Gallery: Team Massachusetts’ 4D Solar Decathlon Home is a 21st-Century ...

 
This past weekend the winners of 2011 Solar Decathlon were officially announced in Washington DC and Team Maryland took first place, however we'd also like to shine a light one of our favorite sun-powered prefabs: Team Massachusetts' 4D Home. Designed for the harsh climate of coastal New England, this elegant prefab draws from traditional gable house vernacular while incorporating a 21st century set of passive and active building strategies to produce more energy than it consumes. The home features a beautiful trellis topped with 28 high-efficinency SunPower photovoltaic panels, a solar thermal system that provides 90% of the home's domestic hot water load, and a flexible floor plan that can easily adapt to changing family needs. Read on for an exclusive look inside!

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