Hospitality House Solar

Hospitality House Solar

We are narrowing in on a solution to bring solar to this wonderful organization.
Grass Valley Charter School PV Install

Grass Valley Charter School PV Install

10kW Solar PV system in the organic garden
Yuba River Charter School Solar Install

Yuba River Charter School Solar Install

The Local Power group has installed an 11kW solar system for the preschool.
Rwanda’s Rwamagana School

Rwanda’s Rwamagana School

Currently fundraising and planning a PV install at the Rwamagana Lutheran school.
Uganda Queen Elizabeth School

Uganda Queen Elizabeth School

Currently donating to the Uganda school to help them build, while we fundraise and plan for the PV install.
Bitney College Prep School Solar

Bitney College Prep School Solar

The Local Power team installed a 12kW PV system for the kids
Solar For CURA Orphanage

Solar For CURA Orphanage

Good Sun donates a Barefoot Power solar lighting system to the CURA Orphanage: May 2018.
Harvard University: Sustainability Studies

Harvard University: Sustainability Studies

Good Sun's founder works within Harvard Extension School's Sustainability program.
Sierra College: PV Learning Lab

Sierra College: PV Learning Lab

PV panels have been donated to the math department for students to explore solar applications.
Nevada Union Solar

Nevada Union Solar

Our partner has invited us to begin designing a solar learning lab for the student body.
South Yuba River Citizens League

South Yuba River Citizens League

Fundraising efforts continue as we look forward to fulfilling our invitation and promise to solarize this wonderful organization.
Veggie Rescue Solar Refer

Veggie Rescue Solar Refer

Good Sun is looking forward to providing the solar power to the refer trailers for this amazing operation.

2 thoughts on “Current Projects”

  1. Do you think its ecologically and economically viable to design and install rainwater-catchment systems to existing PV panels, to collect and store water for drier months? (Like around nevada county or other places with moderate/heavy winter downpour and drier/hotter summers [fire seasons])

    1. Hi Kenneth,

      Ecologically speaking, catching rainwater to use on-site, whether in basins or swales, can certainly be beneficial. The argument against rainwater catchment is that it disrupts groundwater recharge. However, in an urban setting, the rainwater is not commonly recharging groundwater aquifers but instead becomes stormwater runoff into the sewer system. But in Nevada County, most residences are rural and neither aquifer recharge nor stormwater runoff are a major infrastructure dilemma. In Nevada County, rainwater catchment is appropriate, in my opinion. Is it economical? That depends on the system design. Low-tech catchment systems can be very economical with costs of just a few hundred dollars and many DIY options exist for those with some aptitude and a bit of free time. PV solar is not commonly coupled with rainwater catchment systems but could certainly be applied on the water distribution side if a circulation pump is incorporated. Typically, it is most economical to simply tie the PV into the utility interface at the building (main panel/ subpanel) and let the solar power all loads, including any water pumping. If you’re off-grid, you’ll also be using the solar to power more than just water pumping, so similar solution here.

      Good luck and thanks for the question!

      Eric

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