An unforgettable tour - there's something for everyone!
75% to 99%
75% to 99%
of air conditioning
- Single-Family Residence
- 9 Main Street (across from Colton water tower), Colton, NY 13625
- 887 sq ft
- Energy need met:
- 75% to 99% of electricity
- 75% to 99% of air conditioning
- Deep energy retrofit
- Passive house
- Event Participation:
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2012 Host
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2013 Host
- Solar PV
- January 2000
- Size of System:
- 2 kW
- To generate electricity
- Gross Cost of System:
- Own or Lease:
- Cash Purchase
Professionals & Suppliers
- Energy Auditors:
What You Need to Know
The system is a combination DC and AC system. The solar side has 3 banks of panels all oriented and wired differently to illustrate different theory efficiency.
No loss of power in over a decade, no more utility bill.
Nearly zero on the solar. Once every three years the wind generator should have the bearing greased and the blades should be repainted. (takes about an hour to do).
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
As an experiment, there are 3 types of insulation here: Fiberglass Pink, Blue Ultra Touch, and Expanding Foam.
High Energy Prices and intermittent grid failures.
Before you spend one penny get your usage down. Take this tour and you can see how this comes into play and what you can expect when completed.
Experience with Installer:
Do it yourself.
Less than 30 feet from the utility line challenges the traditional model and should spark some interest. Including a cover story by the Syracuse Post Standard, the tour is well known for: Human/Hybrid Lithium Powered Rocket Trike, Changzuki 115 mpg motorcycle, Listeroid Diesel Co-Gen, woodstove rocket retrofit, 85ft Ladder Truck ready for deployment of wind generator, and a DIY 128 mpg Urba Centurion diesel powered sports car. CrazyJerry says, "Please come, You won't see any of this on T.V.!"
Open House Info:
Open house tour on Saturday, October 2013 from 10am - 3pm at 9 Main Street (across from Colton water tower / look for wind generator and ladder truck). There is a 16 year old Jack Russel here; Dottie likes people but is not very receptive to other animals or small hellions. Parking is best along roadside or across the road at the water tower. Do not let weather be a deterrent. CrazyJerry will greet you and be happy to answer your questions.
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