From the bloggers at Tnerd.
A Bratislava, Slovakia-based company called Nice Architects have come up with compact, solar and wind-powered, self-sustaining, environment-friendly micro homes called ‘Ecocapsules.’
A small, egg-shaped pod 14.6 feet long by 7.4 feet wide by 8.4 feet tall, weighing 3,300-pounds with 600W solar cells on its roof and a built-in 750W wind turbine on a retractable pole that doubles as a small home and a camper, the eco-friendly ‘capsule’ can store the harnessed renewable energy in a powerful 9,744Wh battery and use it to power the entire ‘home’. The shape of the pod also allows easy collection of rainwater with vessels and containers and this can be filtered to provide clean, drinkable water.
According to a statement by the company, “This creates an energy system that can support you for almost an entire year in many off-grid locations [and] ensures that you will have enough power during periods of reduced solar or wind activity.”
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