A home with a PV roof generates more energy than it uses

In the Texas suburb of Addison, north of Dallas, lives a family that inhabits an interesting home: the Winnwood Residence. It is certified by the LEED Platinum system and compensates for its energy footprint with a 10 kW solar array on the roof and geothermal wells drilled under the alley. Glass walls, large windows and lively open spaces immerse residents in the surrounding landscape and contribute to an abundance of natural light and ventilation to reduce the home’s energy needs. The building blends in with the lush landscape that is inhabited by native and adaptive species. To further reduce the impact of the site, architects have installed a rainwater collection system under the alley. Geothermal and solar power supply the energy-positive home.



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Source: Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association