Modern Cape Cod green home earned LEED Gold certification for green features including solar electric, a green roof, and the use of sustainable materials. Construction by Cape Associates. Photos by Michael J Lee. Green architecture by ZeroEnergy Design. www.Zeroenergy.com
Will you have a solar array or rely on wind or geothermal energy? Photovoltaic panels on the roof here harvest electricity, which is then stored in batteries, powering the home’s well pump and other features.
No matter what source you choose, backup power is key. If, for example, you are using solar energy as your primary source, what happens when the sun decides to take a hiatus for a few days? Some off-gridders have a natural gas, gasoline or biodiesel backup generator for emergency situation - satomi_murakami_meding