NetZero 24293 zip
I did the build and saved it (about 125$/sqft.). I'd be looking for a NetZero function from the house- so I checked all the options on a 1643sqft model.
I'd also want to collect rainwater with filtration and UV sanitizer- a well or biofiltered pond would be added later. The designs need a couple of greenhouses added to maximize solar heat gain- I'm assuming PV driven fans could be used to offset heating costs-100% electric of course for all utilities.
Can you send technical details for its approximation of NetZero energy useage?
Ideally all the electricity is provided by the panels (I am assuming it is based on grid connected smart metering to run the meter backwards (grid is battery)). In a remote setting I'd use a set of ponds and a pelton weel generator for electrical storage. Other than the greenhouse- I like the idea and process very much- exterior colors and materials I'm assuming are flexible like any premanufactured home.
My purchase plans are a few years off (I'm 51 and would like to retire to the mountains).
20 January 2012 | kwazai