The Solar Decathlon

The Solar Decathlon sponsored by The U.S. Department of Energy, challenges college teams to "design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive." The winning team will effectively blend "affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.” ...more
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Solar Decathlon Homes are High Tech

I once had a solar home. It was the most comfortable home I've ever lived in. It used a combination of passive solar energy and earth berming to stay comfortable all year round without either a furnace or an air conditioner. And this was in southern New Mexico. This was way back in the 80s, when saving energy and reducing your carbon footprint wasn't exactly front page news. If you are looking for energy saving ideas, there are plenty to be found in the 20 homes that were in competition in this year's solar decathlon. ...more

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