Solar-Powered SPACE Shipping Container Office Produces Twice as Much Energy as it Consumes

by , 03/15/12

Adaptive Container, SPACE, Houston, Texas, shipping containers, recycled materials, upcycled design, green design, sustainable design, portable design, eco-design, solar power, rooftop solar panels,

SPACE stands for Solar Powered Adaptive Containers for Everyone and that’s exactly what they are. The 140 square foot off grid structure comes with 20 rooftop solar panels that provide up to 350 kWh of energy each month, more than double what it consumes. And it even has air-conditioning, leaving behind the miserable days of sweltering shipping container offices.

This upcycled design was first conceived as a sales center for Mirabeau B by Harvest Moon Development, with the help of ttweak and Metalab. The off grid version was made possible by a Houston Green Building Component grant. Now Adaptive Container has teamed up with Ameresco Solar to answer a Request for Quote by the Houston municipality to provide 17 of these portable power centers in preparation of the next Gulf storm.

+ Adaptive Container

Via Treehugger

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1 Comment

  1. August 26, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Please I need one unit of SPACE container as a demo in West Africa. Kindly give me a quote . Am currently in Houston and I will take delivery here. But will it be possible to use other electrical appliances of 220volts/50hz? Thanks.

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