Pre-fab solar

Pre-fab solar

Summary: Over at CNETnews.com Martin LaMonica's built a picture gallery of a modular solar home.

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Over at CNETnews.com Martin LaMonica's built a picture gallery of a modular solar home. He went through the first of the modular solar housing projects being built by Powerhouse Enterprises, a Boston-area company. On their website the company describes themselves as providers of "healthy, hip, affordable housing."

This Powerhouse has a metal roof that uses sunlight to heat water, and there are solar panels to generate electricity. This first project is still under construction.

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  • Would be even better if they

    used straw bale construction! Then the heating and cooling requirements could be mitigated in the design and the fact that the R factor far exceeds anything you can create with current building standards. PLUS straw bale homes are far more resistant to earthquakes and fires!

    Normally I would post some links, but you are adults, do your own research. ]:)
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