SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Developers have broken ground on a new home outside Sevierville that they say will produce more energy than it uses.
Developer Rodney Leatherman told WVLT-TV (http://bit.ly/SEpdL6) the home will be a 1,547-square-foot traditional cottage with a 10 kilowatt solar array. Combined with the home's energy-saving features, Leatherman estimates the home will generate enough power to sell some back to the Tennessee Valley Authority. He says it will earn the homeowner about $100 a month.
Leatherman said homes like this one will also help to improve the air quality in the Smokies.
He said other zero-utility-bill homes often cost $400 a square foot or more, but the cottage is being built for about $155 a square foot. It will sell for about $239,000.
Information from: WVLT-TV, http://www.volunteertv.com/
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