News tagged with solar decathlon

A house designed for drought

A team of UC Davis students are tackling the California drought through innovative housing design with their entry for the U.S. Department of Energy's 2017 Solar Decathlon.

dateDec 23, 2016 in Energy & Green Tech
shares53 comments 0

Solar Village to house microgrid project

Four solar homes built by students at Missouri University of Science and Technology will soon become home to an experimental microgrid to manage and store renewable energy. The houses, all past entries into the Solar Decathlon ...

dateApr 03, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
shares0 comments 1

It Takes a Solar Village

(PhysOrg.com) -- Rain didn't ruin the 2009 Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. University teams successfully operated 20 net-zero, grid-connected solar power homes for a week on the National Mall. Some used more power-generating ...

dateOct 19, 2009 in Energy & Green Tech
shares0 comments 3

New designs for smarter buildings

After two years of design, experimentation, fund-raising and building, the University of Arizona's Solar Decathlon team has completed construction of its 800-square-foot solar-powered house on the National Mall in Washington, ...

dateOct 08, 2009 in Engineering
shares0 comments 0