A Renewable Home Energy Retrofit: How We Did It

We reduced our carbon footprint by incorporating a variety of renewable energy systems into our Maine home, including a geothermal system and solar hot water system. With this home energy retrofit, we now produce nearly all of our power without fossil fuels.

Davis Roof
The two solar collectors on the Davis’ roof use “evacuated tube” technology, which better harnesses and retains heat compared with flat-panel collectors.
Photo by Hans Albee