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The Silver Bullet to Zero Energy Affordability, by Paul Springer

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Hint: It’s not solar or storage...

 

Before solving the above scenario, the key assumptions are as follows:

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  • Location is Arizona, or Climate Zone 5
  • Size of home is 1900 square feet
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