There are still some projects ahead. We’ll install a more permanent, metal turbine box, with a discreet cover to protect the turbine from flood debris and to hide the equipment from hikers, anglers, and our view. We’ll be using some of our newfound time to plan a better pre-screening system to prevent debris or fish from working their way to the turbine box. Finally, we have a water heater coil awaiting installation in a hot water tank, so the excess energy our system makes can be put to good use. After these upgrades, we’ll take a long break and have that ice-cold beer, compliments of our fully functional RE system!
Jeffe Aronson is a 33-year veteran river guide, having rowed and paddled in South America, Australia, Africa, and the United States. He’s owned a natural foods store, pioneered river trips in the Grand Canyon for disabled persons, and directed the historic restoration of downtown Flagstaff, Arizona.
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