My GreenHomeBy Luo Xin Yang Nanda Min Htin Joshua Low Wang Jun Hao
Solar Paneled Blinds When we are not using the window, we could pull the blind such that it generates electricity from the sunlight This blind will have thin layers of solar panels in it such that it generates electricity in the sunlight. It will look something like this:
Itwill benefit the people as a convectional blind will only shield the sunlight, which can be used for generating power The new blind will not only block sunlight but generate power from it
Solar panel for heating Solar panels can be used on the rooftop for heating water This will save the massive amount of energy that is used to heat up the water.
Motion detection lights inwashrooms We should put motion detectors in washrooms to control the lighting As many people forget to switch off their washroom lights when they leave This will waste the power needed for the light and save power
Rainwater harvesting Place rainwater harvesting equiptment on rooftops to collect rainwater They can be used to save water So they could be used to flush toilets, etc.
“recycling power” InMany places there are lights on 24 hours like dark rooms We can place solar panels on 1 side of the light shield to generate the electricity so that the energy is not wasted The shield will also lower to Dim the light
Conditions Our solutions are best for landed property as they are more “customized” than flats and condominiums Installing these appliances also need a lot of money The green system is profitable only in the long run
Advantages&Disadvantages •Saves a lot on electricity and water bills,conserves energy •Will be effective in a long run Advantages •It saves up water in case of a water shortage •Saves electricity in case someone forgets to turn off lights •Might be costy as the solar panels are expensive •Sunlight might be absorbed by dust or impurities or blocked by sunlightdisadvantages •Rainwater system will not be effective if there is less rain •Batteries in sensors cost money
Costs Solar panels Solar panels that produce 1.5kwh is about $8200(including fixing), yearly bills reduced by 30%. Almost 1 ton of reduced co2 emissions Its size is about 1 to 2 square meters It requires a clean surface and minimum cleaning only
Costs Rainwater harvesting A household will pay $1500 for the equipment, which can store water for almost a year Motion detector It costs about $55 each It is easy to install