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==Dan's Dusty Tomes of Lore==  
==Dan's Dusty Tomes of Lore==  
==Ehren's Elegant Chicken Scratch==
==Ehren's Elegant Chicken Scratch==
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*Week of June 5th
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*Week of June 26th
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**Met with Charlie and Colin to get a head start on the SusSys course (notes from meeting follow).
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**Tuesday: called TSC and got water tank prices. Finally caught up with Gail Mayo before class.  ©Ms. Mayo: It would be easier for everyone if we didn't worry about buy back and compensationSince we are small potatoes there probably won't be to many problems getting us tied into the grid.  She will contact RP&L and try to have someone there or from IMPA get back to us next week. Mal Sehen.
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***Agreed to be the phone monkey and call: Gus Duke at RP&L + Contact RP&L and the electrical inspector about plans for a PV sys.
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**Class was a blast, we set up the WattNode to monitor a computer on Dennis 4th.  Had fun stripping(wires) and soldering with the crewWe learned how to "tin" the wire endsWe still need to get together and do a propper test with the WattNode and the WattsUp running together.
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***Agreed to look into using interlibrary loans to pick up some more sustainability books.
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**Thur. finally got around to setting up a journal on the wiki and bringing it up to date.  <b>Discoveries:</b> I'm a rather savvy and good-looking chap with an odd sense of humor and propriety.
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***Sounds like Charlie and Colin have got us hooked up with a WattNode monitoring device. Mal Sehen.  I probably should stop by Miller Farm since I haven't seen the inside yet.  &copy; Charlie: the first few classes will be focused on conducting an energy audit of Miller Farm.
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**Thur. night: met with Colin on D4 to set up 12 hour WattNode/WattsUp? test runTook pictures and recorded wattage with CPU idling and at 99% usage (using a summation function in Maple)Idling: 58-60 watts, Max CPU usage: 89-90 watts.
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**Made contact with Harry Phillips, 973-7261, (Marketing @ RP&L).  &copy; Harry: interested in PV and alt. powerSee no reason we shouldn't go ahead, but first contact Steve Saum, 973-7410, (Manager, Engineering @ RP&L).
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**Fri. morning: got results of over night WattNode/WattsUp? run. WattNode recorded 0.70 kilowatt hours, WattsUp? recorded 707 watt hours.  Looks like we've got a good match up in our readings.
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**Got a hold of Lynn Spencer (Wayne County Electrical Inspector).  &copy; Lynn: getting a permit will be a snap. Just stop by the office, anyone can pick one upWould like to stop by and see our work when we get started.  Chill about the details, mostly worried about the connection to the grid.
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**Chatted with Steve Saum&copy; Steve: Would like to be kept informed and take a look at our designsGrid 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.
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**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
*Week of June 19th
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**Played phone tag all week with Gail Mayo at IMPA.  Will try again Monday.
**Played phone tag all week with Gail Mayo at IMPA.  Will try again Monday.
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*Week of June 26th
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*Week of June 12th
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**Tuesday: called TSC and got water tank prices. Finally caught up with Gail Mayo before class.  &copy;Ms. Mayo: It would be easier for everyone if we didn't worry about buy back and compensation.  Since we are small potatoes there probably won't be to many problems getting us tied into the grid. She will contact RP&L and try to have someone there or from IMPA get back to us next week. Mal Sehen.
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**Playing hookey in OK.
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**Class was a blast, we set up the WattNode to monitor a computer on Dennis 4thHad fun stripping(wires) and soldering with the crewWe still need to get together and do a propper test with the WattNode and the WattsUp running together.
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**Thur. finally got around to setting up a journal on the wiki and bringing it up to date<b>Discoveries:</b> I'm a rather savvy and good-looking chap with an odd sense of humor and propriety.
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*Week of June 5th
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**Thur. night: met with Colin on D4 to set up 12 hour WattNode/WattsUp? test runTook pictures and recorded wattage with CPU idling and at 99% usage (using a summation function in Maple)Idling: 58-60 watts, Max CPU usage: 89-90 watts.
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**Met with Charlie and Colin to get a head start on the SusSys course (notes from meeting follow).
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**Fri. morning: got results of over night WattNode/WattsUp? runWattNode recorded 0.70 kilowatt hours, WattsUp? recorded 707 watt hours.  Looks like we've got a good match up in our readings.
+
***Agreed to be the phone monkey and call: Gus Duke at RP&L + Contact RP&L and the electrical inspector about plans for a PV sys.
 +
***Agreed to look into using interlibrary loans to pick up some more sustainability books.
 +
***Sounds like Charlie and Colin have got us hooked up with a WattNode monitoring device. Mal SehenI probably should stop by Miller Farm since I haven't seen the inside yet&copy; Charlie: the first few classes will be focused on conducting an energy audit of Miller Farm.
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**Made contact with Harry Phillips, 973-7261, (Marketing @ RP&L). &copy; Harry: interested in PV and alt. powerSee no reason we shouldn't go ahead, but first contact Steve Saum, 973-7410, (Manager, Engineering @ RP&L).
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**Got a hold of Lynn Spencer (Wayne County Electrical Inspector). &copy; Lynn: getting a permit will be a snap. Just stop by the office, anyone can pick one up.  Would like to stop by and see our work when we get startedChill about the details, mostly worried about the connection to the grid.
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**Chatted with Steve Saum. &copy; Steve: Would like to be kept informed and take a look at our designsGrid 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.
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**Library run for alt. energy books turned up a big 401.

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