The Solar Home of the Future May Be Here Today

In what was expected to be the first of 100 such dwellings, a solar home in Phoenix, AZ enabled the owner to sell electricity back into the grid and/or charge up an electric car.

069 solar home - main view
This solar home in Phoenix, AZ, built by John F. Long Homes, looks as conventional as any other house on the block except for the 7,200 solar cells on the roof. These cells are capable of producing over 6,000 watts of electricity.  
PHOTO: ROBERT F. CROZIER