Solar Home Generates More Energy Than It Consumes
Architect Rolf Disch has built a structure that rotates to capture and store power from the sun.
German architect Rolf Disch has built a rotating solar home called Heliotrope that generates 5 times the energy it uses. The home rotates to follow the sun during the day and features a rooftop solar panel that rotates separately from the house and feeds the sun's rays into the grid and the home.
Heliotrope is made from thermally insulated glass and solar thermal collectors which control the inside temperature of the home while a water purification and harvesting system ensures no water is wasted.