Pursuing A New Standard In Net-Zero Energy Plus Homes

on December 19, 2018

The vision of solar + storage, home automation and home building is coming to life in a small fishing community called Cortez, Fla., near the retirement and vacation communities of Sarasota and Bradenton. In Cortez, LEED residential developer Pearl Homes and sonnen, a market leader in smart residential energy storage, are teaming on a net-zero-plus and climate-positive community called Hunters Point.

The aim, according to Pearl Homes president Marshall Gobuty, is nothing short of making green living affordable to a wider market than has enjoyed it up to this point.

Hunters Point will feature 148 homes pursuing LEED Platinum certification. Each will feature rooftop solar panels, a new and affordable sonnen energy storage system, smart thermostat and electric vehicle charger. All these disparate elements will be controlled through sonnen’s energy automation and AI software platform.

This is the first instance of an energy storage system working in concert with Google Home in a master-planned community , capable of intelligently maximizing each home’s renewable energy. Those homes that have been built to this point are generating approximately 96 % of their own clean power. Being fully net zero is the goal.

In addition, Hunters Point will decongest the wires of the local utility grid, provide smart configurable backup for peace of mind in event of hurricanes and other disasters and deliver load-shaping through each day to support intelligent demand management.

The homes will be strategically designed to take fullest advantage of natural breezes for ventilation and cooling, further reducing need for fans and air conditioning.

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