Gallery: PHOTOS: Solar Decathlon Opens in Washington DC

image © Jessica Dailey for Inhabitat
Several of the teams, like Massachusetts, were still working to complete their homes when we arrived on Wednesday, but the hard work paid off -- Massachusetts has one of our favorite houses in the competition! Called the 4D Home, the structure has an adaptable interior with a moving wall that lets the family change the sizes of the main room. The solar panel array is atop a trellis that creates shade for the panoramic front porch.

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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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