Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Solar Power Answer for Some, B&B Owners Say.

Byline: Journal Staff Report

On the hunt for a way to lower your winter heating bill?

John Dobson cannot recommend a conversion to alternative energy for that. But provided you have the money to get started if you're searching for a way to light your home, keep the fridge cold, power up the home computer and generally run an average American household, Dobson believes solar power is a reliable answer with a dose of adventure.

He and his wife, Joan Dobson, own, operate and live at the Dobson House B&B in Arroyo Hondo, near Taos. Aside from propane for heat, it is run almost entirely on solar power.

"After five years, I can say it's pretty foolproof it really works," said John Dobson. …

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