Life partner and wife is Barb, she works in print media and published her own monthly in Portland for 4 years, prior to joining me in southern Oregon. She now publishes a regional lifestyles pub called Southern Exposure. We live in a subdivision spec. home built in 2000 and are looking for a home with a few acres outside of town. After 13 years off-grid, I use this current home as a lab, simulating how "most" people live today and how they use energy. By installing energy efficient appliances and lighting and using common sense(but not being as vigilant as I used to about using energy), our consumption is about 15Kwh per day, compared to 25Kwh averaged by our neighborhood. We have a 3.3 kw gridtie system that generates about half our annual electrical needs. The primary inverter is a SunVista, but you'll usually find some new inverter going through Beta testing if you visit us. Our PV is unique, 3 subarrays 1100 watts each, one facing east, one west, and one south. Its quite an education in itself!
Barb and I enjoy movies, plays, concerts, the beach, the woods, and travel.
Energy Outfitters is a wholesale distributor of RE gear. We have a rapidly growing nationwide dealer network which tells me we must be doing something right. We have stocked distribution centers in Oregon, New Jersey, Barry ONT, and Calgary AB. I was one of 3 key people responsible for Oregon getting a Renewable Energy Tech. licensing program and an RE contractors license. I've served as president of OSEIA and am currently on the board of national SEIA as the contractor's voice.
Last Updated: Oct 4, 2004