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Rather than starting over with a new house, Jean Marie Waddell and Donna Miller erected a solar array near the entry to their home in the Town of Hudson. Their system has a dozen panels, each 6 feet by 3-and-a-half feet. They figure it produces three-fifths of the electricity they use. (Photo by Judy Wiff)

Greenest house? It's one that's already built

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When they built their rambler 17 years ago, Donna Miller and Jean Marie Waddell admit they were thinking more of positioning the house to maximize the views than siting it for solar energy.


The main rooms in their Tanney Ridge house in the Town of Hudson look out toward a Game Unlimited hunting preserve and what Miller calls “a lovely bowl” of nature.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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