UPDATE: Net Zero Housing Project Breaks Ground in Mount Dora

Architectural rendering of completed net zero units.

Architectural rendering of completed net zero units.

The project broke ground on April 29th and is on schedule to be completed later this year.

The project broke ground on April 29th and is on schedule to be completed later this year.

The Optimus Solar team is excited to announce that we have broken ground on our Net Zero housing project! Located on Parrotte Court and within walking distance of the restaurants and parks of historic downtown Mount Dora, these two units are the first 100% solar-powered rental units in Mount Dora. Fully equipped with electric vehicle charging, home automation and available to rent as “all-in” homes, these units remove the normal hassles of monthly bill paying, deposits, grass cutting, etc. 

As Mount Dora continues to experience economic growth and municipal expansion, and as more young professionals move to the area, we hope that this project will be a prototype that successfully matches the housing market to the modern job market, which is more fluid, mobile, and environmentally conscious than ever before. 

Hegstrom Homes began construction on these custom units last week. They will be powered by SolarTech Universal solar panels, manufactured in Florida.  When paired with a fully electric vehicle, these homes will provide 100% of their electricity and 100% of their resident’s fuel from the sun, saving the average person more than $2,400 per year!*  

Construction is expected to take 6 months.

*Savings based on $100 per month in gas savings and $100 per month in electricity savings.

Maximizing Your Home Solar Investment

The New Plug-In Hybrid sipping some solar

The New Plug-In Hybrid sipping some solar

One of our clients recently purchased a new Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and asked us how we could help them maximize their energy savings. Optimus thrives on helping clients pair technologies to maximize their investment in solar. Through the implementation of the highest quality solar panels and components, Optimus was able to bring not only monthly household energy savings, but also a decrease in annual fuel expense of 84%! By installing SolarTech panels to power this client’s home and up-fitting the garage with a car charging port, the Optimus team turned vision into reality. A big thanks to the team at SolarTech Universal for their absolute professionalism.