May 29, 2015


Slideshows

Solar-powered house

Solar home built by Will and Bev Eert; the exterior is complete, but not rear of the house built into hill, and two solar panels in front of the house. The hill shields the house from north-west winds and keeps the home cool in the summer. They are also using 6x8 Douglas Fir beams inside the house, which is located just south of Portage la Prairie.
Solar panels that power the home.
Will and Bev Eert next to the solar panels that power their home.
Old technology of wood powers the wood stove as the solar heated pipes warm up the concrete floor.
Bev Eert has a few plants growing in the unfinished house. There are lots of south-east facing windows looking out over their large lot on the Assiniboine River.
Bev Eert answers phone while coffee percolates on the wood stove in the unfinished solar home.
Bev Eert using a wood burning Waterford Stanley wood stove, but the house will have an electric stove when it is finished.
Will Eert with batteries that store solar energy from his two panels.
Solar home built by Will and Bev Eert; the exterior is complete, but not rear of the house built into hill, and two solar panels in front of the house. The hill shields the house from north-west winds and keeps the home cool in the summer. They are also using 6x8 Douglas Fir beams inside the house, which is located just south of Portage la Prairie. - KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Solar panels that power the home. - KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Will and Bev Eert next to the solar panels that power their home. - KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Old technology of wood powers the wood stove as the solar heated pipes warm up the concrete floor. - KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Bev Eert has a few plants growing in the unfinished house. There are lots of south-east facing windows looking out over their large lot on the Assiniboine River. - KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Bev Eert answers phone while coffee percolates on the wood stove in the unfinished solar home. - KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Bev Eert using a wood burning Waterford Stanley wood stove, but the house will have an electric stove when it is finished. - KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Will Eert with batteries that store solar energy from his two panels. - KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective January 2015.

Scroll down to load more

Top