Gallery: Team Canada’s TRTL Solar Decathlon House is a Modern Take on a...

Therefore, TRTL is based on a system of screw-piles for its foundation, making it a temporary modular home that can be removed with no effect on the land. Many of the homes on reservations in Alberta are powered by coal burning power plants, which are responsible for tremendous amounts of CO2 emissions each year. TRTL eliminates the need for this polluting power source while encouraging Native Americans to own their own homes and foster family relationships.

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  1. Teicher Lauz March 6, 2014 at 2:58 am

    how much the solar panel 200watts

  2. electric38 September 30, 2011 at 4:23 am

    What you call “excess energy” is perfect for the emerging electric car market. Quick change car (and bike) batteries that can now be solar charged will easily use this energy. The judges would be wise to give additional consideration for this feature.

  3. zeropassiv September 29, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    The SIPs panels they use in this project is Magnesium Oxide Boards sandwiching EPS foam. This is a new product in the SIPs world. It is fireproof and mold proof. A little harder to work with but very good alternative to the standard OSB SIPs. I think this is one of the 4 student-built projects. They did an awesome job with it.

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