net zero energy homes

Net-Zero Energy Blok-By-Blok: Lower Emissions & Costs With Net-Zero Energy Modules

A new report from Blokable, the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) details actionable pathways to developing and building net zero energy (NZE) housing without increasing costs yet still reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. IN2 is managed by NREL’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center. The newly … [continued]

British Columbia’s Newest Net-Zero Home

Originally published on the ECOreport. Nancy Bepple isn’t a typical net-zero homeowner. She lives in an older home that wasn’t designed to be energy efficient. But Nancy happens to be one of those rare individuals who are very careful about their electricity usage. Consequently, 8 solar panels sufficed to meet her … [continued]

Cal Poly’s Solar Decathlon 2015 INhouse Invites the Outdoors In (VIDEO)

Originally published on 1Sun4All. The most interesting feature of INhouse, California Polytechnic State University team’s project for the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015, might be the covered deck that shares space with the living room. The team used two-sided solar panels (more information below) to cover the outdoor area. A large window wall opens between the two rooms, creating … [continued]

Solar News: Home Energy Storage Market To Explode, Vivint Solar CEO Says Republican Congress Could…

Here are some more great solar stories from around the interwebs, to complement our own solar stories: For Consumers 1. Going Solar Made Easier By Online Shopping Site and Staples Gift Cards 2. New Financing Models to Drive Demand for Commercial Solar 3. Crowdfunding Solar Power for the World’s Poorest People 4. This Social … [continued]