Gallery: Team Japan’s Omotenashi Solar Decathlon House Bridges the Gap ...

 
Of course, this wouldn't be a design fit for the Japanese without a bit of hi-tech wizardry! The computer monitored temperature controls and the battery storage from the rooftop solar panels (that are indistinguishable from normal roof tiles) are well hidden from view, but easily accessible to the residents. The integrated software is easy to use, ensuring that residents achieve optimum energy efficiency.

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