Some great project examples of homeowners using solar to increase their independence, reduce energy bills, and improve the environment. For a complete listing by town, see our
Town-by-Town Solar project gallery here!
Solar on a custom timber frame home. Photo Courtesy: Unity Homes.
Two boys play outside, enjoying the sun, as their house produces electricity with solar panels installed by ReVision Energy
AllEarth Solar Series 20 4.7kw dual-axis tracker installed at a home in Londonderry, New Hampshire. This tracker uses GPS to follow the sun and will produce up to 45% more electricity than the same solar panels on a rooftop array.
The Series 24 AllSun Tracker with standard efficiency panels will produce roughly 9,600 kWh of electricity each year for this home in Exeter, New Hampshire.
“Gary Friedmann charges plug-in C-Max hybrid at Bar Harbor Community Farm — a net-zero operation heating with solar-powered heat pumps, and running lights, well, hot water and walk-in cooler off the sun.”
Solar Homeowners Lauren and Nate Zike in front of their 5.83kw solar electric array. Their solar array will meet close to 100% of their energy needs, allowing them to control their energy costs, all while helping reduce strain on the local energy grid and reducing pollution from fossil fuel sources.
Image of the Maine Idyll Community Solar Farm in Falmouth, Maine. Community Solar Farms allow people that might not ordinarily be able to go solar to take advantage of solar power’s abundant benefits.
The Noltes of Pelham, NH have leveraged their 8.9 kW solar electric array to power all household loads, an electric car, and roughly 1/2 of their home’s heating.
The solar-powered office of David Foley and Judy Berk is designed for passive solar gain. The twelve solar panels on the roof provide enough electricity to offset ‘plug loads’ for both the office and Foley-Berk’s nearby house. Photo: Judy Berk