Self Powered House - This intriguing design offers a house that powers itself (via solar), plus two electric cars, plus still returns electricity to the grid. It’s also fully modular, so all you need is a spot, a water hookup, and data, and you’re good to go. Developed at the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK), the plan is to offer it for sale (in Germany) starting later this year. I’d buy one!
The Plus Energy House is no different; it is the first prize winner in a competition to build a dream home for Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport, Building, and Urban Development.
The proposed design demonstrates the potential of actively coupling energy flows between the emerging fleet of electric vehicles and our built environment. This concept is architecturally embodied through a striking glass showcase in which all of the core technical systems are laid out prominently to form a full-scale living display.
Check out the original post for a couple more interesting schematics and technical details.