30 Years of Living in a Solar House in Colorado
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Having met in 1980 while working at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, we were inspired by the vision of a renewable energy future to raise our family in a passive solar home. A basic, factory-cut, trilevel house design was selected in 1985 and intentionally sited and modified according to passive solar design principles to optimize conservation and solar gain, with a plan to add photovoltaics as soon as feasible (Fig. 9.1).