07 Apr '11, 4am

Shotgun Style Home is a Power Producer

Shotgun Style Home is a Power Producer

This ultra-efficient home is repaying owner Scott Shackleton with money from putting excess electricity into the grid. Located on a narrow lot in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, the shotgun-style home generates nearly two-times the electricity it uses with a 4.7 kW solar array on the roof. That plus about 85% of domestic water is pre-heated with solar thermal, resulting in more energy savings. Shackleton House has 1,400 square feet with a bedroom, bathroom, living room, dining room, and kitchen on the first level and a home office and master suite on the second level. An operable skylight at the top of the stair shaft can be opened in the summer — taking advantage of the chimney effect — to cool the interior. Using the same approach taken in the net-zero energy Kaneda House , south-facing windows in the Shackleton House filter sunlight, which warms the concrete floors, a...

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2011/04/shotgun-style-shacklet...

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