Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Living Off-The-Grid: Energy Self-sufficient Home Powers a Honda Fit EV
Honda Smart Home US, located on the West Village campus of the University of California, Davis, is capable of producing more energy on-site from renewable sources than it consumes annually from the electric grid, including enough energy to power a Honda Fit EV for daily commuting. A Honda-developed home energy management system and an energy efficient design will allow the home’s occupant to use less than half of the energy of a similarly sized new home in the Davis area for heating, cooling and lighting. The home is also three times more water-efficient than a typical U.S. home. Learn more at www.HondaSmartHome.com.
In addition to showcasing Honda's vision for sustainable, zero-carbon living and personal mobility, the home will function as a living laboratory where the company, along with researchers from UC Davis and Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E), will evaluate new technologies and business opportunities at the intersection of housing, transportation, energy and the environment.