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Grid Tied PV Welcome to our home...Our home features a 10Kw Bergey wind turbine on a 120' guided lattice tower. The system is grid-tied. Blades are 11 feet long for a diameter of 23'. In addition to the wind turbine we have a 6.0Kw Sun Power PV system so we take advantage of both wind and sun. On site will be our 2012 Chevy Volt. We have installed a GE GeoSpring hybrid (electric heat pump) hot water heater that extracts heat from the cellar so that it does not have to use the electric elements unless there is high demand. We also installed a Mitsubishi high efficiency(23 SEER) air source heat pump that heats the majority of the house. Turbine generates on average 8000 Kwh/year. Solar array generates on average 6700 Kwh/year. Water tank uses approx 1800Kwh/year. Car will go 40 miles on a charge - then uses gas @ 40mpg. We have stopped using propane for heat and hot water.

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

Alt Fuel Vehicle, Daylighting, Energy Star Appliances, Energy Star rated, Rain Barrels

Open House Info:

From south: Take Route 5&20 to McCann Road (between Cooley Road and Wheeler Station Road - between Canandaigua and Bloomfield). Take McCann Road north. Go straight at the stop sign onto Brace Road. House is approx. 1.9 miles after the stop sign on the left. From north: Take Route 96 to village of Victor. Go south on Route 444(Maple Street) out of Victor a mile. At traffic light turn left onto Boughton Hill Road. Go a half mile and turn right onto Brace Road. House is approx. 2 miles down on the right. Plenty of off street parking.

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