Gallery: ECOLAR: Germany’s Modular European Solar Decathlon House has a...

As September draws near, 20 collegiate design teams from around the world are finalizing their projects for the 2012 Solar Decathlon in Europe - and team Germany's ECOLAR house is a very efficient modular dwelling that can expand and shrink in accordance with its residents' needs and finances. In addition to the semi-transparent photovoltaic panels integrated into the building's facade, the flat roof's array of panels generate far more energy than the home requires.

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