This historic 1800's bed and breakfast features a 4Kw Sunpower electric system. The system is projected to off set 40% of this homes electric usage.
Owners Pat and David invite the public through on Oct 3rd 2009 to see this unique home and take a tour of one of the only homes on the Erie Canal to feature a solar PV system, water saving devices, weather stripping and other renewable energy features!
Directions: From Interstate I490 east or west, then to Route 531 west to the end towards Brockport, At the end of the expressway at the stop light take a right turn on Washington Street, go past one light (RT31), then over the Erie Canal and the home is on the left hand side right on the canal.
This historic Park Ave. area home located at 64 Rutgers Street in Rochester New York is a fine example of an older home coupled with both a Geothermal ground source heat, and a Solar Photovoltaic electric system.
The solar electric system is a 2.22Kw grid connected system which sells power back to their utility.
Directions: Take either I490 east or west to the Monroe Ave exit. Rutgers street runs off of Monroe Ave three streets west of the exit and runs North.
The Young's solar photovoltaic home in Newark New York
This home located in Newark New York features the latest in solar photovoltaic technology. Thirty Evergreen solar modules are the power generation of this system, with the panels roof mounted.
The power inverter is a Sunny Boy SMA is a 6000U. Total wattage of this system is 5700 watts of grid connected power. This customer is using this solar generated power to charge his electric cars, yes you heard this right, his electric cars. THIS CUSTOMER IS ALSO OFFERING ELECTRIC CAR RIDES TO THOSE INTERESTED
Other items of interest are the electric vehicles that this collector has, a Solectra electric car, and even a natural gas vehicle!
Home was built in 1984 and is 1100 sq feet with a wood burning fireplace.
This home also has energy CF lighting.
The solar PV system was installed by Rochester Solar Technologies a division of O'Connell Electric Company project
6411 Silver Hill Road
Newark, NY 14513
Special Considerations: Driveway parking, Stair climbing required
Home of Peter Deduck - Chili New York
Peter & Susan DeDuck
62 Rio Grande Drive
North Chili, NY 14514
• 5 kW Photovoltaic System using Sharp ND-167U1F Modules and a Sunny Boy Inverter; Grid Tied
• Sunny Boy Control Software running on a PC for continuous monitoring
• Complete set of PV system installation photos
• 160 ft2 of South facing insulated glass for passive solar heating
• 284 kWh annual lighting load achieved by extensive use of CFL’s, LED’s, and timers
• Custom LED lighting in kitchen and on garden landscaping
• Detailed computer spread-sheets and charts that account for all electrical loads, month by month
• Detailed daily data and charts that show how much electricity is generated, and how it was used (used when generated, used time shifted, or sold to RG&E as excess).
• Home built in 2005 has numerous energy star features and appliances
We have a newly constructed energy star rated contemporary home facing true south. Over 150 square feet of south facing glass overlooks a semi-formal flower garden. Our newly added 5kW Photovoltaic system supplies all of our electricity needs, but is discretely sited on the back roof where it is not readily visible. Extensive use of ceramic tile adds heat-absorbing mass, as do the granite counters. Extensive use of LED lighting, as well as compact fluorescent lighting and timers contribute to an annual electricity consumption of under 5000 kWh. If you love details, the photovoltaic system is continuously monitored during operation, and we have a large number of charts that show how the system has performed, how we use electricity, plus much more information.
From I-490, take Exit 4 (259 Union Street) and go south on Union Street. If you are traveling west, this will be a left turn onto Union Street from the ramp (right turn if traveling east). Travel straight through the light crossing Chili Avenue (route 33A). Take the second left onto Union Station Road. Then take your first right onto Reading Road. At the tee intersection, go right onto Rio Grande Drive. You need to take your next left onto the continuation of Rio Grande Drive. Our Home, 62 Rio Grande Drive, is the third house on the right. It is gray two story contemporary with a porch. Note if you are using Google maps, it shows #62 in the wrong place (close but wrong).
Home of Anthony Powell - Honeoye Falls New York
Contact Name: Anthony Powell
1147 Dalton Rd
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
Type of Building: 2.5 Story Modular
Square Feet: 2,700
Building Style: 2.5 Story Modular
Year Built: 1994
Construction or Renovation Cost: $60/sf
Fuel Type: Oil
Year of PV/Solar Hot Water System: 2007
Window Brand: Anderson Low E
Insulation Type: R60 Ceiling, R26 Walls
Building Features: Wind generators, Solar domestic hot water, Daylighting, Grid Tied PV, Passive solar, Radiant floor heating, Recycled Materials, Energy Star Appliances, Solar Heated
Building Features Detail: Solar PV Pole Mounted 3.4 Kw with automatic Battery Back-up, grid-tied.. SHW Two 4x8 panels, 120 gallon single tank, drain-back type.. 10' 1 Kw Home build 48v wind Turbine with large Fork Truck Battery.. Large southern exposure with thermal mass trombe wall behind large fireplace. External basement insulation
General Information: Many RE features not listed.. Could go off-grid for many days.
Special Considerations: Long recycled driveway with circle for parking at house.. In-line weatherstation
Directions: 1147 Dalton Rd off Honeoye Fall#6 road in Honeoye Falls. From Rush follow Rt 15A south to light, right onto HF#6 road. Dalton is on left in 1/2 mile. 3rd house on left, east, blue tall house.
2.5 miles north of Rts 5&20 in Lima
5 minutes to either E.Avon or Rush Rt 390 exits.
Long driveway with Parking at House.
Home of John and Sue O'Neil
Contact: John and Sue O'Neil
119 Meadowbrook Rd.
Rochester, NY 14620
Type of Building: Home
Square Feet: 1381
Building Style: Home
Year Built: 1948
Fuel Type: Natural Gas
Annual Heating Fuel Consumption: Approx. 600 therms
Electricity Use: 3900 kWh/year
Year of PV/Solar Hot Water System: 2009
Insulation: Blown-in cellulose
Building Features: Grid Tied PV, Recycled Materials, Non-Toxic Products, Energy Star Appliances
General Information: Our 60-year old Cape Cod features a grid-tied 3.68 kW PV system, Energy Star appliances, high efficiency furnace, extensive use of CFLs, new windows, improved insulation, a composite deck, a Certified Wildlife Habitat and an organic garden.
Special Considerations: Street parking, stair climbing.
Directions: Take I-490 to S. Goodman St. (exit 17), turn south on Goodman, continue to Highland Ave and turn right. The third street on the left is Meadowbrook Road, we're about 2/3 down the street on the right.
Buffalo homes are also on the tour!
Walter and Nancy Simpson
4 Meadow Stream Ct
Amherst, NY 14226
This Buffalo area home is owned by Walter and Nan Simpson and features the finest in renewable energy technology. It starts with a solar hot water heating system. There is a also a 2.4Kw solar string based PV system to sell electric back to the grid. Other improvments include energy lighting, extra insulations factors, and a energy monitoring doctor to assist in energy knowledge.
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