It's official! And we have the bumper stickers to prove it! We have power at The Ranch!
Neal decided to tackle installing our solar system all by himself, after getting a couple of quotes that we thought were too high. At first, he started by connecting all the gadgets, gizmos and wires in the garage, which will be command central.
Then, he connected all the battery cables and made some adjustments to the box that houses the batteries.
Next, he very carefully climbed up on our metal roof, using rubber-backed rugs for traction.
The end result was these beauties...four, 135 watt solar panels that can produce up to 3.2 kilowatts per day. I'm not really sure how much 3.2 kilowatts actually is, but Neal powered up everything in the house and seemed pleased, so that's good enough for me.
And speaking of pleased, Mr. Fix-it was very thrilled with his new accomplishment and the fact that we now have power without using the generator. He couldn't stop saying, "We've got power. We've got power!" Can't you just feel his enthusiasm?