2013 Solar House

 Outside of 2013 Solar Village House
  • South facing Solarium expands the floor plan and take it to outside.
  • French doors separate the solarium from the kitchen and Dining area and serves as a buffer to the outside .
  • A partition wall separates the bedroom and main living area. it can also be rolled into a closet for additonal space.
  • The photovoltaic system is optimaized for flat roofs and uses reflectors between the rows of panels to increase total energy prodution.
  • A mixed Mode residential HVAC system marries the automation system and the house HVAC System.
  • A radiant heating floor system with tubes beneath the concrete floor.
  • A predictive control home automation system uses weather data to predict hour by hour temperatures inside and adjust accordingly.
 Other Specs
Array Size 10.5 Kw
Panel Types PV
Actual Square Footage 900 sq ft
 Competition Results

16 out of 19

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