WATT THE HECK?

solarpanels-121.jpg 12 self installed solar panels sit ontop of the urban homestead’s garage

We were shocked to see that last months power bill was double that of last January. Actually we were downright dumbfounded, how on earth could that be? I mean we hadn’t gotten “power hungry” and purchased any new plug in devices or appliances. I know our computer usage is a bit more with all the web projects in the works. No matter, the extra bit computer usage just can’t double the amount of power used here on the urban homestead.  So, how in the world did our power usage double from 3.5 kwh to nearly 7 kwh ?

After much mulling and wracking our brains, it finally hit us that with the recent documentary filming (oh, I want to make very clear there is no film/doc movie contract, PTF is not making any money – nada, zilch, zip… period) going on with interviews being indoors those huge, power sucking lights could be the culprits.  Yep, I think that’s what caused the recent power surge.  We were pretty bummed to see the jump in watts, but are relieved that it wasn’t completely our personal use of power that contributed.

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  1. gerry medland says:

    Yikes!We are paying a lot more here in the UK for our energy than before.Frugal use of power is always a prime consideration!Perhaps a ‘Fee’ may be levied to these film makers to offset costs incurred?PTF is not an inexhaustable resource,as things stand,power has to be accounted for,why should you bear all the cost?I am proud to support the Life saving,informative work of PTF in my own small way.

  2. Anais says:

    Hello Gerry!

    Nice to see you back and commenting.

    Thank you so much for your on-going and generous support.

    Blessings,
    Anais

    • ron says:

      hi anais,
      i just came across your movie on wanttoknow.nl@Anais,

      • ron says:

        @ron, and i really got inspired,in fact i was building several tables where we can grow our own vegetables in in my garden. i live in holland in a city near amsterdam.how did you made your clay oven? i love it.
        keep up the good work,you all are a great inspiration for me and a lot of people.

        light and love, ron.

      • ron says:

        @ron, and i really got inspired,in fact i was building several tables where we can grow our my vegetables in in my garden. i live in holland in a city near amsterdam.how did you made your clay oven? i love it.
        keep up the good work,you all are a great inspiration for me and a lot of people.

        light and love, ron.

      • Anais says:

        @ron: Thank you and welcome.

  3. Brenda says:

    Where would be a good place to buy solar panels? A reputable company. I think what you all are doing is great.
    Thanks for info. Oh by the way I love your website!!!!

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