20 Sep '11, 6pm

Green Building Q&A: Looking to convert from oil heating and water heating to a solar pv system

Thanks Thomas. My location is in VT. But let me be clear. I understand that I will not be implementing the most efficient system by using PV. However, we have a decent net metering system here so as long as I put in a properly sized solar array, I can use the PV to heat my water year round. My primary goal is to shift from oil dependency to producing my own electricity to run my systems on. But from your response I am thinking it would make the most sense to remove my current heating system and replace it with baseboard electric. And also install an electric water heater.

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