|WELL, it’s 2023, and Oasis Montana’s been in business for 24
years! Holy cow! It’s been a pretty good ride, and we are happy to
help with your solar power or pumping project; we’ve also seen the
availability of our efficient and LP appliances increase, so if you
are looking for something for your remote cabin or are simply
considering a kitchen upgrade, do check out our appliance offerings
at www.LPappliances.com and
www.eco-fridge.com. We also have access
to other products so if you don’t see something you like, give us a
holler and we’ll see what we can find. And as a reminder, if your
building site has drainage or septic issues, we also offer the
popular Sun-Mar line of composting toilets; you can view more
information on those at www.eco-potty.com.
Supply chain issues are bad in some areas but getting better in
others. Freight costs are still pretty high, but contacts in the
industry are saying their hiring is getting caught up and time
frames and costs should be getting better. We are seeing some higher
prices for solar modules, but as production comes online in the
U.S., we expect to see those costs ease in the next year. And
there’s still a 30% federal tax credit for your investment in a
solar power system, which’ll really help come next April 15th.
Stay warm (for those in the northern hemisphere), and happy January!
Renewable Energy (and other stuff) News Bites:
Good news for LFP battery manufacture:
The importance of ancient trees.
Fourteen solar energy facts:
Worst U.S. climate polluters of 2021:
It’s business as usual.
Heat pumps for cold climates in the works.
DOE report: Preventing cyberattacks on solar.
Considerations for Distributed Energy Resources on the U.S. Electric
How to donate solar modules and wind turbines to Ukraine:
You CAN engineer solar to withstand hurricane forces:
This is big; plans for a U.S. southwestern energy corridor:
Sneaky! Fossil fuel interests try to kill offshore wind by posing as
being more ‘environmental’.
Montana wind power fires up:
Will Japan once again embrace nuclear power?
Solar car for city mobility priced at $6250:
The Inflation Reduction Act will have many benefits for renewables,
and making your homes and businesses more efficient. More info at
https://www.energy.gov/scep/home-energy-rebate-program and https://www.rewiringamerica.org
Windmill made in 1887 one of its first to generate electricity:
REAP GRANTS – get your paperwork done and in line by March 31st:
REAP grants have gone up to as much as 40% of project costs. Couple
that with the 30% federal tax credit, and you have a pretty darn
AVOID THESE MISTAKES when running a generator:
(just a couple of basic, common sense precautions).
One of the reasons the price of solar modules has risen:
Midnite Solar’s new DIY
Series MPPT Inverter/Chargers
Midnite Solar has developed a new, very cost-effective inverter
with a built in MPPT charge controller; this is battery-based for
off-grid, or grid-connected for battery back-up to critical loads;
120VAC output, pure sine wave and available as a 3KW 24V model as
well as a 5KW 48V model. These offer a simple, all-in-one
installation with flexible programming; and these will charge any
battery chemistry. Perfect for your off-grid cabin or house, the DIY
Series is designed to be affordable, dependable, and supported by
the industry’s best customer service personnel at MidNite Solar.
These inverters offer a battery charger (to be charged from any AC
source, like grid or generator) as well as a solar charger,
For technical specifications, visit:
Specially priced while supplies
Cost does not include shipping or
Hey, have you seen our testimonial page?
See what folks have said about Oasis Montana over the years.
~ Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of
truth. – Albert Einstein
~ Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than
ignorance. –George Bernard Shaw
~ The truth has no defense against a fool determined to
believe a lie. –Mark Twain
~ A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an
unnecessary freezing of water. –Carl Reiner
~ Laws are spider webs through which the big lies pass
and the little ones get caught.
–Honore de Balzac
~ Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who
count the votes decide everything.
– Joseph Stalin
~ When a clown moves into a palace, he doesn’t become
the king. The palace becomes a circus.
~ Your enemy is not the refugee. Your enemy is the one
who made him a refugee. –Willie Nelson
~ Truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it.
Ignorance may deride it. Malice may distort it. But
there it is. –Winston Churchill
~ We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it
is forever. –Carl Sagan
~ Life does not consist mainly – or even largely – of
facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the
storm of thoughts that is forever blowing
through one’s head. – Mark Twain
~ I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that
it kisses so gently? And then it covers them up,
you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps
it says, ‘go to sleep, darlings,
till the summer comes again’. –Lewis