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

The beautiful 5 bedroom solar-powered Casa Locarno in Switzerland has been scooping up all kinds of prizes lately, and we can see why. Fashioned from Larch Wood, Fascia and Attica panels and situated astride the beautiful Lake Maggiore, the entire home designed by designyougo is oriented towards a dramatic mountain vista. A large cantilever roof provides shading and the Skyframe just below it will eventually be filled with ranking wine and a host of other greenery. But the most impressive feature of this home is its innovative solar storage solution.

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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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