RE: Solar power - wind powered recording studio

Subject: RE: Solar power - wind powered recording studio
From: Mauricio Duarte-Neira (039166d) (
Date: Mon Feb 28 2005 - 22:23:53 EST

Wow, thanks :)

The place has power already, but it would definetly save power, attract people that
are environmently conscious, tourism, local talent, etc. The barn has to be heavily modified, that is for sure (I just happened to be in there and after staring at the animal cubicles I though they would be perfect for sound boothes or isolation booths :P. Money options have to be really thought about too. Again, I have to look in every direction for this.
It's also in a very touristy area, so I dont see why not start something that isnt usual around here. Otherwise I could just move to the city and figure something else out :P

I really appreciate your help, I am checking it out right now.


-----Original Message-----
From: on behalf of Katharine Norman
Sent: Mon 2/28/2005 2:08 PM
Subject: Re: Solar power - wind powered recording studio
Hi - I am also looking into doing this one day, also in Canada. But I
am only at your stage, so would be interested to know how you get on.
I'd appreciate info too.

There are a lot of useful books on setting up off grid (try for instance, but I'm sure others know
more sources). And there is just loads of info online about all this -
look up 'off grid'.

In Canada - Harrowsmith magazine is a useful place to get ideas/more
info etc. Just ignore the articles on making your own soap and
christmas baubles....They often have detailed case studies of Canadian
off grid building projects, with good info on costs/companies used,
budgets, savings etc. They had a very good piece on setting up your own
wind generator a while back (it was in an issue out last year, but I no
longer have it). Without copious power storage (and depending on your
locality) the power needed to run a busy computer non-stop might
sometimes require a generator, and they are noisy.

Also, don't know where you are in Canada but guess a barn will require
efficient heating or air-conditioning, or both!

all best


On Feb 28, 2005, at 8:08 AM, Mauricio Duarte-Neira (039166d) wrote:

> Does anyone know of or is there such a thing here in Canada?
> Where can I find resources on solar/wind powering my studio?
> costs? worth it? etc...
> The studio is located in a barn, in the middle of a valley. I think it
> will be very unique.
> I appreciate any feedback.
> Cheers,
> Mauricio
> <winmail.dat>

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