A remarkable prototype living space, two years in the making, uses the innovative technology to give residents effortless control over their surroundings.

The CHIP Solar House is a highly-efficient working prototype of a futuristic living space. Powered by the sun and smartly insulated, CHIP produces and saves all the energy it needs. In certain areas of the country, the residents could actually sell back power to the grid. Created by students from the California Institute of Technology and the Southern California Institute of Architecture, the “Compact, Hyper-Insulated Prototype Solar House” was designed to work with both the natural flows of human behavior and with nature's cycles.

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