By Solar Feeds:
While it isn’t unusual to hear about developers in states like California building solar PV into their home designs, initiatives focused on trying to achieve net-zero energy status are less common.
So we were intrigued to hear that green home builder Nexus EnergyHomes is expanding into South Carolina with two communities that use geothermal and solar PV technologies in every house.
The developer’s base design includes a PV solar array, geothermal heating and cooling, energy recovery ventilation, LED and CFL lighting systems, Energy Star appliances and windows with high-performance glass.
The combination of these technologies is designed to enable each home to produce almost as much energy as it needs to run, saving the homeowners thousands of dollars each year on utility expenses… Read more