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With the Wuhan Chinese Virus abounding in The USA and The Southeast Starting To Open Back Up "Limitedly"    SO, WHAT NEXT  ?


Remember way back on December 10, 2018 when ?


The DHS Said: "Americans Need to Start Prepping for up to six months without electricity, transportation, fuel, money, and healthcare" !


They also warned that:
* 99 nuclear reactors would likely melt down without electricity to cool them.
* 4.1 million would be displaced from areas around the nuclear plants as the radioactive cloud spread.
* Military and commercial jets, such as those built by Airbus, could be degraded. “Alarmingly, aircraft designed to carry large numbers of people and sizable cargo are allowed to operate without certainty about their level of resilience.”
* Bases would be cut off, making defense and counter-attacks impossible.
* Civil unrest would start in “hours.”
* Power and GPS could go dark. “An EMP would cause instantaneous and simultaneous loss of many technologies reliant on electrical power and computer circuit boards, such as cell phones and GPS devices.”
* “Failures may include long-term loss of electrical power (due to loss of emergency generators), sewage, freshwater, banking, landlines, cellular service, vehicles.”
* Eighteen months or more are required to replace key elements of the electric grid that would be damaged or knocked out.


SO What can you do to Prepare for an attack on our Power Grid ? 

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How Many Solar Panels Will I Need ?


By GEORGIA ADOBE™

Providing your home is an energy efficient Georgia Adobe Home™  which is optimized for off grid or changes have been made to your existing structure and all conservation efforts possible have been taken, the following process of calculations is generally what we follow.


For the sake of economy, perhaps one of the most important steps in planning your Georgia Adobe™ solar project, is to determine just how many solar panels you will need, to actually generate the power your home requires daily.

The number of solar panels is only a partial factor in figuring this cost out, in order to use solar to power your home and the other parts after solar panels are in part :


2.) Racks to hold all the system including the panels,
3.) Power Controller,
4.) Batteries,
5.) DC to AC power Inverter,
6.) Wiring,
7.) Breakers,
8.) Labor,
9.) And perhaps Permits, are some of the other required elements.

The initial calculation will require that you have knowledge [from either your previous 12 electric utility bills] or a Georgia Adobe™ Professional should perform an energy survey of you home. From the power usage that's displayed on the appliance name plate (and by calculating the equipment and appliance energy draws that will be operated daily in your home and the number of hours that this equipment will run, for exp. lights, refrigerator, etc) all can then totaled for the number of Kwh kilowatt hours you will need yearly.

The utility company serving your home, will have your monthly previous usage totals and you can request this for free from them, so do request a summary of your electricity usage for the last 12 months of the year, add this up ( giving you the total KWh monthly )  to arrive at a yearly total KWh .

With this number either calculated through an energy survey of your home by a Georgia Adobe™ Professional or a utility power bill report, you can then begin the calculations of the number of solar panels you need to buy.

Step 1
Calculate your average electricity use per day in watts, by using your yearly electric totals.

Multiply that kWh amount, by a thousand to get your results in "watts".

For example, say that you used your electricity usage for each of the 12 months was just a lowly amount of 3,900 kWh for the year.

Divide this figure by 365 days in a year:
(3,900 / 365 ) =  10.69 kWh per day.

Multiply 10.69 by 1,000 to convert this into watts: 10.69 times 1,000 (watts in a kw) = 10,690 watts per day.

Step 2
Find out the average number of hours of sunlight per day, that can fall upon the area, that you will put your new solar panels on, as this number of hours is important. 

You will need to learn for your location how many average hours of sunshine you normally get, but if that location changes ( as will happen with campers & RV life ) then perhaps only half of the national US average, should be counted upon, as your general number of hours of solarization.

In many places in the SE USA, we can rely upon the sun being fully out here, an average of about 6 hours daily, and this is mostly between 9 AM and 6 PM, but research your area, as it can be less due to your spot on earth.

Step 3
Divide the number of watts of power you figured, that you are using each day, by the average hours of sunlight your location receives per day. This will be the number of watts, you must produce per hour, if solar is your only source of electricity.

If in this example, you only got an average of three full hours (3) of sun light per day, then you will divide the daily requirement of 10,690 watts  by the 3 hours of average sun light received each day, which means you need = 3,563 watts per hour, in total  power production.

Step 4
Divide the Total watts you need to produce per hour, by the wattage rating of the panels you want . Always round up and give yourself a 25% margin, for solar variations throughout the year 3,563 x .25% for solar variations = 8.9075 ( 8.91 ) extra needed totals 3,571.91 watts hour rounded up to 3,572 watts per hour of power production.

This calculated number, will indicate how many panels you will want to have in the sun daily. As that different solar panels, will have different watt ratings, you have choices to make, about which panels to purchase, that actually fit in the space you have, for solar panels to go on and within your budget.

For the example, if 300-watt panels were to be purchased,  and you need 3,572 watts produced per hour of production, then by dividing 300 watt panels, into 3,572 watts gives you the answer 
= 11.91  or 12 panels ( rounded up ) must be purchased, just to produce the power you will require daily.

Next, comes the calculations of the other parts of the power system.

NOTICE:
To Be Clear Georgia Adobe(TM)
Consults on and Designs Residential Commercial Industrial And Retail Structures Of All Sizes,
Builds ONLY Structures Of 10,000 Sq. Ft. And Up ( EXCEPT FOR SELECT TINY HOME PROJECTS AND OTHER COMMERCIAL NEEDS )
And Teaches Rammed Earth Construction For Those Building Smaller Structures.
We Also Do Some Ground Work
& We Design And Supply Energy And Other Systems For Homes & Businesses World Wide.
Call Us ~  It's Free ~ To Discuss Your Project & See If We Can Help You !

By the nature of this kind of work, ( Alternative Construction) There Is Free Educational Info That Is Scattered Throughout our website and though we do not advise the reader to follow our suggestions on anything, it is here and as such all are welcome to read and make of it for your own use, as you can in a noncommercial use. The info is copyrighted to protect our interest. To Protect Both The Innocent & Others As Well, All Client Information &/Or Any Of Their Actual Project Details including images are Kept Totally Confidential - No Exceptions, But In A Private Meeting, We Can Always Show You Examples Of What Your Project Would Look Like And All The Details, Always Fully Answering All Of Your Questions. 
The good news is we do the same for you too ! Questions ? CALL Joe Woodall 001-706-363-6453




For those interested in learning here are some Interesting Facts About Georgia Adobe Homes™ from an article I wrote a good while back.


A DIY home, built Off Grid from natural materials and then living a simpler life, that’s free from utility bills and the modern homes cost to build or maintain ?
If the above life is your desire, I can not stress enough that you consider what you will build, as that this the single most important element in you receiving, a successful and a possible off grid life or not !
I speak as the owner of a company that has both designed and built conventional and alternative materials and methods structures, of several kinds. What I have not built, I have spent great amounts of time (over 50+ years now) studying and researching the data.
As such, I can write from what I know and I have found that the Georgia Adobe™ Stylized structure, is the best methodology and most cost affordable home, available to the widest group of people on planet Earth ! I understand how wide that may sound, but for off grid, it is the basis for ease and success.
Why ?
It's in the buildings very make up and design causing the structure to simply function as a piece of equipment would and the structure reacts in relation to the needs of the inhabitants providing everything necessary to live a comfortable life. Those necessaries can be characterized as being not only built from nearly Free Natural Materials and paid for the day you move in, but the structure provides :
Heat
Cool
Power and Gas
Water
Food and
Disposal on site of all liquid effluents
What’s left to be desired, is minimal at best.
The Georgia Adobe Home™ requires vastly less energy to operate, than any conventional structure can, because of a combination of it being Earth sheltered and passively solar also with passive ventilation allowing one to change at will the buildings “Humi-temp” = humidity and temperature. Just these three elements are enough to wipe out 45% of the structures basic energy demands, right off the power bill ( as according to a DOE report, on how much a conventional home uses, of total energy yearly, just for HVAC) . Georgia Adobe’s™ structures can maintain 58 degrees inside year round as the low, due to the Earth's release of embodied energy and our structures capture energy from the sun in the structures walls and floors plus with our ventilation designs, ( as designed into the structure ) keeping humidity and excessive temperatures lowered and even potential radon naturally released out. Passive solar is then, by the resident’s easily adjusted to a high no more than 20 degrees under the outside high, and averages over 24 hours is normally around 71 degrees at about 42 inches off the floor as the IBC recommends.
Conventional structures can't even get close to these numbers, even with the best of so called “LEED Designs” ! Georgia Adobe™ Is Built Beyond LEED standards !
Just as it's in the design, for the Georgia Adobe structure to be built to heat and cool itself, it’s also designed to make its own water,( by capturing rainwater, storing then triple filtering it you get fresh water for all that buildings uses) options allow the building to help produce liquid and gas fuel for many of the household needs ( often including transportation needs and generator operations) ; thereby a Georgia Adobe™ can produce its own power from several sources including solar, wind, geothermal, generator driven by conventional and alternative fuels, including, but not limited to woodgas, methane, alcohol fueled, compost fueled and more ).
The Superstructure is not only built from up to 80% recycled and fully insulated natural and local materials (Rammed Earth for the thermal mass and energy storage), just to start with and add to this the embodied energy materials which can be used ( thus recycled and natural local and often free building products), plus it also recycles 2/3 the fresh water, into what's called greywater, thereby allowing less total demand upon any captured filtered rainwater and therefore the building can operate about anywhere people normally live, and on as little as 8 inches a year, of total rainfall, and still have a fully functioning home.
Add the ability of food production inside (and outside) the building, to all this and our DIY = do it yourself construction methodologies that even 10 year old kids can learn and mimic ( I did it myself back then ! ) allows much less skilled ( and expensive ) construction workers to produce superior results, with vastly less expense passed on to the DIYer , which is often reported by our clients as from 5% to 25% of conventional construction cost, when built as we design it, if the government is not in their way !
Perhaps one of the best features little known facts about a Georgia Adobe Home™ is that the outer face or front facade can be designed so as to blend into any neighborhood, thereby not attracting any undesirable publicity or “lookiloos” dropping by to see what's going on, because it can look like about every other homes façade, with openings on all sides being possible too.
There's so much more, but I will stop there and if you have any questions, look over our web site and by phone just contact me and "ASAP" ~ I will reply. When you are ready to build that new home, we are here ready to teach or build for you when possible, acting as your new friend, doing everything we can to be of service to your project !
Please note, we will not trade on your good name, fame or notoriety as we keep all client info ( yes including new clients information too ) as totally confidential, to protect both the innocent and the guilty alike.
No Matter Which Way You Go, Cheers To Your New Home And Your New Life Of Freedom To Come !
Joe Woodall
Georgia Adobe Homes™
Commerce, GA
706-363-6453
http://www.georgiaadobe.com


I want to buy 10+ acres of open pasture land in Madison County GA. Structures are not required we will build there. We prefer it to be on the outer edge of Madison County GA with an easy proximity to Clarke County and U.G.A. & a major highway, with some county road frontage desired.
Please respond with
1) Your Owner Financing Terms,
2) Price
3) Land Plat
Send info to Joe Woodall at 706-363-6453 or contact at joe@joewoodall.com

In the 1600's there was another kind of plague, ravaging the world and a relative of mine, was able to be of aid to those in need.

John Woodall (1570–1643) was an English military surgeon, Paracelsian chemist, businessman, linguist and diplomat. He made a fortune through the stocking of medical chests for the East India Company and later the armed forces of England. He is remembered for his authorship of The Surgeon's Mate which was the standard text to advise ships surgeons on medical treatments while at sea and contains an advanced view on the treatment of scurvy.

Woodall was the son of Richard Woodall of Warwick, and was apprenticed around the age of 16 or 17 to a London barber surgeon. He did not finish his apprenticeship but gained experience from the age of nineteen in 1589 as a surgeon with Lord Willoughby's regiment on its expedition to support the Protestant Henry IV of France and King of Navarre in his campaign against the Catholic League of Normandy. He returned in 1590.

Woodall is known to have then lived and worked as a surgeon in Polonia and Stade, a Hanseatic port near Hamburg, Whilst there he was occasionally employed as a German interpreter by visiting English ambassadors.

In 1599 he was admitted to the Barber-Surgeons Company of London as a freeman but continued to live mainly on the continent in Holland, until 1603 when he took up residence in Wood Street, London. He was able to offer treatment to victims of the plague epidemic. At unspecified times in his life he contracted bubonic plague and survived, writing of this, "...for I had it twice, namely at two severall Plague times in my Groyne."

In 1604 James I of England sent an embassy, led by Sir Thomas Smith, Governor of the East India Company, to Poland and possibly to Russia. Woodall was included for his knowledge of the region and command of the languages. The association with Smith was a fruitful one for Woodall, for in 1612 Sir Thomas appointed Woodall to serve as Surgeon General to the East India Company. His duties were described as follows:

"The Said Chiurgion and the Deputy shall have a place of lodging in the Yard, where one of them shall give Attendance every working day from morning until night, to cure any person or persons who may be hurt in the Service of this Company and the like in all their Ships, riding at Anchor at Deptford and Blackwell, and at Erith, where he shall also keepe a Deputy with his chest furnished, to remaine there continually until all the said ships have sayled and appointing fit and able Surgeons and Surgeon's Mates for their ships and services, as also the fitting and furnishing of their Chests with medicines and other appurtenances thereto."

Woodall's career then progressed rapidly with election as a surgeon at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in 1616 where he was a colleague of Sir William Harvey. He was promoted to examiner in the Barber-Surgeons Company in 1626, to warden in 1627 and then master in 1633.

He suffered a setback, however, in 1625 when he served a writ on Sir Thomas Merry, a servant of the King who owed Woodall money. For his effrontery to royal privilege, the Lord Steward had Woodall imprisoned. He was briefly released to supervise surgeon's chests for the next fleet at the request of the East India Company, but was then jailed once more. He was only freed when he issued a contrite apology.

His friend and colleague Patrick Saunders made a deposition on his behalf in John Woodall vs. Sir Thomas Merry involving cargo of the Lions Claw alias Merchant Bonaventure and Hopewell.

The following year of 1626 the Privy Council decided to pay the Barber-Surgeons Company fixed allowances to furnish medical chests for both the army and navy, and Woodall was appointed to supervise this scheme in addition to his long-standing similar commitment to the East India Company. He was the first Surgeon General of the East India Company.

He was eventually dismissed by the East India Company in 1635 for financial reasons, but retained a monopoly on supplying the Company's medical chests until he died in 1643, aged 73.