The completed homes as listed for sale.
Snow this winter has been heavy, time to clear the walks.
An aerial rendering from the SouthEast of the first three homes. These homes are complete and ready for occupancy.
Blacktail Solar Homes are located in Dillon, Montana.
Blacktail Solar Homes have many elements that together will make them economical to operate and comfortable to live in for many years into the future. You will find most of these elements described in the links in the left sidebar. The most important element, Solar Orientation, is described as follows:
We all know that the Sun rises in the East and sets in the West. And most of us know that the warmest place to be out of doors on a cold winter day is on the south side of a building. What is not so obvious is why that south side is so warm; we found a nice diagram that shows the relative path of the Earth around the Sun during the year that explains it very nicely..
To put it simply, solar home design is based around the idea of maximizing solar heat gain when and where it’s useful (so as to offset heating requirements) and minimizing it when and where it’s a liability (so as to offset cooling requirements). This is known as passive solar design because no mechanical devices may be needed for heating and cooling, depending of course on where the home is located.