Solar Decathlon 2011 – 19 Zero Energy Homes – Part 2/4
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning biennial program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive.
The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.
The 2011 edition took place at West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. and closed its doors on Sunday, October 2. 19 teams were present this year.
You will find below the projects ranked 14 to 10.
14. Tidewater Virginia (ODU, Hampton U) – Unit 6 Unplugged
13. Parsons and Stevens Institute of Technology – Empowerhouse
12. Appalachian State University – The Solar Homestead
11. Team Florida (USF, FSU, UCF, and UF) – Flex House
10. Canada: University of Calgary – Technological Residence, Traditional Living (TRTL)
Photos by: Jim Tetro
Source: U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
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