- David and Ruth Schreiber
- Single-Family Residence
- 301 Summer Street, Arlington, MA 02474
- 1,700 sq ft
- Energy need met:
- 100% or more of electricity
- Event Participation:
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2012 Host
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2013 Host
- Solar PV
- January 2011
- Size of System:
- 4 kW
- To generate electricity
- Own or Lease:
- Prepaid Lease
- Additional Financial Notes:
- Actual electric bill reduced by 25% year one when compared to Nstar costs for previous year.
Grid Tied PV
The second storey is cooler on sunny days due to shading from PV panels.
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.
1. Reduce consumption footprint. 2. Save money 3. Reduce carbon output.
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.
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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