Wednesday, October 14, 2009

solar decathlon: team germany

The sleek looking home by Team Germany, currently in third place at the Solar Decathlon at the National Mall in Washington DC, consists of four simple modules which make it easy to construct. a single multi-use room on the first floor and a loft upstairs. The house has a silicon skin of 40 rooftop solar panels and 250 thin-film CIGS panels on the exterior walls. The home is priced at $650,000 to $850,000 including the 11.1 kW solar photovoltaic system (producing 200% of the energy needed by the home).
The team has scored well in the categories of architecture (94 out of 100), market viability (91 out of 100), and communications (53.25 out of 75).

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