|Tomorrow Hill Farm|
Grand Junction, Colorado
Organic Farm & Wildlife Area
Information regarding the Grand Valley living experience
Solar & Wind Powered
Who knows what lies at the end of the trail for our future sources of energy?
Can we just wait and see or should one become part of the solution?
Earth Day 2008 in Grand Junction
The GJct Sentinel takes the lead with Green Information.
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For us, Why Solar?
Xcel's Solar Energy Reward Program
Phase 1 of our solar system was professionally installed by
Atlasta Solar and Energy Products, Virgil Boggess: Complete solar retail store providing photovoltaics, solar hot water, wind energy, and generators for powering remote homes, 2923 North Avenue, 8A, Grand Junction, CO 81504, (970) 248-0057, toll free: (877) 464-8264, Atlastasolar@yahoo.com, www.atlastasolarstore.com
Other Local Solar Companies:
High Noon Solar, Cory Sullivan: 21441 Little Park Road, Grand Junction, CO 81503, (970) 208-6614, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.highnoonsolar.com
The Ribbon Cutting
784 Valley Court #B2
Grand Junction, CO 81505
Tomorrow Hill Farm's
Photo Voltaic Solar Construction - Phase 1 - August 2006
Watch the Flash Movie and see how the PV Panels make our electric meter run backwards!
Although Colorado often brags about 300 sunny days a year, in Grand Junction we really get about 137. This is still one of the higher number of days in Colorado, but the term sunny day seems to have several interpretations. One calculation would have Colorado have as much as 80% sunny days with Arizona taking first place at about 85%. With global warming some areas may improve their scores - good or bad.
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1890's Styled Farmhouse
Although Tomorrow Hill Farm has been designed to appear as a farm from the 1890's, almost every tree, plant, structure has been added since July 5, 1990. The windmill construction was a family project and its mechanical design has changed little in the last 135 years. In future years, its pump will aerate water in a large pond. Most of the wildlife is also new to the farm since there was only one tree and little other vegetation on the property before the transformation began. To protect the wildlife, clean air and blue sky, we have planted hundreds of trees, make our electricity with PV Panels and buy our electricity from modern wind turbines. Molly insists that we use biodiesel in our tractor, but biodiesel is hard to find in many places - including Colorado's Western Slope. If you need a regular supply of biodiesel you can make your own.
THF construction April 1995