Beavercreek Solar Home For Sale
In 1993 I was not thinking about solar power generation when I had an area cleared in the center of twenty acres of twelve year old Douglas fir trees for a house, landscaping, and garden. But then with that clearing we ended up with a fair amount of open space, especially to the south and west of the house. That fit very well with the installation early last year by Andrew Koyaanisqatsi of Solar Energy Solutions of thirty two photovoltaic panels. That was a great addition to the solar panels we have had for hot water ever since the house was first built.
Now the fir trees are about seventy feet tall, and we still get plenty of solar power. In fact, the credit from summertime power generation provides surplus electricity that cancels power company bills deep into the last part of the year.
We have a fine house with outstanding landscaping. Other features include orchard, raised beds, vegetable and flower gardens, ¾ acre of black walnut trees, a greenhouse, and three sheds. I have to add that most years we find Chanterelle mushrooms in the woods.
It is a heavenly place, but with advanced age we regretfully find that it is time to move closer to our sources of medical care and ordinary supplies. Our present home will be a great place for someone interested in country living with the added bonus of solar power.
This photo shows the great western exposure before the photovoltaic panels were added.
House and acreage at 26423 S. Beavercreek Road, Beavercreek, Oregon 97004
2,939 sq ft plus 208 sq ft of extra storage space
4 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, kitchen Corian countertops and solid hardwood floor; finished daylight basement
Draindown solar hot water system with two solar panels; 32 photovoltaic panels
Cedar deck; exceptional landscaping, waterfall and pond, sprinkler system ; three sheds, greenhouse; 8 ft deer fence around orchard and garden; 20 acres, mostly Douglas fir and includes ¾ acre of black walnut trees and a stream
Certified forest management plan
Contact: Ernest and Leah Lane, 503-632-4926