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

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

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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  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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