solar energy house -World’s First LEED Home: Solar Panels – buildaroo.com

June 16, 2012 – 9:26 pm

Paul **, the owner of this house, shows the solar thermal panels that heat the water in the house, and photovoltaic (PV) panels that power the house. When it comes to the use of solar panels, the U.S. is significantly behind other countries. As Paul says, when you go to other countries such as Turkey, Israel and Japan, we see views of houses with solar panels. Yet, here in the U.S. is still burning Natural Gas Water Heaters 80% efficient, which have emission levels equivalent to that of a ‘55 Chevy. The solar panels on this house have been installed on the roof of the main house and provide enough hot water for all domestic needs. The solar panels were installed in a separate studio located on the property, and face west little ‘bit of due South. The system is composed of 24 photovoltaic panels, and adds up to 4.4 kW of power. This solar PV system with zero thermal protection system of the home electricity bill of the house! Background: We took a trip to Sebastopol, California, to visit the first LEED home in the world! The house was built from scratch by Paul Rosen, founder of North Bay and as a manufacturer of energy and sustainability consultant. Surprisingly, the house is so energy efficient that the total annual cost of utilities is less than $ 10! Skeptical? Well we were too, so Paul invited us to visit the house, while he explained all the different design features. If you are interested in receiving further information about the house, please contact us at and we will put you in contact@buildaroo.com … Video Rating: 5 / 5

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  1. 5 Responses to “solar energy house -World’s First LEED Home: Solar Panels – buildaroo.com”

  2. It still surprise me, just how a lot of people don’t know about Xobotano Home Energy (do a search on google), although lots of people save huge amounts of money with this alternative energy. Thanks to my mate who told me about Xobotano Home Energy, I’ve cut my electric bill by 75% in less than 30 days

    By Jenice Cole on Jun 16, 2012

  3. build a roo? you’re not in Australia lol

    By Soundgarden8497 on Jun 16, 2012

  4. to promote green architecture for a more balanced environment, lets start by installing solar panels in our homes…

    By iLOVENATURE2011 on Jun 16, 2012

  5. It will take you 10 Years – to pay back on Solar Panels
    If you want to short this time to 1-2 Years
    I have searched a lot and got an excellent web site that explains how to Build your own Solar Panels
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    By jonathoncrowe28 on Jun 16, 2012

  6. I like your water heater panels but natural gas burns clean we have plenty of it too. I dont believe life giving carbon is a pollutant. My father had the solar hot water heater on his roof and he was very disappointed because every time it had a little lighting storm it blew the controls out and cost him plenty to get fixed over and over he isnt to fond of them.

    By shartne on Jun 17, 2012

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