Our Future Home that generates more Energy than it uses
Located at Stormy Down, near Bridgend, this building has a photo voltaic (solar panel) roof system and has been funded through the Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI) programme funded by Wales European Funding Office (WEFO).
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It's built on modern technology and more surprising news is that it cost less than normal house building. Such a building can be affordable by anyone and every house can be built like this.
The key component of this house is solar panel so when Sun is out, energy is used from sun and store it so that it can be reused at night.
BASF manufactures insulation material and the building, which is manufactured for a SIPS (structural insulated panel system) panel system, comprising two layers of wood containing thermal insulation.
The launching of Solcer House has generated interest from governments, house builders, manufacturers, local authorities and the Welsh Government.
On the domestic front work has been undertaken at a number of Retrofits on houses in the valleys where the same kind of technology has been applied, where ever possible, to improve existing housing by reducing energy demand and fuel poverty.