Solar Straw Bale House Tour

A passive solar home is on tour in Sharon on Saturday, October 3, at 12 noon and 2:30 p.m. This Net Zero Energy Challenge winning house has straw bale construction with solar-electric panels on the house and horse barn.

Other energy-saving features include solar-powered mini split ductless heat and cooling pumps; ground mount solar hot water panels; an HRV air exchanger; natural lighting supplemented by LED and compact fluorescent bulbs; and recycled energy-efficient appliances.

Reservations will be accepted first-come, first-served. The non-refundable tickets are $15 per person. To RSVP, visit or call 860-623-5487.



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