Texas Development Claims to Be South’s First True All-Solar Community

Every home at Las Casas Verdes is designed for its site, and each has a solar system that is sized and aligned for maximum gain.

Metal roofs, a rainwater collection system, and fiber cement siding are standard features.

The homes use finger-jointed wood stud walls and foam insulation. The 3-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system, along with features such as the solar water heating and high-SEER multi-zone HVAC system, results in electric bills as low as $4 per month.

Deep roof overhangs, awnings, and porches help block direct sun exposure, which reduce heat load and keep the house cooler.

Double-height interiors, polished concrete floors, and energy-efficient appliances highlight the kitchens and dining spaces.

To promote healthy interiors, the builder used low- and no-VOC paints and green and recycled building materials.

A reflective light well over the staircase brings abundant light into the interiors and automatic light switches help save energy.

The media room features a lower ceiling for more intimate settings.

Almost every space features high ceilings, making the homes feel larger.

Transom windows bring in light to the master bathroom but maintains privacy.

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