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Making roofs more intelligent

What’s being billed as the country’s first zero energy house is steadily taking shape in Point Chevalier, Auckland, and its owners are aiming to save up to $80,000 in power costs over the next 25 years.

### idealog.co.nz July 2, 2012 @ 10:07 am
Zero energy house leading the way
By Idealog
SolarCity has partnered with owners Joanna Woods and Shay Brazier and energy consultants and eco-companies to help build the house, which aims to achieve net-zero power bills by generating as much electricity as is consumed through a blend of energy-efficient features and an intelligent solar roof. Brazier, who is also head of design and innovation at SolarCity, says the house could save between $50,000-$80,000 in power costs over the next 25 years.
“Our zero energy house protects us from the impact of electricity rate increases while safeguarding the environment for the next generation,” Brazier says. “The country needs to start thinking about making their roofs more intelligent, and start thinking about the cost of running a house per square metre, rather than just the cost of building a house per square metre.”
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Toyo Ito’s solar powered stadium, Taiwan

This will be old news to some readers, but let’s mark this one again for posterity – compared to how we do things in Dunedin.

“. . . the impressive roof construction that is simultaneously a solar power station.”

### http://www.archiCentral.com 20 May 09
Construction Is finished For Toyo Ito’s Solar Powered Stadium

Construction is finished for Japanese architect Toyo Ito’s solar powered stadium in Taiwan. The stadium’s roof is covered by 8,844 solar panels. The stadium is located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and it was built to coincide with the opening of the World Games [in July].

The ‘World Games Stadium’ holds 55,000 spectators and it cost $150 million to build. The stadium will hold the record for largest solar-powered stadium in the world with its 14,155m2 roof. It could potentially generate 1.14 Gigawatt hours of electricity every year, enough to power up to 80% of the surrounding neighbourhood.

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