Brooks, Maine - Solar Hot Water
Jen and Hans Albee celebrated their July 4 with an Open House for Energy Independence

This Independence Day ReVision employees Jen and Hans Albee (both of whom work out of our Liberty office) held an open house at their home in Brooks to celebrate their growing energy independence.

Earlier this year, Jen and Hans finished installing a 40-evacuated tube solar hot water system to supplement their Rinnai on-demand propane hot water heater.

Though on-demand Rinnais are extremely efficient energy users, nothing feels so good as hot water from the sun! Their system will generate roughly 12,045,000 BTUs of clean energy each year.

Weatherization in Tandem with Solar Hot Water

In addition to solar hot water, the Albees are participating in the Home Energy Savings Program, which will rebate homeowners up to $3,000 for approved energy efficiency projects, regardless of income.

They’re working with Curry Caputo of Sustainable Structures to air seal and insulate attic and second floor walls and drop down stairs, as well as adding better ventilation to their bathrooms.

In our photo gallery you can see some additional photos – with Hans putting on the finishing touches on the system, and the other of Hans and Simone (their dog) enjoying the sunshine over the holiday weekend:

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