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We have not had an electric bill in over 2 years.

What You Need to Know


Grid Tied PV This is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with an open floor plan and many unique green features. It is also ADA designed and equipped. This home took 6 years to design and plan and 6 months to construct!

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

R24-SIPS panel construction, Solar thermal hot water, radiant flooring heating in slab on grade concrete floor with Buderus 96% efficient boiler, Pella energy efficient windows, passive cooling, glass block interior "windows'

My Motivation:

#1 Long term goal to retire to an energy efficient low expense home. #2 Benefits to the environment # 3 To show people it is affordable to build energy efficient homes


Do lots of research, ask others who have installed them, ask lots of questions of the installers.

Experience with Installer:

Cotuit Solar rocks, they are knowledgeable and VERY enthusiastic about what they do. You can tell they are totally into the environment.

Additional Notes:

We have a super small piece of property with lots of zoning constraints, but we worked with the town to create our dream home.

Open House Info:

Sippican Rd is 1.1 miles off the cross road of Cromessette Rd, which is a major road off Rte 6 West in Wareham. Construction materials and solar design in this home allows for $0 electric bill and $450.00 per year heat, hot water and cooking. Other eco-design features include: Soy stained concrete floors, glass block in interior walls for additional lighting, a variety of window sizes and placement maximizing useable space, minimizing northern exposures while allowing for light and air flow.

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