With off-grid rapidly slipping into the mainstream new ‘peel andstick solar laminates’ by Whirlwind solar have helped a house use 90%less energy than a conventional home. The solar laminate system consists of solar panels made from light weight amorphous silicon. The panelsare easily fitted between the ridges of conventional metal roofingsystems and connected to an inverter that converts DC current into ACcurrent used to power the home.
Aside from achieving Passive House certification, the house includes other features which should help it attain LEED platinum status. Theseinclude a high efficiency air conditioning system, an energy recoveryventilator, an air-to-water heat pump, and a rain-screen system thatshades the house.