:: Future Energy ::
For the Future Evolution House the energy question has an important role to play.
The facade and the roof of the house produce solar energy and solar heated water, and the longterm aim is for the house to produce more energy than it uses.
The future of energy supply lies with the Energy Grid, a network of decentralized private houses,
small thermal power plants or office buildings with wind turbines or fuel cell technology which supply energy to a national grid.
Electric cars with their strong batteries can be used as a buffer.
The Future Evolution House uses photovoltaic cells from Soltecture as part
of the house "skin". These elegant matt black panels with a pinstripe aesthetic are also effective in a more diffused light.
The interior lighting design is a smart low energy concept from podpod design
and the household appliances from Miele und
have a high energy efficiency.
Even the fireplace, fueled with trees from the adjacent Vienna Woods helps heat the water for the house.
We would eventually like to heat the house using fuel cell technology.
At the moment the technology is uneconomical for a single household.
We are also eagerly awaiting the new generation of thin solar modules for which we have lots more room on the roof.