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

Posted By Tafline Laylin On March 15, 2012 @ 10:56 am In Architecture,Cargotecture | 1 Comment

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 [4].

This upcycled design was first conceived as a sales center for Mirabeau B by Harvest Moon Development, with the help of ttweak [5] and Metalab [6]. The off grid [7] 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 [1]

Via Treehugger [8]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Adaptive Container's SPACE buildings: http://www.adaptivecontainer.com/

[2] solar panel: http://inhabitat.com/onyx-unveils-all-in-one-330-watt-plug-and-play-solar-panels/

[3]  : http://inhabitat.com/solar-powered-space-shipping-containers-produce-twice-as-much-energy-as-they-consume/space-shipping-container-8/?extend=1

[4] shipping container offices: http://inhabitat.com/shipping-containers-turn-warehouse-into-office-space/

[5] ttweak: http://www.ttweak.com/

[6] Metalab: http://www.metalabstudio.com/category/blog/space/

[7] off grid: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Off-the-grid

[8] Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/solar-powered-shipping-container-architecture-actually-makes-sense.html

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