Gallery: PHOTOS: Solar Decathlon Opens in Washington DC

photo © Jill Fehrenbacher for Inhabitat
 
We love Team Ohio's frosted glassy exterior. A jury of professionals from architecture, engineering, and communication fields will be judging the houses on everything from their overall architecture and marketability to their appliances and energy-efficiency.

The enCORE house boasts 930 square feet of living space built around a central mechanical core, leaving lots of space for work, play, and sleep. The team used thin film solar photovoltaics atop the roof that were locally manufactured in Ohio and cost nearly 70% less than typical solar arrays.

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  1. vijayaraghavan6161 October 5, 2011 at 2:15 am

    make more cheep cost solar houses so that the energy consumption from the other resourses will lower and donate these houses to peoples they are under poverty level

  2. sherry qualls September 23, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    We’re thrilled the UMD team is leading the pack. They smartly chose Miele appliances for their home! The induction cooktop was especially of interest. Thanks for following this very cool iniative!

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