You have to love the thing about net zero structures, especially the ones which can bring in lots of juice. But all that is made even better especially if it leaves a lot of spare power to show.
One such structure comes from David Baker who opened his Shotwell Residence over in San Francisco. The Zero-Cottage generates 30% positive energy more than what it actually uses, a great breakthrough which should make sure you don’t run out of juice or fall short.
The cottage covers an area of about 712 square feet and collects energy through a 3kW solar array which were fabricated by one Henry Defauw.
The custom exterior cladding is made from scrap metal pieces and prototype clips fabricated in the on-site workshop. Intermittent planter box panels provide a playful functionality and can be relocated to other panel locations as the seasons and sunlight angles change.