Oasis Montana Inc.
Renewable Energy Supply and Design
406-777-4321or 4309
e-mail: info@oasismontana.com
Home Page: www.oasismontana.com

Visit us on the web for product and project information!
For grid-tied power systems, www.grid-tie.com
Solar water pumping:  www.PVsolarpumps.com
Non-electric gas appliances, www.LPappliances.com
Efficient and DC appliances, www.eco-fridge.com
And our main page at www.oasismontana.com

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!

Lots of Renewable Energy (and other stuff) News Bites:

Good news for LFP battery manufacture: https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2022/10/26/semi-solid-flow-battery-tech-promises-to-lower-production-costs-by-up-to-40/

The importance of ancient trees. https://www.axios.com/2022/10/27/ancient-trees?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axiosscience&stream=science

Fourteen solar energy facts: https://earth.org/solar-energy-facts/?mc_cid=85c0d69d8b&mc_eid=271c7241b9

Worst U.S. climate polluters of 2021: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/21112022/who-were-the-worst-climate-polluters-in-the-us-in-2021

It’s business as usual. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/28/guardian-climate-crisis-reporting-fearless-monbiot?utm_term=633581bc7b1cee0f6257f8d73e87e3fe&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&utm_

Heat pumps for cold climates in the works. https://www.pv-magazine.com/2022/11/03/air-source-heat-pump-for-harsh-cold-climates/?utm_source=USA+|+Newsletter&utm_campaign=1720f4fdd5-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_80e0d17bb8-1720f4fdd5-155454613

DOE report: Preventing cyberattacks on solar. https://www.energy.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/Cybersecurity Considerations for Distributed Energy Resources on the U.S. Electric Grid.pdf

How to donate solar modules and wind turbines to Ukraine: https://cleantechnica.com/2022/11/10/how-to-donate-solar-panels-wind-turbines-to-ukraine/?fbclid=IwAR0eDTX7UHsl7a7rc0q-VKfgNnOZmZ-xSWaLs-7QD3QcC7i_oZTm1FkVr5w

You CAN engineer solar to withstand hurricane forces: https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2022/11/14/peg-racking-system-survives-near-direct-120-mph-hurricane-hit-in-cuba/?utm_source=USA+|+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b93f0156d6-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_80e0d17bb8-b93f0156d6-155454613

This is big; plans for a U.S. southwestern energy corridor: https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2022/11/15/regulatory-approval-for-sunzia-transmission-paves-the-way-for-a-southwest-renewable-energy-corridor

Sneaky! Fossil fuel interests try to kill offshore wind by posing as being more ‘environmental’. https://www.distilled.earth/p/the-fossil-fuel-industrys-deceptive?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

Montana wind power fires up: https://billingsgazette.com/news/montanas-largest-wind-farm-fires-up/article_742bd23a-67b1-11ed-9be9-878bdd3642fd.html?emci=7838178e-1c70-ed11-819c-00224825858d&emdi=db306f95-ee70-ed11-819c-000d3a9eb474&ceid=3959210

Will Japan once again embrace nuclear power? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/30/a-form-of-self-destruction-japan-weighs-up-plan-to-expand-nuclear-power?utm_source=Hakai+Magazine+Weekly&utm_campaign=c7a5ed2a0d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_06_COPY_03&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0fc1967411-c7a5ed2a0d-121683062

Solar car for city mobility priced at $6250: https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2022/12/08/solar-car-for-city-mobility-priced-at-6250/?utm_source=USA+|+Newsletter&utm_campaign=3cdea53c5b-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_80e0d17bb8-3cdea53c5b-155454613

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: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/dec/22/james-blyth-scottish-engineer-wind-power?utm_term=63a454d455d8dc500e5c9a568edfb793&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&

REAP GRANTS – get your paperwork done and in line by March 31st: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/energy-programs/rural-energy-america-program-renewable-energy-systems-energy-efficiency-improvement-guaranteed-loans
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 good deal.

AVOID THESE MISTAKES when running a generator: https://lifehacker.com/avoid-these-mistakes-when-running-a-generator-1849940340?utm_source=theroot_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2023-01-01 (just a couple of basic, common sense precautions).

One of the reasons the price of solar modules has risen: https://www.axios.com/2023/01/13/us-china-forced-labor-imports-solar-industry

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, all-in-one!
For technical specifications, visit: https://www.midnitesolar.com/pdfs/MN3024_3548_frontBack.pdf

Midnight Solar DiY Inverter

 Specially priced while supplies last

Cost does not include shipping or applicable taxes.




Oasis Montana Renewable Energy testimonials

Hey, have you seen our testimonial page?
See what folks have said about Oasis Montana over the years. http://www.oasismontana.com/testimonials.html


Quotable Quotes

 ~    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.
       –Turkish Proverb

 ~    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 Carroll

Visit us on the web for product and project information!
For grid-tied power systems, www.grid-tie.com
Solar water pumping:  www.PVsolarpumps.com
Non-electric gas appliances, www.LPappliances.com
Efficient and DC appliances, www.eco-fridge.com
Composting toilets, www.eco-potty.com
And our main page at www.oasismontana.com