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Virtual Solar Sites will go live on October 2 and show more photos, videos and information about solar and sustainable living. Hybrid Solar Sites will go live on the date they are scheduled.

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Greenbelt Solar Home with Rainwater Harvesting & Rain Garden

October 2, 2021 - January 15, 2022

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This ranch-style brick home was built in the late 50s. Solar City installed a 10 kW DC (8.9 kW AC) PV system on the E/SE facing
slopes of the roof in early 2014 and it began generating electricity in November; there were no upfront costs. A 640-gallon cistern, manufactured in Australia, is installed under a second-story porch and is attached to a soaker hose that runs through an extensive garden with a large fish pond and waterfall. My property slopes steeply toward Greenbelt Lake and water runoff from neighbors has sometimes been a severe problem. Patuxent Nursery custom landscape designed and constructed a dry riverbed ending in a rain garden/bowl backed by large boulders to funnel and capture stormwater runoff. The next year we expanded on this system.

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Start:
October 2
End:
January 15, 2022
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Sustainable Features
Solar PV - Rooftop, Other
Other Sustainable Features:
Rainwater Harvesting System (Cistern, Constructed Dry Streambed, Rain Garden)
System Size (in kW):
10
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