Eco-friendly house to open at SQU on Jan 16

MUSCAT: Omani Eco-Friendly House, high-efficient in power consuming, will be opened at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) on January 16, Monday, under the auspices of Najeeb bin Ali al Rowas, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs. The house consists of 20 kilowatt photovoltaic solar-powered cells, is made up of 80 of solar tablet on the roof of the house. Each solar tablet produces 250 watts that are assembled respectively to go to AC converter, compatible with local network and matching the domestic and international requirements for connecting with the network. It uses the power produced at home and exports the excess to the local network in the daytime are imports power from the network in the evening.
This step aims to introduce future innovations for green building and sustainable development that rationalizes the consumed power in the operation of air mechanical conditioning units, artificial lighting, home appliances and use of renewable energy sources from solar energy, the rationalization of water supply, the provision of water treatment and re-use in watering the house plants. Among other goals are the pursuit to use sustainable natural vegetation to improve the climate, environmental performance of the house, maximizing the use of natural ventilation for cooling and the use of appropriate materials to meet sustainability requirements. — ONA