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

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Interestingly, one of the stipulations for building on Native American reservations is that if the building has a permanent foundation, it becomes the property of the government, which gives residents of reservations little reason to invest in a home. Team Canada wanted to use their Solar Decathlon house to create a structure that would encourage Native Americans to build their own homes, so they partnered with the native so they partnered with the native tribes that of Treaty Seven to ensure that the house would be suitable for reservations in Canada.

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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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