Presented by Bryan Bowan, 2008 National Cohousing Conference
renewable energy technologies
Use of natural resources such as sunlight, wind, water, ocean tides, hydrogen, biomass, or geothermal heat, which are naturally replenished, as sources for heat and power for use in buildings and communities.
At the small scale of 1- 40 homes, we’re generally looking at photovoltaics, solar thermal, micro hydro, heat pump, and wind systems, arranged either by unit or shared in a district system. Cohousing offers some unusual opportunities for extending the efficiencies of these systems through sharing and increases in scale.