Friday, May 15, 2009

Troy's celebrated solar house left in dark.

Troy -- It was supposed to be a shining example of the green movement -- a completely independent solar-powered house with no gas or electrical hookups.

Seven months ago, officials gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the $900,000 house owned by the city of Troy that was to be used as an educational tool and meeting spot.
But it never opened to the public. And it remains closed.

Frozen pipes during the winter caused $16,000 in damage to floors, and city officials aren't sure when the house at the Troy Community Center will open.

Lemme get this straight. They spent $900,000 on an 800 square foot house! That's supposed to be some kind of model for the future???? To put that number in perspective I found a similar house (actually slightly larger) in the same town for $59,000. Just because something is technically feasible doesn't mean is remotely practical.

The article is here.

1 comment:

Adele Josephs said...

Oh how annoying. ! I just hope things will get better soon.