Holon design notes

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.

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