Off-grid op­er­a­tions

NZ Life & Leisure - - Shaping The Future -

❯ So­lar pan­els lo­cated on top of the sun shades and the roof of the en­gine room shed pro­vide the power to run the hot wa­ter sys­tem and the light­ing which draws 24 volts.

❯ Hot wa­ter is pro­vided by a bio­fu­el­ca­pable burner.

❯ Waste­water is treated with an eco-friendly Bi­olytix sys­tem which uses tiger worms to “clean” the wa­ter be­fore it is fed into the pad­docks be­low the pod.

❯ Air con­di­tion­ing is pro­vided by open­ing the doors, which are triple slid­ers on three sides. Should the tem­per­a­ture in­side the pod reach 38 de­grees Cel­sius, clerestory win­dows (with in­sect screens) open au­to­mat­i­cally.

❯ There are two fan- driven ra­di­a­tors as well as patent- pend­ing gly­col loop heat­ing em­bed­ded in the glass floor.

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