GREENFIELD, MA – In September a Californian returned to Greenfield to move into a zero-energy condo at the Green River Commons, on Deerfield Street in Greenfield.
“I have wanted to live more lightly on the Earth for many years, and the Green River Commons condominiums have provided me the opportunity to do that at an affordable price,” said Dorothea Sotiros, a new condo owner. “I have also ordered solar panels to be installed on my roof, which will make as much energy as I need for my heating, cooling, lights, cooking, washing, and an electric car that I plan to buy in the next few years – and it is all affordable, comfortable, and beautiful!”
Sotiros went on to explain that purchasing the solar panels will not add to her expenses – and in fact will reduce her expenses in the years to come. Because of the design and quality construction of the homes, designed and built by Wright Builders of Northampton, MA, utility bills will be incredibly low. They are estimated to cost between $800 – $1100 per year, depending on whether the condo has one or two-bedrooms.
PV Squared Solar, installers of the solar system, explain that if Sotiros takes out a MA Solar Loan to pay for the system, her loan payments will be about the same as the estimated utility costs for about 10 years. After that, Sotiros will own her solar panels and her utility payments will shrink to nominal levels depending on how hot or cool she keeps her home, and how many things she plugs into the wall.
Own your zero net energy ready condominium home! With another home under contract there are now 5 homes remaining: 3 two bedrooms and 2, one bedrooms remaining, 3 of which are affordable and available to qualified buyers at up to 80% HUD median income. Give Wanda Mooney at Coldwell Banker Upton Massamount a call to set up your appointment to see our beautiful model home today. 413.768.9848