Gallery: Virginia Tech Lumenhaus Wins the 2010 Solar Decathlon!

Urcomante’s rooftop solar array produces an impressive 10 kWhrs of energy and also features evacuated tube hot water heaters. The side louvers can adjust to let the winter light in and block the harsh summer glare, and the inside is broken into six “modules” that can be reorganized to fit the occupants’ needs.

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  1. Solar Decathlon House T... September 21, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    […] that will consume 90% less energy than a typical home for heating and cooling. Unlike some of the SD Houses, this net-zero house has a life beyond the competition — it will actually serve to shelter […]

  2. lola June 29, 2010 at 4:19 am

    I have a one caravan in a parcels up near Conil, Cádiz, Spain, and I would like have the house’s energy for the solar energy, but I don’t think what university near there could guide me abaout this system.

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