As some of us toil “merrily away” building our “Container Homes…”
I’m reminded that all anybody wants to be nowadays… is safe…
and… the world of Shipping Container construction is a perilous place, let me tell you! I mean… they’ll let just about anybody pick up machinery and tools and attack helpless Corten Steel!
As a result of that negligence… I’m pretty busy playing with the plasma cutter, as I cut some holes in perfectly good boxes, that never did anything to anybody. So, while I’m trying to create the circumstances that will most likely lead to a fast trip to the local Emergency Room…
… we’re going to answer some questions about stuff I’ve posted to the blog. Now… I get questions about everything under the sun. And since I do, it seems to make sense that we start answering them, starting with the sun. And we’ll even address “safety.” Tis the Season, after all…
“Okay Ronin, just how DO you install a photovoltaic panel?
We need at least one of them to power all the Christmas lights we put in our yard! Is it really hard? I mean, I’m only asking because…
I married a guy just like you.
He’s an idiot…”
Now… I could tell you a story, filled with angst, high winds, near falls, and (probably some) profanity, but instead, I’ll just let an expert show you HOW a photovoltaic system comes together.
(That way, when your “idiot” screws it up, you can’t blame me! But if you do, remember, I’m an “idiot.” You’re just wasting your breath…) 😉
BTW: It’s not nice to talk about your hubby that way! After all, evidently he puts up with YOU! 🙂
Although this is an overview of what is being done in Seattle on a “traditional” home, it’s application is pretty standard, and would be easily duplicated on your ISBU residence.
Here you go…
As you can see, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to do this. And the potential for power production is high.
And if you remember to wear a tether, so that you don’t fall off the roof (don’t ask me how I know…) an “idiot” can do it.
So what are you waiting for?
Now excuse me while I stagger outside and wait for the ambulance. At least the plasma cutter cauterized the wound… Oy.