Credit: Photo by Stefano Paltera/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon (solar thermal and louvers) Exterior photo by Jim Tetro/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon



Solar Decathlon competition shows a variety of cool green tech and energy management solutions we will soon see in our homes ... perhaps regularly.
Maryland WaterShed Home
Purdue INhome
New Zealand First Light
Appalachian State Solar Homestead
Middlebury College Self-Reliance
Parsons New School of Design and Stevens Institute of Technology Empowerhouse
Ohio State enCORE
SCI Arch & CalTech CHIP house
Florida International perFORM[D]ance House
Illinois Re_Home
Team Massachusetts 4D Home
Team New Jersey ENJOY House
Team New York Solar Roofpod
Tennessee Living Light Home
Tidewater Virginia Unit6
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Illinois Re_Home

The Re_home Appliance winner offers photovoltaic solar panels that act as a shading canopy. A centrally located air-source heat pump with a forced air distribution system to heat and cool the two zones of the living space. And conditioning system fans exchange interior and exterior air while energy is recovered across the heat-pump refrigeration cycle.

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