Keya Lea

House with Cylindrical Solar Panels and Ingenious Compact Design

House with Cylindrical Solar Panels and Ingenious Compact Design

The University of Tennessee built a long, rectangular building for their net-zero entry into the 2011 Solar Decathlon.  The ingenuity of design can sometimes be subtle and easily overlooked in its seamless presentation.  Inspired by the cantilever barn from Tennessee’s Appalachian history, the long rectangular building features mechanical cores at both ends, with compact and [...]

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Living Light: The University of Tennessee

UPDATE: See the sleek Living Light solar home during the 2011 Solar Decathlon. The following is a review of the model written prior to the competition. – The Solar Decathlon team from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has designed a potentially ideal passive solar house.  Called Living Light, if this long rectangular shaped house is placed [...]

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