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**Chatted with Steve Saum.  © Steve: Would like to be kept informed and take a look at our designs.  Grid tie no problem on his end, but we should talk with IMPA about buy back since RP&L has exclusive contract for buying power with them.
**Chatted with Steve Saum.  © Steve: Would like to be kept informed and take a look at our designs.  Grid tie no problem on his end, but we should talk with IMPA about buy back since RP&L has exclusive contract for buying power with them.
**Library run for alt. energy books turned up a big 401.
**Library run for alt. energy books turned up a big 401.
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*Week of June 12th
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**Playing hookey in OK.
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*Week of June 19th
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**Got my <i>Degree Days</i> and <i>Back to the Basics</i> reading nailed.  Maybe we should calculate our personal degree days: I think I spend a lot of my time trying to maintain a steady 98.6.  <b>Discoveries:</b>(1)Reader's Digest is not riviting writing, but it is informative. (2)Using trees and terrain to build wind breaks around a house can save up to 30% on your energy costs. (3)Dan looks a lot like his brother. (4) 1 acre of woodland can sustainably produce about 2/3 cords of firewood per year.   
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**Met the other members of the SusSys crew at class on Tue.  We spent our time working on the HES energy audit.  After we measured the farmhouse dimensions with a 12 foot tape, we found some longer tapes and got all the window measurements.  Northface: 107 sqft. Eastface: 117 sqft. Southface: 39 sqft. Westface: 76 sqft.  Grand Total: 339 sqft. of windows at Miller Farm (including the 2 glass doors).  With raw numbers like that in hand we soon had Dan's HES audit running on the downstairs PC.  Dan became the basement gofer for the heating info.  Question of the day: When the heck was the Farmhouse built?

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Ehren's Chicken Scratch

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