World’s First 360° Rotating Solar Home Generates Renewable, Emissions Free & CO2 Neutral Energy — 5X than it Uses

Written by on February 18, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 10 Comments


By Vandita | We Are Anonymous

The Heliotrope in Freiburg, designed by the German architect Rolf Disch, is the world’s first home that generates more power than it uses. The cylindrical building —with triple-paned thermal insulated glass on one side, and highly thermally insulated on the other — is named after the principle of heliotrope plants that turn their leaves according to the sun’s position, maximizing their energy production. The self-sustaining rotating building is completely built from wood, and includes a central wood column that carries and rotates the entire building’s structure.


Disch built the Heliotrope in 1994 as an alternative to Germany’s plan to build a nuclear power plant in Freiburg. Disch calls it PlusEnergy and it believes it is a “fundamental environmental imperative” that homes are built with this concept in mind.

PlusEnergy is a dual solution which exceeds the highest ecological standards and puts money back in the pockets of owners. Rolf Disch has proved that ecology and economy, function and form can be happily combined to bring double profits: for investors and the environment.”


The Heliotrope website details:

“The optimization of ecological technology comes into the works with solar heat, earth-to-air heat exchangers, a wood pellet oven, ventilation with heat recovery, and low temperature radiant ceiling and floor heating. The collected rainwater is automatically filtered and reused. Garbage and feces is decomposed in an odorless dry composting, while the sewage water is clarified in a vegetated cascade pond in the homes’ front yard. In these manners the building is not only perfectly aligned with sun rays for energy use and gain, rather it saves resources, it relinquishes environmentally harmful chemicals and it is integrated in the natural water cycle.”


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  2.' Shiv Ra Ji says:

    It isn’t even close to the ‘the worlds first home that generates more power than it uses’~ someone needs an editor that isn’t retarded

  3.' Shiv Ra Ji says:

    In fact, it seems that about 9% of ALL SOLAR HOMES, generate more power than they use~

  4.' Bryan Weaver says:

    cool. but how about some privacy?

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  6.' Crystal Wood says:

    yeah, but who can afford that!!???

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