Solar village

Stanford Students’ “Start.Home” Debuted At Solar Decathlon

Originally published on 1Sun4All. Stanford students participated in the US Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon green-building competition for the first time this year, but performed like seasoned veterans, reports Stanford News. The student-built Start.Home finished fifth among an international field of 19 similar projects. I’d note that there was a sense of openness in the Start.Home house, … [continued]

Have You Ever Wanted To Live In A Net-Zero Log Cabin? (VIDEO)

Originally published on 1Sun4All. Visiting the Solar Decathlon is a thrilling adventure that I highly recommend. The teams were introduced at the opening ceremony to great enthusiasm from the audience, and the houses are shining examples of each team’s creativity and dedication to sustainable, comfortable living. Each house that I visited had imaginative features … [continued]

After Solar Decathlon 2013, Where Do The Houses Go?

Originally published on 1Sun4All. On October 14, after two years of hard work and 10 grueling contests, the Solar Decathlon teams will begin disassembling and packing up their demonstration houses, writes the US Department of Energy. But what then happens to these energy-efficient, solar-powered houses? The following article from energy.gov provides some info on that. Solar … [continued]