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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Open Homes April 2015 - Home no. 10 (Peveril Solar House)

The tenth home taking part in this year's spring time Open Homes event is on Peveril Drive in West Bridgford.

Peveril Solar House is a 2000's detached house. It is fairly standard in its original construction, but is far from ordinary in the renewable technologies employed. It is the UK's first entirely solar heated house, using a combination of power generation and underground thermal storage. 

Eco-features on display include:
  • Ground source heat pump drawing energy from vertical borehole
  • 6 sqm of innovative self-built sunboxes burying thermal energy 16 storeys underground
  • PV panel array producing more electrical energy than the annual heating requirement
  • Passive house style extension in SIPS panel construction
  • New - innovative composting and vertical farming systems
  • Solar dehydrator (will be on show before it gets moved to an organic farm)
  • Electrical car charging point
The home owner has developed the sun boxes as a research, design and build project, and monitored their impact, and has lectured about it, home and abroad. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about what renewables can achieve.
Other features that may be of interest is the disability adaptation of the house - sliding doors, wheel chair accessible bathroom, disable designed kitchen, platform elevator. 

This home is open on Saturday 3rd May at 11am

To book your free place, click here.

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