collection tower.
http://www.countryroad.us/ is where the pictures are posted. It is now 20
meters tall and will relay wind speed and direction to West Texas A&M Univ.
in Canyon Texas. http://www.wtamu.edu/research/aei/.
We are all waiting for the release of the final proposal by the City of
Austin and its move to implement a solar rebate program for Austin Energys
customers. That's about all that's going on 'round here that I know of.
North Texas Renewable Energy Inc.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard D. Kelley" <rdkelley@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 28, 2003 9:09 AM
Subject: [hreg] Solor Energy anyone?
> When I looked at the hreg website there was mention of projects such as
solar powered Air conditioning and Solar lawn mowers.
> Or is this only a political site? Does anyone share any ideas about the
practical applications of solar panel or wind? Or should I just read my
Home Power magazine.
> Thank you,
> Richard D. Kelley, PMP
> Certified Project Manger
> (281) 933 - 3958
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