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


GREETINGS FROM OUR SOLAR POWERED OFFICE
 

Current Newsletter

Fall/Winter 2017

Newsletter Archives

Any pricing listed in archives is not applicable; see current pricing.

Index

Spring 2017

 

Fall/Winter 2016

Spring 2016

Spring 2015

Fall-October 2014

Spring-April 2014

Winter-December 2013


Spring-March 2013

Fall-October 2012

 

Spring-February 2012

 

Fall-September 2011

 

Early Spring 2011:

 

Spring - 2010

Fall - 2009

Early Winter - 2009
solar panels
Charge controllers
Outback Power
Gas refrigerators & freezers
Gas stoves
Battery backup
Example system with batteries
Solar water pumping
Utility-tied example system
Kill-a-watt meter
Energy Star dorm fridge
DC fridge or freezer
System organization
Office upgrade
RE incentives
AC solar module?
RE news bites
Quotable Quotes
About us

Spring 2008

Newsletter Index Page

Page 1 - Start here to just read our current newsletter on-line

Page 2 - Pricing (as of April 2008)

Page 3 - Deep cycle batteries

Page 4 - Solar water pumping

Page 5 - Magnum sine wave inverter

Page 6 - Quotes and Renewable Energy news tid bits

Fall 2007

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Spring 2007

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  Link Topics covered
 

Fall 2006 newsletter

 
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Available RE (Renewable Energy) system incentives and rebates

RE component pricing (as of 10/06)

  • Old pricing page removed

Freezers and stocking stuffers

RE news bites and Quotable Quotes

   
 

 

 

Spring 2006 newsletter

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So you want to own a solar electric system?

Pricing for Spring 2006 (old pricing page removed)

What features are desirable in a fuel generator when integrated into a home gen-verter power system?

 

NEW! NPP-450 Sprite 450 watt  wind turbine generator

 

Fall 2005 newsletter

 

 

 

Fall 2004 newsletter

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Winter 2003/2004 newsletter

     
  Page 1 Intro, NABCEP Certified, Special priced PV system
  Page 2 Current (March 2004) pricing
  Page 3 Gas Appliances, Tristar charge controller, Top states for wind energy, More RE information.
  Page 4 Articles of interest: Clean Energy Trends, Real Cost of Pollution Kept Hidden
   
 

Fall 2003 newsletter

  Page 1 One time special pricing on a complete PV system including utility-tied inverter with solar modules (and no batteries).
 

Summer 2003 newsletter

  Page 1 Solar water pumping
Whether for livestock domestic or shallow ponds, check out our
solar water pumping from Grundfos, Dankoff, Kyocera and more...
 

Winter/Spring 2003 newsletter

  Page 1: Outback power systems
PSPV and PSBB combiner boxes
MX60 charge controller
PSDC and PSAC disconnects
  Page 2: Oasis Montana pricing (as of 2/03)
Photovoltaic solar modules
Charge controllers and regulators
Trace power inverters
SMA Sunnyboy batteryless utility-tie power inverters
Wind generators
Propane and natural gas refrigerators and freezers
Windy Boy grid-tie inverters from SMA
  Page 3: .Bosch LP instantaneous, on demand water heaters
  Page 4: Kill a watt? Great plug in meter to monitor your energy usage-only $49.95
New P36S commercial style stainless steel gas range
 

Summer 2002 newsletter

  pg-1 New systems engineer at "The Oasis", and new AIR X wind generator.
  pg-2 Renewable Energy components pricing... solar modules, inverters, wind generators, controllers and regulators, etc.
  pg-3 SMA Sunny Boy inverters and RV Solar Boost MPPT charge controllers.
  pg-4 Engel AC/DC freezers, Peerless Premier stainless steel stoves, 
Wind Power hits Montana.
 

November 2001 newsletter

  pg-1 The importance of energy efficiency; Energy efficient washer/dryer;
New WEB sites
  pg-2 New solar panel pricing; Controllers and regulators; Inverters;
Wind generators
  pg-3 "Mathematically, drilling more oil is a losing game"; Bergey XL1 wind generators; Wind Power - Is it right for you?; Conserv energy efficient refrigerators and freezers
  pg-4 NEW Sexy round energy efficient refrigerators from Germany; European Countries taking the lead...; We could power the world...: Carbon monoxide alarms
 
 

April 2001 newsletter

  pg-1 Net metering/home office system.  Renewable energy links 
  pg-2 AC efficient freezer.  How to read your utility bill
  pg-3 (old) Component pricing.  ConServ Efficient AC 'fridge info 
  pg-4 Fuel Generators. Tri-fueled generators.  Wind generation--for you?  RV kit.
  pg-5 Trace SunTie Inverters.  Renewable energy news.
  pg-6 New LP Freezer for Hot Temps.  Latest web page:  LPappliances.com
 

July 2000 newsletter 

  pg-1 Stock Water Pumping--basic system.  Tax breaks--financing--incentives?
  pg-2 Peerless Premier Gas Ranges.  Crystal Cold Full-Size LP 'Fridges
  pg-3 Tri-fueled Generators.  Generator Safety.  Solar RV Kits.
  pg-4 Old Component Pricing Page.  ConServ Refrigerators.  Inverters, Regulators
  pg-5 Oasis Montana Home/Office System.  Guatemalan Project in El Tesoro
  pg-6 Deal on 10W and 20W Solar Modules.  Montanans & Renewable Energy.

 

 
Now in autumn, we are enjoying cool and wet (even snowy) conditions, but it was one hot and smoky summer and fall for many parts of the western U.S., and Montana was no exception. We were smug with our good snowpack, back in spring. Then our summer started with a week of 100+ degree weather, and continued to stay hot. We were blanketed in smoke from the horrific fires (1.3 million acres burned) until the middle of September, and unfortunately, many homes and a few lives have been lost. We have been able to help some people with water pumping to protect their properties, but our drought conditions and warm temps made for a very dry western tinderbox. If only those folks in Texas could’ve share perhaps 1/20th of their deluge from their state…

Even so, the garden and fruit trees kept us busy, and despite the smoke we still enjoyed camping, fishing, and canoeing in our local river (even though the water was quite low). We hope our legislators will work on commonsense future measures to mitigate the effects of warming temperatures and prolonged drought. One thought we have had (since we were less than a mile from our local small airport, a helibase that launched many helicopters and other aircraft for fighting fires) is that actual planning for these events would be a good idea (seeing as they are now part of our new normal)—how about reservoirs near these airports to make hauling the big buckets faster and more affordable? Here in Stevensville, we have several large irrigation ditches in close proximity to our airfield…. Well, it’s just my 2 cents worth!

 

 

PICOCELL controller inverter for array-direct water pumping

 for your 240VAC pump.
In this issue we have some new products to share; one is an exciting new AC pump controller/inverter that can run your 240VAC (or 120V, or 3 phase, or 230VAC 50 hz) 1/3 to 2 horsepower pump directly off of a solar array – click here for more information on the PICOCELL controller/inverter (cost: $1220 plus shipping). This exciting new technology is designed for off-grid use, or emergency back-up. We have installation manuals, spec sheets, and pump kit information on our water pumping site.  Call or e-mail for more information.

 

 

New, small Energy Efficient AC refrigerator

We also have a new, small AC refrigerator, 7.1 cu.ft. for your home or cabin, the CP972SS. It’s a great size for space-limited kitchens, only 22”W x 22”D x 57”H and will sell at the great price of $459 plus shipping. With its lean size, the CP972SS is the ideal refrigerator for studio apartments, yachts, offices, and other settings in need of reliable cooling in a slim-fitting footprint. Visit here for more information on this and other (larger) refrigerators.

 

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Just a reminder, we offer a line of non-electric propane refrigerators, freezers, cooktops and ranges at www.LPappliances.com, and a line of efficient AC or DC refrigerators and freezers at www.eco-fridge.com.

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The best nuclear generating station is 93 million miles away, and is available for pretty much everyone!
Thomas Edison quote on Solar Energy

Iron Edison Batteries
We also have a new line of batteries to offer, manufactured by Iron Edison;

Iron Edison BatteriesOver a century ago, Thomas Edison found a battery design that he considered to be nearly perfect. Today, Iron Edison is proud to offer an updated version of this incredible design that is specifically manufactured for renewable energy systems. Iron Edison carries a variety of nickel iron batteries: 12 volt, 24 volt, and 48 volt configurations, each configuration with amp-hour capacities of 100 Ah through 1000 Ah.

visit our information on this exciting new product line.

WHY IS THE PRICE OF SOLAR MODULES LIKELY TO INCREASE?

The International Trade Commission (ITC) is responding to a lawsuit brought about by SolarWorld and Suniva (U.S. module manufacturers) that low cost imported (i.e. Chinese) solar modules have hurt their competitiveness, so they are asking for a tariff on imported solar panels to ‘level the playing field’. Many pro-solar groups are opposing these tariffs, as they will increase the dollar-per-watt cost of installed solar power systems, and very negatively impact job growth in the solar sector – which had been bourgeoning in the past few years. In fact, it is estimated that 1 out of 50 new jobs is in the renewable energy sector. The ITC has approved tariffs, but it will be up the President Trump to set the rate; those of us in the industry are waiting to see what will happen, and many jobs are on hold pending the decision. It sounds like costs may go up 10% to as much as 40%. For more information visit:  https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2017/10/31/breaking-usitc-recommends-quotas-tariffs-on-crystalline-silicon-solar-imports/  and https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2017/11/13/the-clock-ticks-itc-turns-section-201-over-to-president-trump/

Renewable Energy (and related) news bites

             1912 Warning on coal cuasing climate change

QUOTABLE QUOTES:

  • When autumn darkness falls, what we will remember are the small acts of kindness: a cake, a hug, an invitation to talk, and every single rose. These are all expressions of a nation coming together and caring about its people.
    --Jens Stoltenberg
  • Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don't feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn.
    --Marilyn Monroe
  • The cost of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.
    –Ralph Nader
  • The spring, summer, is quite a hectic time for people in their lives, but then it comes to autumn, and to winter, and you can't but help think back to the year that was, and then hopefully looking forward to the year that is approaching.
    –Enya
  • A kestrel can and does hover in the dead calm of summer days, when there is not the faintest breath of wind. He will, and does, hover in the still, soft atmosphere of early autumn, when the gossamer falls in showers, coming straight down as if it were raining silk.
    --Richard Jefferies
  • I love nuclear energy! It's just that I prefer fusion to fission. And it just so happens that there's an enormous fusion reactor safely banked a few million miles from us. It delivers more than we could ever use in just about 8 minutes. And it's wireless!
    --Unknown
  • I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show.
    -- Andrew Wyeth
  • There has been a systematic repression of solar energy. It seems pretty funny to me that the government, if it is completely neutral--why wouldn't they pursue this far safer alternative of solar energy with the same intent that they pursue nuclear energy? Solar power is the last energy resource that isn't owned yet--nobody taxes the sun yet.
    --Bonnie Raitt
  • The problem with winter sports is that--follow me closely here--they generally take place in winter.
    --Dave Barry
  • If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
    --Anne Bradstreet

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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