Passive & Energetic Solar Go Hand In Hand

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Solar Living in West Newbury

The Waleckas’ canine Sammie additionally enjoys the solar.

When David and Susan Walecka moved to West Newbury, MA from Duxbury, they knew they wished to put in solar on the home they had been constructing. However, as anybody who has handled home design and development is aware of, issues can get fairly overwhelming. They ended up designing the home with massive home windows for passive solar, and moved in.

In the primary winter they misplaced power for five days straight. The mixture of passive solar, high quality insulation, and a fire meant that every part stayed decently heat, however they didn’t wish to danger that once more.

“We didn’t install a generator when we built the house,” stated David, “and because of the erratic climate everyone has been experiencing I was concerned about losing power again during the winter.”

The Waleckas’ Tesla Powerwall

“Then we decided pretty quickly that we wanted rooftop solar as well,” Susan Walecka explains, “We got some other prices and quotes but we really appreciated ReVision’s hands-on approach.” Their 9.25 kw rooftop solar array now provides energy to their ReVision-installed warmth pumps and Tesla Powerwall. Susan particularly loves watching the solar cost the battery – even when it’s raining, the solar nonetheless fills the battery as much as 70% or larger. Since the set up the power has gone out just a few instances, but it surely’s not noticeable due to the seamless change to the battery.

In December of 2021, they purchased a Tesla Model Y and cost that off their solar+battery as properly, they usually’re planning on shopping for a warmth pump water heater quickly; their home will quickly be a real-life model of the 100% solar family mannequin! Through the Mass Save SMART program, they get month-to-month funds for a lot of of those clear energy applied sciences. But it’s not all concerning the cash for the Waleckas – like ReVision they’re additionally concerned with the Merrimack River Watershed Council, and wish to do their half to assist out the native atmosphere.

The shocking half to Susan was how shortly and easily the installs had been. “ReVision was so detailed and hands-on. I thought there would be glitches, but it worked so well. The people who were here were wonderful.”

The Waleckas are very near attaining the 100% Solar Household!

 

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