World’s First Off-Grid EcoCapsule Runs Entirely on Renewable Energy
After much anticipation, the egg-shaped EcoCapsule is finally available for pre-order earlier this month. The oblong home, which costs €79,000 (about $85,688) per unit, runs entirely on renewables.
The 88-square feet of interior space may seem pretty small, but it packs in all the necessities—plenty of storage, a shower, composting toilet, stove, sink, table and couch that converts into a double bed.
We have heard you, so we present our compact, practical bathroom within #Ecocapsule. Do you like it? pic.twitter.com/omUnOqrlqN— @Ecocapsule (@EcocapsuleSk) September 8, 2015
The home comes with a 600-watt rooftop solar system and a low-noise wind turbine that can deliver up to 750 watts. It’s 10-kilowatt-hour battery capacity is expected to last at least four days.
With four wheels and hooks on top for ease of transport, the EcoCapsule can be taken almost anywhere. Its curved roof maximizes energy efficiency and rainwater capture, which can be filtered for human consumption.
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