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7 Amazing Sun-Powered Homes in the 2011 Solar Decathlon!

by , 09/24/11

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CCNY – Solar Roofpod House

City College New York blew us away with their design for a solar-powered house specifically for rooftops. The house makes use of lightweight and environmentally friendly materials, and even includes space for an outdoor garden.

Why we like it: Representing the urban market, the Solar Roofpod House is certain to make waves in the city – a place that has been largely under-represented in this competition until now.

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Victoria University – FirstLight house

Inspired by the traditional Kiwi bach, the FirstLight House by the Victoria University of Wellington is the first entry in the competition from the southern hemisphere. A dynamic design is coupled with local materials from New Zealand (including eco wool insulation!) and natural daylight is ample within.

Why we like it: Team New Zealand’s home is sure to be a real crowd pleaser, and we’ll be happy to get a first hand taste of Kiwi design and materials. We just hope they remembered to design it for the Northern Hemisphere!

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2 Comments

  1. oswaldo lópez September 24, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Very interesant houses.I like your blog.

  2. ultimateair September 23, 2011 at 11:18 am

    UltimateAir was proud to provide a RecoupAerator air filtration/ventilation system for Maryland’s and Tennessee’s submission. Great stuff all around.

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