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Saturday: Tour Geothermal & Solar Farm Home

A newly listed green demonstration home will be featured at an educational event and open house this Saturday morning in Lowell.  The custom built ranch home includes over $165,000 in energy efficiency upgrades including a solar energy system that yields an average $750 of income from Consumers Energy each month, making it a home that actually pays its owners to live there.

Other energy features include solar heating, radiant heat, solar hot water systems, geothermal systems and a wood-fired gasification boiler system.  With a commercial-scale hydroponic/aquaponic greenhouse and several acres of fruit trees, the property also has the potential to serve as a self-sustaining farm.

Experts will be on hand for the open house from 10 am to 12 pm to discuss the home’s features and answer any questions you may have, including:

  • Dan Williams, Horizen Hydroponics – Hydroponic Greenhouse
  • Mike Linsey, Solar Winds – Solar Photovoltaic System
  • Kirk Patton,  Patton Mechanical – Geothermal
  • Nate Kingman, Michigan Energy Works – Woodfire Gasification Boiler System

All are welcome.

11505 Cascade Rd., Lowell Open House
Saturday, October 5
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The homes 2011 energy report can be found here.

Registration encouraged, do so online here.

Learn more about the property on its MLS page here.

Property listed by WMSBF member Tammy Stone, Realtor for Prudential Preferred Realtors.