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Giving back to the electric grid

City embarks on program to build energy-positive housing — homes that produce more electric power than they consume

The proposition sounds far-fetched: Build a home in Boston so efficient that it produces more energy than it consumes, and price it for less than $400,000.

But on Tuesday, Mayor Thomas M. Menino will kick off a building program designed to do just that, at a groundbreaking for the city’s first so-called energy-positive homes.

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