We are proudly introducing the Odooproject, run by the Hungarian Solar Decathlon Team. Odoo means a shelter which feels familiar and cozy, and also a place where you can hide away from influences you want to avoid. Our main goal is to participate succesfully in the Solar Decathlon Europe in Madrid next year. Our concept redefines the typical house-garden connection of traditional Hungarian architecture. Besides the standard conditioned housing unit we designed a courtyard which can function as a summer house. The living area draws back to the north in winter and opens up towards the garden in spring. Its use turns to be highly significant during summertime. The functional units are found here, just as inside. Our daily habits can be done outside with the conveniences we are used to. With this we have a self maintaining house which instead of closing up has a contact with its surroundings. Our house is able to adapt to the varied seasons and the daily weather conditions of Hungary. With the doubled south facade our vertical surfaces can utilize solar energy both in an active and a passive way. In summertime, with the higher ecliptic our roof surfaces produce energy, while our mobile shades maximize the time that can be spent outside. Duality appears also in how we use the materials. The house’s shell is in high contrast with the interior’s white coating. The most important element of the energy service is the PV system, what is used to transform the electromagnetic radiation’s energy arriving from the Sun, to electrical energy. According to our pre-estimates, the energy provided by the system well exceeds the estimated electrical energy consumption. Many are sceptic about solar cell systems, since the time distribution of produced energy generally does not correspond to the characteristic of consumption graphs, and the efficiency of the system is low. To solute these problems, we launched several expressive innovations, such as load-production estimating by neural networks, manipulating customers and storage of energy on the basis of current national energy consumption. Our main goals are to develope systems, which are extraordinarily energy efficient, and do not need too much space. To meet these requirements, we have been working on a project called: Hybrid Energy Utilizer System. We took a solar panel and a heat collector, and combined them into one device. This combination produces electric and heat energy at the same time. We have been designing a heat-operated system for cooling, called absorption chiller. In this system the interesting part is, that we use the sun, which causes warming, to cool the building. When the radiation is higher, the temperature rises as well, we earn more input for cooling. Higher temperature, better chilling, it is that simple! We do believe, that real innovation starts here! We at the mechatronics group are working hard to get the most out of our house in operational aspect. We develop interesting new lighting technics like optical fibers, we design our custom mechanical systems such as the shadings but most of all we want to fit all our appliances into the inhabitant’s life seamlessly and in the most natural way. So we re-imagined the interaction between a human and our systems and we decided to leave the common solutions and draw up a completely new design that lets you feel what you’re adjusting like never before. We’ve decided to merge our control units with an amazingly natural outlook and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve imagined. As you have seen our project is completely run by students, including also the management and fund raising issues. Therefore we will cooperate both with our University and the private sector. Our team has members with a high variety of educational backgrounds and interests, which provides a great amount of collective knowledge.