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mellenw

This Ron Wommack-designed modern house on a corner lot in historic Little Mexico was featured on the Spring 2015 Modern Homes Tour and Dallas Architecture Blog. Solar panels added in 2014 provide the perfect finishing touch!

What You Need to Know

Description:

kW: 9 kW (5 kW on house, 4 kW on detached garage) Tilt-mounted 36 Renesola Virtus II panels, two SMA SunnyBoy string inverters with secure power supply

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

Passive Solar design Rinnai tankless water heater 8” foam insulation in roof low water use landscape CFL & LED lighting 2008 Tesla Roadster, 2013 Nissan Leaf Low-E 366 windows will drastically cut down on heat transfer into the house

My Motivation:

Having a net-zero energy home was very important to us. From August 2014 to August 2015, we actually sent 1 megawatt more to the grid than what we used from the grid – even with two electric cars. This makes us somewhat better than net-zero. The only time we go to gas stations is when we have to rent cars when we go on trips.

Additional Notes:

Having a net-zero energy home was very important to us. From August 2014 to August 2015, we actually sent 1 megawatt more to the grid than what we used from the grid – even with two electric cars. This makes us somewhat better than net-zero. The only time we go to gas stations is when we have to rent cars when we go on trips. The inside of our home was featured on the Spring 2015 Modern Homes Tour. It is a pleasure to feature our solar arrays on the 2015 DFW Solar Tour.

Open House Info:

Tour Hours 10am - 4pm Saturday, October 03, 2015

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