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Home self –designed and built in 1988 with 500 watt off-grid PV, passive solar heating and 4 TAP air heaters, ‘Hypocaust’ under-floor thermal mass, wood backup, and a ‘new’ PV/thermal hybrid for hot water. Featured in the May-June 1997 Solar Today.

 
What You Need to Know

Description:

500 watt off-grid PV, passive solar heating and 4 TAP air heaters, ‘Hypocaust’ under-floor thermal mass, wood backup, and a ‘new’ PV/thermal hybrid for hot water.

Maintenance Requirements:

little maintenance on battery system, and replace batteries every ten years or so ($1,000.)

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

Passive solar design with 'hypocaust' solar heated floor

My Motivation:

Efficiency and conservation

Advice:

Go passive and off-grid !

Experience with Installer:

Do It Yourself !

Open House Info:

Sat, Oct 3, 2015, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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