Thurs­day, 05 May 2016 08:31

Green Vil­lage Proves High Value of Low Car­bon Liv­ing

The Lochiel Park Green Vil­lage located in South Australia’s cap­i­tal, con­sists of about 100 homes pow­ered by solar energy. These homes use less then one-​third of the energy as a result of the renew­able energy sources, such as LED light­ing, solar pan­els, and mod­ules. The very first carbon-​free house was built in 2013 in the Green Vil­lage. More­over, the research shows that the zero car­bon houses pro­duce more energy than they con­sume, which is another proof of the self-​reliance of the solar industry.

Lead researcher Stephen Berry said the finan­cial ben­e­fits could also be applied to the broader population.

We looked at the value propo­si­tion from two per­spec­tives. One from the per­spec­tive of the home­owner, where we found that the net ben­e­fits from hav­ing a zero car­bon home could be around $25,000 across the life of their home,” he said. “Sec­ondly, the ben­e­fit to the wider com­mu­nity; for every dol­lar invested, the com­mu­nity would receive almost $2.50 in eco­nomic gain. By hav­ing super effi­cient homes that can cope with heat waves stress con­di­tions you will end up low­er­ing the cost for every­one in the com­mu­nity as well.”

Peo­ple liv­ing in these types of homes are very pleased and com­fort­able with the effects. They elim­i­nated almost all energy costs. They do not have to worry about heat­ing the water even in the win­ter­time, since the solar panels/​modules do not gen­er­ate elec­tric­ity from the warmth but the sunrays.

Fur­ther­more, because of the fact that own­ers of the green houses have no energy bills, the com­mu­nity became less fear­ful and stressed about money issues.

The exam­ple of the Lochiel Park Vil­lage proves that the entire com­mu­ni­ties could even­tu­ally be almost car­bon neu­tral, and this is why Solar­time is here for you! We would love to help you become just like one of the own­ers of the carbon-​free houses.