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.

Renewable Energy Retrofits
Employing their home’s roof and basement, their hayfield and even the earth beneath their property, the author and his wife have implemented an assortment of renewable energy retrofits: solar hot water, geothermal home heating and cooling, and solar electricity for both their home and electric car.
Illustration by Len Churchill