Longer, warmer days reduced the need for any form of heating to keep indoors at a comfortable temperature. The extra sunshine increased solar power production so we had more than enough electricity for household demand and charging EVs.
Having all three submissions to the 2021 Sustainability Awards added to the list of finalists is a stunning result. This is special recognition for everyone involved in what has been an epic journey from concept to completion.
As the days and nights become warmer, less mechanical heating is required to assist passive solar heating (plus insulation) to maintain a comfortable temperature indoors. Increased solar power exports and decreased grid imports reduced the energy bill to 50c per day.
Committing to electric vehicle only driving was a positive experience. The cars have more than enough range to meet our urban needs, with the MG ZS EV enabling longer distance travel. In summer, trickle charging the EVs with excess solar power minimised the running costs.
Finishing the 23B interior took longer than expected in a challenging 2020, but it's finished. We've moved into our new home and are delighted to be here. The team certainly used everything they learned from building the others to make this a special home.