Build Native http://buildnative.com Leading Green Home Building and Residential/Commercial Solar Power Experts Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:02:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Celebrate Energy Freedom http://buildnative.com/celebrate-energy-freedom/ http://buildnative.com/celebrate-energy-freedom/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:52:26 +0000 http://buildnative.com/?p=13331 It’s that time of year again to celebrate life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. To thankfully remind us of our freedom every year, we have our most beloved summer holiday, the Fourth of July, which is finally here. Undoubtedly, you’ve got the cooler already filled, the lawn chairs set in plac...

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It’s that time of year again to celebrate life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. To thankfully remind us of our freedom every year, we have our most beloved summer holiday, the Fourth of July, which is finally here. Undoubtedly, you’ve got the cooler already filled, the lawn chairs set in place and the grill all ready to go for Saturday. Why not celebrate the holiday by going solar this summer and enjoy the long-term benefits of energy freedom?

Why Energy Freedom Now?

  • Federal Income Tax Credit expires in Dec. 31st, 2016. The FITC covers 30% of your system. If you go solar now, you can claim the tax credit for the 2015 and 2016 tax years.
  • Utility Rebate – Austin Energy gives a rebate to customers currently at $1,000/kW.
  • Lowest System Prices – due to an increase in panel and inverter supply, the prices are the lowest they’ve ever been.
  • Own Your Energy – most of us rent our energy from our utility, wouldn’t you rather own what it takes to operate our daily lives?
  • $0 down financing options – You can have energy savings from day one.

 

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Solar energy systems are an attractive asset for Homeowners looking to sell their homes, as rooftop panels have been shown to increase the value of the home while reducing its time on market. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, homes with solar sell at up to twice the rate of their conventional counterparts.

 
 
 

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The cost of electricity for homeowners has gone up in 28 of the past 30 years, with an almost 40% increase in the last decade alone. History indicates that Homeowners who remain completely grid-dependent will pay more in utilities next year than they do now, and will continue to pay more with each coming year.

 
 
 

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According to the Berkeley National Laboratory, a standard 6 kilowatt hour (kWh) system performing for 25 years can reduce your carbon footprint by over 150 tons of carbon dioxide, equivalent to planting over 3,500 trees, not burning 15,750 gallons of gasoline, recycling 50 tons of waste, and displacing carbon emissions from the annual electricity use of 19 homes.

 

As it stands right now, the majority of us are merely renters of excessive amounts of nonrenewable energy, and based on what your electric bill said lately, it is downright expensive. In 2012, the U.S. Energy Information Administration found that 9.8 million homeowners in Texas had an average monthly electricity consumption of 1,168 kWh, paying an average of $128.27 every month. Although we blindly associate it with the cost of living, it is unfortunately a great deal of money to be spending on what is really a one-way investment in favor of the electric company. In this business model, you are completely dependent on the electric company for your energy needs.

Consider how you could change that around simply by using the resources available to you, namely the sun and photovoltaic technology. Going solar means that you become a producer of energy, not just a consumer of it, and with the excess energy you can sell back to the grid, you are now more of a partner to the electric company. Unlike the standard consumer approach, a professionally installed and optimized solar panel system is an investment of your hard-earned money not only into your home, but your future. Want to ensure you have a stronger selling point to your home? Want to make sure you are taking an active role in going green and normalizing the use of solar energy in the American home? Want to stop wasting time and money? This is how you do it – by going solar today.

Now, ready your fireworks and get creative with how you display your red, white and blue this Independence Day! You might surprise yourself at how financially rewarding and environmentally smart going solar can be for your home or business.

Declare Your Independence!

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Journeyman Electricians http://buildnative.com/journeyman-electricians/ http://buildnative.com/journeyman-electricians/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:32:23 +0000 http://buildnative.com/?p=13323           Solar Crew lead: 2 years of solar installation experience required NABCEP certification preferred. Ability to work in extreme environments (example: hot sun, cold, crawl spaces, etc.). Must be willing and able to climb ladders, stairs, work on rooftops and able to ...

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We are now hiring for residential wiremen, experienced solar crew leads, and Journeyman Electricians jobs in Austin. The requirements are as listed below:

Electricians:

  • Must have active Journeyman or Residential Wireman license (will be verified via TDLR) – we are not accepting Apprentices at this time.
  • Must be experienced in residential service work and be highly skilled in troubleshooting and new installations.
  • Must be able to follow directions and complete all required paperwork and documentation for this position.
  • 1 year of solar experience preferred.
  • Must have all basic tools including cordless drills, voltmeter, hole saw, drill, fish tape, hand tools, etc.
Journeyman Electricians
Type: Full-time
Open: Immediately
Deadline: July 31, 2015
(or until filled)
Apply Here

 
 
 
 
 

Solar Crew lead:

  • 2 years of solar installation experience required
  • NABCEP certification preferred.
  • Ability to work in extreme environments (example: hot sun, cold, crawl spaces, etc.).
  • Must be willing and able to climb ladders, stairs, work on rooftops and able to work on your feet for long periods of time.
  • Foreman/site management/electrical experience strongly preferred.

 

General:

  • Basic computer skills strongly preferred.
  • Must have a professional, going-to-do-it-right-the-first-time attitude. Must really care for the well-being of the customer, protect their property and keep it clean and orderly.
  • Must be able to carry loads of 50-80 lbs.
  • Thrive in a team environment.
  • Must have a valid state driver’s license and cell phone.
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Excellent customer service skills required.

 
Interested applicants should fill out our online Native Application with resume on the Native website prior to the deadline. Qualified applicants will be called to schedule an interview.

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Solar Site Assessor http://buildnative.com/solar-site-assessor/ http://buildnative.com/solar-site-assessor/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:54:54 +0000 http://buildnative.com/?p=13310   Benefits: Paid training Full benefits package for full-time employees Health Vision Dental Insurance Vacation and holiday pay Competitive compensation Hourly pay Cellphone + gas reimbursements Employee referral program   Responsibilities: Interface with customers and internal personnel t...

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Native, Inc. is a leader in the solar energy market committed to providing its customers with intelligently designed, efficient, and cost effective energy systems. We install solar photovoltaic systems for residential and commercial customers and are responsible for the sale, design, financing, and installation of hundreds of solar energy projects throughout the State of Texas.

Native is seeking talented people to join our team, helping to grow our business as the leader in solar energy development. Our rapid growth has created the need for a Solar Site Assessor in the Austin/Hill Country area. This individual will be responsible for inspecting all residential roofs before the electrical system is installed. This position will work closely with our operations team, system designers, electricians and installers.

Solar Site Assessor
Type: Full-time
Open: Immediately
Deadline: July 31, 2015
(or until filled)
Apply Here

 

Benefits:

  • Paid training
  • Full benefits package for full-time employees
    • Health
    • Vision
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vacation and holiday pay
  • Competitive compensation
    • Hourly pay
    • Cellphone + gas reimbursements
  • Employee referral program

 

Responsibilities:

  • Interface with customers and internal personnel to schedule and coordinate site assessments
  • Measure roof area, document obstructions, and evaluate overall roof conditions
  • Access electrical systems and note locations for equipment placement
  • Perform shading analysis using tools such as Solmetric SunEye and/or Solar Pathfinder
  • Address customer questions during site visit and provide a general timeline of expectations
  • Communicating site details to the company’s solar designers and installation teams
  • Create detailed site drawings and photos; sharing reports with a 1-day turnaround
  • Upload/enter data into Native’s shared network and project management systems
  • Set up monitoring equipment at customer’s residence and coordinate a walk-through with customer
  • Coordinate customer equipment package upon final completion of project

 

Requirements

  • 2 yrs solar experience required. preferably in a leadership role; additional construction or roofing experience preferred, including knowledge of electrical, structural and roofing
  • Physically able to lift 50 lbs; ability to carry and set up ladders
  • Willingness to work 10-12 hours per day (if needed) and be on the road for long periods of time
  • Must be able to work in extreme conditions (hot sun and extreme cold)
  • Highly knowledgeable of Structural and NEC Codes
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Software, Google and mobile technology preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills and a positive attitude
  • Must pass pre-employment background check, have a clean driving record, valid Texas driver’s license and reliable transportation

 

Native, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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Renewable Energy Consultant http://buildnative.com/renewable-energy-consultant/ http://buildnative.com/renewable-energy-consultant/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:38:14 +0000 http://buildnative.com/?p=13296         Native’s Residential Energy Consultants will have a significant impact on Native’s monthly sales performance, working to acquire new customers, and maximize the customer purchasing experience. We are looking for extremely driven, personable, enthusiastic, and adaptable in...

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Native, Inc. is a leader in the solar energy market committed to providing its customers with intelligently designed, efficient, and cost effective energy systems. We install solar photovoltaic systems for residential and commercial customers and are responsible for the sale, design, financing, and installation of hundreds of solar energy projects throughout the State of Texas.

Native is seeking talented and driven people to join our team, take their careers to the next level, while continuing to grow our business as the leader in solar energy development. Residential Renewable Energy Consultants have the opportunity to educate homeowners to the benefit of alternative energy and save them money. Using state of the art software, you will present the layout, function and benefits of solar energy based on the customer’s needs. We will provide marketing support and some company generated leads, but reward those who create self-generated leads through their own networks. Our culture is a fast paced, high growth, work hard, play hard environment that encourages collaboration.

Renewable Energy Consultant
Type: Full-time
Open: Immediately
Deadline: July 31, 2015
(or until filled)
Apply Here

 
 
 
 

Native’s Residential Energy Consultants will have a significant impact on Native’s monthly sales performance, working to acquire new customers, and maximize the customer purchasing experience. We are looking for extremely driven, personable, enthusiastic, and adaptable individuals. Consultants must enjoy working in a fast-paced and ever-changing entrepreneurial environment. This position requires a person with outstanding sales and communication skills. We offer competitive compensation, benefit packages, and significant professional growth. Our future is driven by our people. If you want to be recognized for your results and empowered to reach your potential, we urge you to apply.

Benefits:

  • Paid training
  • Full benefits package for full-time employees
    • Health
    • Vision
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vacation and holiday pay
  • Competitive compensation
    • Base salary
    • Commission
    • Bonus potential
    • Cellphone + gas reimbursements
  • Employee referral program

 

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with homeowners and educate them on solar incentive opportunities
  • Work with on-line tools to develop solar system designs as a visual example for homeowners
  • Conduct analysis of customer’s current and projected electrical usage and financial ROI
  • Generate project proposals and quotes for customers
  • Participate in full life cycle sales and lead generation
  • Log all communications in company Customer Relationship Management system (CRM) contact database
  • Collaborate with Native Team to ensure customer satisfaction from day 1 through solar installation

 

Qualifications:

  • Ready to invest time and hard work to be a part of a leading company in a growing industry
  • Passion and drive to succeed
  • Must be flexible to work evening appointments and Saturdays
  • Contribute to a fun and welcoming work environment
  • Motivated by career advancement, high income potential, and making a difference
  • High integrity, able to put customers at ease
  • Four year college degree highly preferred, but not required
  • Solar or roofing experience preferred
  • Sincere interest in renewable energy

 

Requirements:

  • Outside sales, Marketing or sales-related experience is required
  • Familiarity with solar energy or construction industry preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Software, Adobe, CRM, Google and mobile technology
  • High level of organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Business development / lead generation capabilities
  • Ability to close a complex idea in a short sales cycle
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Must pass pre-employment background check, have a clean driving record, valid Texas driver’s license and reliable transportation

 

Native, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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Burnet, Texas http://buildnative.com/portfolio/burnet-texas/ http://buildnative.com/portfolio/burnet-texas/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:22:09 +0000 http://buildnative.com/?post_type=portfolio&p=13281 Burnet, Texas Custom-Built Sustainable Home “The Burnet, Texas project is the most colorful home we’ve ever built. It is a really fun house built for really artistic and creative people.” – Lloyd Lee, NATiVE President Click Image for Gallery Nestled in the Texas Hill Country in Burnet Texas, t...

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Burnet, Texas Custom-Built Sustainable Home

“The Burnet, Texas project is the most colorful home we’ve ever built. It is a really fun house built for really artistic and creative people.” – Lloyd Lee, NATiVE President

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Nestled in the Texas Hill Country in Burnet Texas, this artist’s home is a gem of green living with style. Adorned with art and color at every turn, it is evident that these homeowners love art, cooking, and time with family.

The 3 bedroom split-level, passive solar design by Stephen Colley gives an impression of being much larger than it is. An art studio, wine room, utility, and pantry flow naturally within the house, while a detached guest house sits nearby. This solar powered compound, with an abundant garden, harvests all the water it needs from the rain and makes for a relaxing, self sufficient life in the country.

 

Project Features

40k potable rainwater collection
30k irrigation rainwater collection
8.4kw solar PV system
Off-grid battery backup for PV
2 bedroom Casita guest house
Screened porches
Hybrid water heaters
Carrier Infinity Green Speed A/C
Passive solar design
Pull-through car port
Stained concrete flooring
Stucco exterior (Firewise)
Galvalume reflective metal roof
Full-fill spray foam insulation
Blacksmith handrails
Pond remediation

Working with NATiVE: The Architect’s Perspective

 

“There was one surprise that I had in the building process, and that was that there were no surprises! In my entire architectural career, I can’t recall a smoother or happier project from the first client meeting through the final paint drying. ” – Stephen Colley, Architect

“We enjoy working with architects who know the green building process and have an eye for quality.”
- Lloyd Lee, NATiVE President

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Kerrville http://buildnative.com/portfolio/kerrville-custom-built-green-home/ http://buildnative.com/portfolio/kerrville-custom-built-green-home/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:50:48 +0000 http://buildnative.com/?post_type=portfolio&p=13169 Kerrville Custom-Built Green Home Click Image for Gallery The Kerrville Custom-Built Green Home is a 2,894 sqft energy-efficient home located on a beautiful 9.77 acre lot in Kerrville Country Estates is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath with a loft/bonus room and outdoor kitchen. The home incorporates solar pow...

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Kerrville Custom-Built Green Home

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The Kerrville Custom-Built Green Home is a 2,894 sqft energy-efficient home located on a beautiful 9.77 acre lot in Kerrville Country Estates is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath with a loft/bonus room and outdoor kitchen.

The home incorporates solar power, rainwater collection, geothermal, LED lighting, high-performance windows, and is built using advanced framing, spray foam insulation, and a standing seam metal roof.

(Pictures taken are before landscaping)
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Project Features

9kW solar array with micro inverters
4 Tons Geothermal Heat Pump (30 EER)
80 Gallon Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater
30K Gallon Rainwater (Potable) with Commercial Tank and Backup Community Water Well
95% LED lighting
Spray Foam Insulation with 6″ Exterior walls
Standing Seam Metal Roof
Anderson 100 windows
Masonry/Hardie exterior
HERS Rating = 4 (score of 0 is a net zero home, 100 is an average home)

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Why Cheapest Isn’t Always Best http://buildnative.com/why-cheapest-isnt-always-best/ http://buildnative.com/why-cheapest-isnt-always-best/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 18:24:56 +0000 http://buildnative.com/?p=12907 “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” – Warren Buffett The Native Difference: Warranty & Pricing When looking for a quote for your next home improvement project, whether it’s a solar PV system or remodel, you will probably be faced with a range of prices, high and low. Let’s inve...

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Why Cheapest Isn’t Always Best

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” – Warren Buffett

The Native Difference: Warranty & Pricing

When looking for a quote for your next home improvement project, whether it’s a solar PV system or remodel, you will probably be faced with a range of prices, high and low. Let’s investigate whether the least expensive quote really is the best, or whether you should invest a little more upfront in your home upgrades.

Is the cheapest quote the best?

In short, the answer is noyou really do get what you pay for.

Everybody loves a bargain. Getting a good value for your hard earned money is important. However, there are times when saving does not always equal a good deal. Do you eat at the cheapest restaurants? What about the car you drive every day…was it the cheapest make and model that you could have found? Most people’s homes are their largest investment, so the cost of the work should not be the primary decision metric when looking at improving upon that investment. Many things must be taken into consideration when looking at quotes. Then you have to wonder if the contractor you choose will be in business years down the road should you need their services for maintenance or other projects.

So, when you are comparing quotes for your project, dig deeper into the companies.

  • Will the contractors working on your project be professional, capable, respectful, and knowledgeable, or are they simply laborers?
  • Are the workers background checked?
  • Are the workers legal citizens?
  • What kind of workmanship warranty is offered?
  • What is the warranty on the products being used?
  • Are your best interests – both short and long term – addressed in the quote?
  • Are they local?
  • Find out what their story is and look at their portfolios.
  • How long have they been in business?
  • Are they diversified and stable?
  • Is their work well documented and high quality?
  • How are their online reviews?
  • Are they an award-winning company?

 

You will find that the cheapest quote often comes with more risk. Any and all home improvement projects are meant to be just that, an improvement. An upgrade. If a company comes in with a really low quote, ask yourself if this is truly going to be a home upgrade, or a headache for you down the road.

WHAT are you paying for with Native?

A high quality professional company with diversity.

NATiVE has the ability to offer a limited lifetime workmanship warranty, along with the product warranties, and that is a major add-on you won’t get from other companies, especially solar installers. The reason is longevity. With a diverse portfolio of services and company growth (Fastest 50 Growing Companies in Austin), NATiVE is positioned to honor this warranty by still being in business years from now. With part of NATiVE’s business being maintenance and repairs on out-of-business contractors’ work, NATiVE is in prime position in the young Texas solar industry that continually sees many companies come and go.

Why Native?

local company
professional
diversified business plan (construction, rainwater collection, and solar)
skilled NABCEP certified installers and certified electricians
highly rated customer reviews
Limited Lifetime Workmanship Warranty
high quality vetted products
Sunpower dealer
background checked employees
highly-skilled 100% US citizen workforce
pay living wage, health care and benefits to employees
Amicus member

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NATiVE-Built Hill Country Home For Sale http://buildnative.com/native-built-hill-country-home-for-sale/ http://buildnative.com/native-built-hill-country-home-for-sale/#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 19:45:50 +0000 http://buildnative.com/?p=12891 Hill Country Home For Sale – $865,000 This NATiVE-built, contemporary 3200 square foot Hill Country home is situated on 3 peaceful acres in Southwest Austin off scenic Fitzhugh Road near Jester King Brewery/Stanley’s Pizza & in excellent Dripping Springs ISD. The 4 bedroom home incor...

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Hill Country Home For Sale – $865,000

This NATiVE-built, contemporary 3200 square foot Hill Country home is situated on 3 peaceful acres in Southwest Austin off scenic Fitzhugh Road near Jester King Brewery/Stanley’s Pizza & in excellent Dripping Springs ISD. The 4 bedroom home incorporates an impressive array of energy efficient and high performance features as well as elegant and thoughtful design. It was recently featured in the Cool House Tour, Solar Tour, and is an Austin Energy Five Star rated home. Main floor – 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, office, media room/den, large open living room with two sided fireplace that opens up to the kitchen sitting area. Gourmet kitchen with wall of cabinets, quartz counters and oversized island. Upstairs – large room with closet and full bath (currently used as exercise area but could be 4th bedroom). In addition to detached two-car garage, there is also a two-car carport. Property also has a pole barn and a large covered parking canopy currently being used to store boat.

Green Features

6kW solar system with energy monitoring
Pre-wired for home automation
Geothermal HVAC system with desuperheater for hot water recovery
Energy Recovery Ventilator on HVAC system
Advanced/Smart thermostat can be accessed remotely with mobile app
Spray foam insulation
30,000 gallon potable rainwater system
LED lighting throughout home
No VOC Sherwin Williams paint throughout
Air-source heat pump water heaters
Passive solar design, clerestory windows, daylighting
High performance windows
Metal Roof
Dual Flush wall hung toilets
Ecosmart Bioethanol ventless fireplace with 36″ linear flame
High efficiency water fixtures
Energy Star Appliances
Large overhangs
Native landscaping

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Tesla Batteries – Should I Pre-Order Them Now? http://buildnative.com/tesla-batteries-should-i-pre-order-them-now/ http://buildnative.com/tesla-batteries-should-i-pre-order-them-now/#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 17:24:00 +0000 http://buildnative.com/?p=12876 In grand fashion this week, Elon Musk delivered a well publicized announcement about Tesla’s newest offering, a sleek home battery storage model dubbed the Powerwall. The Powerwall is a wall mounted collection of batteries designed to capture and store solar power so that a homeowner can run their h...

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In grand fashion this week, Elon Musk delivered a well publicized announcement about Tesla’s newest offering, a sleek home battery storage model dubbed the Powerwall. The Powerwall is a wall mounted collection of batteries designed to capture and store solar power so that a homeowner can run their home when the sun is not shining. The 10 kilowatt hours battery model is set to retail at $3,500.

 

Battery backup systems are nothing new. They have been around for years and Native has designed and installed quite a few of them. But battery storage adds considerable expense and complexity to a solar installation. What allows Tesla’s Powerwall to be small enough to hang on the wall is the leveraging of their compact lithium ion batteries, the same technology which is used to power their electric vehicles. The extensive research and development of this chemistry in the automotive arena has fueled the rapid price decline over the past several years. While these batteries enjoy some nice benefits over the incumbent lead acid battery technology, they are just now becoming cost competitive.

This announcement has sparked a interest from a lot of homeowners in Texas…but are the economics compelling enough that you should be excited too?

Over 90% of our clients with solar have no home storage, and that is perfectly fine. The grid acts as the battery. When the solar system generates extra electricity, it is fed back to the grid. Likewise, at night when you need power, you just take it from the grid. So if the grid is such a great battery, why should you consider adding home storage?

There are some situations in which home battery storage makes sense.

Off Grid Living – Texans building a small home or cabin on a remote piece of land may not have ready access to the grid. Running utility poles and lines can be cost prohibitive. In these cases, solar plus batteries may be the most economical way to reliably power their home. Emerging markets with little existing electrical infrastructure like in many parts of Africa and India are already target markets for battery storage systems.

Reliable Backup Power – Even though Austin Energy on average has better than a 99.99% uptime rating, some consumers have critical electrical loads, such as servers, that they can not afford to have dropping out even for a minute. In this case, having these circuits routed to a battery bank may be justified.

Utility Rate Structures – There are various utilities across the country that disincentivize solar customers from sending electricity back to the grid. This can be accomplished in different ways using the utility rate structure. In the case where the utility is not paying an equitable value for your solar energy, it may make sense to capture as much solar electricity as possible and use it in the home rather than send it back to the grid. Batteries allow you to accomplish this. As of today in Texas, many of the utilities fairly value the electricity that they receive from solar customers. There are some exceptions to this rule and I encourage you to send us any questions if you are unsure about your utility policy.

Zombies - If you’ve seen Walking Dead and are envisioning that future, then you need batteries tied to your solar. Today.

I applaud Elon Musk on the Powerwall announcement. He has communicated a bold and hopeful vision of where the energy market will be heading. He is also jumpstarting a synergistic market for his Telsa and SolarCity companies. We are excited about the sudden conversations that everyday people are having about the energy future. We are all talking about energy storage technology and how we can personally participate in changing our energy profile from fossil fuels to renewables. Isn’t that what this is all about?

Article by David Dixon, NATiVE VP of Renewable Operations
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NATiVE-Built Home For Sale in Kerrville http://buildnative.com/native-built-home-for-sale-in-kerrville/ http://buildnative.com/native-built-home-for-sale-in-kerrville/#comments Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:18:02 +0000 http://buildnative.com/?p=12691 Kerrville Property Available – $650,000 $30,000 in tax credits available to the buyer 114 Blue Stem Trail Kerrville, TX 78028   Click image for gallery 9kW solar array with micro inverters 4 Tons Geothermal Heat Pump (30 EER) 80 Gallon Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater 30K Gallon Rainwater (P...

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Kerrville Property Available – $650,000
$30,000 in tax credits available to the buyer
114 Blue Stem Trail
Kerrville, TX 78028

Kerrville Energy Efficient Home

Home For Sale: This NATiVE-built 2,894 sqft energy-efficient home located on a beautiful 9.77 acre lot in Kerrville Country Estates is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath with a loft/bonus room and outdoor kitchen.

The home incorporates solar power, rainwater collection, geothermal, LED lighting, high-performance windows, and is built using advanced framing, spray foam insulation, and a standing seam metal roof.

This property is currently being xeriscaped (pictures are before landscaping).

View the Floor Plan

 
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9kW solar array with micro inverters
4 Tons Geothermal Heat Pump (30 EER)
80 Gallon Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater
30K Gallon Rainwater (Potable) with Commercial Tank and Backup Community Water Well
95% LED lighting
Spray Foam Insulation with 6″ Exterior walls
Standing Seam Metal Roof
Anderson 100 windows
Masonry/Hardie exterior
HERS Rating = 4 (score of 0 is a net zero home, 100 is an average home)

Contact Us To Discuss and View This Property

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