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maine.johns
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Quick Facts
Energy Needs Met

50% to 74%

of electricity

Energy Needs Met

100%

or more of hot water

Energy Needs Met

100%

or more of space heating

What You Need to Know

Description:

Off Grid PV Frank and Shari's 1st system is grid-tied with a battery bank. It consists of twelve 160 watt Shell panels with Xantrex inverter and 660 AHr of Concorde AGM batteries The main part of the house is fed by the solar sub-panel with larger appliances and garage left on the grid. A second grid-tied array was added in early 2010; 3.68 kW nominal feeding a 4 kW Fronius inverter. Heat and domestic hot water is provided by a wood-burning Tarm wood gasification boiler.

Maintenance Requirements:

none

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

Batt/Blanket Fiberglass Alt Fuel Vehicle, Energy Star Appliances, FSC Certified Wood, Sunspace

Open House Info:

Frank drives an EV (converted Toyota pickup) and an electric motorcycle

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