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Coastal Massachusetts Sustainable Solar Home

October 1 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm - January 15, 2023 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

We made several energy upgrades to our home: A 5.8 kW rooftop solar system in 2014; a Sonnen backup battery in 2018; an air source heat pump and electric stove in 2020; and a Hyundai Kona EV with level 2 Chargepoint charger in 2021. The Sonnen battery keeps essential circuits going if the grid goes down, so we can run on battery if we lose the grid.

Our solar system was sized for 500 kWh/mo. Until we got the EV and the heat pump, we produced more electricity than we used, and by 2020 accumulated a $2500 credit on our electric bill. We haven’t paid an electric bill since 2014, though eventually we will use up the credit due to the extra load from the EV & heat pump. When that happens, we’ll have to start paying a modest amount to Eversource again.

Our suggestion if you’re installing a home solar system is to size it bigger than your currents needs, to cover electric items you might add in the future.

Our tour is divided into multiple videos, covering different upgrades. We hope you find it useful!

Switch from gas to electric stove – 5:39 https://vimeo.com/746617714

Buying a 2021 Hyundai Kona EV – 8:21 https://vimeo.com/747727089

Look inside 2021 Kona EV – 2.04 https://vimeo.com/747722623

Installing a residential heat pump – 5:14 https://vimeo.com/748327535

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Start:
October 1
End:
January 15, 2023
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Organizer

Linda Lancaster
Email:
southshoremass@citizensclimatelobby.org

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Sustainable Features
Battery Storage, Electric Vehicle(s), Electric Vehicle Charging, Heat Pump(s), Solar PV - Rooftop
System Size (in kW):
5.8
Solar Site Type
Home
Organization:
Sustainable South Shore

Venue

Coastal Massachusetts Sustainable Solar Home
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States + Google Map

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