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Links Roundup of the Week: Solar Decathlon

Posted By Olivia Chen On October 9, 2009 @ 3:00 pm In Blog links,Solar Decathlon | 1 Comment

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It’s finally the week of the Solar Decathlon [1] competition! From Thursday, October 8 to Friday, October 16, 20 multi-disciplinary students teams made up of architects, engineers, and designers will participate in 10 contests to determine the winner. You can take a peek at each team’s standing here [2]. Taking place at the National Mall, all the homes will be open for public viewing from October 9 to October 13 and October 15 to October 18. Inhabitat has been on the scene [3] of the competition, so take a look at our up-to-date reporting today — and check back next week for more coverage.

We’ve also been scouting to see what the interwebs have been buzzing about the Decathlon:

Treehugger [4] snaps some photos of the students re-building their homes [5] on the National Mall.

CNET News [6] takes us on a tour of the houses [7] that feels like a tour around the country.

CNET News [8] also reports that Energy Secretary Steven Chu plugged solar and building efficiency [9], announcing $87 million of funding for DOE for solar energy.

We also stumbled upon US Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon flickr feed [10].

And to get some in-depth perspective on the event check out our coverage of competitions past [11], take a peek at our photos of the Solar Decathlon this year [12] taken by Jill [13] and Rebecca [14] who visited the National Mall this week and read our on-the-scene coverage of Rice University’s ZEROW House [3].

And remember — Check back for more next week!


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[1] Solar Decathlon: http://www.solardecathlon.org

[2] You can take a peek at each team’s standing here: http://www.solardecathlon.org/scoring/

[3] on the scene: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/10/09/rice-universitys-low-budget-zerow-house-keeps-up-with-the-high-rollers/

[4] Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com

[5] students re-building their homes: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/10/a-solar-village-pops-up-on-the-national-mall.php

[6] CNET News: http://news.cnet.com/

[7] tour of the houses: http://news.cnet.com/2300-11128_3-10001671.html

[8] CNET News: http://news.cnet.com

[9] Steven Chu plugged solar and building efficiency: http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-10371478-54.html

[10] US Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon flickr feed: http://www.flickr.com/photos/38890715@N08/

[11] check out our coverage of competitions past: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/10/19/inhabitat-reports-from-solar-decathlon-photos/

[12] photos of the Solar Decathlon this year: http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-content/plugins/falbum/wp/album.php?album=72157622117669557

[13] Jill: http://www.inhabitat.com/author/jill

[14] Rebecca: http://www.inhabitat.com/author/rebecca

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