N.A.H.N. Set To Build Solar Subdivision in Whitehall - ABC FOX MONTANA NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS - KTMF/KWYB

N.A.H.N. Set To Build Solar Subdivision in Whitehall

Posted: Updated:
Whitehall -

The National Affordable Housing Network of southwestern Montana is preparing to build a total of 48 new homes to create a subdivision in the town of Whitehall.

Within the next month the National Affordable Housing Network will start constructing multiple homes right here in Whitehall, but these structures won't be your ordinary residences.

For one of the first times in the country's history, a solar panel subdivision will be built in a cold-weather climate.

"Whitehall is a beautiful community," said Barbara Miller from the N.A.H.N. "This particular subdivision is so unusual because it has both excellent solar and wind resources here."

The housing network will be building 48 homes in the subdivision.

Each home will be equipped with solar panels to help power the home and reduce energy costs.

"Each family uses a different amount of energy, but if you know how much energy you use and you buy enough solar to cover that, then you could have an energy bill that is zero," said Miller.

The subdivision is known as Mountain Horizons.

Each home will be solar compatible.

Homeowners will have a chance to purchase packages that will determine the amount of panels placed on the residence.

"The house itself doesn't have to have solar on it," Miller said. "A car port in the back can be the solar location. The house can also have it so the full solar array is on it. Or it could have a starter solar array so that some energy is generated, but it's not full solar generation."

The homes are mostly available for families with low incomes.

The national affordable housing network says they plan to start construction of the first eight homes within a month.

The N.A.H.N will be hosting a meeting on the subdivision next Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Whitehall Community Center.

  • NationalMore>>

  • Judge to mull Chelsea Manning name change request

    Judge to mull Chelsea Manning name change request

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:06:48 GMT
    A Kansas judge has scheduled a hearing to consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley Manning.
    A Kansas judge will on Wednesday consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley, as she serves a 35-year sentence for passing classified U.S. government information to the...
  • APNewsBreak: Gacy case helps solve unrelated death

    APNewsBreak: Gacy case helps solve unrelated death

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 11:34:45 GMT
    Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing - one he didn't commit.
    Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing - one he didn't commit.
  • 9 indicted in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

    9 indicted in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:24 AM EDT2014-04-23 11:24:32 GMT
    As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.
    As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.
  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • President Obama Tours Mudslide Damage; Comforts Family

    President Obama Tours Mudslide Damage; Comforts Family

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:55:41 GMT
    KHQ - Stay tuned to KHQ.COM for the arrival of President Barack Obama in Everett, WA on Air Force 1 around 12:30pm Tuesday. President Obama plans to visit and survey the devastated community of Oso. Air Force 1 could arrive as early as 12:25 or as late as 12:50. >>>WATCH Right Here On Khq.com>>>
    KHQ.COM - The President has arrived in Washington State to visit and survey the devastated community of Oso. Air Force touched down in Everett shortly after 12:30 today. Obama will tour the area of Oso and visit with families who loved ones were killed in the devastating mudslide.
  • WATCH: Cell Phone Video Of Sinking Ferry Released As 270 Are Still Missing

    WATCH: Cell Phone Video Of Sinking Ferry Released As 270 Are Still Missing

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:21:35 GMT
    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Searchers have now put markers on the surface of the water where the South Korean ferry went down. Part of the ship had remained above the surface until today, but now the entire vessel is submerged. They're continuing the effort to find some 270 people who are missing and feared dead.
    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Searchers have now put markers on the surface of the water where the South Korean ferry went down. Part of the ship had remained above the surface until today, but now the entire vessel is submerged. They're continuing the effort to find some 270 people who are missing and feared dead.
  • Cabela's Set To Open Missoula Location In June

    Cabela's Set To Open Missoula Location In June

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:11:09 GMT
    The anticipated grand opening of Cabela's Outpost store is announced. Members of Cabela's Incorporated announced Tuesday, it will open its Missoula location on Thursday, June 12.A ribbon cutting ceremony will start at 10:45 a.m., and doors will open for business at 11 a.m. Opening day will kick off a weekend-long celebration highlighted by special appearances, family events, giveaways and more. The store is located in the growing South Crossing Retail Development on Brooks Street where K-mart...
    The anticipated grand opening of Cabela's Outpost store is announced. Members of Cabela's Incorporated announced Tuesday, it will open its Missoula location on Thursday, June 12.A ribbon cutting ceremony will start at 10:45 a.m., and doors will open for business at 11 a.m. Opening day will kick off a weekend-long celebration highlighted by special appearances, family events, giveaways and more. The store is located in the growing South Crossing Retail Development on Brooks Street where K-mart...
  • Contact Us

    Contact Us

    Friday, December 20 2013 6:30 PM EST2013-12-20 23:30:40 GMT
    STATION MANAGER - MISSOULA / KALISPELL STATION MANAGER - BUTTE / BOZEMAN BUSINESS MANAGER PROGRAM MANAGER SALES MANAGER - MISSOULA/KALIPSELL NATIONAL SALES MANAGER DIRECTOR OF SALES TRAFFIC MANAGER DIR.
    STATION INFORMATION:

    MISSOULA - KTMF ABC 23.1/FOX 23.2

    PHONE: 406-542-8900

    NEWSROOM: 406-721-NEWS
  • Missoula Couple Named Foster Parents of the Year

    Missoula Couple Named Foster Parents of the Year

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-04-22 00:30:12 GMT
    A couple is honored for their efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect in Montana. Tyson and Kim Moore were named Foster Parents of the Year at the annual Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect Conference in Missoula. Experts said child abuse and neglect are a growing problem across the country. That's why experts are working to find new prevention methods and great foster parents like the Moores.
    A couple is honored for their efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect in Montana. Tyson and Kim Moore were named Foster Parents of the Year at the annual Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect Conference in Missoula. Experts said child abuse and neglect are a growing problem across the country. That's why experts are working to find new prevention methods and great foster parents like the Moores.
  • Griz Softball Holds Tryouts For Enrolled Students

    Griz Softball Holds Tryouts For Enrolled Students

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:56 AM EDT2014-04-22 04:56:59 GMT
    The University of Montana softball team has their inaugural season start this fall. Today, the coaching staff started week long tryouts for current UM students hoping to make the team, which meant there was plenty of nervousness on the field."I've got a lot of nerves, but I'm extremely excited, I want to show him what I can do and hopefully have a shot at making the team," says Big Sky high graduate and current UM Junior Kelsey Lucostic.For as difficult as it may be, coach Pinkerton tries to ...
    The University of Montana softball team has their inaugural season start this fall. Today, the coaching staff started week long tryouts for current UM students hoping to make the team, which meant there was plenty of nervousness on the field."I've got a lot of nerves, but I'm extremely excited, I want to show him what I can do and hopefully have a shot at making the team," says Big Sky high graduate and current UM Junior Kelsey Lucostic.For as difficult as it may be, coach Pinkerton tries to ...
  • Rob Jesselson

    Rob Jesselson

    Rob joins the news team as the Butte reporter and is excited to work in the Mining City.
    Rob joins the news team as the Butte reporter and is excited to work in the Mining City.
  • SLIDESHOW: Radiation From Fukushima Daiichi To Hit The Pacific Northwest By April: A Look At The Nuclear Plant Today

    SLIDESHOW: Radiation From Fukushima Daiichi To Hit The Pacific Northwest By April: A Look At The Nuclear Plant Today

    Sunday, March 16 2014 12:51 AM EDT2014-03-16 04:51:08 GMT
    FUKUSHIMA, Japan- Researchers say radiation from the Fukushima Nuclear Facility will hit the shores of the Pacific Northwest by April of this year. March 11th marked the third anniversary of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima As Japan tries to rebuild, Tokyo Electric Power Company is struggling with ever-increasing amounts of contaminated water at Fukushima Daiichi.
    FUKUSHIMA, Japan- Researchers say radiation from the Fukushima Nuclear Facility will hit the shores of the Pacific Northwest by April of this year. March 11th marked the third anniversary of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima As Japan tries to rebuild, Tokyo Electric Power Company is struggling with ever-increasing amounts of contaminated water at Fukushima Daiichi.
Powered by WorldNow

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.