Thursday, October 11, 2012

Solar sign

It's always great to see renewable energy making inroads toward becoming the norm. When we were in New Jersey visiting family, it was exciting to see that PV arrays and solar hot water panels had cropped up all over the state. 

Just the other day in Alpine, we drove past the new library and were very glad to see that their beautiful new sign is illuminated by solar power.  In fact, the Terlingua Ranch Lodge had made plans with us to do the same thing, but they backed out at the last minute.  

On a new installation like the Library's, solar is an easy choice because the installation costs of grid power are so high.  By comparison, the initial investment to install a small solar system is minuscule.

Perhaps an entirely solar-powered library is in the not-too-distant future, but for now we are really happy just to have the sign.


  1. Glad to see all the great posts lately! Looks like y'all are REALLY busy.


    1. Thanks Brad! And you're right -- we are VERY busy this month!