This passive solar residence (1990) is powered by a fourteen panel, free-standing, tracking, photovoltaic array. The 2×6 stud walls allow for superior insulation values and along with a propane hydronic heating system creates great winter comfort in this south facing home at 7000′ elevation. Many other sustainable design features are incorporated into this building: daylighting, gravity-feed water supply, thermal-mass and accessibility features. Learn more about this Eco-Home (Energy-Conservation-Otimized) in the Web Publications (sidebar).
Seasonally adjustable PV arrary provides year-round power for interior / exterior lighting and for the operation of security features. This stand-alone system (battery bank storage) also provides power for heating / air circulation equipment designed into the building.
Continuous tracking PV array provides consistent power to water pumping equipment inside the metal structure. PV-powered pumping system has eliminated troublesome maintenance issues at this remote Beaver Dam State Park facility.