26 Feb '16, 8pm

Portugal:Rotating Homes produce 5 TIMES energy they use

“The sunflower effect is created by combining two motions: the rotation of the building itself, of 180° throughout the day, and the rotation of the photovoltaic roofing hood, to ensure an inclination of 90º of this surface relative to the sun’s position (angle that optimizes PV production),” according to the group’s website. Silva says the combined rotation of the building and roof produces 25,000 kWh/year of electricity or five times…

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