Gallery: Middlebury College’s Self-Reliance Solar Decathlon House Wins ...

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The 6.75kW rooftop mounted solar array consists of 30 SunPower 225 solar panels that will produce all of the home's energy. Annually in Vermont, the array will produce about 7930 KWh of AC energy, approximately 1550 KWh that the house's projected need. Next to the panels is a solar thermal system consisting of two hot water collectors, which will assist the Self-Reliance house's heat pump, helping to heat the water by as much as 50 percent.

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