Solar energy generates our electricity, heats our water, warms our home in the winter and helps us reduce our carbon footprint to create a healthier planet!
- Orlo and Mary Stitt
- Single-Family Residence
- 10068 Sunridge Circle, Rogers, Ar 72756
- 3,295 sq ft
- Energy need met:
- 75% to 99% of electricity
- Event Participation:
- ASES National Solar Tour 2015 Host
- Solar PV
- January 2006
- Size of System:
- 3.06 kW
- To generate electricity
- Annual Savings:
- Own or Lease:
- Cash Purchase
Our entire home functions as a complete energy system. It was designed and built to use both passive and active solar technologies. Active technologies include a 3.06kW PV system with 8 AGM batteries for uninterrupted power backup and a solar water heating system. Passive technologies include south-facing windows and operable skylights for flow-through ventilation.
Joy and feelings of personal satisfaction and independence!
Minimal - check batteries weekly.
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
Our home is built with insulated concrete forms from foundation to roof, and we used a radiant barrier and spray foam insulation in the attic. We chose a high-efficiency air conditioning unit; an EPA approved wood-burning fireplace; energy-efficient window coverings; Energy Star appliances; and LED light bulbs. Our home is handicapped accessible and built to be our home for life.
Long-term economic savings; environmental sustainability; climate change; wind-storm resilience; and a desire to live comfortably in our home as we age.
Invest in energy-efficiency first then clean power generation.
Experience with Installer:
Factors that drove our choice included product quality, the availability of technical and service support after the installation, and product warranties.
Our property is located in the first energy-planned, solar oriented subdivision in Northwest Arkansas.
Open House Info:
Saturday, October 17, 2015: 9am - 1pm Sunday, October 18, 2015: Noon - 4pm Our home will be open so guests can see all of the energy-efficient features, materials, and renewable energy systems we use to be near net-zero.