Box Hill house

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* Photo-voltaic cells that send power back to the grid - thirty 85w panels produce 2.4kW * Photo-voltaic cells that send power back to the grid - thirty 85w panels produce 2.4kW
-* Painwater tank+* Rainwater tank
* Grey water diverters * Grey water diverters
* Compost bins * Compost bins
* Solar-powered hot water * Solar-powered hot water
* Rain sensor on the irrigation system from the water tank * Rain sensor on the irrigation system from the water tank
 +* Permalculture yard
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Owners Robin and MaryLou Friday
Location Box Hill, Melbourne
Country Australia
Type Sustainable renovation
House size Medium


Summary of house features

  • Photo-voltaic cells that send power back to the grid - thirty 85w panels produce 2.4kW
  • Rainwater tank
  • Grey water diverters
  • Compost bins
  • Solar-powered hot water
  • Rain sensor on the irrigation system from the water tank
  • Permalculture yard


Robin and MaryLou Friday’s home and garden in Mont Albert have been progressively modified to implement sustainable living features to maximize use of solar energy, reduce water use and minimise heating loss in winter.

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Details

The house is breaks even for electricity - production from the panels meets their electricity usage of about 7kwH per day.

Gallery

Credits

  • Tim the Tankman

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