Month: March 2012

Sustainable Building

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According to The Arizona Republic, homebuilders are trying to capitalize on public angst toward electric utilities by offering “net-zero, no-electric-bill homes” that promise to wipe out monthly bills, but the details are a little more complicated.

The homes are built with energy-conserving appliances and insulation, and they use solar panels to generate electricity.

The homes still are connected to the utility grid to get power after dark, but the solar arrays are designed to produce enough electricity throughout the year to balance out what customers will buy from their utility, making their “net” energy costs zero for the year.

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