23 Sep '11, 8pm

Twenty teams create working prototypes of affordable, livable, solar-powered houses in D.C. for the 5th Solar Decathlon:

The DOE’s biennial Solar Decathlon kicks off Sept. 23 for what may be its final year in Washington, D.C. Typically held on the National Mall, the DOE accepted proposals through the end of August for a 2013 host city and it may to move the event to various locations across the country every two years. This year’s competition, running through Oct. 2 at West Potomac Park, features varied and innovative solutions for solar-powered, efficient, portable housing designed and built by university students from around the globe. The 20 teams, whose designs can be seen in the accompanying slideshow, currently are assembling their houses in time for Friday’s opening. Team members will be on site during the day to answer questions for homeowners, educators, students, architects, builders, and other industry pros as well as the general public. In addition to house tours, the DOE provide...

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