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.
- Rich Komp, MESEA
- Educational institution
- Richard Komp, 17 Rockwell Rd SE, , Jonesport, ME 04649
- 2,000 sq ft
- Energy need met:
- 100% or more of electricity
- Passive house
- Event Participation:
- ASES National Solar Tour 2015 Host
- Solar PV
- March 1988
- Size of System:
- .5 kW
- To generate electricity
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.
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
Efficiency and conservation
Go passive and off-grid !
Experience with Installer:
Do It Yourself !
Open House Info:
Sat, Oct 3, 2015, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Single-Family Residence|Small Wind
Single-Family Residence|Solar PV