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June 01, 1979 - Image 9

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Visit the Jubilee Solar Home
and see how Detroit Edison is
experimenting with the sun's
natural energy to help keep your
future bright.
Fortunately, Detroit Edison
customers have plenty of electric
power available. Today, and many
years into the future. It's a
result of a lot of planning, devel-
opment and investment and the
fact that more than 84 percent
of Detroit Edison's power is gen-
erated from coal, our nation's
most abundant fuel. The balance
is generated by other fossil fuels.
Looking far ahead, Detroit
Edison is conducting research on
other energy sources that may
prove to be practical in our
geographic area. While it may be
some time before solar energy
developments make possible
economical applications for
people's homes, the Jubilee Solar
Home already will have begun to
determine if the sun's energy may
someday be a useful replacement
for the oil and natural gas now
used for heating so that these
fuels may be saved for other uses
where only they will do.
The Jubilee Solar Home looks
like a traditional house. But if you
walk around to the back you'll see
the solar collectors on the roof.
Heat from the sun is captured by
the collectors, stored in the
water, then distributed by air to
heat the home. Solar-heated
water also warms water for

bathing, laundering and
cleaning. Solar energy is expected
to fulfill 20 to 30 percent of the
space heating requirements and
80 to 90 percent of the water
heating requirements.
On days when the sun doesn't
shine or when more heat is
needed, an energy-efficient heat
pump moves the natural heat,
always present in the outdoor air,
inside the home. Electric
elements provide additional heat
as required. In warm weather, the
heat pump reverses automatically
for energy-efficient air
conditioning.
The Jubilee Solar Home is
exceptionally well insulated to
keep heat inside in winter and to
make air conditioning more
efficient in summer. All doors and
windows, and even the fireplace,
are designed to be energy
efficient.
When you visit the Jubilee
Solar Home, be sure tZ examine
some of the new ideas in electric
appliances and lighting
selected for energy efficiency,
convenience and safety. And
note the interior lighting and
outdoor security lighting system,
designed to use little electricity.
Detroit Edison's Jubilee
Solar Home was built by Fred
Greenspan Development
Corporation in cooperation with
the Builders Association of
Southeastern Michigan.

FOLLOW THIS MAP TO GET
TO DETROIT EDISON'S
JUBILEE SOLAR HOME
Located in Northville Township
Northville Colony Estates
Six Mile Road, a mile west of 1-275
17075 White Haven Drive
6 MILEOROAD
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OPEN HOURS
Friday, Saturday and Sunday from I to
7 p.m. To arrange special tours for
groups call 237-7749 beiween 8:30
and 3:30 p.m. Mondas ihrough Friday.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF
CONTRIBUTIONS
General Eleciric Lamp Division
The Hearihside -
furniture and interiors
Hotpoint - appliances
In-Sink-Erator - hot water dispensers
Owens Corning Fiberglas - insulation
Wallside, Inc. - basement windows
Weathervane - windows
Keeping plenty of power in your hands.

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