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NO LONGER LISTED - Off-Grid, Energy Efficient Solar and Wind Powered Home - High-Quality Materials and Construction

There were few Montana energy efficient off-grid homes like this one on a private setting in the mountains, yet convenient to the amenities of a small city. Gorgeous, fenced and gated mountain forest setting on 30 acres, offering Continental Divide, Montana mountain views.


Main House: hot water and hot water modern radiators are provided by two independent instant hot water heaters, fueled by propane. There is also an insulated radiant floor heating system installed. Normal winter propane usage is approximately 100 gallons per month: fill the tank in October and this may last through the winter under normal, reasonable energy use. This green home's Main and Second Story floors are large and open enough for you to add more rooms and/or bedrooms.

Shop, Solar Panels, Wind Turbine

This energy-efficient, solar and wind-powered, Montana green-energy home has both a fenced livestock pasture and livestock paddock; plenty of timber for firewood; a separate, heated guest house, a livestock barn, and an industrial shop. Present owner runs industrial equipment on this power system. 

~ Totally green energy with high end solar equipment, wind turbine, and propane backup system. This can either be a completely energy independent home or an owner can consider hooking into the power company grid, since the property borders Northwestern Energy power lines. ~

Surrounded by USFS this Montana horse property offers access to trails for hunting, hiking, horse back riding, ATV riding, snow mobiling in the winter.

With a plethora of wildlife, stunning views, and privacy, this is the perfect spot for those who love privacy, wildlife, living off the land, but who also desire proximity to all that a small Montana city offers, including businesses, public schools and colleges, arts and entertainment. 

Solar Energy and Wind Power Information

Energy System is a 48 Volt DC with twenty-four, 2-volt DC "Surrette Batteries" for storage of obtained power (Guest House has 100 amp service, Main House has 200 amp service). "Surrette Batteries" are the Rolls Royce of Batteries for off grid applications and are good for at least twenty years with proper maintenance. Battery Maintenance entails keeping them dry and clean and topped with distilled water: check water level once a month in the summer and every two to three months during the winter. The Main House can be heated with the wood fireplace, with the hot water radiators, or with the presently un-hooked radiant in-floor heat system as well. Get more details on this Montana real estate MLS offering or information on other Montana green homes for sale.

Moulton Reservoir Solar Panels

This Butte, Montana Green Energy System contains two VFX3648E Outback Invertors that convert DC voltage to AC power, one inverter for each 120 volts AC Power required: two invertors provide 240 volts AC.

Open floor plan both levels: easily add more rooms and/or bedrooms!

Green Homes Interior View

Recently, this Energy Efficient System was upgraded to four MX 60 panels to handle the energy input of the system,  comprised of 28 solar panels connected into 4 combiner panels, before it reaches the MX 60 panel boxes. Each box has separate circuit breakers for protection and separation.

The Whisper 500 DC wind turbine is connected directly through a separate control panel and then goes directly to the battery bank for direct charging since the output is 48 volts DC current. The wind turbine is self-regulating and can withstand up to 120 mph winds; maximum output is produced at 27 mph and, with the Side-Furling Angle-Governor will curl out of the wind during extreme wind velocities. In addition, there are two shutoff circuit breakers one inside, one outside, that will, if desired, stop the turbine rotation during severe wind conditions. There also is one heat sink that will absorb power if too much energy is produced and not needed.

Moulton Reservoir Exterior Guest Cabin

The power from the batteries is sent to a DC circuit breaker panel which combines all DC power into one location; from there the DC power goes into the main inverter and if 240 volt VDC is required, the two invertors come on-line to provide required power. From the invertors the AC power output feeds into the AC distribution panel, directing power to the required sources of use: Main House, Guest House, and Barn. 

Horse Barn PhotoAll wind and solar power is controlled by a computer programmed HUB system that monitors and directs both the DC and AC capabilities of the system, based on preset input specification fed into the HUB system (all adjustable).

Power Room is insulated, heated and temperature-controlled to 50 degrees F during the winter by an insulated, propane hot water system.

Other recommeneded maintenance: regular, visual observation of all systems.

Miscellaneous Building Specifications

Both Main and Guest Houses are wired for land line telephone, cable, and Ethernet (Cat 5E, military standard). Outside underground communications wiring is within 1.5 inch schedule 80 pvc piping. Electric wiring is minimum of number 12 awg wire size to number 10 awg wire size; all copper within the buildings.

Roofing is 50 year transferrable, fiberglass, dimensional shingles, all sheathing is ˝ CDX plywood (not wafer board) on 2 x 6 studs, joists are 2 x 10 and rafters are 2 x 12 in size. 

Insulation: Walls are a minimum of R-19 plus. Roof is R-30 plus. All framing, sheathing, etc. is joined with 3.5 inch #8 Torx screws, not nails. Sheetrock is ˝ inch thick.

Cozy Guesthouse has loft, propane fireplace for heat, propane stove for cooking.

Moulton Reservoir Guest Cabin Interior

The well of this energy-efficient Montana home operates on a two wire 240 vac pump system, is 220 feet deep, and has a water reserve of ~200 feet. The pump produces 10 gallons per minute of water which is pumped into a 225-gallon reserve tank, located in the barn; from here water is pumped into an 85-gallon pressure tank, and finally distributed to the buildings as required.

Copper piping is used within all buildings and underground pipes are direct burial within four-inch PVC conduit.

Septic System is a 1000 gallon concrete tank with a 200 foot underground, domed leech field.

Internet is available via satellite service provided by Wild Blue.

Television is available via antenna and presently about ten channels are available. (Present system does NOT convey.)

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