The household’s Belco bill has dropped from more than $500 per month to about $100 a month, and the owner now has plans to install a more efficient electric stove and additional panels to remove the remainder of the bill. The system also has batteries as a back-up, providing two or three days of power in the event of a Hurricane or power outage.

solarhouse1.jpg What is really unique about this house is that the owner has persuaded Belco to allow his system to be “grid-tied”, meaning that on a sunny day the meter spins backward - the owner recently received a credit from Belco for the electricity he had sold them! The house is now being used as a testing site for the concept of grid-tied power in Bermuda. In Europe and the United States, it is standard procedure to sell power back to the electricity company during periods when a household produces more electricity than it uses. Greenrock hopes that soon more houses in Bermuda will be grid-tied in this manner, and want to help facilitate this process.

About Greenrock

According to The Footprint Network, which measures the ability of the planet to produce resources and absorb waste, our resource use and waste production is 60% more than the earth can produce or absorb annually.

This overshoot is the result of decisions that we each make every day. We seek to generate debate and to influence people to change their behaviour.We strive to be catalysts: Success for us is when we can Change the Mindset so that sustainable use of resources is included in decision-making for individuals, government or businesses. ... read more


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Suite 324, 48 Par-La-Ville Rd,
Hamilton HM11, Bermuda

Telephone: 1-441-747-ROCK (7625)
Email: info@greenrock.org
Website: www.greenrock.org