Our Solar SunHawk




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A glimpse into the fountain room, SunHawk's primary cooling system. The statue, Voluptua, was sculpted by Francine Kirsch.
By Steve Gresham
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John and Nancy Schaeffer designed their home, SunHawk, to provide all the comforts of modern living while promoting sustainable building practices. The Schaeffers reside in Hopland, California.
Craig Henritzy
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John Schaeffer, shown left with his wife, Nancy, center, and daughter, Sara, is the founder of Real Goods, a solar retail business that has helped outfit more than 50,000 homes with solar power. The 12-acre Real Goods Solar Living Center in Hopland, California, hosts nearly 200,000 visitors each year. Schaeffer also founded the Solar Living Institute, an environmental education nonprofit. He has experimented with and taught about state-of-the-art green building and renewable energy systems throughout his career.
By Steve Gresham
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John Schaeffer, shown left with his wife, Nancy, center, and daughter, Sara, is the founder of Real Goods, a solar retail business that has helped outfit more than 50,000 homes with solar power. The 12-acre Real Goods Solar Living Center in Hopland, California, hosts nearly 200,000 visitors each year. Schaeffer also founded the Solar Living Institute, an environmental education nonprofit. He has experimented with and taught about state-of-the-art green building and renewable energy systems throughout his career.
Craig Henritzy
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John Schaeffer, shown left with his wife, Nancy, center, and daughter, Sara, is the founder of Real Goods, a solar retail business that has helped outfit more than 50,000 homes with solar power. The 12-acre Real Goods Solar Living Center in Hopland, California, hosts nearly 200,000 visitors each year. Schaeffer also founded the Solar Living Institute, an environmental education nonprofit. He has experimented with and taught about state-of-the-art green building and renewable energy systems throughout his career.
Craig Henritzy
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The house's sunny south terrace provides an ideal place for growing tomatoes.
Craig Henritzy
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In the living room, a rock tree made from local stones wraps around a Tulikivi woodstove.
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