The Solar Energy House in Meadowbank, Auckland is a renovated ex state house that has a energy bill of less than $50/month yet is 609m2 in size with 5 occupants, home based business with lots of electronic appliances!
Modern & spacious and available for you to get a professional tour. 500+ people visit a year from throughout NZ and the world if they are looking to renovate their place, or building from scratch. They learn from our mistakes building our first home in Mt Roskill and from the massive effort we went through to build this house in Meadowbank at http://www.SolarEnergyHouse.co.nz
Learn from Simon Cope - solar energy pioneer - first person to live in Auckland suburbs 100% disconnected from the power companies for 5 years... then 1st person in New Zealand to reconnect and SELL back his excess electricity to the power company. Simon helped to design and install the solar PV modules you see on the emergency telephones on the motorway, on Pay & Display machines, on parking meters, all the lighthouses dotted around NZ's coast and to power NZ Police, DOC and many other NZ Government Dept remote power projects throughout the country. Simon is an electrician, his wife is an architect initially specialising in earth (adobe) architecture...
See the latest LED lights that fit into your standard light fittings... see the most energy efficient fridge & freezers made in the world... see how solar hot water marries to wetback and boiler technology and a mother of all hot-water cylinders to feed the radiators, underfloor heating & heated towel rail system...
See how the solar PV electricity is mounted on the roof... you don't even see it there unless you look real hard... and how this feeds into the National Grid to PAY Simon and Kristina....
Water from the roof is cleaned through first divert and then feed into the water tank... no need for UV filter... learn how to do it right the first time!
Come and visit us at http://www.SolarEnergyHouse.co.nz and learn more!