A cozy bungalow in the Wildwood community of Calgary has complemented energy saving renovations with solar thermal and solar photovoltaic systems.
The solar thermal system uses five evacuated tube collectors mounted at the top of the south facing roof to produce heat from sunshine. The heat is transferred to a storage tank that heats water for domestic uses (showers, cleaning, laundry) and to heat the home using hydronic baseboards. The Freedom Won solar heater will produce 10,000 kWh of heat per year using our patented technology that ensures reliable operation and no regular maintenance.
The home was renovated for energy efficiency with additional insulation, upgrade windows and a high efficiency furnace. These improvements along with the solar thermal system will reduce the natural gas demand by 90%.
The solar photovoltaic system located directly below the thermal collectors generates electricity that is connected into the home's electrical system. The system is comprised of 13 panels with DC-to-AC micro-inverters that will produce 5,000 kWh per year. Around 80% of the annual consumption.
The homeowners are active in their community and value the environment. Their distinctive home proudly reflects their values and their minimal carbon footprint represents an example for other to follow.