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The Roofpod is designed to use underutilized rooftops, places where the sun exposure is greatest, to harness the vast potential of space and energy together.
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.
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
Tonji University is constructing a solar house for Team China in the DOE Solar Decathlon 2011. Low cost in photovoltaic technology embedded house. Module design and custom optimized module selection. Quick assembling and transportation. http://... Read More
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
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The University of Tennessee’s Living Light house incorporates the knowledge of Tennessee’s past and present to create an environmentally responsive, comfortable home to meet the needs of today. The dual extremes of our climate led the original... 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!
What does it mean to be energy efficient? Well, according to the Alliance to Save Energy, all it means is doing more with less energy. It seems simple enough, doesn’t it? I figured why not show some informational videos, movements and facts about... Read More
Experts speaking on Capitol Hill about the value of energy efficient housing, and how federal policy can promote more efficient buildings -- and therefore reduce fossil fuel emissions and make housing more affordable for families across America. How... Read More

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