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783 Franklin Street, Skaneateles

783 Franklin Street

783 Franklin Street

783 Franklin Street is in the midst of adding a geothermal heating and cooling unit and will be adding PV solar panels later in October of 2013.  This tour stop is a good illustration of what is involved when retrofitting an existing home with alternative energy.  Jeff and MaryBeth Carlberg are moving towards alternative energy and energy independence and away from the use of natural gas.

Address:  783 Franklin Street, Skaneateles, NY

House Area:  3,100 square feet

Property Area:  40 acres

House Built:  1990

Alternative Energy:  Geothermal and Photovoltaic solar panels

Date:  Geothermal, September 2013, PV panels are to be installed later this fall

Installer:  TAG Mechanical

Financials:  The upfront cost for the 18 kW SunPower PV Panels is $94,000.  The NYSERDA rebate is $21,000, NYS tax credit is $5,000, the Friends and Family discount for SunPower is $3,000 and the Federal Tax Credit is $28,000.  The net cost of the panels is therefore $37,400.

The upfront cost for the Geothermal Unit (which includes a new water heater along with system requirements) is $39,000.  The Tax credits for this unit total $22,400.
People may want to know there are tax credits that help with roof replacement and tree cutting if they are done for solar installation.
Digging the trench for geothermal installation

Digging the trench for geothermal installation

Laying the pipes for geothermal

Laying the pipes for geothermal


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