Zero Net Electricity Use in Upstate NY

Residence of Paul Willing, Collie Goldstein, and Alon Willing


Solar Collectors
Energy Use




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1)  Solar water collector
2)  House heating and clothes dryer
3)  House heating
4)  Older photovoltaic system: 2.8 KW             
5)  Newer photovoltaic system: 4 K

  • Heating: about 50% from a geothermal heat pump; about 30% from direct solar; about 20% from a wood stove ( 0.8 cords/winter)
    • Ground source heat pump:

        
  • Cooling: heat exchanger in well
  • Water heating: solar; second heat pump
  • Lights:  fluorescent and LED fixtures
  • Cooking, refrigeration: all electric appliances
  • Commuting 900 miles/month:  
                     
         2012 Nissan Leaf (electric; no gas)

Note that we use no fossil fuels for heating, cooking, or hot water.

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