How It WorksThese net-zero homes use the sun when it’s shining to create even more energy than one would ever need for their home. This means the utility meter goes backwards and actually earns credit. When the sun goes down, at night, when one needs energy and the sun isn’t shining, that credit can be used. Ultimately, in the winter therefore one can make money and it can be used for the summer and their utility bills will still remain low.
So these homes – that at one point were quite costly – are now seriously worth considering for their affordability, environmental-friendliness and utility saving strengths.