Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Taproot Farm Taps Power from the Sun

Many thanks to Beth at Taproot Farm in Hampshire County, WV who reminded me that blogs don’t have to be great literary works – they just need to be consistent and interesting (or consistently interesting?!?!). Thanks!!!!



Taproot Farm is poised to come on line as one of West Virginia’s newest solar power plants. Beth and her husband Tim contracted PIMBY to install a very nice 5-kW PV system on a pavilion adjacent to their home on the banks of the Cacapon River.

Allen, Beth and Tim’s youngest, worked with us on the install. Allen is just back from a 2-week course at Solar Energy International (SEI). There’s no better way to apply all of that learning than to get right into an installation.


Sun at Work (almost)


Son at Work

Guys on the Roof at Work

PIMBY Truck at Work


Bees (really) at Work


More Bee Work!
Meet the newest hive at Taproot Farm.

6 comments:

  1. Great pictures! Congratulations on another install!

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  2. Very interesting project. Love the 'lectric shed' approach.

    Is this a standalone or grid tied system? or both maybe?

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  3. Great work! You've got an interesting project out there. Hope you've installed everything well. Thanks for the share. Keep it up!

    Casey
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  4. You've got an interesting project out there. Hope the installations have been done well. Thanks for the share. Congratulations and Cheers!

    Casey

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  5. Happy to report that Taproot Solar has generated more than 1,000 kWh in July... Our farm is praying for rain but in the meantime, we are making carbon free electricity. Thank you PIMBY!

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  6. Wonderful Matt! Love your blog and look forward to more installments. 2 months later we are cranking out the electricity at Taproot Farm without a hitch. While doing our farm chores, Tim will suddenly throw his hands up and announce- I'm making electricity! (he loves Free!)
    Next spring we'll be building a straw bale/cob artist cottage and hope to design it completely off the grid. Come sling mud with us in 2011 :-)
    Taproot Website is www.taprootfarm.info if anyone wants to see what we are all about.

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