North Texas chiming in
Greetings, all! I'm joining this forum as a longtime energy-efficiency nerd (though my husband is the true expert) and neopagan. We're trying to master the next challenge, which is good sustainability.
Our house is grid-tied and on city water, with 3.7 KW of PV with micro inverters. We are still waiting for battery prices to drop, but in an emergency we'd do okay as a passive house. (We have a high-performance wood stove and 2 acres of free oak and cedar deadfall, though our primary need is cooling.) We also have 3200 gallons of rainwater storage.
I discovered this site through the After Oil books, and am hoping to take a more active, hopeful approach to what's happening in the world... Something more useful than complete despair, I mean.
Feel free to ask me about energy efficiency and site-appropriate house design.
Nice to meet you all!