Gallery: Spain’s Solar-Powered Ekihouse to Simplify a Sustainable Lifes...

The rooftop PV array will provide the house with all anticipated electrical energy requirements. Half of these panels are positioned on four sliding plinths. This is intended for use on hot days, so the panels create a shaded patio area at the front of the building  and allows more hot air inside the building to escape through the roof. This elegant design provides both a pleasant environment for residents to relax, while aiding with cooling the interior. The temperature regulation of the building is also assisted by an integrated misting system, using the principles of evaporative cooling whereby the water droplets evaporating extracts heat and causes a temperature drop.

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