Green Blue Hue Solar Home
Inner Loop, Houston Texas
This PV solar powered home’s solar panels are purposely located atop the two story portion of the home for theft protection purposes and to elevate them above the shading of neighbors trees. While the 4.8 KW DC (3.84 KW AC) system at present supplies about 50% of their power needs, there is plenty of room to add enough PV panels to take the home completely off the grid if desired. Home purposely designed with integrated passive self-cooling ventilation system, expensive shading, and thermal isolation to lengthen by about three months total per year where artificial cooling is unnecessary.
3057 sq ft home (conditioned space)
Rain water harvesting
Passive daylighting, passive cooling
First closed conditioned crawl space home in Houston designed for flood event