100% Solar Powered Off-Grid Tiny Home

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100% off-grid solar electrification is achieved by combining the latest energy efficient products, balancing power loads with maximum solar energy generation and storage in a limited space, then matching that to the total energy consumption of a single residential occupant, which is around 80kWh per week per person.

Since the water heater consumes more than double the energy of the second most power hungry appliance, the water heater is the target of the most energy efficient design possible using the latest technology available. The final water heater design utilizes the smallest 8-gallon water heater tank with the highest operating temperature of 161 F then installing a thermostatic valve on the outlet, which automatically mixes with cold water to bring the temperature down to a safe 120 F. A smaller hot water tank at a higher temperature is much easier to store, insulate, and heat up with a smaller heating element over a longer period of time than a larger tank at a lower temperature. Combined with a lower flow shower head of less than 2GPM, a maximum shower time of 13 minutes can be achieved with only 8 gallons of hot water.

Our research finds that 1.8 billion homes can be powered by renewable energy, which will reduce power outages, CO2 emissions, and living costs, by adding all the global solar, hydroelectric, and wind energy produced in 2022 (7700TWh) then dividing that by the energy consumed yearly by a single resident in the Solarcycle designed tiny home (4.16MWh):

https://www.iea.org/energy-system/renewables/solar-pv
https://www.iea.org/energy-system/renewables/hydroelectricity
https://www.iea.org/energy-system/renewables/wind

The current tiny home market is projected to grow to $3.57 billion by 2026 and includes companies like Tumbleweed that manufacture tiny homes. Our target customers are young people starting out their career moving from place to place saving up for a larger home, families or individuals looking to downsize due to economic hardship, college students, low-income families, disaster relief, and off-grid portable rental vacation spaces. We understand that housing is vulnerable to fluctuations in job, energy, and real estate markets and that tiny homes can fill the gap for many people who need to downsize. An individual may take many years to recover from an economic hardship so a quality living space during that time is essential.

Also, customers who experience climate change see that it pushes the limit of a home’s ability to withstand harsh weather conditions and maintain modern conveniences such as cooking, refrigeration, hot water, space heating, and air conditioning. 100% off-grid solar electrification helps customers adapt to these harsher conditions.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Days Powered Without Sun: 1 Day @ Max Load | 5 Days @ Min Load
  • Typical Recharge Time From Empty to Full: 3 Days of Full Sun
  • 24 Foot Trailer * Sleeping Loft * About 248 Square Feet Total
  • 7 X 410 Watt Solar Panels | 2872 Max Watts Total
  • 44kWh Battery Rack @ 48 Volts
  • Max Continuous Load : 15kW @ 120VAC
  • Generator/Grid Tie Input: Standard 50 Amp Connection
  • Power Output: Standard 50 Amp Socket

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Isaac Porras
  • Type of entry:
    individual
  • Patent status:
    none