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Urban and rural sustainable homesteading in the desert southwest

Archive for October 2009

Finally, some progress!

October 17, 2009

I’ve made a bit of progress on The Ranch, supplementing the current power system with an additional pair of 200W solar panels, and swapping out my essentially-dead battery bank (sob, the cost of those batteries… nearly $5000!) for 8 6V 500AH batteries. The batteries should be installed this weekend and the solar panels by the […]