Oak Lodge (hydro) 2016

HOUSE NAME
Oak Lodge (hydro)
Address
Narracan VIC 3824
Open
10:00am and 3:00pm
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
Continual Improvement
House Size
25 Sq
Number of bedrooms
3
Number of bathrooms
1

The main feature is a “grid connected” multi stage micro hydro system consisting of 4 turbines of which it takes only 1 turbine  to provide the whole properties power. The hydro power is grid connected via a SP Pro inverter with battery backup hence is capable of being an off grid system if need be. The turbines are   high pressure / low volumn units situated 300 meters from the house. It would be appreciated if a morning and afternoon group session could be held at the nominated times to aid transport to the turbines and group speaker.

Other features include a home made wood fired wet back hot water system that has been operating since 1982 that also heats the house via both externally drawn air and under floor ducting via a hot water heat exchanger.

This property is 1 klm from Trent Mair’s property which has recently installed a high volumn /low pressure micro hydro system.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2016
Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
$30,000
Estimate of annual savings
$90,000
Universal Design Features
Disability access
Multi-generational
Connected to gas?
No
Renewable energy
Micro-hydro
Water heating
Solar hot water (flat panel)
Wood fire wetback
Active heating cooling
Hydronic
Heat pump
Ceiling fans
Energy efficiency
Efficient lighting
Draught proofing
Energy monitoring
Water harvesting and saving
Property runs on gravity fed spring water, no pumpingrequired
Garden / Outdoors
Edible garden
Organic
Composting
Chickens