Two-story residential buildings with an area of 150 square meters, built in Örebro, Sweden from inexpensive prefabricated modules, are almost completely capable of providing themselves with electricity from solar panels, Yanko Design reported.
On a street in the Swedish city of Örebro, ten new residential buildings have been erected, lined up in a single L-shaped line and powered by solar energy, with zero electricity consumption from the public grid.
These homes designed by Street Monkey Architects use passive building principles and photovoltaic panels to generate the total amount of electricity needed to function throughout all seasons of the year.
Properly insulated, almost airtight, and equipped with ventilation systems that retain a large amount of heat, these houses are well equipped and show certain variations and differences in their appearance.
The houses on the north/south side have silver façades and wood planks to emphasize visual diversity. In particular, houses facing east and west have an original “sawtooth” roofline, the crenellations of which are angled to capture as much sunlight as possible. They also have white plaster facades.
All this creates not only a combination of houses that are pleasant to look at and which harmoniously contrast with each other. It also gives their residents a sense of identity and reassures them that their home has its character and a certain uniqueness.
The 150-square-meter two-story houses are powered almost entirely by solar energy. The stored electricity is accumulated and stored in batteries, which feed the home network.
Each of these residential buildings was built from six modules and with ready-made interiors. It turned out beautiful, functional, and spacious. The internal layout is the same in all the houses: the kitchen on the ground floor, further passing into the dining room, which, in turn, leads to the living room. Two sets of glass doors in the living room give access to a terrace that is a natural extension of the living room.
Steel flights of stairs to the second floor are supported by vertical cables, creating a suspended staircase that leads to the three bedrooms, bathroom, and living room on the upper level of the house. The “family room” is also equipped – a warm, minimalist area with natural wood floors and white walls, a great place to relax and communicate with loved ones.
“These solar homes are not only spacious, attractive, and exquisitely designed, but also quite affordable. It is these modern and energy-efficient housing solutions that can serve as a good example in 2022,” notes Yanko Design.