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Solar Decathlon 2011 – 19 Zero Energy Homes – Part 1/4

By Eric Meunier


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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 19 to 15.

19. Florida International University – perFORM[D]ance House

18. Team New Jersey (Rutgers, NJIT) – ENJOY House

17. Team New York (The City College of New York) – Solar Roofpod

16. Team Belgium: Ghent University – E-Cube

15. Team China: Tongji University – Y Container

Photos by: Jim Tetro
Source: U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

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About Eric Meunier

Currently the Owner and Chief Executive of HODYO Design, Eric Meunier's expertise in the design industry spreads over 20 years. He was the driving force behind HomeDSGN's early success, founding this website in 2011. Today, he loves to channel his passion for design into remodeling houses and transforming interior spaces with his keen eye for detail and architectural finesse. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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