Famed Los Angeles architect Dan Brunn installing SunPower solar system on his private, net-zero home – Solar Power World
In partnership with main architect Dan Brunn, SunPower introduced the set up of a 10-kW solar energy system for the Los Angeles-based, award-successful architect’s private residence, Bridge House. A showcase for inexperienced constructing prospects, the home is being constructed to be net-zero power compliant, prematurely of the California Residential Zero Web Power Goal of 2020, ensuing within the quantity of power offered by the rooftop solar system to be equal to the quantity of power consumed by the constructing on an annual foundation. In 2017, more than one-third of homebuilders said green building was a significant share of their overall activity. By 2022, this quantity is predicted to extend to 1-half, proving that tendencies of inexperienced building and constructing are right here to remain.
“Lovely, clear power programs are the best way of the longer term in customized houses,” stated Brunn. “SunPower’s Equinox home solar system on Bridge Home effortlessly enhances the creation of a waste-free, net-zero power home. The distinctive and holistic solar resolution naturally matches the home’s design integrity, whereas powering my day-to-day actions with the solar.”
Bridge Home, situated in historic Hancock Park, Los Angeles, stretches 200 ft throughout the grounds and straddles a brook in an architectural feat that provides the mission its title. When full in 2018, the four,500-square-foot home will function an indication of modern and clear constructing processes. The inexperienced home will educate builders and the general public about futuristic, customized home constructing practices.
SunPower joins a number of different companions together with Dwell journal and corporations resembling BONE Construction and Bosch, to empower Bridge Home to behave as a social and academic venue. The solar mission might be accomplished by early subsequent 12 months, and contains the sport-altering SunPower Equinox system.
Key elements of the SunPower Equinox system embrace excessive-effectivity SunPower solar panels, built-in SunPower microinverters, the low-profile, all-black SunPower InvisiMount mounting system for optimum aesthetics, SunPower’s EnergyLink ecosystem to watch power manufacturing in actual-time, all full with trade-main product and energy guarantee.
Brunn, identified for his worldwide, experimental and fashionable strategy to design, prides himself on effectivity and choreography of interiors empathetically designed for the human physique. The creation of Bridge Home can also be meant to showcase ease of eco-pleasant design and constructing.
“SunPower is proud to energy Bridge Home with probably the most environment friendly panels on the market, mirroring Brunn’s minimalist strategy with smooth and highly effective solar,” stated Martin DeBono, SunPower govt vp, residential solar. “Our purpose is to ship unbeatable solar energy, lengthy-time period efficiency, and chic curb enchantment for all of our residential prospects.”
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