SUWANEE, Ga.  Geo is a net-positive energy home built for health, safety and a sustainable, nature-inspired living experience. Designed by GIGA Construction (Austin, Texas), Geo is the first project in the Houston 610 loop to pair a Tesla solar roof with battery backup for electrical grid independence.


The solar-powered residence keeps energy requirements low with an airtight envelope, insulation, LED lighting and highly efficient appliances.

Mitsubishi Electric’s variable-capacity heat pumps provide consistent comfort and the energy efficiency that Geo needs to fulfill GIGA Construction’s nature-inspired design.


The heat pumps use minimal electricity generated by the home’s photovoltaic array and can operate off-grid using only battery power for approximately four days. This gives Geo sustainable heating and air conditioning even during the night and on cloudy days.


Mitsubishi Electric heat pumps pair very well with a home run fully off a solar panel grid,” says Garrett Traweek, Territory Sales Manager, Johnson Supply. “A standard unitary system draws too much electricity with a hard start. If you want to run your HVAC solely on a solar panel roof, Mitsubishi Electric is the only route to go.”


Powered by the sun, the Mitsubishi Electric system uses heat drawn from the outdoor air to keep Geo warm during the winter without burning fossil fuels. Electrical grid independence and maximum comfort with Mitsubishi Electric demonstrate how sustainable homes like Geo benefit both families and the environment.