Solar Decathlon For Students in D.C.
Students in Washington D.C. now have the chance to showcase their own design talents though building and planning of future “Energy” homes. Different teams from all over the world are building solar homes on the National Mall in Washington D.C.
The Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon Competition challenges teams from different colleges to design, build and operate solar-powered houses. The catch? These houses must also be attractive as well as cost and energy efficient.
The winner of the Solar Decathlon should have a home that is affordable, attractive, appealing to the consumer, easy to live in, include optimal energy production and have enough supply of energy for everyday household tasks like cleaning, cooking and entertaining. Moreover, it must have adequate hot water and generate more energy than it will consume.
The Solar Decathlon starts Friday and will end on October 2. Homes will be displayed to the public free of charge.
-M. Germaine Parra
D.C. Area Realtor, Feng Shui Consultant
Licensed in DC, MD and VA
Long and Foster Realtors
6862 Elm Street Office, McLean, VA 22101