The Phi Suea House, is the world’s first sustainable multi-house residence fully powered by photovoltaic panels harvesting the sun’s energy and making use of hydrogen technology as an energy storage.
Developed by CNX Construction, the project, which is located in Thailand, features a centralized distribution and storage system that powers four family homes and other support buildings, 24/7, day and night. This video shows how the energy system of the home works
The developers strongly believe this innovative solution stores energy in the most effective and ecological way, and have combined strategies to minimize impact on the site. They designed a built a water collection system to save and reuse rainwater as well as irrigation water.
They also integrated solar hot water into the buildings along with home automation, to tap into the potential of both systems with regard to energy saving and carbon foot print reduction. Furthermore, the development was designed based on windflow patterns to aid in cooling the buildings and also features a permaculture garden to boost the ideology of sustainable living.
The Phi Suea House, in its entirety, is a modular concept that is suited not just for residential developments but other projects cited in remote locations, or seeking complete independence from the grid. You can find out more about the project and its innovative energy system here.