My Solar Home

The Berwick Solar Home in Berwick, Pa is all retrofit. All the solar additions and insulation changes were made well after the initial construction date back in the 50's. The original specs. are as follows:

House dimensions are 30'x40'. Basement: 8" block no insulation. Rough concrete floor.

First Floor: 2"x4" studs, R11 Fiberglass batts. Single pane windows with storm windows. 1/2" drywall inside. 1-1/8 hardboard sheathing, vinyl siding over cedar siding with 1/4"eps underneath vinyl siding.

Attic: 2"x6" floor joists, R19 fiberglass batt with old 2" fiberglass underneath, total 8" ~R22.

Heating Systems: 52 gallon electric water heater, Lenox oil fired hot air furnace, 275 gallon oil tank. Old dial type thermostat.

Where to Find Us: (Fitch Consulting)
1072 Fowlersville Rd

Berwick, PA 18603

Phone: 570-752-4827



Domains for SALE:    buy/sell domain

What's New

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2017 PV production is 14.293 MWH.

2016 PV production is 15.629 MWH.

2015 PV production is 14.543 MWH.

2014 PV production is 7.711 MWH, first year partial production. 9.374 MWH were produced through the entire startup test phase of the system before certification.


2017 production down 1.34 MWH from last year. All months produced less except for December which is the cloudiest month of the year.... Ironic...


Electric car miles for the third year are 13,220 saving 575 gallons of gas at an avoided cost of $1955.00 bringing the three year total to $5225.00. Gas prices steadily climbed throughout the year. Total number of gallons not used stands at 1790.


Electric car miles for the second year are 14,830 saving 645 gallons of gas at an avoided cost of $1870.00 bringing the two year total to $3270.00. Not bad for only 2 years at fairly low gas prices...


Electric car miles for the first year ran about 13,000 miles of energy free driving. The gas saved which would have been burned by the car that the Leaf replaced equals about 570 gallons at an avoided gas cost of $1400.00.


Total mileage across the three years equals 41,050 miles. At a gross electric usage of 3 miles per KWH year round, this translates to 13.68 Megawatt hours of electricity, or 4.56 Megawatt hours per year. With the addition of the Ford C-Max plug-in Hybrid over the last year, the total transportation electric load is increased by about 2 megawatt hours more, bringing the household trans electric yearly load to about 6.6 megawatt hours.