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    • Thu, Jan 21, 2016 - 01:43am

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      epgelinas

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      Howdy.

    Hey all,

    Glad to see there was some response, however I am going to be moving in the near future to rural Tennessee. This is going to be my last miserable winter in the cold… then it'll be longer growing season and livestock for this guy.

    This sure has been a tough area to meet up in, but I have found a couple "prepping" type friends that are about sustainable living as opposed to being all militant. I will recommend this page to them for sure!

    Good luck to all!

    Erik

    • Thu, Jan 21, 2016 - 01:37am

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      epgelinas

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      Congrats!

    My wife and I have recently decided to move from NH to rural Tennessee. Downsizing our life live well within our means to where neither of us will need to work full time. Giving me more time for gardening, chickens and goats. Plus it will be a beautiful area for our 4 & 1 year olds to grow up!

    We have certainly gotten some strange reactions to our move. My general answer as to why has been, "To get away from the cold and live more self sustainably". While some have looked at me as being a bit crazy, more than i have expected have inquired at least a little deeper and said it sounded like a great idea and wished us luck. At least one good friend would like to join me but his wife absolutely will not move away from her family.

    I wish you lots of enjoyment in your move and new endeavors!

    Erik

     

    • Thu, Jan 07, 2016 - 02:01am

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      epgelinas

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      Skewed…

    Exactly like you mention Wendy, it's almost a big city versus rural issue. Tennessee (where I am relocating my family this spring), is horribly skewed by Memphis, and to some extent Nashville. Where I am looking the overall crime rate for the county is better than where i currently am in NH.

    Website called Homefacts.com breaks down by cities or counties for everywhere in US.

    Erik

    • Fri, Jul 18, 2014 - 01:51pm

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      epgelinas

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      My Solar experience

    I recently purchased a 6K kW grid-tied solar array system, and I rarely see my meter running forward. I can have an AC on, plus my TV and the usual items around the house and my meter runs backwards during the day. In 3 months I've produced over 1200 kW more than I've used, and that's with a lot of AC being used(2 or 3 at a time) the last few weeks during the humidity and heat we've had. All that being said, I like the idea of adding a turbine to further boost the system. Between what I'm expecting to sell back to the power company, plus the Renewable Energy Credits I should receive back about $500-600 versus the $150 or so I'll pay annually for connection fees.

    I am going to research your first point a little more, but I feel I remember this coming up during installation and mentioning it would be a hard sell for the power companies to not grandfather in people who already have grid-tied systems.

    I am a new member to Peak Prosperity, though I've enjoyed their articles and interviews for a couple years, and hope to put together a better synopsis of my solar story for everyone to enjoy that may have question, because I can't encourage people enough to consider it!

    Erik 

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