Nov 01

Solar Decathlon 2009

University of Kentucky “S.Ky Blue House”

University of Kentucky – S.Ky Blue House

Every two years the U.S. Department of Energy hosts a Solar Decathlon on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in which twenty college and university teams compete to design, build, and operate the most attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered house. A great deal of information is available from the Solar Decathlon website, and from the websites for the teams which are linked from there, so there’s no need to repeat any of that here. But we would like to share some observations about which ideas need further development, and which may be ready to become standard architectural practice.

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