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Electrical Wiring of Shipping Container Home

Electrical installations in container-based houses must follow both: National electrical standards (NEC in US) and Local building codes. After all, such houses must receive the certificate of occupancy from Local Authorities, confirming that the place is safe and sound as well as hazard-free. At first it may seem to be nothing new as all houses …

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Wind Turbines for Container Houses

We are all familiar with gigantic, multi-MW power wind turbines dotting usually scenic landscapes, but for most of us, here the knowledge about wind-turbines ends. It is much less known that these days there are also available small wind turbines designed for individual customers. In contrast to industrial behemoths characterized by large blades rotating along …

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Solar Panels for Container Homes

Most Customized Shipping Container houses have flat roofs. For efficient solar conversion, special racks tilted at an optimal angle towards the sun will be necessary (further north or south from the equator, the smaller the angle). However, to fully optimize panels’ efficiency, you may need sun-tracking racks automatically adjusting position of each panel (rotation and …

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Off Grid Energy Container Homes

Off-Grid Container Houses Energy Resources

Availability of various sources of energy does not change the fact that at the majority of off-grid locations they will be limited. That’s why it is important to properly allocate available resources to specific needs. The good news is that these days, thanks to technological progress, several alternatives to traditional “grid” are available at a …

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