Existing house made net neutral for electric and significant reduction of natural gas
- Single-Family Residence
- 135 Devon Lane, Marstons Mills, MA 02648
- 3,000 sq ft
- Energy need met:
- 100% or more of electricity
- 50% to 74% of hot water
- Solar PV
- January 2006
- Size of System:
- 4.8 kW
- To generate electricity
- Own or Lease:
- Cash Purchase
- Additional Financial Notes:
- Electricity Use: PV ~ 100% of house load with second string Components: Schott 315 panels, SMA Sunnyboy 2500U inverter
Grid Tied PV -Nearly 100% on site electric generation -blown in Cellulose & Air Sealing in the attic after extensive energy audit -Gas back up Solar hot water system with dehumidification loop -Window-quilt insulating window treatments The house is a fairly standard colonial that happened to have a great south facing roof in the back. We moved in and wanted to use that roof. First we added the PV array, then a Solar Domestic Hot water and when rebate levels increased a 2nd string of PV. The savings have been beyond predicted values and there have been no maintenance issues.
none. I read the meter once a month and enter production into pts
Wanted to leave a better world for my kids and achieve an acceptable return on investment.
Open House Info:
Off route 28 turn on Putnam Ave heading south to Cotuit. The first Right is Devon Lane. We are the last house on the left.
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