humble Farmer solar hot water
Skoglund with his homemade solar water collector

humble Farmer solar panels

Six new PV panels installed

Photos courtesy Free Press Online

ReVision Energy has anointed Robert Skoglund, aka “the humble Farmer,” the “Solar Pioneer of the Year” for his efforts to make his home in St. George more energy-independent.

Skoglund, whose radio show ran on MPBN for 28 years (and now continues as a podcast and on independent community stations), successfully installed a homemade solar hot water collector, which on a sunny day heats water to 115 degrees. However, he encountered more trouble trying to install a solar electric system and called in ReVision Energy for assistance.

In a single day, ReVision installed six 230-watt Canadian Solar PV panels. The panels will provide close to 1800 killowatt-hours a year of clean, renewable energy each year. The system also has room to add twelve more panels.

Read more about this project in the Free Press Online article.