|Electricity trench from pole|
The trench is dug from the pole at the street, up along the side of the driveway, over the stream, to the house site.
But this house won't be buying all it's electricity from Central Hudson. There is an "off shoot" trench/conduit for a connection to where the solar panels will be located. I named this project the New House Next to the Pond, but it is could also be called the New House in the Woods; solar on the roof is not possible, as there is too much shade. So, a free-standing, grid-tied PV (photo voltaic) system is planned for the sunny meadow between the road and house.
This network - follow the red "ribbon" next to the conduit- is all connected, so the PV system can supply the house with it's power, as well as selling the excess generated electricity back to the grid for neighbors to buy and use. (and, of course, the house will draw power from the grid when it needs to, like during night)
|Conduit not in trench at bridge|
|Off-shoot Trench leads toward Solar Panel location|
|Giant Spools left over from long runs of wire|
|Temporary meter location with house site beyond|