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Las Cruces Homes Go Net Zero with Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Las Cruces homes go net zero with efficiency and renewable energy.  In the last six months, Forbes Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, and Scientific American have run articles about net zero energy homes, reporting that the demand for these homes is surging.
A net-zero energy home is one that consumes less energy than it generates, and draws the same or less energy from the grid than it gives back.  Net-zero homes achieve this in two ways.  First, and ideally, the home is designed and constructed to be extremely energy efficient, consuming much less energy than a comparable conventionally built home.  Additionally, there is some form of renewable energy system (usually solar photovoltaics) to generate enough energy to offset whatever energy is consumed by the home.  The net effect is zero overall energy consumption, and in some cases, the home generates more than enough energy to cover its owners’ needs. 
Homes can be retrofitted to become net-zero energy homes, primarily by placing a solar photovoltaic system on the home that will generate more energy over the course of a year than the home consumes.  Because of our abundant sunshine, and good incentives for solar, there are many homes in Las ... more

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