Illustration of Modern House on Blue background with clouds.

dwell: Woolen Mills House

The first misconception about going solar is that it is expensive.

The second is that it requires insanely complicated panels, transformers, and batteries. “We needed something simple, a way to use solar to cool the house more than anything,” explains Christopher Hays, principal of Hays + Ewing Design Studio, which he runs with his wife, Allison Ewing.“That’s how we were drawn 
to a passive solar setup.”