With the Common Ground Fair coming up (Fri – Sun, Sept 19-21) we thought it was time to re-share with you this video behind-the-scenes of our installation of an 11.7 kw grid-tied solar electric array on their lovingly restored historic barn. You can see the installation in person if you park at MOFGA’s south parking lot and enter the Fair through the Pine Gate.

Our roots are in the Liberty area and the Common Ground Fair feels like homecoming each year, when over 60,000 people come to little ol’ Waldo County to enjoy demonstrations, exhibits, talks, vendors galore and of course tons of delicious food! You’ll find us, per usual, in the Energy & Shelter tent, as well as with MPBN showcasing “The Booth” – our solar powered collaboration with public radio.

The Booth is a StoryCorps-inspired portable recording booth, and will be located next to MPBN’s display at the media area of the fair. You can enter the Booth and record a story, opinion, or viewpoint, which might later be heard on MPBN Radio. While you’re there, you can meet MPBN hosts, talk about your love of public media, and see a little bit of solar at work! The Booth is powered by a 75 watt solar panel and battery provided by ReVision Energy.