Each cluster of 8-10 homes will be grouped around a centrally located “Waste to Energy Center”, or ‘holon‘. Each holon will include electric generation capacity sized to supply 8-10 homes designed to use an average of 7 kWh/day, or 200 kWh/month.
The center consisting of a simple pole building with a sheet metal roof covered with solar panels and housing batteries, switch gear and a diesel generator.
- Solar PV on roof
- Central composter (a place to empty humanure and kitchen scraps from household toilets)
- Walk-in cooler and freezer with lockers
Initially — until the hydroelectric system is brought online — energy sources will include only solar PV and diesel generators.