On the Path to Zero Energy Homes

Research output: NRELBrochure


This brochure describes the Zero Energy Homes concept using a case study. Energy efficiency and solar energy technologies can result in zero net energy consumption from nonrenewable sources. During times of peak demand, a Zero Energy Home generates more power than it uses, thereby reducing power demand on the utility provider. During times of power outage, the home generates its own power,allowing the homeowner essential energy security. In a Florida study, a prototype Zero Energy Home outperforms a conventional model by providing almost all of its own power needs throughout the year.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2001

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-550-29915

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102001-1287


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