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Beausolei is a solar home that was presented in a competition in Washington D.C.

The of at Lafayette won the 2009 for its house. This award gives visitors the opportunity to vote for the house they like best. With more than paper and ballots cast, 2009 visitors overwhelmingly selected BeauSoleil as their favorite.

Team Rhône-Alpes, France, SDE 2012, Solar Decathlon Europe, Canopea, daylighting, modular design, urban design, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, villa solar, energy efficiency,

Team Rhône-Alpes' Modular Canopea House Wins the Architecture and Operations Competitions of the Solar Decathlon Europe!

Team Rhône-Alpes' Modular Canopea House Wins the Architecture & Sustainability Competitions of the Solar Decathlon Europe!

2011 Team Canada Solar Decathlon entry.

Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon is a challenge to international student-led teams to design, build, and operate the most attractive, efficient and affordable solar-powered house. Like the Olympic decathlon, the U.

Appalachian State University - The Solar Homestead

We're kind of a big deal! Appalachian State University - The Solar Homestead

In September #2011, 19 teams from colleges and #universities in the #UnitedStates, Canada, New Zealand, Belgium, and China competed in the fifth U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon to design, build, and operate the most attractive and energy-efficient #solar-powered #house. On Oct. 1, the University of #Maryland was declared the winner. #PurdueUniversity placed second, and #VictoriaUniversityofWellington (New Zealand) placed third.

In September #2011, 19 teams from colleges and #universities in the #UnitedStates, Canada, New Zealand, Belgium, and China competed in the fifth U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon to design, build, and operate the most attractive and energy-efficient #solar-powered #house. On Oct. 1, the University of #Maryland was declared the winner. #PurdueUniversity placed second, and #VictoriaUniversityofWellington (New Zealand) placed third.

Cornell’s 2009 Silo House is now a private residence on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.     Photo courtesy of Jim Tetro, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.

Cornell’s 2009 Silo House is now a private residence on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Photo courtesy of Jim Tetro, U. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.

In October 2013, 19 teams from colleges and universities in the #United States, #Austria, #Canada, and the #Czech Republic competed in the sixth U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon to design, build, and operate the most attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered house. On Oct. 12, after the closest competition ever, Team Austria: #Vienna University of #Technology was declared victorious. Close behind were the #University of Nevada Las Vegas and #Czech Technical University.

In October 2013, 19 teams from colleges and universities in the #United States, #Austria, #Canada, and the #Czech Republic competed in the sixth U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon to design, build, and operate the most attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered house. On Oct. 12, after the closest competition ever, Team Austria: #Vienna University of #Technology was declared victorious. Close behind were the #University of Nevada Las Vegas and #Czech Technical University.

The #materials used in the #University of #Colorado's home read like a health food #restaurant menu. Using natural materials -Soy, corn, sunflower, canola, coconut- was one of the team's five major design goals, along with #innovation, energy efficiency, modularity, and accessibility. The result is a sustainable, #attractive solar home built almost entirely of #recycled and #natural materials—one that can go almost anywhere to complement almost any #lifestyle.

The #materials used in the #University of #Colorado's home read like a health food #restaurant menu. Using natural materials -Soy, corn, sunflower, canola, coconut- was one of the team's five major design goals, along with #innovation, energy efficiency, modularity, and accessibility. The result is a sustainable, #attractive solar home built almost entirely of #recycled and #natural materials—one that can go almost anywhere to complement almost any #lifestyle.

Exterior drawing of the front entry for the Team Alabama house for Solar Decathlon 2017.

Exterior drawing of the front entry for the Team Alabama house for Solar Decathlon

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