One of the most creative entries into the 2011 Solar Decathlon was the collaborative brainchild from the Southern California Institute of Architecture and the California Institute of Technology.
Category: Active Solar
The team from Middlebury College built a passive and active solar home was inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Called Self-Reliance it performed well and was awarded 1st place in the Market Appeal competition.
It was after nightfall as I walked down the sidewalk when a glistening bright red car caught my eye. Like a kid in a candy store, I instantly salivate at the sight of shiny, new, technological gadgets.
Located in Colorado, a state with over 300+ sunny days a year, the home owner is taking advantage of the sun as an energy source and using it to provide both electricity and heat....