How did Vanquish accomplish an all-green, electric home?
Solaire’s Vanquish design combines high-performance windows and doors for increased energy efficiency, advanced air conditioning and ventilation systems for temperature-controlled, pollen-filtered air, and a full solar and battery storage to provide clean renewable energy for the home, creating a fully sustainable, all green, electric home.
This level of energy efficiency means that Vanquish is what is known as a net-zero home, meaning the amount of renewable energy created by the home each year is equal to or more than the amount of energy consumed, leaving its occupants with a net-zero energy bill. One secret to Vanquish’s energy efficiency lies in the collaboration between the home’s renewable energy source and its hot water system.
As mentioned earlier, a key element to an all green, electric home is a well-designed solar and storage system to power the home with renewable energy. Vanquish is powered by Redback Technologies’ Smart 3-Phase Hybrid System, combining 10kW of solar power with 28kWh of battery storage. This system operates by generating energy when the sun is shining, and using it to power the home, while storing any excess solar production in the batteries for use in the evening.
While generating and storing energy is important, a home’s thermal efficiency is just as important to its overall energy consumption as heating and cooling can be the biggest users of energy in a home. However, this is not a problem for Vanquish due to the home’s integration of high tech, energy-efficient Stiebel-Eltron heat pump hot water system.