Tesla Motors is planning to make a home battery for solar energy storage. Tesla has partnered with SolarCity on a 500 home pilot test in California. The 10-kilowatt-hour battery packs charge during the day using the Sun’s energy from solar panels. The battery packs are capable of storing enough energy Read More
A twenty-four unit apartment complex is being constructed in Huntsville, Texas from 36 shipping containers. Each unit will be a 540-square-foot efficiency. The complex is being developed with students from Sam Houston State University in mind. Read the story and see the news video on KHOU.com for more information.
Sam Redfield Developed The Five Gallon Bucket Hydroelectric Generator to make small-scale hydroelectric power possible in developing countries. The Five Gallon Bucket Hydroelectric Generator built from common materials works by forcing running water through pipe and spray nozzles to turn a turbine and an altered Toyota alternator to generate electrical Read More
Are you considering purchasing a Conex Box or have you have already purchased one and are now wondering how to move the container? When I purchased my Conex Box from an estate auction, I had the same question. I had no idea how to get the container from the previous Read More
If your new to building you may be wondering where to buy the lumber for your Conex home. There are many lumber suppliers from which to purchase lumber for your project. Home Improvement Stores – You can purchase most typical lumber sizes from any Home Improvement Warehouse. Some of these Read More
Conex Box walls are very sturdy. The inside walls really don’t need any additional framing. Therefore many builders of Conex homes use minimal framing for the outside walls. Usually they just add enough studs to have something to attach the wall board. Often they use smaller studs than the 2×4 Read More