All is well here in Luperon. Hurricane Ernesto, who was recently downgraded to a tropical storm, passed to the south of Hispaniola a couple days ago before crossing Cuba. On Sunday we received rain all day but strangely enough, no wind. The trade winds typically blow daily in the 15-20 knot range, but on this day it was unusually calm, which was actually a bit of a bummer for us because we had just completed the installation of our new KISS wind generator!
We know that we should never, ever wish for wind (or else you may get more than you want), but we were so anxious for even a whisper of a breeze to see if the three large blades would turn and generate precious power for us. Especially since with the rain there was no sun, so our solar panels were on a rainy day holiday. We did finally receive a puff of wind that lasted about thirty minutes but that was long enough to cause celebration on Lucky Peek – we were making power!
The trades returned to normal yesterday and right now (Tuesday, Aug. 29) the wind is blowing between 18-22 knots. The sun is shining bright with only a few clouds passing by. The Energy Nazi has a smile on his face. All is well.