Powell Off Grid home
Roger and Consie Powell - 2428 Stebly Rd, Ely, MN 55731
This off-grid home was designed and built in 2009. It is equipped with solar PV for electricity, solar thermal (hot water panels) as well as passive solar and a wood stove for heating, and solar thermal for domestic hot water. It’s also very tight and efficient. The hot-water in-floor heating system powered by the solar thermal panels serves as the primary source of in-floor heat, not a "back-up". Even in winter, with 4 months of deep subzero temps in Ely, the owners kept ‘super-toasty’ and broke their own records, multiple times, for how much electricity they could generate in a day.
House design, including passive solar – Roger & Consie Powell, Joey Kenig (House Dog Carpentry), Carl Karesti, Andy Hill (Northland Builders) Solar hot water design and Solar electric design – Andy Hill (Northland Builders)