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Solar Zero Energy Homes: Green Prefab Realty In Sweden

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by: Joris Zuid
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A set of affordable homes for growing families just popped up in Örebro, Sweden and they utilize passive building principles and photovoltaic panels to generate as much energy as they use each year. Stockholm-based Street Monkey Architects designed the zero-energy homes to be well insulated and nearly airtight, with ventilation systems that retain as much heat as possible.

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A row of homes facing east-west is topped with solar panels. Each home’s pitch is angled to catch as much sun as possible

Solar Zero Energy Homes

The homes are almost completely powered by rooftop solar panels, and on-site batteries store unused energy that can be sold back to the grid. Additionally, the buildings’ energy consumption is measured on an ongoing basis to adjust for power needs.


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Each two-story, 1,600-square-foot structure is composed of six factory-built modules that arrived on-site with finished interiors. Once erected, the facades were connected together to smooth over transitional moments between the homes. Four houses face east-west, while six have a north-south orientation and all of the roofs are topped with solar panels angled toward the path of the sun.

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The solar panel–topped roofs vary slightly in height for added visual interest.

Although the development is designed as an interlocking series of homes, subtle variations give each residence its own character. Some feature white plaster facades, while the row running north to south is finished in a dark, silvery steel.

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A more detailed shot shows the variation 

Wood slatting attached to every other house creates a visual rhythm an element that Street Monkey Architects hopes will provide a sense of individuality for prospective homeowners.

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Each home has a deck with an extended backyard that’s accessed via glass doors

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The entrance (at the back corner) leads directly into the kitchen, dining room, and living room

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The kitchen is designed in a U-shape to enable socializing and to optimize space flow

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The living room, located adjacent to the dining area, leads to the backyard.

The homes’ interiors are open and airy. The ground-floor kitchen opens to the dining room, which leads to the the living area. There, two sets of glass doors provide access to a terrace, expanding available living space. Steel stairs suspended by vertical wires allow light to filter to the ground floor. The upper level holds three bedrooms, a family room, and a large bathroom.

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Metal stairs attached via wires allow an abundance of light to reach the first floor

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At the top of the stairs is a family room with natural wood floors and white walls

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The family room sits adjacent to the bedrooms and a large bathroom. 

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A master bedroom on the second floor gets natural light through glass doors. 

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Solar Zero Energy Homes: Green Prefab Realty In Sweden

A set of affordable homes for growing families just popped up in Örebro, Sweden and they utilize passive building principles and photovoltaic panels to generate as much energy as they use each year. Stockholm-based Street Monkey Architects designed the zero-energy homes to be well insulated and nearly airtight, with ventilation systems that retain as much heat as possible. A row of homes facing east-west is topped with solar panels. Each home’s pitch is angled to catch as much sun as possible Solar Zero Energy Homes The homes are almost completely powered by rooftop solar panels, and on-site batteries store unused energy that can be sold back to the grid. Additionally, the buildings’ energy consumption is measured on an ongoing basis to adjust for power needs. {youtube}                                   Essential Secrets to Sustainable Net-Zero Solar Homes: Geos Neighborhood                      Geos Neighborhood in Arvada, Colorado, sustainable, net-zero, solar, fossil fuel free homes  Each two-story, 1,600-square-foot structure is composed of six factory-built modules that arrived on-site with finished interiors. Once erected, the facades were connected together to smooth over transitional moments between the homes. Four houses face east-west, while six have a north-south orientation and all of the roofs are topped with solar panels angled toward the path of the sun. The solar panel–topped roofs vary slightly in height for added visual interest. Although the development is designed as an interlocking series of homes, subtle variations give each residence its own character. Some feature white plaster facades, while the row running north to south is finished in a dark, silvery steel. Recommended:  Smart Communities: Eco-Living Through Technology A more detailed shot shows the variation  Wood slatting attached to every other house creates a visual rhythm an element that Street Monkey Architects hopes will provide a sense of individuality for prospective homeowners. Recommended:  Tiny House With Solar Panels Is Off Grid: The Netherlands Each home has a deck with an extended backyard that’s accessed via glass doors The entrance (at the back corner) leads directly into the kitchen, dining room, and living room The kitchen is designed in a U-shape to enable socializing and to optimize space flow The living room, located adjacent to the dining area, leads to the backyard. The homes’ interiors are open and airy. The ground-floor kitchen opens to the dining room, which leads to the the living area. There, two sets of glass doors provide access to a terrace, expanding available living space. Steel stairs suspended by vertical wires allow light to filter to the ground floor. The upper level holds three bedrooms, a family room, and a large bathroom. Recommended:  Off-Grid Homes And Tiny Houses: With Solar Panels And Prefab Metal stairs attached via wires allow an abundance of light to reach the first floor At the top of the stairs is a family room with natural wood floors and white walls The family room sits adjacent to the bedrooms and a large bathroom.  A master bedroom on the second floor gets natural light through glass doors.  Before you go! Recommended:  Tiny Houses Tips And Tricks: Minimalistic Living Experience Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about green architecture?  What you gain?  Extra: Global exposure, a valuable backlink!
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