Mariposa House

2401 Douglas Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

Tour Hours: 10am - 4pm

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This Ron Wommack-designed modern house on a corner lot in historic Little Mexico was featured on the Spring 2015 Modern Homes Tour and Dallas Architecture Blog.

Solar panels added in 2014 provide the perfect finishing touch!

 

Renewable energy features

Solar PV

kW: 9 kW (5 kW on house, 4 kW on detached garage)
Installation Date: April 2014
Installer: Longhorn Solar

Equipment

Tilt-mounted 36 Renesola Virtus II panels, two SMA SunnyBoy string inverters with secure power supply

Retail Electric Provider

Green Mountain

Energy Monitoring

Installation date:  Coming soon
Installer: self
Equipment: Curb (http://energycurb.com/)

 

Green features:

  • Passive Solar design
  • Rinnai tankless water heater
  • 8” foam insulation in roof
  • low water use landscape
  • CFL & LED lighting
  • 2008 Tesla Roadster
  • Low-E 366 windows will drastically cut down on heat transfer into the house

 

Host Comments

Having a net-zero energy home was very important to us. From August 2014 to August 2015, we actually sent 1 megawatt more to the grid than what we used from the grid – even with two electric cars. This makes us somewhat better than net-zero. The only time we go to gas stations is when we have to rent cars when we go on trips.

The inside of our home was featured on the Spring 2015 Modern Homes Tour. It is a pleasure to feature our solar arrays on the 2016 DFW Solar Tour.