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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 generation. This is great as in many residential situations, you generate power during the day, and use it up a night, once you come home. The process is somewhat tedious, but here it is in a nutshell: Your solar installer will work with an electrical engineer to handle this for you. There are 3 authorities to deal with: Naturgy (the power utility), Bomberos, and Municipio. -sign a limited power of attorney allowing the electrical engineer to represent you throughout this process -he will present the photo-voltaic electrical plan to Naturgy, along with property documents, etc... they will give you a provisional go-ahead -present electrical plan to Bomberos -once approved by Bomberos, apply for your permit from Municipio once that's approved, go back to Naturgy and apply for your bi-directional meter, and sign your net-metering contract with them. Naturgy will send over a crew to install the bi-directional meter, and conduct an inspection of the installation. The whole process from start to finish takes about 2-3 months. The installer generally takes care of this for their client, as it requires a lot of follow-up at every step. If you have any more questions, I'm glad to help. alain@siempresolpanama.com 6631-9193
  4. saga [sah-guh] noun any very long story with dramatic events or parts
  5. Will be launching at BCP this Tuesday! Made right here in Boquete. Come and try it!
  6. 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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