25 Years of
Living Lightly
on this Earth

Michael is available to have conversations with students (K-college, technical school) and adults about what he's learned living the very low energy use life. Fees are similar to those on my workshop page and are negotiable.

100 Watt House

How to read the tweet:
The three entries give a picture of the 100 Watt House's solar electric system performance for the date previous to the tweet.

first entry is battery voltage first thing in the morning BEFORE any electrical usage (this gives the most accurate reading of the state of charge at the end of the day yesterday)
12.6 is 100% charged
11.7 is bad news

second entry is the weather of the PREVIOUS day

third entry is how long the generator ran, again on the previous day, normal output about 75 watts per hour

The 100 Watt House is a new venture just launching to revitalize my solar education activities. I will be enriching the content here as time permits! Thanks for looking.

FEES for 100WattHouse programs
In Vermont & 100 miles from my home:
$200 for K-12 (same as all my kids programs)
$300 for tech school, college, adult
venues further away will be slightly more plus travel expenses
fees negotiable

Schedule joint presentations of the 100WattHouse and Smokeless S'more for children and pay only $300 (plus expenses)for two hours of program.

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In this follow-up to Space Station Rat (2005), Jeff and his superintelligent rodent friend, Rat, are still stuck in space. Jeff is looking forward to returning to Earth with Rat, but the adults have more sinister plans for Rat. --- Booklist
Details on how to read my 100 watt twitter & about my new solar presentations
Stewart dreams of becoming a rocket pilot like his Mom, who died in a terrible space shuttle accident, but his father is absolutely opposed to his dream. And then Stewart meets an old spacer with a very special mission...
Science Fiction
An escaped, genetically engineer rat; a bored, lonely boy; an evil robot meet on a space station. Someones life is in danger!
Want to cook s'mores using solar energy? Take a bath in sun-heated water? Read Space Station Rat using solar electricity? This is the book for you!