Mike Chino

6 Amazing Sun-Powered Homes Competing in the 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe!

by , 09/17/12

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The Omotenashi House by Chiba University is a gorgeous solar home wrapped in a green wall that was inspired by traditional Japanese architecture.

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Team Zaragoza‘s Casa Pi is the only circular house in this year’s European Solar Decathlon. The sun powered cylindrical home is designed to generate two times more energy than it consumes while cutting water use by one half.

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China’s Tongji University drew upon Daoist principles to design the Para Eco-House – a self-sufficient home that takes advantage of Passivhaus strategies to keep its energy use to a minimum.

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