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Building-Integrated Renewables

This home generates 75% of its electricity needs and 50% of its space heating through renewable energy systems.  The 1.6 kW photovoltaic array is flushed out with the roofing, and the two solar hot water panels are integrated into the south window sun shade structure.  These are good examples of building-integrated designs, that look like a part of the building, rather than an add-on.

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