Solar Decathlon 2011

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Every two years, collegiate teams compete to win a unique home contest: whose team can build a house that is completely solar powered, affordable and attractive to boot? Check out our coverage of the 2011 Solar Decathlon, including coverage from the students of team #THINKFWD and universities around the country.

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Victoria University of Wellington
Clothes dryers are typically the second-biggest electricity-using appliance after the refrigerator in a home. Check out how New Zealand's Solar Decathlon team has developed a new, more efficient way to dry your clothes.
Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington is the first team from the Southern hemisphere to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. They have made a series of video blogs which follow their progress in the lead up to the... Read More
WaterShed, the University of Maryland’s 1st-place entry into the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2011, is a solar-powered house inspired by the rich, complex ecosystems of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Old Dominion University and Hampton University
This is a digital walkthrough of our house, the Unit 6. Our team, Tidewater Virginia, is a part of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. Composed of Old Dominion University Engineering students and Hampton University Architecture... Read More
Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington is the first team from the Southern hemisphere to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. They have made a series of video blogs which follow their progress in the lead up to the... Read More
WaterShed, the University of Maryland’s entry into the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2011, is a solar-powered home comprised of systems that interact with each other and the environment. Some of the innovative features of the house... Read More
Old Dominion University and Hampton University
A look into the different factors that influenced the design of the Unit 6--a net zero solar house entered into the Solar Decathlon 2011. Team Tidewater Virginia is designing and building the Unit 6, which will be displayed on the National Mall... Read More
Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington is the first team from the Southern hemisphere to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. They have made a series of video blogs which follow their progress in the lead up to the... Read More
Watch the INhome team as the take you on a tour through the INhome and explain “what is a Solar Decathlon?”. Looking to keep track of Purdue's INhome Team? For access to the entire archive of Pudue's Solar Decathlon 2011 videos: Visit the Member... Read More
WaterShed, the University of Maryland’s entry into the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2011, is a solar-powered home comprised of systems that interact with each other and the environment. A home that harvests, recycles, and reuses water... Read More

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