Gallery: Award-Winning Solar-Powered Casa Locarno in Switzerland Stores...

 
What energy is not used immediately is stored in a 1,050 gallon tub of water in the basement

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  1. Moshe Chertoff December 17, 2011 at 5:52 am

    This seems inspiring. But there’s not enough about how it works to take me to this solution when I remake my house in 3 years. I need to know:
    [1] how the tub stores the energy.
    [2] how these few solar panels collect enough energy in Switzerland. I would assume that, living in Israel, I should be able to do it far easier.
    [3] what insulation materials were used. I plan on using bales of hay for the entire perimeter of my house.
    [4] how installed the heat exchange system works.
    [5] how the underfloor heating system can be powered by so little solar energy.
    [6] how the roof agriculture is so thin, yet helps in a major way.
    In any case, power to them. It is both beautiful and an inspiration.

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