Deltec can provide the structural shell and key architectural elements for the solar canopy in our panelized building system that can be shipped anywhere in the world. For customers building local to our operations in Western North Carolina we can offer a full shell turnkey.
The Solar Homestead is designed for net-zero living connected to nature, featuring a super-insulated house and great porch. Click the floor plan to enlarge:
The Solar Homsetead Main House package features:
The Solar Homestead design features expandability: add additional outbuilding modules ("OMs") for more living and storage space, arranged according to your needs:
1. The Flexible Outbuilding Module ("Flex OM") is a detached third bedroom or home office which includes:
2. Additional Storage Outbuilding Modules ("Storage OMs") add outdoor storage space to the grand porch.
An example Solar Homestead configuration including the main home with hardie lap siding package, and one additional storage OM.
An example Solar Homestead configuration including the main house with the cedar board on board siding package, the Flex OM for an additional bedroom or home office, and one storage OM.
The solar canopy features translucent, bi-facial solar panels for a breathtaking outdoor living space that also provides the electricity needs for the home. The solar canopy can be configured to allow you to install solar panels now, or can be configured as a solid tongue and groove finish to be cut out to add solar later, as your budget allows.
The wood framing of the solar canopy uses bi-facial solar panels to provide an attractive shading element while also producing electricity for the needs of the home. Bi-facial solar panels can make electricity on both of their sides, taking advantage of solar radiation reflected up from the porch floor as well as the solar radiation overhead to produce more energy.
For those homeowners who don't need as much solar or want to add solar down the road, the canopy can be ordered with a solid tongue and groove finish. The wood framing remains the same, allowing the solid finish to be knocked out later when solar is to be installed. Customers can also mix and match their canopy finish, ordering some sections of the canopy already cut out for solar and some sections with a solid finish as appropriate to their budget for solar and net-zero goals.