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Residential Energy Use


A typical Canadian home's energy requirement, breaks down to 60% for space heating, 20% for domestic hot water heating and the final 20% for appliances, lights etc. For the Drake Landing Solar Community, pre-construction estimates indicate that, in a typical year, well over 90% of the energy used for the homes space heating will come from solar energy. Even in an unusually cold winter and spring, 80% of the required heat is expected to come from the sun.



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