Posted by:


Combined wind/solar system

What You Need to Know


Off Grid PV House constructed with 9 1/2 inch thick walls with both fiber and rigid insulations plus a dead air space to use as conduit and for added insulation value. 3,000 square foot house, built in stages since 1994, as time & money allowed. Hillside site allows enjoyment of outrageous views & good breezes. CMP wanted the cost of a house mortgage to bring power, prodding me to alternatives. Starting with a generator we have added 1000 watts photovoltaics & recently upgraded from my old reliable Whisper H900 to Whisper 500 (3000 watt) wind turbine for my current hybrid system. Recycled lumber was used in construction.

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

Batt/Blanket Fiberglass Daylighting, Local Materials, Passive solar, Rain Barrels, Recycled Materials, Super Insulated Walls/ Roof

Open House Info:

From Rte 3- Branch Mills Rd.- next to Tobey's Market from west- go to the second left (North Palermo Road) take left and go 2 miles to Nelson Lane on Right. Take right and go up the hill for 3/4 mile (becomes dirt road) to 4 way intersection. Take Left onto Marden Hill Road. House is 3/4 of mile in on right.

View Other Case Studies
Melissa Grader - Wendell - MA
Melissa Grader - Wendell - MA

Single-Family Residence|Solar Hot Water

Mark & Donna Howland - Esperance - NY

Single-Family Residence|Small Wind

Search for Other Case Studies
EnergySage Marketplace
Get the best deal on solar.
Get Started