ENERGY AT POM'S CABIN FARM
INSTALLATION NEAR THE MAIN HOUSE
“Photovoltaic panels - otherwise known as PV or solar electric - convert sunlight into electrical energy.”
PHOTOVOLTAIC panels are installed on the grounds of Pom's Cabin Farm to produce electricity for the main house.
- The four photovoltaic panels are freestanding and positioned to receive maximum sunlight possible.
- When sunlight directly hits the panels, an electronic process takes place as photons strike semiconductor material on the panels. This causes the outer electrons to break free of their atomic bonds.
- When the electrons are freed, they travel through an electrical circuit, and that powers electricity to the house, with the remaining power sent to an electrical grid.
“The geothermal heat pump reduces our heating and cooling costs, and the farm is using clean, renewable energy from the sun, with reduced emission of greenhouse gases.”
Pom's Cabin Farm has installed a GEOTHERMAL heating system to collect heat from the ground and transfer energy to the main house.
- As the earth absorbs solar energy, under the surface, the ground remains at a constant, moderate temperature throughout the year.
- Near the main house, an underground vertical piping system, or loop, is installed, with wells 450' deep.
- An antifreeze 'goo' is circulated through the buried pipes to transfer heat between the building, a heat pump and the ground.