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West Knox home gets green makeover

Larisa Brass reports on what's thought to be the largest residential solar array in East Tennessee -- a 14.28-kilowatt system installed at a West Knoxville home.

But the solar panels are just one element to the 1970s-era home's green makeover, which included a geothermal heat pump, insulation, lighting and other measures that resulted in reducing its energy consumption by 60 to 70 percent.

The homeowners, Edward and Lynda Primka, were able to take advantage of a 30 percent federal tax credit and a $1,000 TVA incentive.

To read more, visit Larisa's Connected column.


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