We have been thinking of going solar for sometime and now we are happy to say we have finally done it. In 1986 we built a tiny passive solar home. It worked well Â and was a very comfortable home. Family emergencies moved us north to live with Dean’s father and we missed our little home.
After a few years we were on our own again and we dreamed of building another passive solar home but doing a full passive solar house justÂ didn’t work out. We did incorporate many passive solarÂ designs to takeÂ advantage of as much of the sun’sÂ energy as we could afford at the time. Since we haveÂ a large south facing roof, it is a perfect set up for a solar photvolactic system. So now in addition to our super insulated house and solar gainÂ through the windows, we have a 10kW photovoltaic-solar systemÂ on the roof to making electricity. Â This will supply all of our electrical needs with a capacity to convert our hot water over to electric which we plan to do in the near future. Â We use a lot of hot water here at Alabu.Â