new rural solar home, cowra

New passive and active, solar rural home in climate zone that can be +40 degrees C in summer and below zero in winter. Solar panels provide 50% of dwellings power needs. 100% self sufficient for water needs with 4 x 20,000l tanks. Evacuated tube solar hot water. Hybrid construction with well insulated light-weight construction to walls and rooves and thermal mass floor slabs and site sourced stone.

Dwelling footprint set-out in boomerang type configuration with each wing coming off the solar north facing central entry and micro-climate courtyard. East wing faces due solar north +20 degrees. West wing faces due solar north -20 degrees.

Roof form uses inverted truss to pitch ceiling up to the north capturing winter sun.