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A zero-energy home !!!
Tom Have you heard about the latest thing in energy saving - zero-energy homes ?
Kevin How can you have such a thing as a zero-energy home ? Every home needs energy.
Tom Well of course and zero-energy is an exaggeration. It actually means homes which can generate at least 70 percent of their own electricity needs.
Kevin How can they do that ?
Tom By having solar panels on the roof which generate electricity.
Kevin That must be somewhere they have a lot of sunshine all the year round.
Explanation :
 
A Zero Energy Home combines renewable energy technologies with advanced energy-efficient construction. Like almost all homes, a Zero Energy Home is connected to the utility grid. Because the home produces about as much energy as it consumes during a year, it is considered to achieve "net zero" energy consumption.
 
 
 

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