Solar Power! Congratulations to Jane Haasch and town officials for installing solar panels on the Dayton Township roof!
In case you wondered what the Pohls have been up to this summer, we are now drawing our energy from the Sun too, our 35-year old dream.
After taking advice from Jim Hlaban and Jane Haasch, we contracted with a local company to install 32 photovoltaic panels in a field adjacent to our home on Poverty Hill Road. Stop by to have a look! Focus on Energy and tax exemptions will cut our cost ($36,000) in half. In 15 years, our system will be paid for. We are using “net metering” which means we sell our energy to Alliant and also buy our consumption from them. Check Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net_metering) or the U.S Department of Energy (http://apps3.eere.energy.gov/greenpower/markets/netmetering.shtml) for more eloquent and elegant definitions. According to estimates, we should break even within 15 years at current electricity prices.
Check out Working Together for Waupaca County’s new website!
Thanks to Judi Traband, WTWC has now a dynamic website where visitors can find out about our vision, our goals, our core volunteers and their action teams as well as tips for a more sustainable lifestyle. Our minutes are posted and soon this newsletter will appear as a blog.
Sustainability Resolutions: Hurrah! After Dayton, the city of Waupaca unanimously passed our Sustainability Resolution patterned after that of Bayfield’s. Thank you, Carol Elvery and Jane Haasch, for your energy and dedication to the cause!
The next meeting of WTWC is September 22nd at Chez Marche’s at 4:00 p.m.