This morning marked the start of the 2012 European Solar Decathlon in Madrid, Spain - and Inhabitat is on the scene to bring you this year's crop of stunning solar-powered homes! Nineteen collegiate teams from around the world descended upon Madrid's Villa Solar just weeks ago, and they have been battling it out to build the best, the baddest, and the most breath-taking solar-powered house around. Now it's time to put all their designs to the test - over the next two weeks, each of the nineteen homes will be evaluated on everything from aesthetics to energy-efficiency and marketability to determine which deserves to be crowned reigning solar champ. Keep checking back for more updates and exclusive photos straight from the competition grounds -- we'll be on site at the Villa Solar for the run of the competition!
Team Inhabitat is currently on-scene in Madrid to bring you coverage of all 19 Solar Decathlon Europe Teams as their sun-powered projects compete to be the world’s most efficient solar home. Stay tuned this weekend all through next week for exclusive photos and up-to-the-minute news as it breaks!