How about a net-zero energy home that can be built for under $100,000? Introducing Deltec’s “Renew Collection”. These hurricane-resistant homes generate their own energy using photovoltaic solar power and solar water heating. In all, there are 9 models to choose from, each can be customized to your liking. Click here for more pictures of the Renew Collection homes. Continue reading for a time-lapse build of the home you see above, along with more interior images.
“The Renew Collection makes use of traditional passive design concepts such as tight building envelope, high-performance insulation, solar home orientation, natural ventilation and solar shading, to minimize heat solar heat gain in the summer, and to maximize insulation and solar heat gain in the winter. With very low energy needs, the Renew Homes can be completely powered through a photovoltaic solar array, thus achieving Net Zero energy,” reports Inhabitat.