Solar Decathlon

Yale University’s Solar Decathlon Y-House Blends The Outdoors Into Living Spaces (Video)

Originally published on 1Sun4All. Yale University’s first entry to the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, Y-House, is specifically designed for young professionals who have “rapid and agile lifestyles.” The house was created to respond to the changing needs of the inhabitants by providing adaptability, multi-functionality, and freedom of movement beyond the walls. The team says … [continued]

EASI Solar Decathlon House Reflects New England—With a Dash of Central America (Video)

Originally published on 1Sun4All. EASI (Efficient, Aesthetic, Solar, Innovation) Living Home, is the design of first-time competitors in the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, the Western New England University, Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, and Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana team, according to Solar Decathlon 2015. The team wants its project to reflect … [continued]

Cal Poly’s Solar Decathlon 2015 INhouse Invites the Outdoors In (VIDEO)

Originally published on 1Sun4All. The most interesting feature of INhouse, California Polytechnic State University team’s project for the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015, might be the covered deck that shares space with the living room. The team used two-sided solar panels (more information below) to cover the outdoor area. A large window wall opens between the two rooms, creating … [continued]

Solar Decathlon: NY City Tech Tackles Major Storm Housing (Video)

Originally published on 1Sun4All. The team from New York City College of Technology (City Tech) started with a concept to provide a uniquely New York solution to emergency housing after catastrophic storms for its US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 competition house. Its DURA Home—an acronym for Diverse, Urban, Resilient, and Adaptable—is designed to be brought … [continued]

Stevens Solar Decathlon SURE HOUSE is Superstorm Ready (Video)

Originally published on 1Sun4All. The student team from Stevens Institute of Technology (SIT) says the SURE HOUSE — their contest entry for the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 — is not only a student design project; after being built, it will be rigorously tested, extensively toured, and finally lived in. And this isn’t their first solar-powered … [continued]