10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Phone: 518 522-3173
Clifton Park, NY
4 Balsam Way
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Capital RegionUnited States
Sarah Johnston & Dave Smalley, 591 Lansing Rd., Fultonville, NY 12072: Off Grid Home for 11+ years, PV Solar heat, solar hot water, and many homesteading & sustainability projects.
Paul & Joanne Coons, 4 Balsam Way, Clifton Park: 8.4 kW of PV, solar hot water, geothermal heat pump, life breath HRV, cool roof, close cell foam insulation, paper stone countertops, reclaimed lumber, American Clay plaster, net zero energy home, LEED Platinum, NAHB Emerald, NY Energy Star Home, EPA indoor air plus, LEAF electric car.
Jim Strickland & Laurie Freeman, 206 MacGregor Rd. Gloversville, NY: Mother Earth News homesteaders of the year in 2012 – see article. Off Grid, timber-frame, straw-bale home. PV, Solar Hot Water, and many homesteading & sustainability projects.
Nancy & Donald White, 21 Garnsey Rd, Rexford, NY 12148: PV, solar hot water, solar tubes, greenhouse, thermal mass, Energy Star Home, rain water catchment, many gardening aspects.
Tec-Smart, A branch of HVCC, 345 Hermes Road, Malta, NY: Offers technical training in PV, Wind, Geothermal, and Solar Hot Water. Will display class and renewable energy infrastructure during tour.
Randy Simon, 322 Papa Pl, Schenectady, NY 12303: Large 9.1 kW PV array provides more than 90% of our electricity and now some of our “gasoline,” since it powers our Plug-in Honda Accord PHEV. I’ll have more details on “gas” milage by October.
Darrow School, 110 Darrow Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125: Solar heat, hot water and electric, Environmental Center with Living Machine, and other sustainable practices. The primary contact at the school is Craig Westcott.
Kling Magnetics, 343 New York Route 295, Chatham, NY 12037: We produce our electricity from 77.6kW pv system, generate hot water from solar thermal collectors, and heat our facility with a vegetable oil boiler utilizing fryer oil collected from local restaurants. Plus Solar AC!
Michael Cellini, 2575 Johnson Road, Scotia, NY 12302: Zero Energy Home: PV system producing 110% of homes electrical needs; Solar Thermal Hot Water System producing 100% of homes 3-season hot water needs; Outdoor Wood Boiler producing 100% of homes heating needs and winter hot water needs Passive Solar Home practices: south facing facade, insulated window shades, etc.
Shade Tree Meteorology, LLC, 2766 Rosendale Rd., Niskayuna, New York 12309. Residence with in-home business, added insulated night time shutters to south facing passive solar glass wall, improved insulation with 4″ rigid foam when adding new roof, then installed grid tied 4.5 KW solar PV system mounted on two poles which allow tilt adjustment for solar elevation changes as needed.
Allard Engineering Residence, 61 Blue Hill Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230: Original dome mathematics is the basis for the design which attempts to create all needed heat from the sun. 100% Solar.
Thom Pecoraro, 299 Newton Rd., Stephentown Center, NY 12169, 3.15 Kw PV array, radiant floor heat with an inexpensive hot water heater and passive solar with cement slab. Seven years in the making -
James & Beth Bouleris, 9 Knottingley Place, Ballston Lake, New York 12019. 26 Canadian Solar CS6P-240M panels, SMA SB6000US inverter, on a UniRac Sun Frame, plus passive solar sunroom.
Mabee Farm, Franchere Education Center, 1080 Main Street, Rotterdam Jct, NY 12150: PV, geothermal heating & cooling, PV, super insulation, recycled materials, efficient lighting & appliances.
Howard & Margaret Stoner, 2318 17th St, Troy, NY 12180: This well insulated city home uses little fossil fuel, with PV and a wood stove. As interesting are the gardening, manual tools and machines, and chickens in this urban farmlet.
Patty Watt, 308 Carrolls Grove Road, Troy, NY (home located in the Town of Brunswick), 4.1 kW PV system provides 100% of our electrical needs. Other simple energy savings improvements done to update this old farm house to a more environmentally sustainable home.
Amy and Russ Pokorny, 69 Beebe Road, Knox, NY, 12023. Grid tied, but mostly run off grid. Solar Electric with batteries, 1 kW Bergey Wind Generator, Sun Frost Refrigerator, Tulikivi Masonry Stove and a 220 V Car charging station in our garage and their electric Leaf.
Stu Besnoff, 189 North Street, Windsor, MA 01270: Solar hot water used for domestic hot water, space heat, and swimming pool heat; heat recovery ventilation; energy recovery ventilation; spray foam insulation, standby inverter and battery backup for solar pumps and controls.
John & Terri Cerveny, 106 Pheasant Walk, Schenectady, NY 12303: Improved insulation, high efficiency natural gas boiler, new radiant heat system, 4.5 kW PV system, 160 ft. sq. flat plate solar thermal system, CFL and LED lighting, water barrels, PV solar awning, Chevy Volt and more. John is an Al Gore trained Global Warming speaker available locally
Ron and Jan Bever, 227 Green Road North, Charleston, NY 12072. Off-grid solar wind and PV. Passive solar and wood stove heated, Owner built home and homestead. Solar maple syrup. Learn to take control of your life and be as independent as possible! The government is Not your friend or here to help you, help yourself!
Mark Warford, 482 Orchard St. Delmar, NY 12054. 6.4 KW PV system that is connected to the grid, on demand hot water system, wood heat with gravity ventilation between floors, vented root cellar. I also love to talk about the Green our school is doing.
Tim & Louise Healey, 1843 Thompsons Lake Road, East Berne, NY 12059: 5.2 kW, ground mounted PV provides 100% of our electricity, GE Hybrid Electric Water Heater, and a wood stove for most of our heat.
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