Where You Are Photos


#4090

Used to visit Petoskey as a kid with my parents during summer vacations in Mackinaw.


#4091

Friends of mine hiked three months from Zurich to Vienna few years back. Definitely an experience you carry with you for the rest of your life.


#4092

One of them ugly, cold, wet, miserable nights. All aboard…


#4093

Got to be an electrician again today!


#4094

We should start calling you “The Martian”!

(Um…because in the movie he had to work a lot with solar panels…maybe not).


#4095

This site was rated* at 25 kW. I don’t remember what the panels at the HAB had for total rated capacity - I’ll have to dive back into the book.

*it’s also 10 years old, and it gets pretty hot here, both of which affect efficiency and total output.


#4096


#4097

And the caption reads, “Dad, do I really have to wear these?”


#4098


#4099

…how did y’all get down to field level??


#4100

So what goes on underneath those solar panels?


#4101

The layout is six rows of modules, with each row making up a string of six modules. So, wires in conduit going to the combiner boxes for each string, and individual grounds to each panel and module. Because the site is on the same property as NC State’s football and basketball arenas, the whole area is fenced off with barbed wire, because students do the dumbest things, and ~400 VDC hurts.


#4102

When a team is 2-8, any win is a rush the field victory… :joy:

No…just kidding. It was Academic All Stars night, we got free tickets for our son being semi-smart (he got all of his redeeming genetics from his mother). At the end of the game they let all the families down on the field for a half hour. Fun night with a nice win for the Tar Heels…


#4103

First ice this fall a couple of days ago

After sunset


#4104

I resemble that remark. :slightly_smiling_face:


#4105

That snow is definitely getting closer. Not long now…


#4106

Time to put out the bear feeders…


#4107

Wish it would snow in the California mountains regularly and heavily again. We need the water badly.

Wheels


#4108

So out at Circuit of the Americas for the Hankook 24 hrs of CotA. Great weather Friday and Saturday, when I spied these guys heading out from KAUS. Car pics will follow tomorrow after sleep and culling 1500 or so images.


#4109

The A-10s that buzzed the stadium at the UNC game. They hit a perfect TOT…!