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Caretaker Farm 2015 Stats
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Chandler Featured System
Rick and Suzie Chandler of Ashfield Mass regularly report the production from their pole mount system to us. This past winter there is no question as to the advantages of a pole mount over roof mounts. Set at its seasonally steep winter pitch for shedding snow as shown here snow slides easily off and the angle for receiving the low winter sun is ideal. Now as April starts our customers change the setting for summer peak production. The Chandlers statistics and those of our other pole mount owners consistently indicate a 10-14% production benefit. The Chandlers have a long history of improving their homes comfort while reducing energy costs. This 7.2 kW PV system covers 100 % of their annual electricity needs.
Our customers understand: "Photovoltaics (PV) is a signature technology for the post industrial age, there are no moving parts except those infinitesimals; photons and electrons moving at light speed. In contrast to many electric generation technologies, there is no combustion, no need to contain pressure. No noise, no dynamic vibrations, no lubrication or adjustments are needed. The fuel is abundant and free, there is no waste. With PV's technical sensibility, progressive cultural and ecological benefits attach and together define sustainability. Our customers are clean energy consumers and generators." -Christopher Derby Kilfoyle ©BPVS 2014