Gallery: Germany’s Hemp-insulated ECOLAR House Scoops the Solar Decathl...

Solar Decathlon Europe got all fired up when Germany's ECOLAR house scooped first place in the Engineering competition, placing it second overall in this year's contest! Judges recognized the team's thoughtful incorporation of several solar solutions, ecological and financial sensitivity, as well as their crafty emphasis on modularity. A flexible design that expands or shrinks to accommodate different users, ECOLAR also uses three different kinds of vertical and rooftop solar panels to generate energy. The team rounded out the remarkable project by insulating the compact home with one of the world's most renewable and sustainable materials: hemp!

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1 Comment

  1. nt September 23, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Whats with the taped down wires?

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