A friend of mine completed an artists impression as required for the semi final submission.
Things to note:
- The production system as envisaged, hides all the cabling within pipe work
- The pipe work needs to be strong enough to withstand strong wind gusts
- The far end could be the same, apart from the use of a Linux module internally; after all there is nothing to lose from logging conditions concurrently at the farm house. Although, the components may split as the antenna would likely be mounted on a radio tower or windmill to make range
- We can run cabling down to measure soil temperature and moisture; although my ideal would be for those sensors to be wireless connected somehow
An important factor not obvious from the picture is the need to protect the electronics from full afternoon sun in late summer on 40+C days.
So using an enclosure that might be double insulated, reflective, and the addition of shaders, and placement relative to the solar panel helping with that.