Providing energy storage system for tiny house at SDE

9/5/19, 2:05 PM -

At the final of this year’s Solar Decathlon Europe, Belgian students win several awards with thier Mobble project.

Providing energy storage system for tiny house at SDE
The Mobble project that won first place in the Engineering and Construction category.

Developing sustainable and energy-efficient houses is one of the major goals of the energy transition in the building sector. Participants in the Solar Decathlon Europe have now implemented this in the construction of a tiny house, and received several awards for it on 28 July, 2019. Varta was also involved in the Mobble project, whose team comprised architecture and engineering students from Ghent University in Belgium. The battery company provided a Varta pulse wall storage system. A photovoltaic system on the roof of the small house generates energy. The storage system stores this electricity and makes it available even at night or at times of low sunlight. Thanks to its compact size, the storage system fits well into Mobble’s limited area of 6 by 2.4 by 3.1 metres.

The Mobble consists of modular components. This allows it to be flexibly integrated into existing properties and adapted to changing requirements. For example, it can be used as a guest house or emergency accommodation on the roof of concrete system-built buildings in need of renovation. After refurbishment, the mini houses can serve as additional living space. The project won four awards at the final of the Solar Decathlon Europe competition in Hungary: first place in the Engineering and Construction category and three third places in the Communication and Social Awareness, Neighbourhood Integration and Impact as well as Energy Balance categories. 16 students studying architecture, engineering and technology at Belgium’s Ghent University took part in the competition. They were supported by the team from the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at Ghent University. Participating in the competition involved not only the architecture- and energy-related design and construction of a tiny house, but also organising and financing the project. (mfo)

The videos from the 2019 pv Guided Tours at The smarter E Europe (Intersolar Europe, ees Europe, Power2Drive, EM-Power) in Munich are now online.

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