Solar Innovations at the Solar Decathlon

At the Department of Energy`s recent Solar Decathlon, lean green design teams from around the world produced some truly winning ideas--from New Zealand's the innovative drying cupboard that can dry six bath towels in an hour, to Purdue's bio-wall that filters air as it cycles through the house and from Maryland, a liquid desiccant waterfall using a salt solution to absorb moisture and reduce the cost of air conditioning. Those were the Department of Energy`s top winners, but we staged our own contest, asking the Planet Forward audience, the teams themselves and viewers of the Nightly business Report to rally for a winner. From Vermont, Middlebury college got the nod.

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