Optimizing the Bottom Line
On my 56th birthday, in December, 2014, we broke ground on our next solar zero energy home. This time we will build a home in northern Forsyth County near Cumming, Georgia. For the last seven years, after we had moved and sold our zero energy home in Virginia (dubbed ”The Solar Patriot” – www.philosenergy.org/Domestic-Consulting-Services.html ), we have stayed out of the home market in Georgia while we watched the real estate market slowly return to normal. We had always planned to rebuild once we understood the Georgia market better. Our desire is to prove that it is possible to build a similarly sized zero energy home that would be well-designed and could be a popular choice for many more families desiring to streamline their energy use and save on their total cost of ownership. We are leveraging our prior experience in Virginia and our new understanding of the Georgia market to build this new solar zero energy home, in which the energy consumed balances out with the energy produced.