The 2013 Solar Decathlon: An International Sustainability Challenge

The Solar Decathlon, an annual design competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, challenges academic institutions to design and build cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive solar-powered homes. The competition’s 2013 iteration featured 19 submissions which sought to blend marketability, affordability, and design excellence with optimal energy efficiency and production (for full competition information and design specifications and visit www.solardecathlon.gov). Continue reading “The 2013 Solar Decathlon: An International Sustainability Challenge”