Enjoying our first fire. We built the initial fire using a good amount of kindling, then adding 3 large logs at about 6pm. The next morning at 6am the catalyst was still on and there were many hot coals. After 14 hours we could have started a new fire with the existing coals (but it was going to be 70 degrees that day). After 20 hours the stove was still quite warm! We are pleased so far.
Tigerboy discovers the stove. This was taken the morning after the fire was built and the stove was still very warm.
Update on the solar array: After 4 months of operation, our net electric "bill" was -$373.75. So they owe us $373.75 after taking off our house use. Of course our generation will get smaller during the winter because of the lower sun angle, some shading from tree branches and more cloudy weather in general during the winter.