Posted on March 16, 2015 by Scott Gibson
Students at the Endeavour Centre in Ontario, Canada, helped build a net-zero energyProducing as much energy on an annual basis as one consumes on site, usually with renewable energy sources such as photovoltaics or small-scale wind turbines. spec house a few years ago and called it "Canada's Greenest Home" when they were finished. There is, of course, no way to prove that, but they can prove just how energy-efficient the building is.
The school tracked energy consumption at the 2,300-square-foot two-story house between October 2013 and September 2014, logging the amount of power used every month against the amount produced by the home's 5 kW photovoltaic(PV) Generation of electricity directly from sunlight. A photovoltaic cell has no moving parts; electrons are energized by sunlight and result in current flow. system.