Gallery: Vote For Your Favorite House in the 2011 Solar Decathlon!

Image © Jill Fehrenbacher for Inhabitat
There's currently 19 amazing sun-powered going head-to-head in this year's Solar Decathlon in Washington DC, and we want to know which one is your favorite! Forget that New Zealand's First Light house just dominated the engineering contest, that the University of Maryland cleaned up in the architecture contest with their Watershed house, or that Purdue's INhome and Parsons + Stevens' Empowerhouse blew the other houses away with their affordability - we want to hear from you, our discerning readers. So cast your vote for your favorite one of these 7 high-tech solar houses!

What is your favorite 2011 Solar Decathlon House?

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  1. dbolex September 30, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I find your bias attention to the decathlon disheartening. I think every team in this competition should be given a fair shake due to the fact they are just 19 of many institutions given the opportunity to build their designs. All 19 designs are suited for their respected climate and are completely off the grid! All schools have sacrificed just the same and I believe Inhabitat should acknowledge all entries as they are all winners in my mind…

  2. rubbishworks September 30, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    definately the new zealand house.

    Rubbish Works -Seattle

  3. brendatucker September 30, 2011 at 9:45 am

    I’m very glad to see something that isn’t slat-oriented. Go Sci_Arc / Caltech CHIP!

  4. Jasmin Malik Chua September 30, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Hard to decide, but I have to root for the home team: Parsons!

  5. peggyfara September 29, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Hi Jill,
    Thanks for covering this fabulous event! But how about Vermont’s own Middlebury College solar home? They were in 4th place last I looked. It would be great to be able to vote for them here.
    Peggy Farabaugh

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