Monday, July 11, 2011
Wow, I just realized that I've not posted anything to the Gallery Blog in almost 4 months! The world changes so fast, a blog seems almost archaic. Since my last post here, we've been nearly 4 months solar. It's amazing. I check solar production almost as much as my Face Book or Twitter. We are producing enough electricity to power 3 average homes according to the US Energy Information Administration. If you'd like to follow our solar production follow this link. It's a little more interesting than watching grass grow!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
After months of work, Nelson Fine Art now has the largest solar array in East Tennessee, east of Knox County. We contracted with Lightwave Solar and used a Sunpower system. With help from grants from the Tennessee Solar Institute and TVA as well as a 30% tax credit, this system will help TVA meet it's mandated 15% renewable energy supply. You can watch us "make electricity" by following this link.
Monday, February 14, 2011
For nearly 17 years, Lydia has been my best friend. When she was little, she would get up with me at 5 a.m. and ride to work, wait in the car while I worked for a couple of hours and then ride home. We'd cross the bridge over Brush Creek in Johnson City and see the ducks and I'd yell, "Duck, Duck!" Lydia would go nuts barking at them. For the past 4 1/2 years we've lived in the gallery, she would sleep near my desk during the workday and bark at folks when they came in the gallery. After losing her hearing a couple of years ago, she would stare at people trying to understand their motives. It was disconcerting.
Lydia, 5/1994 - 2/14/2011