The Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility says thousands of Delawareans are living in energy inefficient manufactured homes whose residents are spending twice as much per square foot on energy costs, according to wdel107fm.
Tony DePrima, executive director of the state-created organization, said his staff is working on a pilot program that would bring zero net energy manufactured homes to residents in need. He envisions energy efficient appliances and HVAC systems with solar panels that could generate enough energy for the entire year.
“In the high use summer months, it would be producing more energy than needed and selling it back to the utility and that will make up the difference in those months when you’re not generating a lot of solar but there’s still an electric load,” said DePrima. MHProNews understands the solar panels would be installed on the roofs of the homes.
The organization is trying to determine sources of financing and grants for those who want to participate in the pilot program, and hopes to have a few of the homes set up by next summer. ##
(Photo credit: wdel107fm-solar panels on roof of manufactured home)
Article submitted by Matthew J. Silver to Daily Business News-MHProNews.