25% to 49%
25% to 49%
of hot water
- John and Terri Cerveny
- Single-Family Residence
- 106 Pheasant Walk, Schenectady, NY 12303
- 3,000 sq ft
- Energy need met:
- 25% to 49% of electricity
- 25% to 49% of hot water
- Event Participation:
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2012 Host
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2013 Host
- Solar PV
- January 2008
- Size of System:
- 4.5 kW
- To generate electricity
- Gross Cost of System:
- Value of Rebates:
- Value of Tax Credits:
- Net Cost of System:
- Annual Savings:
- Own or Lease:
- Cash Purchase
What You Need to Know
Grid Tied PV Traditional Colonial style home of about 3,000 square feet that has been upgraded with improved insulation, high efficiency natural gas boiler for new radiant heat system, 4.5 kW PV system, 160 ft. sq. flat plate solar thermal system, CFL and LED lighting, water barrels, PV solar awning, and more.
Little to none. Hose off the pollen & dirt a couple times a year.
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
Batt/Blanket Fiberglass plus cellulose Alt Fuel Vehicle, Energy Star Appliances, Radiant floor heating, Rain Barrels
Desire to generate our own energy and reduce GHG emissions.
Get an energy audit first, fix the problems and only then proceed on to clean energy.
Experience with Installer:
Renewable Power Systems was terrific as was Allura Solar for the solar thermal system. Ed Bishop of Enhanced Living in Troy NY is outstanding for HVAC/boiler/radiant heat work.
My day job is with the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium and I've been trained by the Climate Reality Project to give Al Gore's talk on global warming.
Open House Info:
106 Pheasant Walk, Schenectady NY 12303. Pheasant Walk is located just off Carman Road (Rt. 146) about 1 mile north of Western Ave. (Rt. 20) in Guilderland.
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