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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.
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.
The Solar Roofpod is a piece of urban infrastructure which captures the most underutilized energy, the sun, and utilizes it through innovative engineering systems to feed power to a single pod, whole buildings, and the city's power grid.
The Roofpod is more than just a house, more than an energy source or a garden; it is a piece of urban infrastructure, part of an integrated system to simultaneously address the challenges of electrical energy production, heating and cooling,... 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
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
With education at the forefront of the Living Light endeavor, a Solar Decathlon 2011 project from University of Tennessee, we want to provide ways to reach people of all ages and educate them about our home and sustainability. Enter Mr. Photon.
The Solar Roofpod is a “penthouse with a purpose,” designed to respond to the market for economical new housing in cities, and to be a solid investment for existing building owners.
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!

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