Friday, September 25, 2009

solar decathlon: 2009

For three weeks in October, the U.S. Department of Energy will again host the biennial Solar Decathlon at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Solar Decathlon is a competition of 20 teams of college and university students to design, build, and operate the most attractive, effective, and energy-efficient solar-powered house. There are 10 subjective and objective contests in these categories: architecture, market viability, engineering, lighting design, communications, comfort zone, hot water, appliances, home entertainment, and net metering.
The competition educates students and the public, promotes solar technologies, promotes innovatiove whole building design, and demonstrates the potential for net zero energy homes.
My favorite contenders so far are:
silo house cornell u

lumenhaus virginia tech

icon solar house u of minn

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