Life off the grid in the SW Texas desert. An experiment in sustainable living. NUMBERS AT THE END OF EACH BLOG POST: temp at 8PM,high temp,low temp,rainfall,wind conditions(CalmBreezyWindyGusty). Live streaming video at http://ustre.am/TM8N
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
trying to concentrate...
Just sealed the deal today for a 10' satellite dish from my buddy Jesse (the CHL instructor). He has an old dish that he no longer wants that was used by the previous owner back when they had to be this big. This might end up being a solar concentrator to heat water to be stored up for the greenhouse during the cold winter nights.
Following on that theme, Just Me needed frames put together for some fresnel lenses she has. We are going to try to do a solar weenie roast on Saturday at tffnguy's. Whipped the first one together then played with it all afternoon. Used my welding mask because that spot it makes is really bright not to mention HOT ( 1026.8 degrees F). Actually melted some of the dirt it was pointing at. 97,101,69,0,B