The Bottle House Project - Research
- About Project -
The Bottle house prototype is an output from multidisciplinary research project which explores utilizing up-cycled and locally engineered materials to design affordable, self-sufficient homes for low income communities. The research aims to establish scientific methods to co-design a self-sufficient home, integrated with inhouse-electricity generation, in-house-water-purification system, earthquake resistant foundation and walls as well as ensuring it is socially acceptable within the community. Therefore the project addresses 3 of the United Nations goals for sustainable development. One of the key themes of this project is self-sufficient Energy and the consortium is pleased to have Greenstant as the industrial partners. The team is working on reducing the number of solar Photovoltaic panels required, by implementing other energy systems that do not require premium energy (electricity). Professionals at Greenstant are working with researchers at De Montfort University, Leicester on improving the energy yield as well as increase the life span of the solar installations
Dr Muyiwa Oyinlola
Faculty of Sustainable Development and Energy
De Montfort University Leicester, UK.