Wild Berry Season in the Backyard

We’ve always had a mulberry tree in our backyard. A couple of years ago we noticed wild raspberry too, which have now spread a lot. This year we have a new entry to our backyard berries – wild blackberries. And as of now everything is ripe! Here is a gallery of images from today. Click…

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Teaching My Son to Code. Insanity Now. Serenity Never.

A while ago my son, Ahan, started showing some interest in code. He was visiting code.org regularly and dragging random code blocks together to draw patterns. But after a few months of that without understanding much more than a loop is used to repeat things, I decided it was time for him to learn some “real” code….

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Double The Solar = Net Zero House

We more than doubled the size of our solar power system in December and the new system got connected to the grid a few weeks ago. The new system consists of 29 325 Watt (9425 W total) Solarworld Bisun panels with SolarEdge optimizers connected to a 10kW SolarEdge inverter. This increases the total size of our…

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2016 Full Year Solar Production

Happy New Year! In 2016, my solar system produced 8328 kWh. The cumulative total so far is 23948 kWh. Visit my solar production tracker page for more details. Since it takes about 1 lb of coal or 10 cu ft of natural gas per kWh of power, so far my production has offset nearly 24,000 lb…

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My Articles at Seeking Alpha in the Last Month

Over Thanksgiving weekend I was busy writing articles at Seeking Alpha and submitted three of them. I missed being called names and arguing with random folks online. Here are some highlights: State Of The Top 4 Solar Module Makers Attack Of The Tesla Killers? Hats off to the editor that came up with that title…

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