When Golden, Kolo, emerged as the country’s solar energy capital in the 1970s, the idea of building a ‘pure zero’ home – in which no utility energy was used – was pretty much a pipe dream. Now a lot of people are doing that and you can visit some interesting examples on Saturdays, as members of the nonprofit New Energy Colorado this year the 27th annual Metro Denver Green Homes Tour 11 11 homes in the area this year On.
In it, John Evanson, a solar pioneer, shows me a few miles from Golden Gate Canyon Road. Pulse played a personal role in choosing the 40-acre site, looking at Garage, Golden and Daman, and then loading in the latest tech features for best performance.
“I wanted to reduce my carbon footprint without leaving the hot tub,” says Solitano. Its 10 kW system, the Buglet Solar Electric, combined with a passive solar design and a heat exchange system with a ground-based heat pump, does it all.
You’ll see this hot tub on a spectacular deck, luxurious appliances, a huge theater and a garage where he charges his Tesla, never running out of gas. He was already at net zero in the summer months before this week, when Buglet Solar installed two more battery units for him, which should take him below net zero during the winter.
Whitley Painter of Buglet says you can make a comparable solar power system for about ڈالر 20,000 after a tax credit. And Evanson says a buyer can build a custom home on less than 2 1.2 million, with state-of-the-art technology.
Visit MetroDenverGreenHomesTour.org for tickets to this and other homes. Register for free, and donate $ 10 if you would like to support this tour. Or stop by the American Mountaineering Center for a map (they will host a greenhouse exhibition and an electric car rally at 3 p.m.).
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