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We are busy greening up and saving some more money, by adding Solar Panels and Hot Water System to our house.

We were able to get a fair and green loan and the make the personal choices for our location.

You can see our beginning posts on this project:
More PV Solar Research for Our House
PV Solar Panels on our House Update Report

Kirk Heffner, our contractor, and his assistant Patrick are up on the roof now and I will take some pictures of their efforts. We have been very pleased with the care and planning that has taken place so far on this adventure.

Kirks truck

Kirks Truck

It is supposed to be an extremely hot day here – the fellows may not be able to stay on the roof during the heat of the day and work on solar collectors.

I am going to spend the next few days taking pictures of the work in progress to post on this site, and I am collecting all the product information sheets and will name names as they come into my hands…



Our current Puget Sound Energy Bill came yesterday – pre-solar panels, and it was a whopping $223.00, for our efficient home – this included 3 weeks of no computer running, using the clothes line, no one home during the day, and 4 days of incredibly hot weather (we set a record at 104’ F one day) and the heat pump ran the AC. It was primarily a very cool and cloudy month.

It is a big risk but we think it will pay off in the long run and create more value. It also feels like the right thing to do.



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Thu, August 20 2009 » Discoveries

2 Responses

  1. Dever July 10 2010 @ 5:26 pm

    Hope you guys like the end result!

  2. Patricia July 22 2010 @ 10:13 am

    We are liking it a lot…and seeing Patrick yesterday to clean up the panels was a delight !!
    .-= Patricia´s last blog ..STP 2010 – Our pictorial story =-.

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