As interested in renewable energy and green technology as most of the world’s population may be, not every family is willing to live in homes made of recyclables or abodes resembling giant coconuts. If you and yours are one such family unit looking for an eco-friendly dwelling, but one that blends in with suburbia, you might consider the Energy Producing Home by Wisconsin-based Neumann Companies.
Resembling most other quaint provincial residences, the Energy Producing Home “has the ability to produce 100 percent of the energy needed to heat and cool the home, run all of the electric appliances and even have enough left over to power an electric vehicle to and from the homeowners’ workplace,” according to greenUpgrader. The home’s photovoltaic system is projected to provide 19,324 kilowatt-hours per year, with the house itself requiring approximately 17,168 kWh per year for its many functions. Surplus energy will be sold back to local utility companies.
Mark Neumann, co-owner of Neumann Developments, Inc., points to buildings as the foremost contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, which was an impetus in the Energy Producing Home Project. “Our goal is to lead by example,” said Neumann. “The EP Home demonstrates what is available to every American right now – the ability to control their energy costs, whether its natural gas, electrical rates or gasoline, in an environmentally responsible manner.”
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