Friday, December 17, 2010
As 2010 is coming to a close, we finally have all of our solar components in place- the water heaters are -alas- finally up on the rooftop and the tank & equipment is being installed by Valley Solar's team in the garage. we are really excited to see the water heater work and use the energy of the sun for a good hot shower. Progress on the inside has slowed somewhat unfortunately- the holidays are approaching fast and everyone wants their work finished- so the subs are stretching their resources thin and sometimes don't show up for work. That's frustrating for us and Abe alike.
However, we are still confident, that most of the critical equipment will be in place by the end of the year and that only finishes and a few other small items will carry over into 2011.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
They're finally up- During the past week, the crew of California Green Designs installed the panels, the disconnects (all 3 of them) and the inverter to complete the solar PV installation. Now, we only need to hook it up to benefit from the sun.
On the inside, the cabinetry is taking shape: Michael, our cabinet maker, has installed most of the boxes and is now waiting for the slab fabricator to put on the countertops before he can tackle the finish panels for doors and drawers.