Oasis Montana Inc.
Renewable Energy Supply and Design
406-777-4321or 4309
e-mail: info@oasismontana.com
Home Page: www.oasismontana.com

Visit us on the web for product and project information!
For grid-tied power systems, www.grid-tie.com
Solar water pumping:  www.PVsolarpumps.com
Non-electric gas appliances, www.LPappliances.com
Efficient and DC appliances, www.eco-fridge.com
And our main page at www.oasismontana.com

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                                           PEERLESS-PREMIER GAS STOVES
Gas ranges may not exactly be alternate energy, but many of our customers cannot find a high quality gas stove that do not need a lot of power to operate.  Most new gas ovens have a "glow bar" that draws 300 to 400 watts of power the entire time the oven is on--quite a big battery drain!  This is a safety feature that makes certain the flame does not go out, and prevents the oven from being used in the event of a power outage.  If you don't want pilot lights burning, buy a range with spark (electronic) ignition (which only uses 2 watts for a few seconds).  With these kinds of stoves, pilots will light automatically if 120VAC is connected.  Without AC power, all burners and the oven can be lighted with a match--the old fashioned way!   These ranges ship from Belleville, IL; please allow four to six weeks for delivery.

20" Apartment Models
Model:  SAK 220W or N
-Electronic Ignition
-Deluxe Porcelain 8"
Decorative Backguard
-Bakeview Oven Door
  w/ Window and Light
-Lift Off Porcelain Top
-Plus Quality Features

30"  Standard Models
Model:  SFK 349W,N, or B
-Electronic Ignition
-Fifth Burner & Built-in Griddle
  with Porcelain Cover-Exclusive
-10" Backguard w/ Tempered                  Glass 
-Electronic Clock/Timer
-Bakeview Black Glass Oven Door with Window & Light
-Chrome Heat Reflector Trays-4

36" Deluxe Models
Model:  SLK 240W or N
-Electronic Ignition
-Electronic Clock & Timer
-Bakeview Porcelain Oven Door w/ Window & Light
-Side Storage Compartment
-Plus Quality Features
(add $15 for Continuous Cleaning Oven Feature)

24" Compact Models
Model:  SBK 240W or N
-Electronic Ignition
-10" Backguard w/ Tempered   Glass
-Electronic Clock/Timer
-Bakeview Oven Door w/ Window and Light
-Plus Quality Features

<Lifetime Guaranteed Top Burners                               <Baffled Oven Burner
<Recessed Porcelain Cooktop                                       <Silicone Oven Door Seals
<Universal Valves (easily converts to LP)                     <Removable Recessed Oven Bottom
<Heavy Duty Grids, Porcelain Finish                            <Fully Insulated--Blanket Type
<Push To Turn Blade Type Burner Knobs                    <Roll Out Drop Door Broiler
<Keep Warm 150° Oven Thermostat                            <Porcelain Smokeless Broiler Pan & Tray
<Permanent Markings on Control Panel Inlay               <Four Leg Levelers
<Lift Off Oven Door (except 20" models)                    <Rigid, Durable Construction, Designed to Last for Decades
<Color Co-ordinated Door Handles                              <30" and 36" Models Offer a Full 25" Wide Oven 
<Fifth Burner Option Includes Built-In Griddle

     Options include gas pilot or electronic (spark) ignition; sealed burners; continuous cleaning; solid oven door versus windowed oven door; black porcelain oven door.  For the backguard, options include 4" porcelain; 4" stainless steel; 8" porcelain w/ electronic clock; 10" tempered glass with electronic clock; 10" decorative glass; 10" decorative glass with battery clock/timer.  The 30" and 36" models offer griddle and 5th burner package; and the 36" model offers 4, 5 or 6 burners.  Colors available are white (no additional charge), black or almond ($20 additional).

     The more options you get, the more costly the unit becomes, but the reverse is true.  A 'plain Jane' version of the 30" unit, for example, white with four burners, electronic ignition, and 4" porcelain backguard is $
     We've got some nice pictures of these units; let us know the size you need (20", 24", 30" or 36") and we'll mail you additional information to help you ascertain what options best suit your kitchen.  White units are generally in stock, almond or black may take longer.  Call for your freight costs on these quality, long-lasting gas ranges!

  Oasis Montana Inc., toll-free 877-627-4768 or 4778; e-mail: info@oasismontana.com;
                             web: www.oasismontana.com; fax: 406-777-2632

New "COOL" Ideas - Full Size Propane Refrigeration with the CRYSTAL COLD!


Check out the current Crystal Cold propane refrigerators here.

We have additional jpgs and pictures we can send on the Crystal Cold units.  Call, write or e-mail us and we'll head them your way!

With built-in handles, grab it and go!  Looks like an ice chest; holds nine 6-packs with room to spare.  Convenient connection to small propane torch type gas cylinder, 12V cigarette lighter or 120V wall outlet.  Cords and gas connector supplied--no special tools or expertise needed.  Thermostat for temp control with gas or 120V power.  Tough, knock-about blue plastic cabinet.  Capacity: 1.65 cu.ft., size 17.75"Hx22.25"W x18.5"D; uses 2.4 to 2.7 lbs. of LP per week (.58 to .64 gallons).   freight   (Part # RC2000B)
Electrical usage: 100W @ 120V, 7A @ 12V; shipping weight 38 lbs.  Ships by UPS only.  Call for your shipping costs!  Made by Dometic, manufacturers  of Servel and other quality refrigeration products. One year warranty. 

Other LP Refrigerator Options
Servel Americana 400 Series, by Dometic, white or almond, 7.5 cu.ft. total capacity, well known for its dependability and longevity,   Runs on propane or 120VAC, available in whie or almond.  Call for more jpgs or pictures, 877-OASISMT.
 http://www.servelrefrigerators/servel.html  for more information.

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Now in autumn, we are enjoying cool and wet (even snowy) conditions, but it was one hot and smoky summer and fall for many parts of the western U.S., and Montana was no exception. We were smug with our good snowpack, back in spring. Then our summer started with a week of 100+ degree weather, and continued to stay hot. We were blanketed in smoke from the horrific fires (1.3 million acres burned) until the middle of September, and unfortunately, many homes and a few lives have been lost. We have been able to help some people with water pumping to protect their properties, but our drought conditions and warm temps made for a very dry western tinderbox. If only those folks in Texas could’ve share perhaps 1/20th of their deluge from their state…

Even so, the garden and fruit trees kept us busy, and despite the smoke we still enjoyed camping, fishing, and canoeing in our local river (even though the water was quite low). We hope our legislators will work on commonsense future measures to mitigate the effects of warming temperatures and prolonged drought. One thought we have had (since we were less than a mile from our local small airport, a helibase that launched many helicopters and other aircraft for fighting fires) is that actual planning for these events would be a good idea (seeing as they are now part of our new normal)—how about reservoirs near these airports to make hauling the big buckets faster and more affordable? Here in Stevensville, we have several large irrigation ditches in close proximity to our airfield…. Well, it’s just my 2 cents worth!



PICOCELL controller inverter for array-direct water pumping

 for your 240VAC pump.
In this issue we have some new products to share; one is an exciting new AC soft start pump controller/inverter that can run your 240VAC (or 120V, or 3 phase, or 230VAC 50 hz) 1/3 to 2 horsepower pump directly off of a solar array – click here for more information on the PICOCELL controller/inverter (cost: $1220 plus shipping). This exciting new technology is designed for off-grid use, or emergency back-up. We have installation manuals, spec sheets, and pump kit information on our water pumping site.  Call or e-mail for more information.



New, small Energy Efficient AC refrigerator

We also have a new, small AC refrigerator, 7.1 cu.ft. for your home or cabin, the CP972SS. It’s a great size for space-limited kitchens, only 22”W x 22”D x 57”H and will sell at the great price of $459 plus shipping. With its lean size, the CP972SS is the ideal refrigerator for studio apartments, yachts, offices, and other settings in need of reliable cooling in a slim-fitting footprint. Visit here for more information on this and other (larger) refrigerators.



Just a reminder, we offer a line of non-electric propane refrigerators, freezers, cooktops and ranges at www.LPappliances.com, and a line of efficient AC or DC refrigerators and freezers at www.eco-fridge.com.


The best nuclear generating station is 93 million miles away, and is available for pretty much everyone!
Thomas Edison quote on Solar Energy

Iron Edison Batteries
We also have a new line of batteries to offer, manufactured by Iron Edison;

Iron Edison BatteriesOver a century ago, Thomas Edison found a battery design that he considered to be nearly perfect. Today, Iron Edison is proud to offer an updated version of this incredible design that is specifically manufactured for renewable energy systems. Iron Edison carries a variety of nickel iron batteries: 12 volt, 24 volt, and 48 volt configurations, each configuration with amp-hour capacities of 100 Ah through 1000 Ah.

visit our information on this exciting new product line.


The International Trade Commission (ITC) is responding to a lawsuit brought about by SolarWorld and Suniva (U.S. module manufacturers) that low cost imported (i.e. Chinese) solar modules have hurt their competitiveness, so they are asking for a tariff on imported solar panels to ‘level the playing field’. Many pro-solar groups are opposing these tariffs, as they will increase the dollar-per-watt cost of installed solar power systems, and very negatively impact job growth in the solar sector – which had been bourgeoning in the past few years. In fact, it is estimated that 1 out of 50 new jobs is in the renewable energy sector. The ITC has approved tariffs, but it will be up the President Trump to set the rate; those of us in the industry are waiting to see what will happen, and many jobs are on hold pending the decision. It sounds like costs may go up 10% to as much as 40%. For more information visit:  https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2017/10/31/breaking-usitc-recommends-quotas-tariffs-on-crystalline-silicon-solar-imports/  and https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2017/11/13/the-clock-ticks-itc-turns-section-201-over-to-president-trump/

Renewable Energy (and related) news bites

             1912 Warning on coal cuasing climate change


  • When autumn darkness falls, what we will remember are the small acts of kindness: a cake, a hug, an invitation to talk, and every single rose. These are all expressions of a nation coming together and caring about its people.
    --Jens Stoltenberg
  • Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don't feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn.
    --Marilyn Monroe
  • The cost of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.
    –Ralph Nader
  • The spring, summer, is quite a hectic time for people in their lives, but then it comes to autumn, and to winter, and you can't but help think back to the year that was, and then hopefully looking forward to the year that is approaching.
  • A kestrel can and does hover in the dead calm of summer days, when there is not the faintest breath of wind. He will, and does, hover in the still, soft atmosphere of early autumn, when the gossamer falls in showers, coming straight down as if it were raining silk.
    --Richard Jefferies
  • I love nuclear energy! It's just that I prefer fusion to fission. And it just so happens that there's an enormous fusion reactor safely banked a few million miles from us. It delivers more than we could ever use in just about 8 minutes. And it's wireless!
  • I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show.
    -- Andrew Wyeth
  • There has been a systematic repression of solar energy. It seems pretty funny to me that the government, if it is completely neutral--why wouldn't they pursue this far safer alternative of solar energy with the same intent that they pursue nuclear energy? Solar power is the last energy resource that isn't owned yet--nobody taxes the sun yet.
    --Bonnie Raitt
  • The problem with winter sports is that--follow me closely here--they generally take place in winter.
    --Dave Barry
  • If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
    --Anne Bradstreet

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Visit us on the web for product and project information!
For grid-tied power systems, www.grid-tie.com
Solar water pumping:  www.PVsolarpumps.com
Non-electric gas appliances, www.LPappliances.com
Efficient and DC appliances, www.eco-fridge.com
And our main page at www.oasismontana.com