This is the web site of Al and Mary Compaan designed to explain and show the performance of our solar electric system. We are living in a house covered with 4.3 kW of grid-connected photovoltaic panels and Al is commuting with a 1982 GMC S-15 pickup converted to a battery-powered electric. Since the batteries are charged from the house electricity, the truck is also solar-powered!
Advanced Energy Fund grant
Current daily output of the PV system can be found at the University of Toledo Dept. of Physics and Astronomy web server. You can also read/view two recent news stories (12/4/05) about our home and e-truck. Click on the links below:
Today's hourly output of the Compaan solar array. (This is the UT Phys & Astronomy home page. Go to the lower left corner and click on "Solar Array".)
4/25/2008 news story and video clip from WTOL CBS Channel 11 in Toledo.