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How Does a Grid-Tied Solar Photovoltaic System Work? by Tim Biebel, Vice President of Prudent Living Inc. Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems provide clean electricity that has many benefits. Renewable energy is better for the environment, better for your bottom line, and is long lasting. So while it is easy to understand the benefits of clean energy, it is not always easy to understand how it…
A location was chosen with a southern exposure to take advantage of as much passive solar heating as possible. This affected placement and sizes of windows, for example, with the tradeoff being how much heat could be absorbed and retained in the house on a cold day with the sun shining, versus how much heat might be lost through the same…
With the assistance of various experts in the field, Wemple concluded that between 25,000 to 32,000 BTUs “British Thermal Units” of heat would be needed to heat the home he wanted to build, on the coldest days, if he were to keep the house’s thermostats at normal, livable temperatures. Less (about 24,000 BTUs daily) might be needed if the temperature were…
With retirement and fixed income living just a few years ahead, the handwriting was on the wall for Don Wemple: Find away to reduce living costs, or find another place to live. The answer for the Bridgewater Corners, Vermont, renewable energy expert was relatively easy in one way – he loves living in Vermont, even if temperatures do drop to minus…
We’ve all heard it said that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder!” If that’s true, it can also be said that “Ugly is in the eye of the beholder.” The fact is that any “beholder” can change his mind any time he wants to, and in the end, most beauty versus ugly discussions are a matter of…
What’s Your Definition of the Word Prudent? With the help of Fiona Campbell, we interviewed people on the street in Hanover, NH (home of Dartmouth College), asking them this question: What is your definition of the word “prudent?” The following are some of the transcribed responses. You think ahead. You’re cautious, and thoughtful. I suppose it would mean living within…
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We believe very strongly that everyone needs a little break to crack a joke and laugh once in a while. Who wants to read a stuffy old blog that only has text and a fancy picture now and then, right? Well we don't. Nor do we want to write one! That's why we came up with the idea of doing at least 1 light hearted thing every week.