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Solar Homes for the Masses

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Science  30 Jul 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5428, pp. 679
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5428.679

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Near Amersfoort, the Netherlands, the NV REMU power company is leading a $13 million project to build 500 houses with roofs covered with photovoltaic panels--the world's largest attempt at so-called "building-integrated photovoltaics." By the time the homes are finished next year, they should be drawing 1.3 megawatts of energy from the sun, enough to supply about 60% of the community's energy needs.