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The annual Solar & Green Building Tour is almost here!

By Bernice Radle:
WNYSEA is bringing BRO readers a daily article about green buildings in Buffalo. Each green building will be available for you to see for FREE on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the WNY Solar Homes and Green Buildings Tour from 10am – 4pm. While this tour is not limited to the city itself, it is very important to give a HUGE cheer to the city of Buffalo because there are so many great projects within the city limits. For a full list of tour sites go to or where the sites are searchable via zip code.
Today’s featured site is: The First Historic House in Allentown with a Solar Array
If you have a chance to check this house out, you should. Not only is 115 Mariner in the historic Allentown district, the owner has installed a state of the art solar PV system with micro inverters. This means that he has a lot of neat technology available to verify the savings of each panel. The owners of this house are very tech savy and even have an app that can show you how their solar array is performing.
This house also has several other energy efficiency measures that you may want to ask about. With this being a historic home, the owner is full of information on energy costs, rehabbing for energy efficiency while maintaining historic character and more. Check it out!
Grid Tied PV
3.4 kW grid-tied PV solar, 16 PV panels on a pitched roof
Installed: December, 2010
Size of System: 4kW
Monitor performance:
To generate electricity
Gross Cost of System:
Value of Rebates:
Value of Tax Credits:
Net Cost of System:
Annual Savings:

Average Annual Savings
Energy Needs Met
75%-99% of electricity
Net Investment
Return On Investment

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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