Thursday, June 21, 2012

Happy Summer Solstice

Happy Summer Solstice!

I never tire of the view of the sun shining of the refinery as it sets. One day, fossil
fuel will see it's last sunrise.

The sun is extremely important to a passive-solar house. In fact, it makes my day when it shines, as we also contribute to the microgeneration of green power!  So, with the greatest amount of daylight today, we were keen to celebrate every Watt of power we make.

And here's the update from our Eco-Solar home tour!

We had 148 official visitors from 11:30am to 4:00 pm.  And we welcomed Monica & Paul from the Enmax PV House over. So, it was great to meet new friends and share the chasing netzero story.

The other neat part was when the gang from Fire Station #7 came by in their trucks! They were very keen to see how the PV connected, what would stay "live" and how to disconnect the system.  They asked lots of questions that Clifton from Great Canadian Solar and I answered. 

The Guys from Fire Station #7 visited us on the EcoSolar open house day!

Finally, we had a visit by Ruby and Hans- our neighbours from the plateau below our house. Ruby totally impressed Serena with her awesome yellow hair.  Ruby's a hair stylist, so it was on purpose, if you're wondering. Anyhow, Ruby is turning 90 this month- and it was amazing to see her go up and down the stairs and chat with us about our place. Happy Birthday Ruby!

So, now we will prepare for one more summer event: Door Open Edmonton!  So, if you want to drop by, here's your chance:

I'll be giving a talk on our house on Saturday, July 7th, and our house will be "open" for viewing on Sunday, July 8th.

Summer is off to a great start!

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