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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Team Massachusetts 4D Home

The 4D Home has a 28-panel photovoltaic array of monocrystalline silicon cells that are 19.1 percent efficient,with hybrid solar thermal panels mounted behind the photovoltaic modules for efficient heat transfer to the domestic hot water system. A refrigerator uses less electricity per year than a 60-watt lightbulb.
Photo by Stefano Paltera/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

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