Gallery: Team New Jersey Unveils Durable Concrete ENJOY House for the 2...

 
The 2011 Solar Decathlon is fast approaching, and Team New Jersey has unveiled their ENJOY House in Newark -- a solar house made from precast concrete walls and an inverted hip roof. The project is designed to be low-cost, easy to erect, and self-sufficient. The collaboration between Rutgers, The State University (RU) of New Jersey and NJIT is inspired to sit beach side. The sturdy house has an open, universal floor plan that wraps an inner box which houses all the technology. The design is anything but traditional, with a unusual roof that sweep upwards to create a shady porch while holding up a 8.2kW PV array and funneling rainwater for domestic use. By the looks of things, the house is ready to throw its weight around - read on to learn more.

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