Solar Power

It seems unwise to try to build a new house without thinking of ways to make it both more efficient and more carbon neutral (trendy but true). Which means among other things, we are going to look into the possibility of solar energy for the Villa Straylight. It turns out that in New York there is currently a program that will offset a large percentage of the cost of installing new a new solar system, around 40% according to their government website.These incentives last through 2009 so hopefully we will be able to take advantage of them. Since we will most likely want to do a grid-connected system, we will be able to put power into the grid instead of just taking it out.

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