Monday, August 22, 2011

Solar Decatlon | Solar House of Middlebury

In the United States.UU., on the initiative of the Department of energy is the contest Solar decathlon, in which competes in the construction of homes powered by solar energy Currently, a total of 20 teams from different universities are participating in the final round. Today I will present the project at the University of Middlebury.

Middlebury students already selected as finalists have a Fund of $100,000 that gives each team the Solar decathlon. They are working on the project since the last two years, devoting about 10-12 hours a day at the construction of your home solar.

The casa solar designed by students of Middlebury has everything one can imagine that in a place of decent life, in fact, a convenient and elegant home. Account with a living room, two bedrooms, a bathroom, study and kitchen. It also has a loft and a dining area. Something interesting is that the front of the kitchen is a small greenhouse to grow some vegetables.

The next challenge will be to completely disarm the home, loaded onto a truck in Washington, DC and mounting again in National evill where will be the shows end. Solar declathlon winners will be announced October 01.

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