2009 Solar Decathelon

silo house

In a few weeks the Solar Decathlon will open at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. This is a biennial competition hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy where universities design and construct their visions for the ultimate sustainable solar home. They are showcases for innovative high tech energy solutions. You can see a preview of all 20 finalists at Jetson Green.

Below is my favorite. It’s the Silo House, the entry from Cornell University. I like the design for a lot of reasons but the use of multiple round small structures makes me think shed cluster, and I’m particularly fond of this tiny house concept.

 

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