The 1,800 sq. ft. southern-facing roof will hold (90) solar panels to power all of the home’s energy needs. All excess electricity from the system will be stored in (8) 7-kilowatt Tesla batteries that will be installed in the garage. The home will be tied to the utility grid for backup, but the overall system designs will allow it to operate autonomously.
Solar thermal piping installed behind the rooftop solar panels will serve as the main source of heating for the home and pool, with a geothermal heating system for backup heating and main cooling source, and a hybrid heat pump as a tertiary heating supplement. The infinity pool will hold 29,000 gallons of water with ICF walls and will serve as an additional storage location for hot water during winter months. The pool will be connected to an additional heat exchanger, which will allow the pool water to provide free heating to the home’s hydronic system when needed.
A rain catchment system on 1,800 total sq. ft. of the roof will serve as a water harvesting and filtration method to reduce additional consumption, which is projected to save 40,000 gallons of water per year.