The University of Maryland won this year's Solar Decathlon competition by engineering a net zero-energy house and making water conservation central to its form and function.
The Department of Energy announced Saturday that Maryland won the DOE-sponsored university competition to build the most compelling solar-powered house. Each of the 20 team participants is judged on 10 different factors, including architecture, affordability, and market appeal. (See Solar Decathlon coverage from 2009 and 2007.)
In a speech on Saturday, Energy Secretary Steven Chu congratulated student participants, telling them they are aiding the U.S. in a global competition to develop clean-energy … Read more