Gallery: Team New York’s Solar Decathlon House is a Sun-Powered Roofpod...

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Perched atop a “host” building, the dwelling is powered by the multi-function solar panel trellis that caps the home. The solar photovoltaic system is coupled with micro-inverters, which ensures maximum energy output by minimizing energy losses due to shading. The system generates 11,000 kWh per year, resulting in a savings of about $2,300 in electric bills.

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