Posted by:Hans Albee
There's nothing quite like washing in sunshine.
50% to 74%
of hot water
- Hans and Jennifer Albee
- Single-Family Residence
- 35 Moosehead Trail Hwy., Brooks, ME 04921
- 1,600 sq ft
- Energy need met:
- 50% to 74% of hot water
- Event Participation:
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2012 Host
- Solar Hot Water
- January 2010
- Size of System:
- 2 collectors
- To heat hot water
- Own or Lease:
- Cash Purchase
Professionals & Suppliers
- Energy Auditors:
- Sustainable Structures - Hallowell, ME (Curry Caputo)
What You Need to Know
Our 40-tube solar hot water array heats a 60-gallon SuperStor tank; this tank preheats water fed to a Rinnai Continuum on-demand propane-fired hot water heater.
The knowledge that we're not using propane to heat our hot water! A great feeling, and an important lesson for our child - that energy can be made right from our rooftop.
So far our system has been maintenance free.
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
In 2010 we participated in Efficiency Maine's Home Energy Savings Program - we were able to add 16 inches of cellulose to our attic. What a difference.
Comfort and energy savings. We live in an old village home, and knew we needed to make our home more efficient to be comfortable. And since we work in the solar industry, solar hot water, especially now that we have a baby, was a natural fit.
Ask questions! Call us at ReVision Energy anytime to talk.
Experience with Installer:
My wife and I are both employed by ReVision Energy and we love what we do. We're proud to be part of Maine's largest solar energy company.
Open House Info:
Join us between 10am and 4pm. We look forward to seeing you.
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