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Small Old Home on a Small Budget — All-Electric, with Solar Panels – and Sustainable Living

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm - October 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

This is just a casual “tour,” if you want to look at my humble, simple home set-up. Panels are on the back of the house. Depending on the attendees, a look at the inside of the home is possible. This was not a big money investment to go all-electric. It was done over time, and with some used appliances.

Besides wanting to divest my life of fossil fuels, disposables and plastic (still not 100% divested), I was hoping to show that all-electric and solar is possible for just about anyone on a small budget – and that even in a cold climate, cutting yourself off from the natural gas pipeline is no big deal.

The 0.2-acre home lot is treed and low-mow (with many singing insects at night). All wet/biodegradable trash is “composted” (just a pile). Another target is to be disposables-free, e.g., using a bidet (no TP used for 3 years), and old clothes as rags. Attempting to be recyclables-free, too, but that is harder.

I checked the box for “Electric Vehicle,” but it’s really a used hybrid 2013 Prius Plug-In, with minor charging capabilities and very low range. It’s a learning experience for charging, EV infrastructure, etc.

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Details

Date:
October 1
Time:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC-5
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Organizer

Linda Sekura
Email:
LSekura@aol.com

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Sustainable Features
Electric Vehicle(s), Electric Vehicle Charging, Energy Monitoring, Heat Pump(s), Solar PV - Rooftop, Sustainable Living
System Size (in kW):
2.97
Solar Site Type
Home
Organization:
Linda Sekura, Maple Heights resident -- Also: Owner, Midwest Sustainable Solutions

Venue

Linda Sekura, Maple Heights resident — Also: Owner, Midwest Sustainable Solutions
20508 Watson Road
Maple Heights, OH 44137 United States
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