Students from all over the World put to the test their creativity during the Solar Decathlon competition in order to find more sustainable architectural and energetic solutions for the future. Onyx Solar participates alongside with the Cardenal Herrera CEU University in the design and execution of its proposed solar house, which is one of the 19 projects selected for participating in this international competition.
The Solar Decathlon is organized by the US Department of Energy and, for the first time, will be held in Europe as it usually takes place in Washington. This time, Madrid will host the event during the month of June and universities from the US, China, Brazil and Germany will be participating among others.
More than 90 students from the CEU University have worked on the design of a sustainable solar house, combining the prefabrication, the use of recycable materials together with cutting edge technologies required by the organization of the event, where the consultancy labor of Onyx Solar experts has been essential.
Cutting Edge Technology
In order to achieve the maximum energy savings, the latest technologies of the sector have been studied with the goal of proposing hibrid solutions. Thus, the designers have obtained great results such as an acclimatization of the house with a consumption of only 1kW of energy or the supply of energy for the electrical appliances with thermal energy generated by the solar pannels installed in the house. Apart from this, one of the main features of the Project is its modular construction which makes possible to build the house according to particular needs, adding or taking off modules.