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Virginia Tech's Lumenhaus Wins the 2010 European Solar Decathlon!

by , 06/28/10

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In the end however, Virgina Tech’s European Solar Decathlon win came in 100 points less than Team Germany, who won the US Comp. It seems the competitors in the Europe competition are slightly behind in terms of sophistication, engineering and architecture, but then again, this is the first time the competition has been held in Europe. Regardless, the event was a stunning success and over 190,000 people visited Villa Solar in Madrid over the past two weeks to tour the houses. Congrats to Virginia Tech and the Lumenhaus team along with all of the other competitors!

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5 Comments

  1. elma October 16, 2013 at 8:48 am

    IM interest on the cost of building houses like that in the Philippines were there is plenty of sun

  2. SPG Architects Design O... August 9, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    [...] many green building strategies. Most notably, the home is totally net-zero and features a large pv system on the roof that supplies the majority of its year-round power needs. During the rainy season a [...]

  3. SPG Architects Design O... August 9, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    [...] many green building strategies. Most notably, the home is totally net-zero and features a large pv system on the roof that supplies the majority of its year-round power needs. During the rainy season a [...]

  4. melissa d king July 1, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Bravo to the Lumenhaus! I was lucky enough to attend Solar Decathlon Europe, and Va Tech\\\’s entry definitely stood out. The students stayed focused throughout the competition and pressed on to win! Go Hokies!

  5. BitterDecathlete June 28, 2010 at 10:26 am

    If I were European, I\’d be pissed. It was supposed to be that the winner of the 2009 US competition would be allowed to compete again in Europe, but VT said they\’d only compete in ours if they could again in Europe, which means they had time to perfect etc etc, which is a really unfair advantage.

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