4 3x6 used thermal collectors, 120 gallon storage, closed loop for domestic hot water

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Quick Facts
Energy Needs Met

50% to 74%

of electricity

Energy Needs Met

50% to 74%

of hot water

What You Need to Know


Solar domestic hot water recycled domestic hot water system provides all hot water between April 1 and ~ November 1. 2.0 kWh solar system built with assistance of local community members. No loans, and no debt. Blown in insulation and R52 in the attic. House is has been tightened up with pressure test and caulking. This home is an example of a smaller home for someone who makes a reasonable salary and cannot afford to build from scratch with a high priced architecture firm. Retrofits were done predominantly by the home owner in conjunction with local solar contractors.

Maintenance Requirements:

none so far.

My Motivation:

Someone had to do something. Hedge against inflation.


Include it in the original mortgage, do it right away.

Additional Notes:

This is a regular house. It's not a fancy house with a famous architect or a killer floor plan. It's a 1963 cape. Small rooms, low ceilings. Glad I bought a 910 sf house, wish I could have found something smaller. Cheapest house I could find in 2001.

Open House Info:

100 Homestead Lane, Teaticket, MA 02536 http://maps.google.com/maps?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=100+Homestead+Lane+Teaticket,+ma+02536&oe=utf-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=100+Homestead+Ln,+Teaticket,+MA+02536&gl=us

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