"This is how the building inspector describes the main room and overhead balcony built by Vern nielson in his front living room, which is still under construction.
However, when you venture outside and walk around his house, you will feel the phrase has a deep meaning.
Hundreds of yards east, you can see the Everglades and the Bear River winding north.
Look forward, you will see
The peaks that make up the Bear River Mountains have fallen snow. capped in mid-October.
Turning to the Southwest, you will see Mount Wellsville with yellow aspen and red scrub oak trees downstream.
The wide valley extends north to the Idaho border.
This is carchveli, located in the majestic wasaki mountains, a dwarf tree in the Great Salt Lake of Utah.
Everything here is connected and is a natural structure.
However, you may think in your mind that something does not exist.
It's like a feeling that something is just unfamiliar and you miss something that we usually take for granted as a society.
However, it is difficult to arrange the absence.
This is not because there is no neighbor's house, although there is a stone, 3/4 miles from the south.
This is not a lack of traffic, although the traffic on local roads is light compared to the 90-mile highway south of Salt Lake City.
Turn around and take a look at Vern Nielson's barn, something on the roof might catch your attention as the sun's flickering reflects from the solar panel.
Then you get it: you can't see the utility line.
Throughout the North American continent, utility lines extend and descend every mile of the highway, front and back roads.
They carry megawatts of electricity every day to satisfy our greedy appetite.
The energy comes from energy sources such as nuclear power, coal and natural gas.
Power plants, hydropower stations, occasional wind and sun farms.
Most people living on our continent are reluctant to pay a lot of money every year for this convenience.
However, people like vern already know there are other options.
Four years ago, Vern bought the 40 acres to fulfill his dream of owning the land, where he could build a house with enough buffer around to protect his privacy.
In this place, the wetlands and swamps are on a border, surrounded by fields, and there is no power line to attract other home builders, and he has built a very special niche for himself.
The house was recycled and three years ago its shell was transported by truck to the scene.
Vern has been renovating and adding structures since then, with time permitting (
Although he admits he should start from scratch).
However, shortly after he bought the land, he found that there were many obstacles to jump before he realized his dream, the most important of which was the issue of power.
Located near the wetland, it took him two years to get permission from the health department of Bear River to install the septic tank system.
In fact, the inspector refused to pass through the location and told vern that he had to put the house as far as the wetland.
Only after the head of the Health Department verified the requiredperk and the soil test did he get the permit.
At first, Vern was ready to have the local utility incorporate him into the grid as well.
Soon after he bought the land, he got in touch with the local power company.
They told him that from the nearest place, about 3/4 kilometers per mile, the cost of bringing electricity would be between $8,000 and $12,000.
This cost is not uncommon when building a country house, but Vern decides to wait a bit.
When he contacted the power company a few years later, he found that things had changed.
It's $13,000 now, plus $1,000 pushing under the road, and another $1,000 under the Rail, in which case most people don't know there's another extra charge.
Due to the distance too far, before the other three people connect to this line, the line extension fee of $121 per month will be included.
$1,452 a year!
The price is based on Vern digging its own ditch.
He wants everything to be buried in order to avoid being attracted to the beauty of the location and to reduce the chances of attracting more neighbors if they see electricity readily available.
Faced with these costs, Vern decided to look for alternatives.
He decided to use renewable energy, in which case a hybrid system that uses sunlight and wind to power the house.
Vern also installed a 12 KW generator as a backup and powered his large power tools.
Vern knows many of his big power tools, including five.
The Hpair compressor is too difficult to handle for the system.
5 KW of the continuous power, and more consideration for starting the surge, will require a larger solar system.
By implementing three
Phase distribution panel, one phase is powered on by a 4 KW tracked SW4048 inverter, and the other two phases are powered on by the generator.
He connected the house circuit to the first stage and connected the heavy equipment to the last two stages.
He also connected the starter of the generator to the automatic of the inverter.
Start the relay in case of 16 Trojans-
During the expanded cloud, the battery is too low.
In addition to power tools, the power consumption of Vern includes a120-
KV booster well pump (
Need to increase the pressure of 200-
Foot self-flowing well 5 gallons per minute)
Standard Maytag Plus refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, gas stove (
Electronic clock and timer)
High efficiency gas stoves, as well as some other standard household appliances.
With walls of exposed and efficient windows in the southeast, Solargain will help replenish the heating needs of the house.
1 by installation.
2 KW solar panels on the barn, he has eliminated NEC (
National Electrical Code)
Requirements for ground fault protection in the system, requirements for solar panels installed on adwelling.
The barn also has a lot of surface area that can be used if he expands the system in the future.
When the panel looks flat on the roof, he uses an adjustable bracket that allows him to change the angle of the panel according to the season to maximize the array output.
The inclination at this latitude is about 25 [degrees]
In summer and 55 [degrees]in winter.
On the worst days of De, cember and January, the system will see about three hours of solar radiation, also known as sunshine. (
Sunshine is a term used to describe how much radiation solar panels will gather on sunny days, and change as the season changes, and winter is lower than summer. )
During the winter season in Cache Valley, he wanted two southwest wind power Air403 wind turbines installed on the east end of the barn to provide him with any additional power he needed.
What did Vern learn from his experience?
When used at a considerable distance from the grid, this renewable energy source will soon pay for itself.
There are other options even in semi-electric carsurban areas.
As a society, when we enjoy a beautiful location, we don't need to look at ugly powerlines, such as what Vern found in Cache Valley in northern Utah.
In rural areas like this, the structure of nature is the most important structure.
Matthew Staples Mountain Solar Technology Co. 10288 South Jordan D South Jordan when cataway, UT 84095 800-671-