The Prefab Home That Generates Twice the Renewable Energy It Uses

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A home produces enough energy to charge electric cars and power part of the museum next door

April 03, 2015
The Prefab Home That Generates Twice the Renewable Energy It Uses

The term Passive House has been used by the energy-efficient home industry for some time. But what is the “Active House?”

According to Eco Watch, the Active House B10, a prefab home project constructed in Stuttgart, Germany, is a “great contender for a more sustainable future."

The modular home’s manufacturers designed the Active House to generate twice the amount of energy it needs through photovoltaic panels on the roof. The 970-square-foot home has smart-grid technology that is so efficient that it powers a pair of electric cars as well as a building in the Weissenhof Museum next door.

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