Gallery: 2011 Solar Decathlon Sun-Powered House Competition Kicks Off i...

photo © Jill Fehrenbacher for Inhabitat
 
The 2011 Solar Decathlon just kicked off in Washington DC as 19 stunning sun-powered homes popped up in the National Mall. This annual competition challenges teams of students from across the United States and around the world to design and build solar-powered prefabricated houses, and the project that generates the most energy while scoring top marks in affordability and design takes home the prize. We had the chance to take a first look at this year's ultra-efficient homes - hit the jump to check out our exclusive photos!

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  1. kelly moore September 26, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Atitaya,

    What projects are you interested in???

    Kelly Moore

  2. atitaya wongkiam September 26, 2011 at 8:56 am

    interesting projects and want to know more about it.

  3. Kelly Moore September 26, 2011 at 7:41 am

    I would like to know how the envelope of the buildings are built? How much R-Value they have?

    All the things like water walls and funky looking boxes are good but how many people in neighborhoods are willing to have them next door to them, kinda like Brad Pitt’s Make it Right in The 9TH Ward?

    Lets make it look like a traditionally built home …BUT make it NET-ZERO…

    The home in the pictures #13 looks great because you could move it into any place in America and it would be welcome…

    Kelly Moore
    561.309.2420

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