|Re: query about photovoltaics (solar panels)||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Grace Kim (graceschemataworkshop.com)|
|Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 12:09:29 -0700 (PDT)|
At Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing, install happened 4 years after move in (this summer in fact). We planned for conduit runs that allowed this to more easily happen...though there were some hiccups of using that...but if it's not too late, ask your architect/electrician to provide conduit runs even if you can't do the install now. Install was paid for by one of our community members. They really valued this and wanted to make it happen -it was a measure of future proofing (presuming that our energy costs may increase in the future). In terms of asking whether it provides the power we anticipated. We are a very unique situation - our energy consumption (as measured by Energy Use Intensity or EUI) was quite low for a multifamily building - we had an EUI of 17 prior to install of our PV...most multifamily in our region has an EUI of 45-50. So our needs were pretty low. It is more than covering common house power, although it will be interesting to see what happens when we resume meals, since cooking (and showering) are the two largest consumers of residential energy. I'm cc'ing one of my community members who is tracking energy use more closely and might have more to report. If you are interested in seeing what our PV install looks like (as well as our rooftop farm), we created a very short video this summer. https://vimeo.com/453836336 grace h. kim aia | schemata workshop, inc. principal pronouns: she/her 1720 12th avenue seattle wa 98122 p 206.285.1589 c 206.795.2470 schemataworkshop.com<http://www.schemataworkshop.com/> Watch my TED talk at TED.com<https://www.ted.com/talks/grace_kim_how_cohousing_can_make_us_happier_and_live_longer> Schemata Workshop employees are currently working remotely given the current public health situation.
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- Re: query about photovoltaics (solar panels) Sara Gottlieb, October 14 2020
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