Our award winning showcase home located in the Texas Hill Country just garnered another layer of recognition – Energy independence.
By careful planning, along with many different applications of insulation, high efficiency glass, LED lighting, efficient water heating, air conditioning and heating components we were able to reduce consumption and minimize energy loss. The final step was the installation of an 81 panel Photovoltaic System.
That’s right, this 5,000 square foot home has no electric bills. As a matter of fact we sell our extra-generated energy back to the electric company via a reverse meter.
Tracking energy production and consumption is made easy by using many available smart phone applications.
Every home and environment is different so you must weigh the Pros and Cons and the rate of return on your investment. The break-even point on this home is about 7 years. With a solar system life that is estimated to reach 25 years you can easily see how the benefit can give back for many years to come.