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RENEWABLE ENERGY | Key Considerations for an Off-grid Solar Energy System

RENEWABLE ENERGY | Key Considerations for an Off-grid Solar Energy System

By Ron Young – Yogi Berra said it best, “If you don’t know where you are going you will wind up somewhere else.” If you are considering a solar energy system for your off grid home, ranch, or seasonal residence here are a few pointers to help you through the decision making process.   Solar […]

RENEWABLE ENERGY | Batteries Not Included

RENEWABLE ENERGY | Batteries Not Included

By Ron Young —   Studying the past can inform us about lives that have caused a sea of changes in the course of human history. Such men as Galileo, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Henry Ford come to mind, but it is often much more difficult for us to identify modern day geniuses. Steve Jobs […]

RENEWABLE ENERGY | Aliens Promise Clean Energy…  Take over Earth!

RENEWABLE ENERGY | Aliens Promise Clean Energy… Take over Earth!

By Ron Young —   In a sinister plot to invade the planet, alien visitors demonstrated a remarkable form of blue energy they said was totally clean and so powerful that a single disc about the size of a dinner plate could power a large modern city. Once humans had converted all their energy sources […]

RENEWABLE ENERGY | Spending Some Time in the Rocketship of Your Mind

RENEWABLE ENERGY | Spending Some Time in the Rocketship of Your Mind

By Ron Young —  Step back for a moment from the madness, frenzy, and oft seeming futility of day-to-day life. Step way back. Enter the cartoon world of the not-too-distant past—the middle of the 20th century. Remember a Popular Mechanics magazine issue that showed a suburbanite stuffing a big yellow personal helicopter into his garage? […]

RENEWABLE ENERGY | Hayooga New Year

RENEWABLE ENERGY | Hayooga New Year

By Ron Young —   I woke up this morning with a dead man singing in my head. Worse than that I couldn’t make out the words, but I did remember the singer, Johnny Cash, and the song was “Folsom Prison Blues.”        “There is a train a-comin’, it’s rolling round the bend, and I […]

RENEWABLE ENERGY | E.E.K. Not This Again

RENEWABLE ENERGY | E.E.K. Not This Again

By Ron Young —   While attempting to navigate the shoals of life’s challenges, when you find yourself out of your depth on a particular matter and need to call in an expert, you’re going to encounter three types of people. It doesn’t seem to matter whether it’s a problem related to a mechanical or […]

RENEWABLE ENERGY | Off-grid Checklist: ‘Tis the season

RENEWABLE ENERGY | Off-grid Checklist: ‘Tis the season

By Ron Young —   Blooming of the natural world in springtime and early summer brings us back to our outdoor pursuits, which in BC are often in remote locations. If we have the benefit of a seasonal home, a summer cabin, or an RV then chances are some kind of electrical power system is […]

RENEWABLE ENERGY | Keep Your Electrical Fluid Dry and Your Grid Tied

RENEWABLE ENERGY | Keep Your Electrical Fluid Dry and Your Grid Tied

By Ron Young —   In 1789 Benjamin Franklin coined the phrase “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Ben, a true renaissance man, is considered by some the father of electricity. In Franklin’s experiments he tapped electricity at the end of a kite string during an electrical storm and was […]

RENEWABLE ENERGY | Infernal Pollution of the Spotless Mind

RENEWABLE ENERGY | Infernal Pollution of the Spotless Mind

By Ron Young —   While much of western society has become overweight and unhealthy from the food we consume we have also become obese with information; it’s just not as evident. Great selections of edible products masquerading as food have become easily available at low cost. That faux food can fill us up and […]

RENEWABLE ENERGY | A Bolt From the Blue A.K.A. The ‘Unk-Unk’

RENEWABLE ENERGY | A Bolt From the Blue A.K.A. The ‘Unk-Unk’

By Ron Young —   No matter how well you think you are prepared for the unexpected there is always the “bolt from the blue,” that thing that occurs that you didn’t expect or plan for, also known as the unknown unknown. It’s such a commonplace reference in the aerospace industry, unknown unknowns are abbreviated […]

RENEWABLE ENERGY | The Center of Somewhere

RENEWABLE ENERGY | The Center of Somewhere

By Ron Young —   Government leaders and bankers in China have helped fuel a huge glut of solar panels by supporting the industry with incentives and subsidies even when it was apparent that companies were losing money. Burgeoning growth of the Chinese solar industry has been characterized as a mad dash for easy money. […]

RENEWABLE ENERGY | Solar Wars and Lightning Storms

RENEWABLE ENERGY | Solar Wars and Lightning Storms

By Ron Young —   Government leaders and bankers in China have helped fuel a huge glut of solar panels by supporting the industry with incentives and subsidies even when it was apparent that companies were losing money. Burgeoning growth of the Chinese solar industry has been characterized as a mad dash for easy money. […]

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | earthRight Solar

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | earthRight Solar

earthRight Solar · Renewable Energy Solutions, Eco-Friendly Products, Composting Toilets Solareagle offers several specially priced pre-packaged options for home power generation. We will walk you through the entire process including connection diagrams and schematics. We also offer full installation services anywhere in the Cariboo Region. Solareagle carries a full range of off the grid options including lighting, micro- hydro, water filters […]