06 Oct '14, 4am

Ford Plug-In Hybrid Part Of Calif. Net-Zero Home Demo

Ford Plug-In Hybrid Part Of Calif. Net-Zero Home Demo

Ford’s plug-in hybrid C-Max is being showcased in another KB Home energy efficient house to showcase a net-zero lifestyle. KB Home’s Double ZeroHouse 3.0 at Fiora is said to be designed to achieve net-zero energy usage — the result of a whole-home approach to first reduce the energy load of the home by incorporating advanced features and systems like increased insulation; upgraded HVAC units; high-performance windows; and LED lighting. KB Home explained high-efficiency SunPower solar panels mounted to the roof are designed to serve the home’s total electricity demand with clean, renewable solar power. Notably, the Double ZeroHouse 3.0 at Fiora is among the first KB homes also equipped with these new energy storage solutions provided by SunPower. The advanced systems extend the solar system’s existing capabilities by storing excess solar power generated during the day for u...

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