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   Near Zero Maine
It's the temperature outside, and our goal for your utility bill.
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Fuel Bill History

The "Near Zero Maine" living research home is an all electric home. The electric bill represents the total energy costs for two people living in the home.

electric usage
  • From October 2008 through June 2009 all energy was grid supplied.
  • By October 2009 a large solar thermal array, (Apricus evacuated tubes from Maine Green Building Supply), was completed to provide radiant heat and domestic hot water.
  • By October 2011 a 2.4 KW solar electric system from Maine Green Building Supply was added.