Pruning for PV

Any day now we will begin installation of a 4.5 kW photovoltaic solar system on our roof with my company Sandri Energy. In order to get more sun for the system (and meet minimum state rebate requirements) we pruned our silver maple tree. To do the work we had John D. and his friend Gordon return to help us out. Spartan was up on the roof directing which branches to cut John was in the tree and Gordon worked on the ground. We cut 3 medium sized limbs. The amount of sun hitting the westerly part of the roof went from 69% to 81%. Overall, it is difficult to notice any difference to the canopy.

Pruning a tree ropes climbing

I have never been to a ticker tape parade with confetti, but I imagine this is what it is like.

I have never been to a ticker tape parade with confetti, but I imagine this is what it is like.

Limb falling from high up in tree

Two things make me queasy: surgery and its associated “blood and guts”, and watching John high up in the tree do his thing.

loading up a trailer with tree branches

Thank you to Thom for lending us his trailer.

Pointing to which limb to take down.

Pointing to which limb to take down.

John Duda and his friend Gordon make a great team! Thank you both!
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