Making the Commitment: Rural Power

By Paul Frappollo, Senior Network Developer, BT Innovate and Design

I’ve been interested in alternative energy applications for a long time now.  Six years ago, in 2005, I started with prototype system and have even taken classes at my local community college to learn about codes and how residential electrical systems are installed.

My first prototype was a modest enterprise, a single wind generator that fed a bank of six volt batteries and generated enough energy to power a single fluorescent fixture and outlet.  During this period, the cost of solar panels dropped from $4/watt to $1/watt making solar power …

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