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Sweet Bread,

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To proof yeast:

  • Pour 1 cup of warm (110 degrees F) water into a bowl.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of sugar; stir to dissolve.
  • Sprinkle a packet of yeast (2 ½ teaspoons) on top.
  • Let it sit for a few minutes, then stir until it dissolves.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set it in a warm, draft-free place (inside your turned-off oven, for example).

Within 5 to 10 minutes the top of the mixture should have turned creamy and foamy, which means the yeast is working. If nothing happens, the yeast is dead; discard the mixture and try again with different yeast.



6 cups General Purpose flour,  1 teaspoon salt ,  ½ cup white sugar; mix well and then add

1 cup warm milk or water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C) plus yeast and sugar from above, 2 eggs, room temperature,  ⅓ cup margarine, melted

mix until incorporated into a ball, cover and let raise

knead and let rest twice more

Cinnamon Rolls

stretch into 10 x 14″  and apply filling  leaving 3/4″ edges clean, then roll and divide into dish and let rise before baking


⅓ cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon
optionally chopped toasted nuts and/or raisins
mix well
bake at 350 for 30 minuets, 20 covered, then brown

Recipe yields 12 servings (9 x 12 deep dish)



Hard Tack, Survival Biscuits;

These are the minimum survival biscuits made of flour, salt and water, that can be stored dry for years. Use General Purpose Wheat Flour for the longest life.

4 cups flour
2 cups water
4 tsp salt

Hardtack Recipes
Traditional Hardtack Recipe

4.5 cups White Flour
3 Tbsp Salt (Optional)

1.5 cups of water


Preheat your oven to 375°F
Add dry ingredients to your bowl.
The amount of water you need can vary a bit. I add a ½ cup at a time and work it in.
Knead dough, The end consistency you are going for is just pliable enough to be smooth and worked with a rolling pin.
Roll out till approx 1/4 inch thick
Cut into square biscuit shapes
Dock or poke holes in the dough.
Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 mins
Allow to cool completely

Modern Hardtack Recipe

3 cups White Flour
1.5 cups Sweet Sorghum Flour
9 Rounded Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
½ Cup Refined Coconut Oil
3 Tbsp Iodized Salt

1.5 cups of water


Preheat your oven to 375°F
Add dry ingredients to your bowl.
The amount of water you need can vary a bit. I add a ½ cup at a time and work it in.
Knead dough, The end consistency you are going for is just pliable enough to be smooth and worked with a rolling pin.
Roll out till approx 1/4 inch thick
Cut into square biscuit shapes
Dock or poke holes in the dough.
Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 mins
Allow to cool completely

Gluten-Free Hardtack Recipe

People who suffer from gluten intolerance have difficulties consuming wheat based product.
So when preparing for when SHTF you need to take that into account.
In this recipe we’ll be replacing the wheat product flour, by almond flour, which is a nut based product.
This recipe uses much less water then other hardtack recipes because almond flour has a higher amount of fat in it.

2 cups of almond flour
1/4 – 1/3 cup of water
1/2 – 1 teaspoon of salt (optional)


Preheat your oven to 375°F
Add dry ingredients to your bowl.
The amount of water you need can vary a bit. I add a ½ cup at a time and work it in.
Knead dough, The end consistency you are going for is just pliable enough to be smooth and worked with a rolling pin.
Roll out till approx 1/4 inch thick
Cut into square biscuit shapes
Dock or poke holes in the dough.
Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 mins
Allow to cool completely

These should be dry stored in a freezer for the longest life.


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The easiest way to acquire a sourdough starter is to make your own by adding water to flour and wait for natural spores that are everywhere to ferment a water /flour mix. After a few weeks of evolution it will assume a balanced character for your kitchen.

Recipe & instructions to make starter .

Leavening starter, 1/2 cup flour +1/2 cup warm water

mix well and let set 1 day, then second day add another batch, 3th day again. by the 4th day it should be working well enough to use, remove 1cup to make leavening, you should remove a cup of starter every day or two and replace with new ingredients or put container under refrigeration to slow it’s action, After the mother reaches the character that you like freeze a bit to save it in case you forget to feed and nurture it. This bit will be helpful in quickly reestablishing your starter.

add 1/2 cup water and 1/2+ cup flour as makeup for 1 cup removed


Bread ingredients, per cup flour:

3/4 cup warm water (80F)
1/4 cup starter, mix with half cup of the warm water
1/4 teaspoon salt mix with 1/4 cup warm water
best bread making temperature 75-78 degrees F

Ingredients for 2 loaves;

(6 cups = 2 – 4x 4 x 8inch or 2 – 7inch diameter loaves) nearly 4 pounds total


#1 – mix cup of leavening with 2 cups warm water + 2 heaping tablespoon sugar (starter) and then let it rest a bit, stir a few times to keep it mixed while yeast works
#2 – mix in 5 cups flour with water/leaven mix (to make sponge )
let set 1 – 4 hours to grow sponge
#3 – add 1 teaspoon salt to a cup of warm water
(salt improves the strength of the gluten as well as the bread flavor
but limits the speed of the yeast multiplication)
and mix salt water well with sponge
start working liquid sponge and adding flour (about 2 cups) to dry out dough ball,  until liquid sponge gets to be a strong dough ball. Let rest covered for at least an hour.

Dough Ball

#4 –  knead 30 minuets/ rest 30 minuets while adding flour to dry dough ball
let rest half an hour then knead and add flour again, up to 6 times
# 5 – let rest,  hour or more,  then divide and shape and let rest half hour
finish kneading and shaping and then let rest for proofing 1-4 hours
or overnight in refrigerator before baking
pre heat the cooking container to 475F before putting the dough loaf in it
start baking at 475F covered for 30 minuets then bake at 450F for 30 minuets
then remove lid and bake to desired browning.

Sweet bread;

add to 3 cups sponge from above
half cup milk
half cup butter
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
work in soft flour , about 1 cup plus

Corona Virus , 2019-nCoV now named SARS-CoV-2 or Covid-19


2019-nCoV Corona Virus or now named SARS-CoV-2  Virus or Covid-19 Outbreak.

At the end of 2019, patients with unexplained pneumonia appeared in Wuhan, China. At 21:00 on January 7, 2020, a new coronavirus was detected in the laboratory, and the detection of pathogenic nucleic acids was completed at 20:00 on January 10. Subsequently, the World Health Organization officially named the new coronavirus that caused the pneumonia epidemic in Wuhan as 2019 new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) later named Covid-19 , and the pneumonia was named severe acute respiratory infection (SARI). Up to February 4, 2020, over 20000 cases have been diagnosed in China, 406 of which have died, and 154 cases have been discovered in other countries around the world. Most of the deaths were elderly patients or patients with severe underlying diseases. SARI has caused global concern and emergency.

Statistics of the 41 patients with SARI published in JAMA initially showed that 13 patients were transferred into the ICU, of which 11 (85%) had ARDS and 3 (23%) had shock. Of these, 10 (77%) required mechanical ventilation support, and 2 (15%) required ECMO support. Of the above 13 patients, 5 (38%) eventually died and 7 (38%) were transferred out of the ICU. Viral pneumonia is a dangerous condition with a poor clinical prognosis. For most viral infections, there is a lack of effective targeted antiviral drugs, and symptomatic supportive treatment is still the current main treatment.

Detailed Description: Vitamin C infusion treatment for Viral Pneumonia.

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, has antioxidant properties. When sepsis happens, ( pay attention, this is the part that kills ) the cytokine surge caused by sepsis is activated, and neutrophils in the lungs accumulate in the lungs, destroying alveolar capillaries.

Early clinical studies have shown that vitamin C can effectively prevent this process. In addition, vitamin C can help to eliminate alveolar fluid by preventing the activation and accumulation of neutrophils, and reducing alveolar epithelial water channel damage. At the same time, vitamin C can prevent the formation of neutrophil extracellular traps, which is a biological event of vascular injury caused by neutrophil activation. Vitamins can effectively shorten the duration of the common cold. In extreme conditions (athletes, skiers, art workers, military exercises), it can effectively prevent the common cold. And whether vitamin C also has a certain protective effect on influenza patients, a few studies have shown that vitamin C deficiency is related to the increased risk and severity of influenza infections. In a controlled but non-randomized trial, 85% of the 252 students treated experienced a reduction in symptoms in the high-dose vitamin C group (1g / h or 1000mg/hour at the beginning of symptoms for 6h, followed by 3 – 1g doses/ day). Using this vitamin C protocol on 2019-nCoV patients seemed to give good results.

Among patients with sepsis and ARDS, patients in the high-dose vitamin group did not show a better prognosis and other clinical outcomes. There are still some confounding factors in the existing research, and the conclusions are different.

this is a effective prophylaxis as well as treatment and can be administered weekly!


Boost your immune system with high doses of vitamin C. Orthomolecular medicine has found that vitamin C is important in stimulating the immune system. In one study, asymptomatic adults came down with the flu. They were given 1000 mg of vitamin C on an hourly basis for six consecutive doses. They then received 1000 mg three times daily as long as they were symptomatic. Their reported flu and cold symptoms were reduced by 85% compared to a placebo.
Take 1000 mg of vitamin C every hour for six hours. Then take 1000 mg three times a day until you don’t feel your symptoms anymore.
Increase your intake of vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is an important vitamin that stimulates the immune system. If you are not already taking vitamin D3 supplements regularly, there is a high probability that you may be deficient in vitamin D. This could be measured with 25-hydroxyvitamin D blood levels. But when a flu hits, there is no time to do this.
For adults: Take 50,000 IU of vitamin D3 on the first day you feel sick. Then take the same amount every day for the next three days. Reduce the vitamin D3 dose slowly over the next few days to 5000 IU daily.

In schoolchildren, another study showed that 1200 IU of vitamin D3 reduced the incidence of influenza by 67% compared to a control group that did not take any vitamin D3 supplement

Add Zinc;  When you mention zinc, many people will think about its ability to fight colds and there is good reason for this. Taking zinc supplements over a period of several months can actually reduce your chances of developing illnesses like the cold or flu.

There is also evidence that if you start supplementing (up to 50mg a day) after becoming sick that zinc can help speed up your recovery.

Research published in 2013 by Indian researchers revealed that if you start taking zinc supplements within the first 24 hours of the onset of your cold, symptoms disappeared significantly faster.


Try coconut oil. Coconut oil has medium chain fatty acids that have antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antiparasitic effects without having side effects. The main ingredient in coconut oil is lauric acid, a medium chain saturated fatty acid. It inserts itself into the viral outer membrane and causes a rupture and death of the influenza virus without harming the human host of the virus.
Take one to two tablespoons of coconut oil three times per day. Mix it in warm orange juice or take it with a meal. Usually within one to two days, the virus will be eliminated. Symptoms often disappear within one day, when normally it would have taken five to seven days to recover from a flu
Use the old-fashioned method of steaming. In this method, all you need is water and your chosen essential oils or mixture of oils. You’ll boil water to create steam, which you’ll breathe through your nose.
Dry air causes drying of the mucus membranes and increases the chances of infections.

Pour water (distilled is best, but tap water is fine) until the bottom of the pot has about two inches of water.

  • Heat the water to boiling, turn off the heat and add eight to ten drops of essential oils. Stir.
  • You can either leave the pot on the stove or take it off. Just be careful, whichever you decide.
  • Cover your head with a towel and breathe in the steam through your nose. You can also breathe through your mouth, especially if you have a sore throat or a throat infection.
  • Do this as long as the steam is rising. Repeat if desired by reheating the water. The same solution can be used over and over until all the water is gone.
  • Monitor for signs of dehydration. Call your physician for advice even if you are just seeing the signs of mild dehydration, especially in babies. These can progress to more serious dehydration pretty quickly. Some symptoms of mild dehydration include:
    • Dry, sticky mouth. In a baby, look for dry lips or crustiness around the lips/eyes. Also look for “lip-smacking” behavior.
    • More sleepiness, fussiness or tiredness than usual.
    • Thirst: This is hard to tell in a small infant, but the “lip smacking” behavior or pursing her lips as if she is feeding may be a clue.
    • Decreased urine output: Check an infant’s diapers. They should need to be changed at least every three hours. If the diaper is dry after 3 hours, this may indicate some dehydration. Keep pushing fluids and check after another hour. If the diaper is still dry, call your physician.
    • Check the color of urine. The darker the urine, the more dehydrated the baby or child may be.
    • Constipation: Check for bowel movements as well, especially when you’re checking the diaper for urine.
    • Few or no tears when crying
    • Dry skin: Gently pinch the back of the baby’s hand, just pinching the loose skin. Well-hydrated babies have skin that bounces right back.
    • Dizziness or lightheadedness

    Drink plenty of water. Fever can lead to dehydration and you want to make sure you avoid this. It will only make you feel worse. Kids (and you) might enjoy frozen popsicles as well, but you do want to avoid too much sugar. Try making popsicles from herbal teas such as chamomile or elderberry. Frozen Italian ices or frozen yogurt or sherbet may be good choices as well. But don’t forget plain water!

    Hydration recipe

    Larry Ledwick says:
    If you quit drinking water you will start passing out – don’t do that
    Acid touchy stomach is greatly helped by taking 250+ mg of magnesium, kills most of the acid and makes your stomach a lot less touchy.
    Mixed up some ORS last night and that really turned things around, I actually wanted to drink some.

    1 Liter bottle,
    1/2 cup tang powder
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 tsp table salt
    1/2 tsp morton’s light salt (high in potassium)
    Mix well and chill,

    Oral Rehydration Solution strives for an isotonically balances mixture that absorbs really efficiently (almost as efficient as an IV) The mix above is just a tad too strong for my taste but is easy to remember, so I take a couple swallows then chase with clear water. With the orange flavor of the tang, gives you Vit C and what tastes like fresh squeezed orange juice
    thank you Larry


The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Tuesday that it hopes to have a vaccine for the novel  corona virus, now named  SARS-CoV-2, within 18 months, but until then, countries will have to make do with what they already have.

“The development of vaccines and therapeutics is one important part of the research agenda. But it’s not only one part. They will take time to develop — but in the meantime, we are not defenseless,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a Tuesday press conference. “The first vaccine could be ready in 18 months, so we have to do everything today using the available weapons to fight this virus,”

He labeled the disease a global threat, despite most of it being relegated to mainland China.

“With 99 percent of cases in China, this remains very much an emergency for that country, but one that holds a very grave threat for the rest of the world,” Tedros explained.

He also said the virus has been named Covid-19 but claimed there are still many unknown factors that are preventing scientists from reaching a breakthrough.


“It’s hard to believe that just two months ago, this virus – which has come to captivate the attention of media, financial markets and political leaders – was completely unknown to us,” Tedros said. “To defeat this outbreak, we need answers to all those questions and more.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Health (NIH), said early testing of the vaccine will likely begin in April.

The death toll from the virus topped 1,000 on Monday, according to the WHO. There are at least 40,235 confirmed cases of the virus in mainland China. There are also 393 cases in 24 other countries outside of China, including 13 in the U.S.

The epidemic has killed more people than the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in China in 2003, when  774 people died and 8,000 were infected

Symptoms of the virus include fever, cough and shortness of breath. There aren’t many preemptive steps that can be taken to avoid infection, other than practicing basic sanitary measures on a regular basis.

When news of the virus first broke, the CDC suggested people wash their hands regularly and avoid contact with other sick people, who are recovering from an illness. It also warned against touching your eyes and face and recommended keeping objects and surfaces in your home or workspace clean and disinfected.


From my various readings, in my opinion, this is an escaped bio-engineered virus from the P-4 research lab in Wuhan, China,  probably escaped about mid October 2019. This virus shows genetic indications that it had to be engineered and not wild. The researchers “borrowed” Corona virus samples from American and Canadian labs (  the point of origin for the WuHuFlu is Harvard University ! Australian reporter reports a thing that American reporters refuse to publish.  )  and added other “features” in an attempt to create an effective inoculation to prevent SARS. The base virus, added features and the “tools” used,  all leave markers in the virus genetic structure that can be determined. The official story of a wild contamination in a Wild Meat market is the result of an infected “super shedder ” that worked in the market and infected many others. The Chinese customs for celebration during their New Year was a great accelerator for cross contamination. This virus has a long incubation time of 2-4 weeks before sickness becomes apparent, 10-14 days of sickness, followed by 2 weeks of recovery or rapid decline and death from pneumonia and organ failure.  People are infectious to others for nearly all of this time and the rate of infections is as bad as with measles.  For most people this infection is fairly minor thing, but can be deadly to those that have other problems. Due to genetics Chinese men are most at risk as well as are those with lung problems, smokers or those compromised immune systems…pg

links to chiefio blog and a vast collection of information in comments.

nostradamus virus  It might seem that Nostradamus had something to say about a plague that would strike in 2020 ! Nostradamus was trained and practiced as a medical doctor that dealt with plagues during the late 1400s.



gravity is a myth

The Earth sucks or does it?

On Gravity

Gravity causes exactly the same warpage as charge fields in atomic structures. Gravity behaves exactly the same as charge fields as to effects over distance. Charge fields are created by gravity. The potential for acceleration in an earth gravity field is 32ft per second for each second of acceleration, the charge field of earth is an linear accelerator. Investigations conducted in the 1800s established an average charge field of 300 volts per meter average in dry air. In a boring week I created a number of gravity batteries of oil, paper and foil. In all cases the batteries were positive on top and negative on the bottom. The voltage over distance was about .50 milivolts per 10 mils or 300volts over 1 meter. This was dielectric warpage as in a condenser, no current flow measured as this was a device to measure potential created by gravity. Do not confuse voltage potential with current flow! You have to gather the charge bodies as well as develop potential and create a controllable current flow as well as allow for recharge of the device. Dielectric warpage is the displacement of the nucleus from the center of the electron shell. The electron shell is the atomic surface and the nucleus the atomic mass or center of gravity. Whether gravitational fields or electrical charge fields the effect is the same, atomic warpage, ………..  for more of this post.On gravity

gravity and aether

Dielectric Warpage, This above representation of the atomic structure is difficult as the nucleon is so small within the electron shell. It is said that if the proton was the size of a basketball the electron shell would be the size of the United States. About 1 foot in 3,000 miles!


Electro-static forces within a charged capacitor warp the diaelectric of the atoms within the space between the plates, just as gravity would, creating the potential for acceleration as gravity does. This creates the possibility of creation of artificial gravity between 2 charged plates. …pg

The Blizzard of 2019

The blizzard of the winter of 2019 has begun!

500 years ago Nostradamus made remarks about a Great Hesperian Nation to the west that celebrated Thursday, There is only one Nation that has ever celebrated Thursday, Americans.…pg

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Just about noon the snow started to fall on bare warm ground. A tentative dusting of fine powder at the start  on dusty dry soil and leaves followed by heavier clumps of crystalline water more like sugar rather then flakes. Forecast is for 13 inches over the next 24 hours.


Well, for us at 2,000ft, that was a bust. By Thanksgiving just 2-3inches of very wet snow left on the ground. A thousand feet higher, they have lots of snow. Good for them! I’ve had enough living in snow country. They can have it! Beautiful to look at,  not so much to live in. The next storm will be several inches of rain. A good start to the winter.  …pg

TRUMP voters

A different point of view is needed in Washington DC

They are servants, that work for US, …………..they are not our leaders!


The Constitution is a Contract that LIMITS their powers and must be observed to the letter! The Federal government is not a Sovereign over the people and the States. The people and states created the federal government to be a Servant and not their master.

The permanent bureaucracy must be chained to carry out the policies of our elected officials under the constraints of the HIGHEST LAW in the land. They can not be allowed to create policy and dictate conditions or they will destroy everything in their greed for wealth and power.

From their creation to total destruction of the society they manage takes about 300 years.   Through out all of history this has been the case. Bureaucracy grows until they strangle society with regulation, taxes and fees. Then the people get desperate under that burden and destroy everything and kill off their tormentors. Society goes through a Dark Age and then rebuilds, begins to add bureaucratic management to maintain the peace while the Bureaucracy grows it’s self, adding to it’s funding and reach into peoples lives and pockets until the next crash.

It really is us or them, and we don’t need them. While the bureaucrats were few,weak  and poorly paid America Grew and prospered. A poor and backward country became the world super power.  As long as they are over worked and under payed they act like servants.  But, as they gain wealth through better pay and power they have the leisure to dream up new projects. Projects that require new streams of funding and regulations,  They soon acquire the attitude that they are the rulers and the people are their servants to work and fund their projects that will attest to their Grand Importance. It is human nature, bureaucrats dream of creating greater Empires to Rule. …pg

We don’t Need Them!

Electronic Engine Proposed

Helical Engine Proposed

A new concept for in-space propulsion is proposed in which propellant is not ejected from the engine, but instead is captured to create a nearly infinite specific impulse. The engine accelerates ions confined in a loop to moderate relativistic speeds, and then varies their velocity to make slight changes to their mass. The engine then moves ions back and forth along the direction of travel to produce thrust. This in-space engine could be used for long-term satellite station-keeping without refueling. It could also propel spacecraft across interstellar distances, reaching close to the speed of light. The engine has no moving parts other than ions traveling in a vacuum line, trapped inside electric and magnetic fields.

Computer simulation results of Helical Engine

Proposed: SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER study results of computer simulations

16 page .pdf on a study of computer simulations for a proposed electronic space propulsion system. Nothing real here but an interesting study on the possibility of electronic propulsion none the less….pg



Psychiatrist: Trump Derangement Syndrome is real – and serious

It is not news, of course, that the foundations of adult competence are laid down in the earliest interactions between an infant and his mother. She is, after all, his first and most important connection with a world he must eventually comprehend. But the nature and quality of that connection are both profound and subtle in ways we did not suspect in earlier inquiries.

The child’s interaction with his mother begins with her willingness and ability to engage him, bond with him and enable his secure attachment to her. The child brings to this relationship certain genetically determined dispositions – his own abilities and limitations – for connecting with her. But it is in that most basic relationship that he must begin to understand a complex world of psychosocial interactions, and what he learns there will strongly affect how he relates to others as an adult.

Unfortunately, some individuals who do not complete this difficult task well enough develop personality disturbances that cause significant impairment in coping with life’s challenges. Many of these disturbances are formally catalogued by psychiatrists as personality disorders, but occasionally such impairments get labeled informally by laypersons as “derangement syndromes.”

go to the link above and read the rest. Quite well done paper…pg


Solar Project

A solar PV installation has been a dream from the start of this farm project but HIGH cost and lack of funds has always forced us to just grit our teeth an pay the electric bill. a couple of months ago I came across an offer to sell used panels in bulk an a very low price. These were removed from a 10 year old PV power plant that was being upgraded to increase it’s production and take advantage of tax law changes. This model of Sanyo panels are guaranteed to produce 90% after 10 years and 80% after 20 years. It appears to me that there may be a lot of used Solar equipment that will be available soon.

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To do a simple system, gridtie, was selected to get the most bang for the buck in reducing the Utility costs that are scheduled to increase even more from their present high rate.

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Sanyo  200Watt MonoHIP-200BA add Gridtie micro-inverters

Image result for Enphase-m190-72-240-s12/grid Tie Micro Inverter



         The Enphase Energy Microinverter System solves solar power challenges by performing Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) at each solar module. MPPT is an algorithm used to calculate and respond to temperature and light changes detected on a solar power system, and to determine how much power to draw from the module.
The SANYO HIT-HIP (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin Layer) solar panel is made of a thin single crystalline silicon cells surrounded by ultra-thin amorphous silicon layers.  The unique structure produces highly efficient cells capable of achieving more than 18% module efficiency while producing more power even at higher temperatures
These panels leads are terminated in MC connectors for a massive series- parallel DC grid so I needed to convert them to MC-4 connectors that would match the micro controllers input leads.
These controllers are becoming available in bulk, as well. They are too small for more modern higher output panels of commercial system upgrades.