The chief engineer for the World Trade Center has created a new company to build prefabricated solar houses in Israel's Negev region.
According to the Jerusalem Post, Hy Brown is launching the REAL Housing at the College of Judea and Samaria, where he is a lecturer. REAL is an acronym for Renewed Energy for Affordable Living, and the company will construct 70-square-meter houses that can be assembled (complete with appliances) in two weeks at a cost of $50,000. Brown states the houses will only require a minimum of four days of sun per month to run effectively.
Brown, however, did not take credit for the concept of the new solar houses. He told the Jerusalem Post that the project was originally conceived by his engineering students at the University of Colorado, where he also teaches.