29 Jan '16, 8pm

Rotating homes follow the sun, produce 5 times the energy they use

You've heard of solar panels that track the sun, but how about entire houses that do the same? Casas em Movimento from Portugal have now designed several prototypical solar-powered homes that do just that, thereby drastically increasing how much energy they are able to absorb. In this case, both the photovoltaic array and the home are capable of moving in pursuit of the sun. Guilherme Silva, who has been working on this project since it was first introduced at the Solar Decathlon in Madrid , told Inhabitat the idea was to bring to life the buildings in which we live, work and spend most of our time - in a sustainable way. He said the design was inspired by sunflowers. A brief video included after the jump demonstrates exactly how these homes work.

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