Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Let the Sun Shine
Last week in Washington, DC, teams from various academic institutions around the world competed in the U. S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathalon. For two years, students and teachers at the participating institutions designed and construct their approximately 800 square ft. houses. Their houses were dismantled and transported to the Mall in DC and rebuilt. From October 8-16, the houses competed in ten categories including architecture, net metering, hot water, market viability and home entertainment.
In the end, Team Germany beat everyone else. But check out the DOE website for virtual tours and details on the houses. Mark your calendar for 2011, when the Solar Decathlon will return to DC.