My poor Mister now has even more to plan for if/when we build our "dream home".
I've been reading about zero engery homes, where the home is built to be extremely energy efficient and then solar panels are used to provide much of the electricity the home needs (and sometimes extra, which is sold back to the power company as credit).
I wonder if my current favorite house plan would be adaptable....
Here's a story from MSNBC about a Zero-energy house that was build in california.
And Here is an interesting website with a list of things that you should consider when trying to make your home more efficient.