Winner of a Silicon Valley Clean Energy Award
“I’m grateful to be selected, along with LinkedIn, for a Silicon Valley All-Electric Showcase Award by Silicon Valley Clean Energy.
The award is for my net-negative emission all-electric (zero gas) home. It includes rooftop solar, batteries for storage, electric cars, electric induction cooktop, electric heat pumps for air and water heating and air cooling, LED lights, heavy insulation, including windows, efficient all-electric appliances, and a prefabricated steel structure.
In the first two years, it produced 20% more electricity than it used for everything. Thus, there was zero electric bill, zero natural gas bill, and zero gasoline bill. Instead, I received checks back each year from SVCE for an average of $550/yr. I also avoided $6,000 or more in a gas hookup fee and an additional $10,000 in gas pipes.
The structure is prefabricated steel, from BONE Structure. Thanks to Guillaume Bazouin and Bone for great RE and efficiency ideas and Wilkinson Construction, Inc. for putting it together.”
Mark Z. Jacobson via LinkedIn