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Choosing Insulation Levels Based on Your PV Costs

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 12, 2013 01:01 AM
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by Alex Wilson last modified Jul 10, 2013

Author name:  Alex Wilson Blog Category:  Energy Solutions Some suggest that we should base decisions about insulation levels on the cost of supplying the necessary heating or cooling with solar electricity Photovoltaic (PV) system being installed on our barn roof. Photo Credit: Alex Wilson There’s an age-old question of how much insulation to install in our homes. In the green building community, there is a contingent that says to add more until the “payback” for the added insulation isn’t worth it—until the energy savings that will result from the insulation doesn’t pay back the cost of that insulation quickly enough. Energy and environmental consultant Andy Shapiro, of Energy Balance, Inc. in Montpelier, suggests a different approach: basing that decision on the cost of solar. read more






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