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2012 Green Energy Ohio Tour: Romich Residence
ADDRESS OPEN TO PUBLIC
1517 Beall Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691
10/6/2012: All Day (10-4)
TYPE Home
YEARS ON TOUR 3
AGE OF BUILDING 60 years
SIZE 2,000 square feet
TOTAL COST OF PROJECT $6,000.00
TOTAL COST OF PROJECT AFTER INCENTIVES $6,000.00
PROJECT STATUS Completed
TECHNOLOGIES AT SITE
Renewable Energy
Technology Size Units Installer Manufacturer Years in Operation
EV powered by renewable energy Chevrolet Volt 1
Photovoltaics ~1.75 kW Uni-Solar 1
Green Design
Feature(s) Designation Installer Architect/Builder/Manufacturer Years in Operation
Energy Efficient Features N/A Brett Ungerer 1
DESCRIPTION:
1) 1.75 kW grid tie solar PV system
2) 225 W 12 volt battery backup solar PV system
3) Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
4) 12' x 15' woodworking shop addition using modern energy methods. (2x6 studs on 24" centers, air sealing)
5) Deck built with recycled material, synthetic lumber.
6) Replacement windows with sash weight spaces foam filled.
7) Rain barrel
Incentive Program(s) Utilized:
None. Grid tie system is owned by Wayne County Sustainable Energy Network, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. WCSEN was given a deductible donation to cover the costs. Power is purchased from WCSEN. SRECs are sold by WCSEN.
Directions to Site:
Barry Romich
1517 Beall Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691
Directly across from campus gas station, just north of the College of Wooster. Park at gas station or on Bloomington Road.
Estimated Annual Production:
1000 kWh
Estimated Utility Savings:
Grid tie PV: $300 power purchase savings per year
PHEV: $3000 fuel cost savings per year
Window replacement: ? fuel cost savings
Challenges/Lessons Learned:
This was the first experience with both energy efficient building construction and solar PV for both the builder and the roofer.
Installation Company & Contact Information:
Building contractor:
Brett Ungerer
Ungerer Construction
bau_kku@yahoo.com
330-465-0733

PHEV: Chevrolet Volt
Other Comments:
Standing seam roof supplier Willoughy Supply attached most of the Uni-Solar panels to the roof material. Roof installation was done by Flanagan Spouting & Roofing (Tel: 330-264-1662), who installed three of the Uni-Solar panels on site. PHEV