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Homes with Rotating Roofs

Spain's Solar-Powered B & W House

— January 20, 2009 — Eco
The eco-friendly B & W solar-powered house you see in the gallery above is the work of scientists from the University of Madrid. It's Team Spain's entry into the Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C.

The B & W House has a roof equipped with thermal and photovoltaic solar panels; the roof rotates such that it is always in the best position to capture sunlight. At night, the roof rotates to lie flat, thereby reducing wind resistance.

This solar-powered house is expected to produce enough energy to not only power the home, but also donate energy back to the power grid.
Trend Themes
1. Rotating Roofs in Homes - Incorporating rotating roofs in homes can optimize solar energy capture and reduce wind resistance.
2. Solar-powered Houses - The use of solar power in houses can enable energy self-sufficiency and even contribute excess energy back to the power grid.
3. Eco-friendly Architecture - The development of eco-friendly architecture can lead to sustainable homes and reduce reliance on traditional energy sources.
Industry Implications
1. Renewable Energy - The renewable energy industry can benefit from advancements in technologies like rotating roofs and solar-powered houses, creating opportunities for innovation and growth.
2. Construction and Real Estate - The construction and real estate industry can embrace eco-friendly architecture to meet the demand for sustainable and energy-efficient homes, driving market differentiation and attracting environmentally conscious customers.
3. Smart Home Technology - The incorporation of rotating roofs and solar power in houses presents opportunities for the smart home technology industry to develop innovative systems and integrations for efficient energy management.
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