Studio Ideas and Inspiration

Solar Decathlon

Posted in interesting projects, studio 2a_2009 by Sarah Gelbard on 19 October 2009

For three weeks in October 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy will host the Solar Decathlon—a competition in which 20 teams of college and university students compete to design, build, and operate the most attractive, effective, and energy-efficient solar-powered house. The Solar Decathlon is also an event to which the public is invited to observe the powerful combination of solar energy, energy efficiency, and the best in home design. (read more)

I came across this year’s winner on Inhabitat, a design site that I stumbled upon a few weeks ago (there’s just so many out there). Kind of interesting to look at other design projects during our own investigations into residential works. Check out the 2009 winner of the decathalon, Germany:

(Kristen – I’m interested to see if there are any parallels with your Solar Umbrella House …)

Originally posted by Matthew


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