On a Quiet Road With Easy Access to 404, This Century Home sits Majestically On Almost 30 Acres Featuring Approximate Net-Zero Energy Costs because of Solar Panels plus Geothermal Heating & Cooling. Other Amenities include Barn with 8 Horse Stalls, Paddocks, Workshop, Equipment Shed, Screened-in Porch with Built-in Hot Tub, Heated Converted Ancillary Building w/Kitchen & Bathroom. Documents provided for Solar Contracts. New roof this year (2019), 2nd floor was professionally renovated in 2010 with high-end fixtures.
Solar Array System
163 Ashworth is equipped with a ground mounted, grid-tied solar system that sits in the paddock behind the Ancillary Building (converted barn).
The system is under contract with the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) for 20 years and feeds energy directly into the Hydro One power grid. The system was installed in early 2018 and has 10 years remaining on the contract.
Every Kilowatt hour of energy the system produces is metered at the North side of the barn and is paid monthly at the rate of 80.2 cents per kilowatt hour via direct deposit to the property owner’s bank account.
The 11 kilowatt system was built with the highest quality equipment including 48 Solarworld 230 watt monocyrstaline panels and 4 Kaco 2500 watt inverters.
The contract is transferable to a new owner of 163 Ashworth. At the end of the contract the system will still be functional and the system can easily be converted to a scenario where the power would negate the consumption of the property and substantially lower if not eliminate the power consumption of the property
Please note: This system is grid tied and does not provide power to the house in the event of a power outage. 163 Ashworth receives a monthly power bill from Hydro One for whatever the property uses and also gets a direct deposit payment for the power produced by the solar system.In 2018 – Hydro One paid current owner $8,500. All payments can be backed up by receipts.
The main house of 163 Ashworth is heated and cooled with a ground-source geothermal energy system. This system employs 5 kilometers of pipe buried 5.5 feet below the ground to the East side of the home where there is now a paddock. The systems’ pumps and heat transfer mechanism operate on electricity and are very efficient.
In 2018 the homes’ total electricity bill, including the cost to run the geothermal system was below $3,500
Please note: The Ancillary Building (converted barn) is not linked to the geothermal system and is therefore equipped with a wood burning outdoor boiler that pumps hot water to the radiators located in the building.
163 Ashworth paid $3,500 in electricity in 2018 and received payment for energy produced of $8,500 which means the property earned $5,000 on electricity.