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dschr

Solar saves!

 
What You Need to Know

Description:

Grid Tied PV

Other Benefits:

The second storey is cooler on sunny days due to shading from PV panels.

Maintenance Requirements:

Occasional trimming of overhanging tree branches.

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

Loose Fill Cellulose, high efficiency gas heat, on demand, tankless hot water. Rain Barrels, composters.

My Motivation:

1. Reduce consumption footprint. 2. Save money 3. Reduce carbon output.

Advice:

That my town was going to go solar and that costs would have been even lower for the PV installation and output.

Experience with Installer:

Excellent! The work was done in just over a day, the clean up was thorough and the system has been trouble free.

Additional Notes:

The house has a steeply sloped roof facing south, southwest..ideal for solar. Two trees, which had been planted much too close to the house had to be removed.

Open House Info:

From Boston: Route 2 west to Pleasant St./Route 60 toward Arlington Center (north). Left on Mass Ave at Arlington Center. Right on Mill St. (next traffic light). Left on Summer St. (next traffic light). Pass through traffic light at Brattle St. 301 is the third house on the right after the gentle turn. Can't miss it; it's got the solar array on the roof!

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