Commitment to Action

NextHome: A Renewable Energy and DC Connected House

Commitment by

Nextenergy Center

In 2013, NextEnergy Center committed to create a demonstration facility called 'NextHOME' in order to showcase how local renewable generation, when combined with energy storage and Direct Current power networks, can fulfill local energy needs and offer energy efficient options for off-grid and grid-connected applications. 'NextHOME' will be a manufactured home that demonstrates rooftop solar photovoltaic, energy storage and EV charging systems, and DC powered devices (such as consumer electronics, HVAC equipment, and appliances). NextEnergy Center and partners will monitor the demonstration facility with the goal to publish findings on device operations, energy usage, and performance. A key component of the project will be an educational/outreach campaign to raise awareness on the value of distributed renewable energy and DC powered devices.





NextHome: A Renewable Energy and DC Connected House



Est. Duration

4 years

Estimated Total Value



Northern America


United States

Commitment by

Nextenergy Center

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

STEP Warmfloor, Masco Cabinetry LLC, Kimberly LED Lighting, Homeland Energy Solutions, LLC, LUMA Resources, Champion Homes, Suntuitive Inc., Armstrong Flooring, Bosch Sicherheitssysteme Gmbh, Coritech Services, Toogled, EMerge Alliance, Nextek Power Systems, Inc., New Economy Initiative, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)