Monday, September 03, 2018

Steve & Elizabeth Willey

9:58 am:
We are heading north for a visit with our friends, Steve and Elizabeth Willey. Their home is in the forest not far from the International Border of Canada.

Steve and Elizabeth started Backwoods Solar Electric in 1978 as a home-based business, after successfully pioneering the use of photovoltaics for their own mountain home, two miles from utility lines. They happily helped their neighbors get solar panels for homes that needed off-grid power and wanted to help others too.

Both home and business were 100% powered by the time-tested equipment described in the catalog: 85% by the sun, with wind and a backup generator covering the balance in snowy winter months.

In 2004, Steve and Elizabeth retired, and they sold the business. Backwoods Solar moved out of their home to a facility just a couple of miles down the road.

Click [Here] to go to Backwoods Solar.





Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 2,271 feet




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8 comments:

  1. Hey George! I think we are very close to each other right now. We will be in Oroville, Washington tomorrow or Wednesday for two or three days. Would be great to see you again if you're not too far away.

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    1. Hi Kevin and Ruth!

      I am on my way to Oroville Washington right now!

      See you both soon,
      George


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    1. Whoops! I accidentally deleted your comment!

      Sooooo sorry!
      George


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  3. Well, did you visit the Willeys as you said or not?

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    1. Hi Barb,

      Sorry, but what you are asking me is not clear. So, I am not able to answer.

      George

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