Our Technologies

The SolarButterfly is a role model for sustainable living. See its environmentally friendly technologies and the technical data:

What makes the SolarButterfly so unique:

  • A real tiny house with kitchen, toilet, shower, running water, A/C and up to 6 beds
  • Powered by Solar Energy
  • Eye-catching design
  • Turns into a butterfly at the push of a button
  • Large wingspan to collect the sun’s energy
  • Fully self-powered, produces enough energy to drive up to 300 km / day
  • Designed and built by Swiss universities and engineers

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Efficiency of our solar cells

Travel with the sun and without any doubts

With 80 m2 of solar panels on the SolarButterfly and 40 m2 of external solar panels, and with a cell efficiency of 24 %, we can produce easily up to 170 kWh of solar power per day. This enables us to travel up to 300 km a day. With no emissions at all. 

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Made out of plastic bottles from the Ocean

We have recyccled more than 800 kg of PET bottles that were swimming in the Ocean.
These bottles have gone through a special procedure, developed for the SolarButterfly, at “3AComposites Core Materials” in Sins., Switzerland.
We are using the Ocean PET mainly for the walls, the solar panels and the furniture of the SolarButterfly. 

Lightweight SolarPanels

Our lightweight soar panels are made of Ocean PET and weigh only 4,3 kg per square meter, compared to 16 kg if they were conventional panels made with glass. This is a groundbreaking technology, enabling cars and trucks to produce their own solar energy.

This technology has massive potential for making transportation cleaner and energy independent. All over the world. 

Energy Saving Shower

Our shower is reusing the energy from the used hot water, so it’s saving 60 % of the energy compared to a conventional shower.

Bio degradable clothes

Around 10 million tons of plastic ends up in the Oceans every year. The textile industry is the world’s second largest polluter. Its impacts are high through CO2 emissions, heavy use of resources and  water pollution, to mention a few. More than 30% of ocean microplastics can be traced back to the textile industry.

That’s why the SolarButterfly crew is only using biodegradable clothes, In our clothes, cotton and conventional polyester are replaced by circular, biodegradable and toxin-free alternatives.

Equipped with newest, clean technologies, the SolarButterfly is a role model for sustainable living

Solar

The world’s first tiny house, that is producing enough solar energy not only for the house, but also for charging the battery of the towing electric car.

Recycled

The SolarButterfly is built mostly from material that is produced from waste plastic bottles from the Ocean.

Heating

The heating is quite important in cold areas of the world. In order to save energy, the Solar Butterfly uses energy efficient, electric  heating technologies. No gaz at all. 

Hot Water

In order to keep yourself clean and to wash the dishes, you need to warm up water. The hot water of the Solar Butterfly will be heated by solar energy only. There is no need for gaz at all. 

Furnishing

Sophisticated, flexible furnishing allows to change the living room into a bedroom, dining room or exhibition room or even a video studio.

Water

The rain water collected on the Solar Butterfly's roof and wings will be cleaned and purified for drinking.

Energy Storage

The solar energy stored in a battery makes the SolarButterfly an energy autonomous house

Approved

The Solar Butterfly will be certified so it can be used in normal road traffic all over the world. 

Technical Details of the SolarButterfly

Length: 10 m

Width: 2,15 m

Height: 2,85 m

Wingspan: 14,53 m

Weight: 2750 kg

Living room: 30 m2 with expanded room elements