The IKAROS Showhome has 32 Solar Panels on the roof (1.0m x 1.6m each). The Solar PV system that is installed on the Showhome, according to our computer modeling, should
produce approximately 12,300 kWh in the first year. An average home in Calgary uses 7,400 kWh/year. Being that this home is larger than the typical Calgary home, it could potentially use up to double the energy compared to the average home.

This may vary depending on the occupants and their own electrical needs/usage. That means that this system should allow the educated homeowner to achieve net-zero electrical consumption (producing as much energy as they consume on an annual basis).