These two images are from an article on a positive power generation home, returning more power to the grid than consumed. But what i liked was the winter sun aligned herb wall adjacent to the kitchen. If the plan integrated drainage from those pots to into grey water reuse, even better. Overwatering and drainage in a pot that size is a concern to me.
I'm not sure if there is a light well above the wall.The picture above indicates one is possible, but on the sun light image below, it looks like there isn't. Keep the hot summer sun out, but let the winter sun in.