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Virginia Tech wins European Solar Decathlon

Renewable Energy Magazine
1 July 2010

The Lumenhaus design from a team from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University has been pronounced the most efficient at this year's Solar Decathlon Europe Competition held in Madrid (Spain). Houses designed by the University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim and the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences came in second and third place, respectively.

The Solar Decathlon competition involved 17 universities from around the globe competing to design and build eco-friendly, life-size homes that run entirely on solar energy. The homes were lived in for the duration of the competition, to demonstrate the latest innovations in efficient, attractive and affordable solutions to sustainable living of the future.

After 10 days of competition attracting over 190,000 visitors, the Villa Solar closed its doors last weekend with the final award ceremony to announce the winner of Solar Decathlon Europe. The Lumenhaus design from a team from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University was pronounced the most efficient of the competition, followed in second and third place, respectively, by houses designed by the University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim and the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences.

Visit the event website: http://www.sdeurope.org/  

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