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Solar-Powered 'Self Sustained Module' Goes Where No Other Building Can Go

by , 05/05/14



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The Self Sustained Module is intended for sites where heavy modifications and the addition of permanent infrastructure is either physically impossible or economically unfeasible. It comes complete with a built-in foundation, structure, and water, sewer and electrical systems. The module can be assembled in a factory and transported anywhere by truck or helicopter.

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The unit is truly self-sustaining as it comes with its own energy supply using 20 photovoltaic panels and a set of solar batteries that can last up to three days. It also comes with a toilet and small kitchen and a 500 liter water tank that holds water for up to three days. The module doesn’t even need to plug into a sewer system as water drainage is taken care of with a vacuum system. It also comes with an option for water heating and environmental heating for cold climates.

+ Cannata Fernandes Architects

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2 Comments

  1. J.t. Huckle May 6, 2014 at 3:05 am

    How much do these run in price and how much ground prep work is needed.

  2. Eugenia Stephens May 5, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    luv it

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