Awesome Homes that Harness Solar Energy

Team Massachusetts' Solar Decathlon 2011 Design Development Model

Why you should go for a solar-powered home. (Photo Credits)

Solar powered homes usually portray futuristic abodes. And while this may be true, not all are should be as pricey.

Just like this home built by a student as featured over at the British website Daily Mail. Build Safe      

“A student who’s had enough of paying out $800 a month to live in a campus dorm solved his problem by building his own tiny house from scratch. Christopher Cerk, a 21-year-old junior at the University of Michigan, said that living right next to his institution didn’t suit him – and was a waste of money to boot. So, rather than keep paying out almost $10,000 a year on rent for a room he didn’t want, the computer science major took matters into his own hands.”

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Could be Exotic Too

Even resorts can take advantage of solar power, just like this one featured over at Inhabitat. Electrician 

“Located a few miles from the bustling streets of central Bangkok, this eco-friendly resort pushes the limits of sustainable passive design. Its sustainability features are endless, including LED lighting powered by solar and wind energy, solar cookers, rainwater harvesting, floors, as well as walls and ceilings built from reclaimed wood and bamboo and insulated with discarded juice cartons. The hotel and restaurant complex named The Bangkok Tree House, was conceived by 36-year-old Jirayu (Joey) Tulyanond, who wanted to see how far can one go to create a comfortable retreat relying on sustainable design.”

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Architecture and Design meantime featured what could be an economical way to harness solar energy for any home.

“This solar photovoltaic tiles are very nice looking and are way better than the old panels on the roof of the houses. Those panels can go and retired because this is new innovative solution that works fabulous! The tiles are made of natural clay or slate slabs that have small solar panels inserted on the flat surface that should be exposed to the sun. Installing of those panels is very easy because of their shape and double function – tiles. They have so high energy yield although they are so small and flexible.”

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