The Latest High-Tech Solar Homes

This piece covers the Solar Decathlon (2007)which is a competition that showcases Solar Technology in dwellings“There was nothing Spartan about these homes. In fact, the name Decathlon is a reference to the ten categories that these homes can rack up points in the contest: architecture, engineering, market viability, communications, comfort zone, appliances, hot water, lighting, energy balance (bonus points if you generate more power than you use), and “getting around.”

These houses are completely “off the grid”—they’re not connected to the utility companies. Yet the teams have to live like normal Americans”…. <More>

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