Designing my own new house using FreeCAD

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Szzer
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Re: Designing my own new house using FreeCAD

Postby Szzer » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:49 am

I have already a 6100 Wp solar panel installation (producing roughly 4800-5000 kWh/year).
Plenty for all my energy needs (heating the workshop/tempary home, warm water, cooking etc).

The energy company already has to pay me for the excess energy 8-)
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Re: Designing my own new house using FreeCAD

Postby Pauvres_honteux » Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:31 am

:D
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Re: Designing my own new house using FreeCAD

Postby Kunda1 » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:26 pm

Any new updates. This thread is very captivating :)
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Re: Designing my own new house using FreeCAD

Postby Szzer » Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:32 pm

I don't have much updates yet. I'm working on a new version of the house, since the previous version (shared here on the forum) was disapproved by the beauty board of the Municipality (welstand commissie in dutch).
So a completely different house is under development.

In a different topic I showed an image of the house in it's surroundings:
Szzer wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:19 pm
paullee wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:38 pm
Did you use Geomatic (superseded by Trail) / Trail WB ?

External terrain is an area I have yet to understand. Can you showcase of your workflow in your thread ? :)

Thanks.
I've not used the Trail or Geomatic workbench, Here in the Netherlands you can download 3d geometry data from the Goverment.
here:
https://www.pdok.nl/3d-basisvoorziening

This gives the terrain and building envelopes.
I then cut out the section where I plan to build and inserted the yard and new house into it, with app:link. (I also roughly modelled the house of the neighbours for reference.
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In the mean time I've managed to convince Blender to make a rather nice render of the new house design:
huis v35 4 klein.png
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Re: Designing my own new house using FreeCAD

Postby arturromarr » Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:49 am

Looks very good.
Congratulations.
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Re: Designing my own new house using FreeCAD

Postby paullee » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:42 pm

It's a pity, the original design looks good :D
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Re: Designing my own new house using FreeCAD

Postby Szzer » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:08 am

paullee wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:42 pm
It's a pity, the original design looks good :D
Your free to use it :-).
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Re: Designing my own new house using FreeCAD

Postby paullee » Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:46 pm

Thanks :lol:
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Re: Designing my own new house using FreeCAD

Postby orlandos » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:41 pm

Looks no bad. Just interesting how to calculate the number of solar panels. I found only this review https://websolarguide.com/ground-mounted-solar-panels/
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Re: Designing my own new house using FreeCAD

Postby Szzer » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:22 pm

At the moment I have filled one side of the workshop behind the house with solar panels, 20 pieces, 310 Wp each.

So I probably don't need many more panels. But we'll see.