Berea Solar Tour
Jeantheau House | Berea, Ky.
Sustainable Berea, sustainableberea.org
A sustainable living showcase in rural Kentucky, Mark Jeantheau’s passive solar home features rainwater catchment, a greenhouse, solar water heating, geothermal heating and air-conditioning and a 5.4-kW PV system.
Installed by Josh Bills of Sunbelievable Services in 2006, the PV panels are mounted on twin dual-tracking pedestals, which boost total power output 25 to 30 percent over a fixed-array system.
The system is grid-tied with an instantaneous UPS/battery backup.