Exclusive: Rotating homes run purely on solar energy being built in new Costa del Sol development

Exclusive: Rotating homes run purely on solar energy being built in new Costa del Sol development

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A set of ultra-modern homes which run entirely on solar power are under construction in Estepona.

Sunhouse 360 has designed four different houses which rotate, either counterclockwise or clockwise, every 15 minutes to maximise the amount of solar energy generated.

Property developer SH Revolving House commissioned the innovative homes to be built on the Bel Air urbanizacion.

The designers claim homeowners could save 70% in energy costs and reduce their overall carbon footprint by 68%.

Co-founder Bertrand Coue, 48, told the Olive Press: “There are lots of beautiful houses in Spain but very few actually cater for sustainability in the long term.

“If you can give a building mobility you can enjoy so much more because it is constantly changing.”

Each home will cost about €690,000 to build and will comfortably house a family of five.  

Coue said the laws need to change so there is a financial incentive to go green, adding: “It is very difficult to build with all this pressure.”

The house should be completed by April, with its day-to-day functioning controlled from an app on your phone.

The app controls the heating, lightning and electricity but also the rotation disc itself which is taken from a wind turbine.

For instance, if you want the sun to be concentrated in a particular room then you rotate the house to the desired position.  

Sunhouses also react and learn to work with the specific sun in that area.

Coue has a broad vision for the company’s future, saying: “I see our markets more in the north of Europe. I think the French and German markets are receptive and in the UK.”

 

© Olive Press Spain

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