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Alain last won the day on March 2 2019

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    Alain Mulaire
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  1. I've written a brief article about using solar for your home's critical loads - meaning, the things you can't do without: -well pump -water pump -refrigeration -lighting -communications & electronics -security -coffee preparation (grinder, coffee maker etc...) Solar for power back-up.pdf
  2. this is not new news. I just came across the OECD report on Panama's education results, and it's a very sad read. I can't cut and paste the text, but here is the link to the report. https://books.google.com.pa/books?id=_kBjDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA71&lpg=PA71&dq=panama+spends+most+on+education+per+capita+has+worst+academic+results&source=bl&ots=1ChbaW2kGl&sig=ACfU3U3feWQ5qJk7Y59OSk3pNQ6sM0641w&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjv48j6iObhAhWOT98KHQusCOoQ6AEwAnoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=panama spends most on education per capita has worst academic results&f=false
  3. Hi Ian, I have done several grid-tie installations here in Chiriqui. The process you speak of is net-metering. This allows you to get a credit for the extra energy you produce using your solar panels. It's actually a pretty generous program, and makes grid-tie solar a no-brainer for anyone spending more than $150/month or so on power. You are credited 1kwh for 1 kwh, and if your production exceeds consumption, they will pay you the wholesale electrical rate (subject to a 25% limit based on your baseline consumption) ie: you can't use this to go into the business of electrical generat
  4. saga [sah-guh] noun any very long story with dramatic events or parts
  5. That was a truly wonderful meal. May I suggest having a wheel chair available next year so I may be transported from my table back to the car with some level of grace and dignity.
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