Gallery: Finland Unveils Ultra-Efficient Energy Positive Solar Decathlo...


Things are heating up in the 2010 European Solar Decathlon as Team Finland has unveiled a beautiful net-zero home designed for cold climates with little access to the sun. That means that when the team’s home is up and running in Madrid, which gets plenty of sun, their home will turn into a energy generating machine, creating more energy than it uses. Named Luukku, which is Finnish for “hatch”, Team Finland’s entry was inspired by traditional Finnish architecture and centered almost completely around the use of timber.

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  1. Univerisity of Nottingh... June 15, 2010 at 2:27 am

    […] sides by the house and on one side by glazing, which helps establish a comfortable micro climate. Net-zero energy is achieved thanks to a PV array that covers 24 sq meters of the roof and a solar hot water system […]

  2. Spelling champion June 14, 2010 at 2:01 am

    It’s Luukku (double k in the middle), not luuku.

  3. 216stitches June 11, 2010 at 8:20 am


  4. PU June 10, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    nice, I am intereseted what is cost of that house

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