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Embark on a journey to reconnect with nature and re-sync yourself to the world around you. Tune in for insights into life off-grid. Re-discover what Lights You Up and Let the Light In so that you can Shine Bright! Life is beautiful; Enjoy its beauty and be [em]powered by nature.

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Embark on a journey to reconnect with nature and re-sync yourself to the world around you. Tune in for insights into life off-grid. Re-discover what Lights You Up and Let the Light In so that you can Shine Bright! Life is beautiful; Enjoy its beauty and be [em]powered by nature.

    PowEp029 – The Long Dark

    PowEp029 – The Long Dark

    In this Episode:







    The long dark NZ Autumn and Winter of 2019.Aotearoa means Land of the Long White Cloud and we live up to that with high % cloud cover, including fog and only handful of sunny days.We may be on track for what may be the lowest recorded sunshine hours whilst I've been off-grid relying on solar power.







    Without much sunshine, the back up generator was used. I talk about the frequency of use, expense, a few instances that occurred.







    Weather stats.What are your favourite weather applications or resources?







    Recap of events and the 2nd podversary of the Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast.







    2019 Events:







    May - Livestream For the Cure







    June - Winter Solstice / shortest day is my favourite.







    July - Orchard pruned and recap of the crop







    August - 4th Sunshine Summit Livestream Event to recognize and celebrate connections & 2nd Podversary of the Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast







    September - NZ Mental Health Awareness Week: Sept 23-29 & International Podcast Day: Sept 30th







    Thank You to:







    Podbean - for displaying a banner during the week of the August 2019 Sunshine Summit on their mobile podcast app!







    To our new listeners! Welcome and thank you for coming along for this journey.







    The Sunshine & PowerCuts Patrons for their continued support!We were able to secure sunshinesummit.live for the Sunshine Summit livestream events, and purchase an Elgato StreamDeck which helped make the livestreams smoother.







    ** Special Note - our First Patron has been with us for 2 years, on September 21st 2019!! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.**







    Links from this Episode:







    PowEp021 - Under the weather







    World Weather Online







    7 Days of Sunshine Challenge







    Sunshine Summit







    International Podcast AssociationSurvey







    NZ Mental Health Awareness Week - Sept 23-29th 2019







    International Podcast Day - Sept 30th







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    The Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast:Hosted by Heather Welch







    This podcast features two types of episodes which alternate.







    Sunshine ones offer inspiration drawn from nature,







    In PowerCut episodes like this one I share insights into my life living off the power grid.







    Embark on a journey empowered by nature, then continue the conversation as part of the Sunshine & PowerCuts Community







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    Important Links:Website: www.sunshineandpowercuts.comGeeks Rising: www.geeksrising.comPatreon: www.patreon.com/SunshineAndPowerCutsTeeSpring: https://teespring.com/stores/sunshine-powercutsYouTube: youtube.com/HeatherWelch_life-is-beautifulTwitch: twitch.tv/sunpowerpod







    Ways you can connect with me:Tweet me on Twitter @SunPowerPodFollow me on Instagram @SunPowerPodEmail me at hello@sunshineandpowercuts.comLeave me a comment on Facebook @SunshineAndPowerCuts







    Support the Show:To gain access to the community, extra resources and bonus episodes or to just simply support the show you can do so on Patreon.com/SunshineAndPowerCuts.Keep cool in a Sunshine & PowerCuts t-shirt, warm up with a hoodie, take a tote bag or savour the moment with a mug from the TeeSpring Store: https://teespring.com/stores/sunshine-powercuts

    • 17 min
    August 2019 Sunshine Summit – Promo

    August 2019 Sunshine Summit – Promo

    Hello it's Heather from the Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast.







    In association with Geeks Rising from the 10th to the 16th of August, or 11th to 17th if you're in a timezone near New Zealand, we are hosting the second 2019 Sunshine Summit.







    It's a week of livestreams with amazing content creators and their communities with the theme of celebrating connections.







    All of the details for the upcoming Summit as well as replays from our previous events and where the livestreams will be happening, can be found at sunshinesummit.live. A huge thank you to the patrons of Sunshine & PowerCuts for making it possible!







    So check it out.







    And if you know our guests we'd love to you to come and celebrate with us.







    And if they are new to you, come along and learn more about them and we look forward to celebrating connections with you.







    August 2019 Guest List:Day 1:Kate - Ignorance Was Bliss - 5pm EDT Sat 10th (9am NZT Sun 11th)Bettina & Ninorah - NRI Woman - 9:30pm EDT Sat 10th (1:30pm NZT Sun 11th)







    Day 2:Dave Lee - The Waves of Tech / International Podcast Day - 5pm EDT Sun 11th (9am NZT Mon 12th)Chris Curran - Podcast Engineering School & Show / Podcaster's Lounge - 8pm EDT Sun 11th (12pm NZT Mon 12th)







    Day 3:Chris Green - Gravity Beard / Underdog Podcast Community - 5pm EDT Mon 12th (9am NZT Tues 13th)Ben Brown - Tourette's Podcast / Member of Geeks Rising - 9pm EDT Mon 12th (1pm NZT Tues 13th)







    Day 4:Cross Play Compatible - Play Comics, Real Dudes Podcast, Gamerheads Podcast - 8pm EDT Tues 13th 12pm NZT Wed 14th)







    Day 5:Lisa & Sam - I shake My Head - 9pm EDT Wed 14th (1pm NZT Thurs 15th)Day 6:Geeks Rising Podcast Network - Bandrew Says Podcast, On The Subject, Conversations with Creators, Sunshine & PowerCuts - 10pm EDT Thurs 15th (2pm NZT Fri 16th NZT)Day 7:FinaleJoin Heather for a fun finale - time TBC







    Share the Event!You can use the hastags on social media:







    #sunshinesummit2019#celebrateconnectionsAnd to see posts from last year's event follow #sunshinesummit2018







    Also, sharing helps others discover it! So please share this event, and bring friends! It's going to be a lot of fun!







    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~Important Links:Website: www.sunshineandpowercuts.comGeeks Rising: www.geeksrising.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/SunshineAndPowerCutsTeeSpring: https://teespring.com/stores/sunshine-powercutsYouTube: youtube.com/HeatherWelch_life-is-beautifulTwitch: twitch.tv/sunpowerpod







    Ways you can connect with me:Tweet me on Twitter @SunPowerPodFollow me on Instagram @SunPowerPodEmail me at hello@sunshineandpowercuts.comLeave me a comment on Facebook @SunshineAndPowerCuts







    Support the Show:To gain access to the community, extra resources and bonus episodes or to just simply support the show you can do so on Patreon.com/SunshineAndPowerCuts.







    Keep cool in a Sunshine & PowerCuts t-shirt, warm up with a hoodie, take a tote bag or savour the moment with a mug from the TeeSpring Store: https://teespring.com/stores/sunshine-powercuts







    Subscribe to the podcast







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    • 51 sec
    SunEp029 – Ebb and Flow

    SunEp029 – Ebb and Flow

    SunEp029 - Ebb and Flow







    Hello and welcome to the Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast.







    My name is Heather and I am your host.







    This podcast features two types of episodes which alternate.







    Sunshine ones like this one offer inspiration drawn from nature, and in the PowerCut episodes are where I share insights into my life living off the power grid.







    Do you have an experience where you have been empowered by nature? I'd love to hear from you. You can connect with me on Twitter and Instagram @SunPowerPod and there you'll see examples from nature that I share.







    Alternatively you can email me at hello@sunshineandpowercuts.com







    The theme of this episode is ebb and flow.There are many examples of and different ways to describe ebb and flow







    What comes to mind for you?







    Which phase are you in?







    Embark on a journey empowered by nature, then continue the conversation as part of the Sunshine & PowerCuts Community







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    From this Episode:







    Poem: Ebb & Flow - Atticus https://www.instagram.com/p/BJ6-akih3T_/







    Opening Lines Read by: Emil Hägg https://www.emilhaggvo.com/ and on Twitter @EmilHaggVO







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    I’d love to hear from you:What have been your highlights from the podcast and or the Sunshine Summit events?Which episodes are your favourites?What connections have you made, or re-connections have you discovered to yourself and the world around you?What connections do you celebrate?What examples from nature would you like to explore?







    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~Important Links:Website: www.sunshineandpowercuts.comGeeks Rising: www.geeksrising.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/SunshineAndPowerCutsTeeSpring: https://teespring.com/stores/sunshine-powercutsYouTube: youtube.com/HeatherWelch_life-is-beautifulTwitch: twitch.tv/sunpowerpod







    Ways you can connect with me:Tweet me on Twitter @SunPowerPodFollow me on Instagram @SunPowerPodEmail me at hello@sunshineandpowercuts.comLeave me a comment on Facebook @SunshineAndPowerCuts







    Support the Show:To gain access to the community, extra resources and bonus episodes or to just simply support the show you can do so on Patreon.com/SunshineAndPowerCuts.







    Keep cool in a Sunshine & PowerCuts t-shirt, warm up with a hoodie, take a tote bag or savour the moment with a mug from the TeeSpring Store: https://teespring.com/stores/sunshine-powercuts







    Subscribe to the podcast







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    • 12 min
    Stargazing, Internet Outages and micro-grids

    Stargazing, Internet Outages and micro-grids

    PowEp028 - Stargazing, Internet Outages and micro-grids







    Firstly,Thank you to Kate from the Ignorance Was Bliss Podcast and Steph Fuccio of Changing Scripts, Virtual Expats and Expat Rewind for both recently becoming patrons of sunshine & PowerCuts!







    If you would like to Support the show and join the community you can do so on Patreon.com/SunshineAndPowerCuts







    Quick recap, In March 2019 we hosted the Sunshine Summit and the videos from the 11 guest segments are available on sunshinesummit.live Also there you'll find the link to Register your Interest to participate in future Sunshine Summits events.The next one event will be in August 2019.







    But before then, in May 2019 I am proud to be returning as a podcast partner for the 3rd annual Livestream for the Cure event.There is an audio clip from Nick and Justin from Epic Film Guys to tell you more about it.







    My segment is on Fri 17th May 9pm EST (Sat 18th May at 1pm NZT) and I'd love you to join me live!If you're able to donate that would be incredible, either way please share the event to help spread the word about this worthy cause.All the details of the event are available at livestreamforthecure.com







    Guest Spot:I also was recently a guest on the Ignorance Was Bliss Podcast with Kate.There is a disclaimer at the beginning of each episode - listener discretion is advised.https://iwbpodcast.podbean.com/e/120-magical-connections-with-heather-from-sunshine-and-power-cuts/







    In this Episode:I talk about the weather and how much I've been enjoying the nights outdoors.I answer a question about fruits and vegetables from Logan Naugle, co-host of Conversations with Creators and On the Subject which are also a part of the Geeks Rising Network.Then I have some questions about internet connections and I'd love to know your answers:







    Have you been without the internet so far in 2019? How long have you been without it? Was it On purpose? Or due to an outage? How did it make you feel? Or if you haven't been without internet recently, how would you feel if there was an outage?And what did you/would you do in the meantime?







    Follow up question, how long could you last without it?







    Then I close the episode with a few thoughts on the article Off-Grid Microgrid: Solar + Batteries +Thermal Generation by Darrell Proctor.







    Links from this Episode:For more information about my favourite fruit - Feijoa - check out this link to Tui Gardenhttps://www.tuigarden.co.nz/ideas-and-inspiration/fantastic-feijoas-all-you-need-to-know/







    Link to the article Off-Grid Microgrid: Solar + Batteries +Thermal Generation by Darrell Proctor:https://www.powermag.com/off-grid-microgrid-solar-batteries-thermal-generation/







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    The Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast:Hosted by Heather Welch







    This podcast features two types of episodes which alternate.







    Sunshine ones offer inspiration drawn from nature,







    In PowerCut episodes like this one I share insights into my life living off the power grid.







    Embark on a journey empowered by nature, then continue the conversation as part of the Sunshine & PowerCuts Community







    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~







    Important Links:Website: www.sunshineandpowercuts.comGeeks Rising: www.geeksrising.comPatreon: www.patreon.com/SunshineAndPowerCutsTeeSpring: https://teespring.com/stores/sunshine-powercutsYouTube: youtube.com/HeatherWelch_life-is-beautifulTwitch: twitch.tv/sunpowerpod

    • 10 min
    Connections: Sunshine, PowerCuts, Summits

    Connections: Sunshine, PowerCuts, Summits

    SunEp028 - Connections: Sunshine, PowerCuts, Summits(1hr)







    This marks the 60th episode of the Sunshine & PowerCuts Podcast.In the early days, there were a few bonus episodes due to the excitement for this creative journey and gratitude for the support I received early on.







    And, here we are.60 episodes, a number of guest appearances, three livestream events with 34 guest spots...







    It would all be for naught without you.Thank you!To the listeners of the podcast!To those who have become patrons!To the other podcast hosts who have invited me to join them in conversations.To the mentors and new found friends, as well as the other content creators and their audiences that have supported and participated in the Sunshine Summits.







    Naturally, at the heart of Sunshine & PowerCuts is connections.Being connected to nature as a resource for generating both electrical power and for our own health and empowerment. When we face challenges or experience powercuts (lost connections) in life, we need to reconnect, re-sync and recharge. And along our journeys we connect with resources and people that help us and which we are truly grateful for and they are an integral part of our journey of learning about ourselves and the world around us.Bringing people together to shine a light on and share those experiences is powerful.







    We have three previous episodes on Connections with guests: Jilanne Holder, Alysa Lucas and Emily Prokop.







    For this episode, the tables are turned and with the help of the wonderful Stephanie Fuccio of Changing Scripts, Virtual Expats and Expat Rewind who was one of my guests for the March 2019 Sunshine Summit and offered to interview me, we look at the theme of connections which is the foundation and link between the sunshine, the powercuts and the summits.







    Thank you to the following Sunshine Summit Guests for their questions:Derek Graziano - Rolling MisadventuresWin Kelly Charles - Ask Win PodcastEmily Prokop - Story Behind Podcast & E-Podcast Productions Stargate Pioneer - Better PodcastingAnthony Conte - Off Center Archers PodcastPaul Csomo - Varmints Podcast







    I hope that you enjoy this insight into myself, and what this is all about.







    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~Hello and welcome to the Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast.My name is Heather and I am your host on this journey of empowerment.







    This podcast features two types of episodes which alternate.







    Sunshine ones like this one offer inspiration drawn from nature, and the PowerCut episodes are where I share insights into my life living off the power grid.







    Embark on a journey empowered by nature, then continue the conversation as part of the Sunshine & PowerCuts Community







    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~







    I’d love to hear from you:What have been your highlights from the podcast and or the Sunshine Summit events?Which episodes are your favourites?Which Summit guest spots were you able to join live?When and how have you been inspired or empowered by them?What connections have you made, or re-connections have you discovered to yourself and the world around you?What connections do you celebrate?What examples from nature would you like to explore?







    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~Important Links:Website: www.sunshineandpowercuts.comGeeks Rising: www.geeksrising.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/SunshineAndPowerCutsTeeSpring: https://teespring.com/stores/sunshine-powercutsYouTube: youtube.com/HeatherWelch_life-is-beautifulTwitch: twitch.tv/sunpowerpod







    Ways you can connect with me:Tweet me on Twitter @SunPowerPodFollow me on Instagram @SunPower...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Gas Hotwater, Hay, Dust, Glamping

    Gas Hotwater, Hay, Dust, Glamping

    PowEp027 - Gas Hotwater, Hay, Dust, Glamping







    The episode begins with the audio promotion for the March Sunshine Summit 2019.From March 9-16 (10th-17th NZT) the livestream event to celebrate connections will be taking place at https://sunshinesummit.liveThere you can find all the details of the 11 Guests that will be joining us over the 8 Days. Please share the event with others so they discover it and come along to join us in the live chat, mark your calendars and we look forward to celebrating connections with you!







    Guest Spot:I also was recently a guest on the Odd Dad Out Podcast and briefly introduced each of the guests with Adam Higgins who has been one of the Sunshine Summit's biggest supporters from the beginning, I'd love for you to check out that episode here: https://www.spreaker.com/user/odddadout/sunshine-summit-march-2019-w-heather-wel







    In this Episode:I share a brief update on the weather and solar power, the dry grass meant that hay was able to be made - but also that a lot of hay was able to be made...Sheep have been shorn, and with March 2019 approaching, it brings the Golden Shears - the national sheep shearing competition and so I refer back to the NZ Film directed by Jack Nicholl called She Shears which you can find out more about at https://www.sheshears.com/I attended one of the first screenings back in August 2018 and was able to meet Jack and I think it's a film worth checking out if you are able to.







    The highlight of this episode would be the Gas Hotwater story!







    Links from this Episode:And then I round the episode out with two stories from articles I came across recently:https://www.newsroom.co.nz/@future-learning/2019/02/24/455289/one-of-natures-most-underrated-hazardshttps://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/110734872/nissan-uses-old-ev-batteries-to-power-offthegrid-adventures







    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~







    The Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast:Hosted by Heather Welch







    This podcast features two types of episodes which alternate.







    Sunshine ones offer inspiration drawn from nature,







    In PowerCut episodes like this one I share insights into my life living off the power grid.







    Embark on a journey empowered by nature, then continue the conversation as part of the Sunshine & PowerCuts Community







    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~







    Important Links:Website: www.sunshineandpowercuts.comGeeks Rising: www.geeksrising.comPatreon: www.patreon.com/SunshineAndPowerCutsTeeSpring: https://teespring.com/stores/sunshine-powercutsYouTube: youtube.com/HeatherWelch_life-is-beautifulTwitch: twitch.tv/sunpowerpod







    Ways you can connect with me:Tweet me on Twitter @SunPowerPodFollow me on Instagram @SunPowerPodEmail me at hello@sunshineandpowercuts.comLeave me a comment on Facebook @SunshineAndPowerCuts







    Support the Show:To gain access to the community, extra resources and bonus episodes or to just simply support the show you can do so on Patreon.com/SunshineAndPowerCuts.Keep cool in a Sunshine & PowerCuts t-shirt, warm up with a hoodie, take a tote bag or savour the moment with a mug from the TeeSpring Store: https://teespring.com/stores/sunshine-powercuts







    Subscribe to the podcast







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    • 7 min

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jilanneholder ,

I love hearing about life off the grid

The Sunshine and Powercuts podcast is so fun and informative! The 'sunshine' episodes are uplifting and empowering and I love the 'powercuts' episodes which tell us exactly what it's like - good and bad - to live 'off-the-grid'. My husband and I are looking at this way of life so we listen to this podcast for ideas and inspiration of how we might want to set our system up.

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