2011

Appalachian State University
Home has never felt quite like, well, home, as it does in Appalachian State's Solar Decathlon entry. The Solar Homestead melds Appalachian culture with modern technology for maximum use of the sun's energy, focusing on heat capture and bifacial... Read More
Middlebury College; U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Competition
This video is part of a series of four videos (Walkthrough, Market Appeal, Architecture, and Engineering) submitted to the Department of Energy for the competition.
Middlebury College; U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Competition
This video is part of a series of four videos (Walkthrough, Market Appeal, Architecture, and Engineering) submitted to the Department of Energy for the competition. To see the rest of the videos, visit our Planet Forward Ideas page.
Middlebury College; U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Competition
This video shows and describes the architecture of Self-Reliance, Team Middlebury's Solar Decathlon home. It is part of a series of four videos (Walkthrough, Market Appeal, Architecture, and Engineering) submitted to the Department of Energy for the... Read More
Middlebury College; U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Competition
Congratulations Middlebury Solar Decathlon Team! They won our popular vote and will be featured on PBS in a few weeks. See why they won!
Planet Forward
Have you driven an EV and noticed how quickly it accelerates from rest? Cartoonist Mitch Butler explains the phenomenon in Planet Forward's PBS Special.
Planet Forward
Kevin Surace, CEO of Serious Materials, led the effort to retrofit all 6,514 windows of the Empire State Building. Over the next year Kevin hopes to perfect a business model that will improve the return on investment for implementing green building... Read More
Planet Forward
Michael Mendez and the team at Sapphire Energy propose turning algae into Green Crude. They already have a large plant in southern New Mexico and hope to bring a product to market, at competitive prices to traditional crude oil. within two years...
Planet Forward
Danny Kennedy, CEO of Sungevity, is reducing the cost of going solar, by ‘leasing the sun.’ By changing the financial equation for potential solar panel owners, Danny hopes to increase installation of panels from sea to shining sea.
Planet Forward
Linda-Rose Myers, president of Eco-Tech Fuels, aims to convert trash into high performance synthetic fuel. Not only does she propose to help clean up the environment, but her particular project hopes to bring an economic boost to a Native-American... Read More

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