Gallery: Team China Fuses High & Low Tech With The Y Container Solar De...

image © Jill Fehrenbacher for Inhabitat
The Y Container house is shaded by its 40 panel 8kW solar array, which was donated by Sanyo Electric Co. While the containers may be low tech, the walls use a one-two punch of high tech materials to maintain comfort. Vacuum insulation panels are highly effective and reduce the thickness of the walls. Phase change panels passively help maintain temperatures during the day, reducing the peak cooling load, and therefore energy consumption.

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  1. eddiephahamane October 17, 2013 at 11:11 am

    The best innovations i have ever seen with Ship Containers… The dti in a 4th world country like Lesotho could use this innovations to upgrade where such need is in dire!
    Constructing one of this as an exhibition in Lesotho would create an awareness that could never fail its goal…

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